Honeysuckle vine, buckeyes, rabbit fur, sweet gum ball, crabapple berry, reed seed pod
Head: Hedge apple – fruit of the Osage Orange tree (aka Hedge or Bois d’Arc – definitely inedible)
Eyes & nose: Eastern Red Cedar (juniper) berries
Mouth: Limestone gravel from driveway
Mustache: Pheasant feathers that we’ve been carrying around since the late 70s
Headdress: Pheasant feather and Eastern Red Cedar branches
Body: More feathers and cedar, plus sumac seed heads (not the poisonous kind)
Support: Small Shingle Oak branch
Weathered Elk Shed – celestial sky – found in Big Horn Mts.
Fire Agate – Pehogant’s profile – found South East of Safford, AZ.
Garnets – heavenly stars – found on top of ant hills in Big Horn Basin.
Bison Fur – Hanger – found in Yankee Jim Canyon, MT.
Hide Glue – made from white tail deer – taken in Vermillion Co. IL
Clay soil from a road cut, processed it to seperate out the clay.
Door is a piece of petrified wood found on a walk.
Twigs from a poplar tree for beams and railings.
Bell is a seashell picked up on a beach in Florida.
Ponytail palm frond for hanger
5″ piece of tree limb from backyard and carved it for the body of the ornament. Collected rain water was used for the icicles which I then froze in the freezer in a rubber icicle shaped ice cube tray. Twisted unidentifiable grass for hanger. Borrowed light from outside each icicle shines through to the middle points.
Unknown Weed thingy for Santa’s head
Pine branches for tree
Rose hips for bulbs
Paper birch for star and base
Root string to tie it together and for hanger
Blackberry thorns to tack the birch base and also the moss to the base
A stone found near my search area
The base is made up of larger branches from a silver maple tree in my front yard which were then tied together with smaller twigs that were pressure fit into drilled holes in the larger branches that came out of the central spoke. The green came from hedge plants in my front and back yard and a blue spruce in my back yard. The cross is also from my silver maple and then dadoed to make a tight pressure fit. I do not know what the pods on a vine and the branches that have the little brown leaves, they were here when we bought the house
Douglas Fir Branches
Rocks collected in Puget Sound
Forrest: Pinion Pine pitch ball found in the high desert of NM
Hair: Feather tip from a Peregrine Falcon kill in Canyon lands
Cap: Pine cone petal from the Sierra Nevada’s
Horns: Red chili from my garden
Beeswax and Pampas grass