How to make a nature hanging

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How to make a nature hanging

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Making a nature hanging for your room is an awesome way to use things you find outside to make something cool for your room. It’s easy and fun, here’s how to do it.

Tools and materials:


Sticks from the garden

Coloured feathers

Coloured string


how to make a nature hanging

1. Choose a stick for the hanger

Pick one that has a nice shape and awesome colour.

how to make a nature hanging

2. Select the string

Next select some coloured string. For our hanging we chose three different colours – natural, blue and orange. But choose any colour you fancy.

how to make a nature hanging

3. Make the string hangers

Measure the string for each decorative hanger to the preferred length. Once you’ve decided on your length, then cut the string. Remember you’ll need to tie knots, so make it a bit longer than you need.

how to make a nature hanging

4. Decorate the string

This is the fun part! First up, pick some feathers. You might select two that are different colours. Tie them together tightly with string. A good tip is to wrap the string three times around the base of the feathers. Tie a nice firm double knot to hold in place. If you’re not handy with knots, get your mum or dad  to help. 

how to make a nature hanging

5. Add some beads

Next up select your beads. We used purple but choose whatever colour makes you happy. Thread the bead onto the string, push it right down to the feather. It needs to be secured tightly. Once you’ve done this, tie another knot above the bead to hold it in place. We then added another bead to our string. To do this, tie another knot halfway up the string and thread on the second bead.  

how to make a nature hanging

6. Make two more decorative strings

Keep your creative juices flowing! Using the same technique, make two more decorative strings using feathers and beads.

7. Attach your decorative strings to the stick

Next, attach your strings to the stick. Wrap each string around the stick and tie off with a knot to hold it in place. You might want to use different lengths to make it look more natural. it’s also a good idea to balance the strings evenly along your stick.

how to make a nature hanging

8. Tie on a hanger

Use another piece of string to create a hanger. Once you’ve done this, your nature hanging masterpiece is ready for your room.

how to make a nature hanging

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