Get Inspired by Nature

Maker-in-Residence Katelyn Patton uses crepe paper, wire, hot glue, and the power of observation to interpret plants she's come across visiting a park or in yards overtaken by nature. You can check out her plants and processes from the Native Bouquet classes with these instructional PDFs on Thingiverse.

Ready to branch out with your own creations? Check out these titles to refresh your perspective and method.

Infuse a fresh perspective into your walks with Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer's transformative essays that illuminate our relationship to the world and plants around us.

When story days keep you indoors, try a glossy electronic magazine. Bloom, a UK magazine, features colorful spreads of plants amid essays with generous margins. Pip, an Australian magazine, features photos and how to articles on permaculture and sustainability. 

Braiding Sweetgrass

Explore and remix Carrie Beth Hogg's steps for creating realistic houseplants from paper.

Handmade Houseplants

Move from centerpieces to dramatic backdrops with the help of Chantal Larocque's Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers.

Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers

Add your electronic cutter to the mix with Lia Griffith's Cutting Machine Crafts.

Cutting Machine Crafts

Do you have a go-to for inspiration? Share it in the comments.