The span between the end of Fall and the beginning of Winter is a wonderful time for little ones to explore the great outdoors as there is plenty of natural beauty to enjoy! Between the fallen leaves, pinecones, branches, and possibly even snow, the dramatic transition between seasons makes for the perfect opportunity to hunt for treasures in nature. Today we are sharing an easy tutorial on how to create DIY pinecone wall hangings that can be hung just outside of our homey Hunt ‘N Cabin!
What better way to use the Hunt’n Cabin then to create a fun scavenger hunt for the kids during their playdate! We pulled together a short list of things they would easily be able to find in our Southern Californian backyard. If you don’t have these things locally, you can easily buy them at a craft store for relatively inexpensive price or you can tailor make your scavenger hunt list to include items that are local to your area. This is a really fun way to show your kids what is lying around locally and to make a cute wall hanging out of whatever you find. Usually log cabins have a very home, nature feel, this helps your child imagine hanging their wall hanging inside their very own log cabin!
Our Hunt ‘N Cabin is reminiscent of classic wooden cabins tucked into remote mountainsides but it’s sure to inspire cozy play time adventures no matter the terrain!
At 48″ x 38″ x 48,” this house tent can accommodate a handful of outdoor adventurers as they sit together and compare their findings!
The mesh windows not only allow for fresh air to flow freely but they also offer up the perfect vantage point for scoping out the falling leaves, playful animals, and beautiful sunsets that mark this exciting time of year.
Once your child has gathered all of their treasures, it’s time to make a pinecone wall hanging!
- Sturdy branches (we used rosemary)
Begin by having your child choose an assortment of pinecones.
Take each pinecone and tie the twine around the upper portion of the cone until secure. Tie the other side of the twine securely around the branch.
Continue this process until you have added twine to three pinecones.
Vary the lengths of the twine and pinecones until you are pleased with the arrangement.
Finally, add another strand of twine and tie off on each side of the branch to create the hanger.
Display your pinecone wall hanging proudly!