Forage for Creativity With This Forest Scrapbook Idea

At the ancient root of it all, humans acquired food by hunting animals, capturing fish and gathering wild edibles like plants and greens, berries and seeds. Sure, nowadays we drive to the local supermarket or enjoy food delivery services, but going back to those roots (literally!) can be so rewarding. Foraging is the process of searching, identifying and harvesting wild food in nature, like wild garlic (aka ramsons), chestnuts, morel and chanterelle mushrooms, blueberries, common nettles, dandelions and more. It’s especially trendy for those interested in eating more sustainably or to have a deeper connection to the land and changing seasons. (Added bonus: It makes for days of family fun!) Scout for your next project and take on this forest scrapbook idea!

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use a piece of wooden plaid designer paper as the base for this layout. Cut a 12″ x 3-1/4″ strip of tree grain texture paper and adhere to the middle of the layout.

Step 2: Lay the drapey branches and flourishing mushrooms scene laser-cut paper over the top of the layout. Cut a 3-1/2″ square, a 3-3/4″ square and a 4-1/4″ square piece of woodgrain designer paper. Crop a photo to 3-1/4” square, 3-1/2” square and 4” square and mount on top of the wood papers. Adhere behind the openings in the laser-cut paper. Adhere the laser-cut paper to the layout.

Step 3: Trim the ferns border sticker and adhere as shown. Top with more stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.

Step 4: Journal as desired.

Have you ever gone foraging before? What did you gather? Will you be making this forest scrapbook layout? Share, share share with us and others — you never know who you may inspire!

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