Friday, 31 October 2014

Autumn Tree

     My girls and I like to pick up leaves, seeds and bird feathers
 whenever we're outdoors and so we've 'created' a tree 
to display all these little treasures we've gathered from 
our autumn walks. We're calling this our Autumn Tree. 
We've had a lot of fun decorating it (it was Markie's
brilliant idea to use those mini wooden pegs) and we keep 
adding more things to it everyday, some with glitter,
some without. Yesterday Markie came back from Nanny
and GrandDad's with 'special' leaves. I was told they
were oak tree leaves. We've put them up there together
with some horse chestnuts (minus seeds) that we collected 
while walking around the botanical gardens 
last Wednesday.

We really like our tree and I'm now thinking we should
have one every year. From collecting our decorations
to hanging them up it's all been good fun. It's our
autumnal project, something to keep us crafty and busy
at half term. It's also our little way to celebrate the lovely
things about this season. It's simple and easy and
doesn't cost a thing. And after all, trees aren't just for
Christmas, so yes, we'll now do this every year.

Hooray for autumn!


  1. Your tree is brilliant! What a gorgeous way to display your nature collectibles. Any way to incorporate a seasonal tree is a very good thing!!

  2. I really like your tree. It looks very rustic, even more so with the clothespins holding everything onto the branches. This was a very nice idea, thank you for sharing.

  3. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's always lovely to have someone new commenting. I love your Autumn Tree idea - we do one at Easter but an Autumn one never occurred to me. It's a great way to display the treasures found on your walks. x

  4. Hi Marion, Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Glad you liked the scavenger hunt photos - you should join in, it's great fun. Love the autumn tree - a really lovely way to display your treasures. x

  5. OH what a beautiful and fabulous creation ! I love it ! have a lovely day !

  6. What a great idea! It doesn't need watering, and you can keep adding to it as you find things. I'm inspired to give it a try :) x

  7. That is such a great idea...and the use of the little pegs is inspiring. Have a lovely week x

  8. A beautiful tree!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Have a lovely day! xo Heather

  9. Love your tree, beautiful way to mark the season changes x

  10. This is such a brilliant idea! Like you, we collect all kinds of feathers and seed heads whenever we go walking in the autumn, and I never really know what to do with half of them. I love this. x

  11. Love your autumn tree! Such a lovely idea and looks so pretty.
    Marianne x