How to make a nature hanging

View the video

How to make a nature hanging

View the video

More D.I.Y. Advice

Feature VJ Panel Wall 01:27

Walls How to create a VJ feature wall Want to create an architectural feature in your room? Creating a feature wall is easy with VJ wall panels. Follow these easy steps from Bunnings Warehouse.

View of finished upcycled bedside table in bedroom display 03:42

Shelving & Storage How to upcycle your bedside table Upcycling bedroom furniture is the best way to update your room. Give your boring old bedside table a new lease of life with just a lick of paint, some hessian fabric and a new set of handles. This bedside drawer makeover is simple and stylish – wha...

Boston fern plant on a white bedside table 02:00

Bedroom How to add bedroom greenery with relaxing plants Turn your bedroom into your very own green oasis by including plants that are both calming and beneficial to your health. Here’s what to add, and why they’re great.

hessian 02:15

Bedroom How to make a hessian bedhead This is a really fun and easy way to change up your bedroom on the cheap. All you need are a few materials and some nifty know-how and you’re good to go.

roller blinds 01:43

Windows How to install roller blinds Roller blinds are a cost-effective way to add style, colour and privacy to your room. They’re easy to install and come in a range of fabric styles and colours.

Close up on photo display panes beside a picture frame 01:18

Shelving & Storage How to make a photo display Hang your photos in a new and interesting way with this timber photo display – it’s super easy to make. Check out our simple steps to make your own photo display.

How to hang sheer curtains 01:54

Bedroom How to hang sheer curtains Add elegance, luxury and a little bit of lightness to your room with beautiful sheer curtains. Here’s how to install them.

wardrobe handles 01:27

Bedroom How to install new wardrobe handles Want to update the look and feel of your bedroom? Try changing your wardrobe handles. It couldn’t be simpler! Give it a go with these easy steps from Bunnings.

Making a nature hanging for your room is an awesome way to use things you find outside to make something cool for your room. It’s easy and fun, here’s how to do it.

Tools and materials:


Sticks from the garden

Coloured feathers

Coloured string


how to make a nature hanging

1. Choose a stick for the hanger

Pick one that has a nice shape and awesome colour.

how to make a nature hanging

2. Select the string

Next select some coloured string. For our hanging we chose three different colours – natural, blue and orange. But choose any colour you fancy.

how to make a nature hanging

3. Make the string hangers

Measure the string for each decorative hanger to the preferred length. Once you’ve decided on your length, then cut the string. Remember you’ll need to tie knots, so make it a bit longer than you need.

how to make a nature hanging

4. Decorate the string

This is the fun part! First up, pick some feathers. You might select two that are different colours. Tie them together tightly with string. A good tip is to wrap the string three times around the base of the feathers. Tie a nice firm double knot to hold in place. If you’re not handy with knots, get your mum or dad  to help. 

how to make a nature hanging

5. Add some beads

Next up select your beads. We used purple but choose whatever colour makes you happy. Thread the bead onto the string, push it right down to the feather. It needs to be secured tightly. Once you’ve done this, tie another knot above the bead to hold it in place. We then added another bead to our string. To do this, tie another knot halfway up the string and thread on the second bead.  

how to make a nature hanging

6. Make two more decorative strings

Keep your creative juices flowing! Using the same technique, make two more decorative strings using feathers and beads.

7. Attach your decorative strings to the stick

Next, attach your strings to the stick. Wrap each string around the stick and tie off with a knot to hold it in place. You might want to use different lengths to make it look more natural. it’s also a good idea to balance the strings evenly along your stick.

how to make a nature hanging

8. Tie on a hanger

Use another piece of string to create a hanger. Once you’ve done this, your nature hanging masterpiece is ready for your room.

how to make a nature hanging

Need more ideas?

For more simple D.I.Y. inspiration check out our Kids D.I.Y. Advice page. 

More D.I.Y. Advice

Teddy Bear's Birthday 05:16

Craft Activities How to create a Teddy Bear’s birthday Has your teddy bear got a birthday coming up? Why not throw a party? Here’s how:

kids binoculars made from recycled toilet paper rolls 03:35

Craft Activities How to create a binocular safari Creating Binoculars is essential for spotting wildlife on a safari. Follow this step-by-step guide to find out how to make your own.

terracotta pot person 02:22

Craft Activities How to create terracotta pot people Take two pots, stick them together and decorate it any way you like. Voila – you’ve made your very own terracotta pot person.

Two cactus rock pots 02:30

Craft Activities How to create cactus rock pots We show you how to make an easy cactus garden that really rocks.

bug hotel 02:03

Craft Activities How to make a bug hotel Making a bug hotel is a great way to bring all sorts of critters such as native bees, bugs and other interesting creatures into your yard. It’s a great project for the kids who can then watch them grow in their natural habitat.

How to create letter art 02:14

Craft Activities How to create letter art Whether it’s your name, a slogan, or an inspiring word, making FUN letter art is all about putting your own stamp on timber letters. Here’s how to do it.

how to make a nature hanging 02:47

Craft Activities How to make a nature hanging Making a nature hanging for your room is an awesome way to use things you find outside to make something cool for your room. It’s easy and fun, here’s how to do it.

Noughts and Crosses Game 02:52

Craft Activities How to make a monster noughts and crosses game Who doesn’t love noughts and crosses? This version is called Monster Noughts and Crosses and the whole family can play. Here’s how to make your game at home.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
Top of the content