Learn How to Preserve Memories

You could win this stationary set for your favorite teacher!

Here are two different projects you can do to preserve your memories from a nature walk or hike. Thanks to Diane from Vortex Crafts on Etsy for these ideas. She’s donating a personalized teacher stationary set in this month’s handmade holidays giveaway. Thanks for Diane for the donation and for these great ideas for preserving memories.

Frame Those Memories

Take an unfinished wooden frame, acrylic paints, a brush, small collected treasures and a picture. Frame a picture of an outing with you and your kids inside an unfinished wooden frame. After the frame is painted, embellish with a few “treasures” they collected during that outing. It’s so easy to adhere shells, rocks to the frame. Leaves can also be dried and preserved before adding. These will bring back a lot of wonderful memories. Don’t forget to add a bit of information such as the date, where the outing took place.

Box Up Those Memories

Take an unfinished wooden box, acrylic paints, a brush, collected treasures and a picture or collage of an outing/activity (a paper copy works well). Paint the wooden box. When paint is dry, adhere on top of the lid your picture. Seal the box with glossy decoupage medium. Inside you can store the found treasures.

Stacy is a gardener, birder, and naturalist, and the author of nearly 10 books, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, The Secret Lives of Animals, Project Garden, and 101 Plants You Can't Kill.

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