Here is my Christmas video playlist of Wild Blessings classes on decorating and cooking wild for the holidays! I love decorating with nature’s scraps of pine cones, seed pods, berries, moss…. as well as adding the wildly preserved to my holiday cooking. Each video has helpful time codes to help you navigate to what interests you. Look at the list below and watch. ENJOY!
When we make something with our hands we are engaged in imitating our Creator. Creating with God’s handiwork is like partnering with God in our artistry. Each of us have been given gifts by God to create, not all in the same expression but all valid and life giving. The important thing is to be a participant and not merely a spectator.
Rejoicing in Creation by Creating
Creating with nature’s scraps
A tapestry of leaves and twigs
A mosaic of stones and shells
A collage of petals and pinecones
With patience and a gentle touch
We weave and arrange and glue
A masterpiece of natural art
A reflection of the world we knew
The colors of the forest floor
The textures of the ocean shore
A symphony of earth and sky
In every piece, a story is told
So let us gather nature’s scraps
And let our creativity flow
As we create and innovate
With the beauty of the earth below
Christmas Video Playlist
Co creating with our Creator’s handiwork by nature crafting is so much fun! Here is a slideshow of my 2022 Wild Blessings Christmas crafting party. Everyone made the most beautiful treasures with nature’s scraps.
This is not a Christmas class but it is an exploration into using nature scraps for creating forest folk. As you explore nature throughout the seasons keep an eye open for nature scraps to add to your ‘natural craft stores’ always asking, “What does this look like? “What could I use this for?” “What else could it be?”
A Wild Blessings Christmas, decorating your house, your tree, your gifts with nature treasures.
This video will show you how you can use wild foods in all of your Holiday feast recipes. I demonstrate wild recipes for my Christmas dinner menu as well as take you to where and when I harvested each wild ingredient in nature’s stores…preserving the wild harvest till you are ready to cook it in a delicious recipe.
Decorating a Wild Blessings Christmas Tree ( 8:26)
Rather than decorating your tree and home with store bought ornaments this video will show you how you can forage for wonderful fall and winter colors with nature scraps that can provide surprisingly beautiful arrangements for the holidays!
Ideas for decorating with bark and how to make Hickory Bark brew and syrup.
A Christmas day message (2021)… I wanted you to see the results of the decorations and dinner we worked on over the past two weeks. I also want to invite you to our Teaching Tuesdays class this week as we explore the plants and healing oils used in the life of Jesus Christ, the Messiah from his birth to his burial.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, I wanted to share with you an exploration into the plants and healing oils used in the life of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, from his birth to his burial. Who was Jesus and who did He claim to be? We will uncover the special meaning of His name and why the gifts given at His birth were extraordinary, even in His time.