This fall take a nature walk and collect some twigs for a DIY Fall Twig Ball!
Im going to make an assumption here and say that my kids aren’t the only ones who like to collect sticks when we take walks or go to the park. If I’m really being honest, I sometimes pick up cool looking sticks when I’m walking. I love the different shades of wood and various textures. Some are incredibly smooth while the sticks from the pine trees in our backyard and generally fairly rough.
The kids often turn their sticks into swords or wands or something else imaginative. Most of the time I make them drop their handfuls of sticks before we leave. But I’ve been seeing these gorgeous twig balls at home decor stores, and with falls arrival I thought that maybe we could use those sticks to try to make a our own!
We collected a good handful of sticks in varying lengths and thicknesses. Then we trimmed (aka I broke) the sticks so they would be roughly the same length. I picked a size that I thought would work well for our finished twig ball. So each stick was a little shorter than what I envisioned the finished circumference would be.
Since I wasn’t thinking about preserving the project for future years (we can always make another one!) I didn’t bake the sticks. But you certainly could.
With the sticks prepped and a glue gun we got busy creating a twig ball. Since we were using a hot glue gun, Oldest Twin and I did most of the gluing while Littlest supervised.
I love our finished twig ball and the kids are happy to see their sticks on display. I call that a win-win.
Happy fall decorating! Want some more nature crafting ideas? Check out my Crochet Acorn Cap project!