Not a good picture, but I had already hung the darn thing and wasn't going to take it down!
I found something similar in a catalog the other day, but decided that I could make our own version for nothing. Free, my favorite price.
All you need is an old picture frame, a few nails or tacks, and hemp string, embroidery floss, or twine.
1. Measure the sides of your frame. Find the center of each side, mark it, and measure 2 inches from the center mark, marking each space, until you reach the corners. I liked the spacing of 2 inches, but you could do whatever you like.
2. At each mark, tap in a nail or tack. My frame had 9 tacks on the long sides and 7 on the short sides.
3. Start wrapping the string around the tacks, making a pattern as you go. I started at one corner and stretched the string to the opposite, lower side. Change directions, colors, etc. as you go, creating an interesting pattern. Maybe interesting is a strong word. Just create a pattern.
4. Weave in feathers, leaves, twigs, acorns, flowers, whatever treasures you might find outside. You could even put a poem or verse in as well.
Easy, fun, and always-changing Autumn decoration.
Umm, yeah, not any better.
closeup of string detail