Create eco-friendly decor at 'Nature Crafting for the Holidays'

How did early settlers decorate their schools and homes for the holidays? They were resourceful and used found items from nature to create awe-inspiring adornments.

Show how to create your very own piece of eco-friendly decor in "Nature Crafting for the Holidays" on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Creek Bend Nature Center.

Using environmental embellishments, such as milkweed pods, sticks and pinecones, is a way to reconnect with nature, cut back on waste, and prepare for the holidays.

First, participants will do a craft together to get their imaginations working. Then they will share ideas to help foster their own one-of-a-kind holiday creations.

After the program, head on over to the Durant House Museum for more decorating ideas during their festive "Getting Ready for Christmas" event!

The all-ages program, offered by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, will be 10 to 11 a.m. at Creek Bend Nature Center, located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve at 37W700 Dean St. in St. Charles.

The fee is $5 per person; optional Durant House Museum entry is $3 or $2 per child.

Advance registration is required. To register, call (630) 444-3190 or email

To view upcoming nature programs, visit or find the district on social media @forestpreserve.

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