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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Birch Bark Christmas Trees

Good morning everyone! 
I was delighted yesterday to participate in the Handmade Holidays series at Stephanie Lynn's fantastic blog, Under the Table and Dreaming.

Here is my project!

Birch Bark Christmas Trees.



The materials you will need for this project are:
  • Two 12" x 4" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam cones
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Birch Bark
  • Scissors
  • Small Vase (optional)

Begin by cutting small strips of birch bark about 1"-2" wide by 2"-3" in length. Some of the birch bark may already be the perfect size, the ragged and curled pieces are perfect for that Country Christmas charm.

Start at the bottom of your cone and hot glue each piece working you way around the cone, overlap in places to make sure the styrofoam is not showing.


Start a new layer, overlapping the last and so on and so fourth until you reach the top. If it strikes your fancy, glue one or both to a small vase for added height. A pretty simple process, a little time consuming but the finished product is stunning!







Super thanks to you Stephanie Lynn and STYROFOAMTM Brand Foam for including me in this festive crafting series!


Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

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40 Comments:

At November 19, 2011 at 12:14 PM , Blogger BluBabesCreate said...

Oh my gosh! Those are darling and so super easy to make! Come see what you can do with a dated nutcracker!

 
At November 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM , Blogger Lori said...

These are beautiful! Somehow I have missed a week of your posts!!!! Have a great weekend

 
At November 19, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Phoenix Peacock said...

These are stunning!

 
At November 19, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous! I can also vision doing this treatment on so many other container type ideas.. LOVE it!

Featured on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 108. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150454635676141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

 
At November 19, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Blogger Jaimee said...

These are absolutely stunning!?! Would you be able to do a Guest Post on my blog next month with one of your fabulous Christmas projects? I'm searching for some Guest Bloggers to help me free up some time to focus on etsy work before Christmas comes. Love LOVE your work!
: )
Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

 
At November 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM , Anonymous Rosie said...

I once again appear to be on your blog admiring your work...it's becoming a regular treat. Would be pretty amazing if you joined me on Monday for my pre-Christmas link up, either with these or something else.

Hope to see you there:

http://twelvecraftsofchristmas.blogspot.com

 
At November 20, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

What a great look. I have a whole box of birch bark scraps...am going to have to try this...if nothing else...I am pinning it to go back and ADMIRE YOUR work!

 
At November 20, 2011 at 10:29 AM , Blogger karah said...

These are great! I love the idea. I actually made our tree out of driftwood this year. Beautiful!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

 
At November 20, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Wow, these are stunning! I'm gonna have to go find me a birch tree! I'd love for you to come share this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! ~Jen

 
At November 20, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Lisa @ Lisa's Craft Blog said...

Wow!! This is sooo gorgeous!! I wish I had some birch bark to make these!!

!'d be honored if you would link up this project along with any other Christmas-themed ones to my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party on my blog!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!
~Lisa
Lisa's Craft Blog

 
At November 20, 2011 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

 
At November 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM , Anonymous Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

Those are really cute! Very rustic, Christmasy, I like it! So did you just gather the birch bark, or can you buy it somewhere? I wonder what they'd look like with a little shimmer of some silver paint, too.

 
At November 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

We have a forest filled with beautiful birch trees, and the rustic trees will be perfect in our cabin. Thank you for sharing. Found you through Seasonal Sundays.

 
At November 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Lesley said...

These rustic crafty trees are lovely. Love the natural charm. Awesome.

 
At November 21, 2011 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Marilyn said...

Sooo creative and beautiful.. I absolutely love this..Neat idea.. I have a linky party happening for Christmas ornaments and I will LOVE for you to please share this lovely feature with me and my friends please : )) http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/special-christmas-soiree1st-feature.html --wishing ya a great start to your week. TY

 
At November 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Anonymous Lissa (Bellenza) said...

Can't get over the rustic appeal of these trees! Lovely!

 
At November 21, 2011 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Rebekah L. said...

Beautiful! I so much birch trees.

 
At November 21, 2011 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Sass - aka - Kathy said...

That’s so great! I’d love it for you to add this to my linky party at {http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-salvation-show-1.html}.

 
At November 21, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Anonymous aimee said...

what a lovely idea, thanks for sharing xxx

 
At November 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

These are gorgeous.So, maybe next year as I just finished button trees!

 
At November 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

wow!! i'm super impressed!!! these look fantastic!!! i'm pinning now!!

 
At November 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger shopannies said...

love these

 
At November 22, 2011 at 10:42 PM , Anonymous Gina said...

I love your trees, and so want to make them. Can you tell me where can I buy birch? thanks

 
At November 23, 2011 at 12:45 AM , Blogger Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Such a beautiful use of natural materials. Love it! Thanks for linking up at Sassafras Salvation. Your newest follower!

 
At November 23, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Anonymous Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

OK, I'm now referring to you as the birch lady. this is incredibly cute. I love the natural look of it. Natural just makes everything looks so warm and inviting. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing this over at Sunday's Best party.

 
At November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Blogger Mindie Hilton said...

Stunning. I am featuring these on Thursday at Bacon Time. :)

 
At November 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

 
At November 25, 2011 at 7:04 AM , Blogger OnePerfectDay said...

Gorgeous!

 
At November 26, 2011 at 12:39 AM , Blogger So Many Little Things said...

I love the natural look. These trees are great.

 
At November 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger Its So Very Cheri said...

YOU have been featured in my SATURDAY SHOWCASE. Come on over and check it out and grab a featured button (down in my footer.

http://itssoverycheri.com/2011/11/26/saturday-showcase-11-26-2011/

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

 
At November 27, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

thanks for linking to your Christmas blog hop! I love anything made with Burch!!!

http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-gifts-or-ornament-for-10-or.html

 
At November 27, 2011 at 7:48 PM , Anonymous Rachel {Lines Across} said...

I love these! What a fun Christmas tree project. The pictures are very cute too. You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
Thanks for sharing,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/11/cure-for-common-monday-19.html

 
At November 28, 2011 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Designing Domesticity said...

OH my! I love these. Am going to share them on my FB page right now. Will definitely be making these this season! Thanks for sharing. Liz

 
At November 28, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

i love this!!!! thanks for linking up to tell me tuesday!!! I will be featuring this tomorrow!!
xoxo
ash

 
At November 29, 2011 at 2:34 AM , Blogger Ty and Whitty said...

Pretty. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share party. Please come back this week and share your latest project with us.

A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow
Tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

 
At November 30, 2011 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love these! They sound so simple to make and are dripping with country Christmas charm. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Sarah. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

 
At December 2, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Crystal said...

I love these! Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring them on my blog tonight. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

 
At December 3, 2011 at 12:40 AM , Blogger Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

You've been featured over at House of Hepworths!

Congrats!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
http://funfamilycrafts.com/birch-bark-christmas-trees/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

 
At July 17, 2012 at 4:09 PM , Blogger SWEET YARNS said...

Just stopping from http://debbiedoescreations.com/2012/07/16/christmas-in-july-special-link-party/.. Love these trees. Thanks for sharing!!

 

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