Bring Nature In: 3 DIY Projects Using Natural Materials

EElliott September 5, 2023 10:56 PM

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often seek solace in the calm and serenity of nature. So, why not bring a slice of that tranquility into our homes? With a little creativity, natural materials like wood, stones, leaves, and shells can be transformed into charming home decor. Here are three DIY projects using natural materials that you can try out.

DIY Project 1: Wood Log Side Table

Materials Needed:

  • A log of wood
  • Sandpaper
  • Sealant
  • Four furniture legs


  1. Clean the log thoroughly and let it dry.
  2. Sand the log on all sides.
  3. Apply a coat of sealant and let it dry.
  4. Screw in the furniture legs.

Voila! You've made a rustic and eco-friendly side table.

DIY Project 2: Stone Garden Path

Materials Needed:

  • Stones of various sizes
  • Gravel
  • Weed cloth


  1. Mark the path where you want your stones to go.
  2. Lay down the weed cloth along the path.
  3. Pour in a layer of gravel.
  4. Arrange the stones on top of the gravel.

A beautiful stone path is ready to enhance your garden's charm.

DIY Project 3: Shell Wind Chime

Materials Needed:

  • Shells
  • Drill
  • String
  • Stick


  1. Clean the shells and drill a small hole in each.
  2. Tie a string through each shell, leaving enough at the top to tie around the stick.
  3. Tie all the strings with shells to the stick.

Now you have a soothing shell wind chime that will bring the sounds of the sea to your home.

Incorporating natural elements into our homes not only allows us to reflect our love for the environment but also adds a unique and personal touch to our space. These DIY projects using natural materials are just the beginning. With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of patience, the possibilities are endless.

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