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Bringing Nature Indoors: A Guide to Nature Weaving

Are you looking for a creative and beautiful way to bring the outdoors inside? Nature weaving is a fantastic project that combines the beauty of natural materials with the satisfaction of crafting something unique and personal. Whether you're an experienced crafter or a beginner, this guide will walk you through creating your own nature-weaving masterpiece. Bringing nature indoors.


Let's Get Started! Bringing Nature Indoors: A Guide to Nature Weaving

chopsticks in a triangle with coloured yarn, and coloured flowers, fern interweaved
Beautiful Nature Weave


Materials Needed:



  • Fresh Fern Fronds: These will form the lush green background of your weaving.

  • Colourful Flowers: Choose flowers in vibrant colours like orange, purple, red, or dried flowers. 

  • Thin Sticks, Twigs, or Chopsticks: These will serve as the frame for your weaving. Chopsticks are particularly easy to handle and provide a uniform look.

  • Natural Fibre Twine or String: Use this to bind the frame and secure the flowers; colourful wool and thread add interest. 

  • Scissors: For cutting twine and trimming plant materials.


Step-by-Step Instructions:


1. Prepare the Frame:

  • Gather four thin sticks, twigs, or chopsticks of similar length.

  • Arrange three sticks in a triangular shape on a flat surface, with the ends overlapping slightly.

  • Secure the corners tightly with natural fibre twine or string to form a stable triangle.

  • Consider adding a crossbar inside the triangle using the fourth stick or chopstick for added support.

2. Collect and Prepare Plant Materials:

  • Go on a nature walk and gather fresh fern fronds and various colourful flowers.

  • Trim the stems of the flowers to a manageable length, about 4-6 inches ( approx 10-16 cm)

3. Weave the Ferns:

  • Begin with the largest fern fronds.

  • Insert one end of a fern frond under one side of the triangular frame, pulling it through to secure it in place.

  • Weave the fern fronds over and under the frame, alternating the pattern to create a stable base.

  • Add ferns until the triangle's base is covered, forming a lush, green background.

4. Add Flowers:

  • Arrange the flowers on the woven ferns, spreading the colours evenly.

  • Weave the flower stems into the fern fronds and the frame, securing them by tucking the ends under the fern weave.

  • Use small pieces of twine to tie the flower stems to the frame.

5. Final Adjustments:

  • Step back and take a look at your arrangement.

  • Make any necessary adjustments to ensure the flowers are evenly spaced and securely in place.

  • Trim any excess twine or plant stems for a neat appearance.

6. Display Your Nature Weaving:

  • Find a perfect spot on your wall to hang your nature weaving. Use a hook or nail for easy hanging.

  • Optionally, add a loop of twine at the top corner of the triangle for added ease in hanging.


Tips for Success:

  • Fresh materials can be replaced through out the seasons will give your weaving the dried flowers provide a longer lasting piece.

  • Feel free to experiment with different types of plants and flowers to create unique designs.

  • Be gentle when weaving to avoid breaking delicate stems.

  • Old chopsticks can provide a smooth and uniform look for the frame and are easy to handle.

  • For added detail and bedazzle, you can add foraged feathers, beads, broken jewellery and other pre-loved items.


Now, step back and admire your beautiful nature weaving!

This project brings a touch of nature into your home, creating a calming and relaxing atmosphere. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to relax and get creative, which can be a great stress reliever.

Enjoy your crafting, and share your unique creations with friends and family.

Bringing Nature Indoors: A Guide to Nature Weaving

Happy weaving!



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