Make Your Own Christmas Tree From Driftwood

1 A hanging Christmas tree made from twigs, pumice and wooden beads.

Its almost the holiday season again and I have been thinking about the cost of Christmas for families on a tight budget. this can be a difficult time for many families and there are many ways to celebrate without breaking the bank.

I have decided to put together a few blogs on making your own natural and recycled  gifts. It is also a lovely way of spending some quality time with the family.

With Christmas just around the corner, why not make your own Christmas tree with the children.

It’s fun and it’s free!

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Kids outdoor discovery basket.

Children love playing outdoors! They enjoy running, jumping in puddles, exploring and searching for adventure. A particular favourite for children(but not so much for the adults) is bug hunting.

Have you ever noticed how children have the need to turn over old logs and rummage through gardens just for the sheer joy of discovering some kind of creepy crawly. They need to feel the slimy little  critters, inspect and view them up close,  while attempting to share their experience  with everyone around them, whether they appreciate bugs or Not!

I am going to look at ways to extend these experiences for children to look deeper into, and discover more than meets the eye.


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Handmade Natural Wooden Toys

Hello and welcome to The Treasure Baskets, a page dedicated to supporting play for children through the use of natural and recycled materials.

I would like to introduce the idea of an alternative solution to plastic disposable toys. Natural wooden handmade toys for children. I would like to take the time to explain my own views on why


Threading wood slices

I believe these could be beneficial to children, their learning experiences and the environment. Continue reading “Handmade Natural Wooden Toys”