April 9th, 2020

by Holly Leonardson

This nature-themed collage kit was put together in my home studio, which exists in lieu of a lounge room. My apartment is small and doesn't have a yard, yet I live in walking distance to beaches and love walking and camping in nearby national parks. At this point, both of my 'backyards' are closed to the public, and I already long for the cool air and earthy smell of the rainforest and the dry salty breeze of coastal bushland. The images I chose represent my love of nature and the surprises you can find while exploring the outdoors, even if it is just within your own garden.


We recommend printing these out pages out so you can do some arts and crafts by using good old-fashioned scissors and glue. When you're done, send a photo or a scan of your artwork to or post it on Instagram and tag us @nearnessproject. Happy collaging! 

Download Holly's kit by clicking here.


And some background options by clicking here!


And here's a sample collage that Holly made, to show you the possibilities and get you inspired!


Holly Leonardson works primarily with vintage books, found objects and craft materials. The natural world features prominently in her collages, as well as handicrafts, jewellery, toys, decorated cakes and young women. She enjoys making jewellery and small objects and never says no to a good doughnut. You can check out her work at and @hollyleonardson