The simple yet beautiful helicopter seed, also known as sycamore seed (I’m in the UK and the Acer pseudoplatanus is called a sycamore tree. In the US its know as a Sycamore Maple … more commonly called a maple tree).
A great nature toy for generations of children, wonderfully tactile to touch, beautiful to look at and rather lovely to craft with.
Apply a thin coat of metallic pearl paint to highlight the wing texture of each helicopter seed, leaving the richer seed head untouched.
The seeds can then be carefully glued to a pale cotton thread and attached to a stick to hang on the wall.
Use strong PVA (tacky) glue which will dry clear.
Add a loop of garden twine and your decoration is finished.