As October quietly slips into November, there is still much beauty in the fall landscape. Hunting for seed heads, nuts, leaves, and berries on an autumnal forage is a fun challenge. Here are two projects we recently did with the bounty we collected:
PROJECT: Woodland Potpourri
Gather dried flower blossoms, berries, bark, evergreens, etc . . and dry completely. Mix together and add a favorite essential oil.
BGC staffer, Barb Henken, has made the beautiful potpourri above. It will be available for purchase here at BGC in mid-November.
PROJECT: Fall Forage Collection Board
Gather interesting seed heads, berries, and other bits of nature. Using upholstery T-pins, attach each specimen to a bulletin board that has been covered with batting blanket and burlap. Some items may need to be pressed in a book for a few days first to dry flat. Others may need to be adhered with adhesive. Add botanical names written on torn pieces of paper. Enjoy!