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Friday, November 11, 2011

Birch Bark Ornament

We have a wood stove in our house. I absolutely love wood heat. There's nothing like curling up close to the fire with a good book.
We have so much birch bark from the wood, usually we use it to start the fire. I thought that there has to be a way to use it for crafting.

I've often seen ornaments in the stores with birch bark on them so I thought I'd make a simple birch bark heart to hang from my country Christmas tree.

The pictures are self explanatory.


I simply hot glued the two hearts together, adding the ribbon in between the two hearts for the hanger.


You could make these in all sorts of Christmas shapes. How about stars, a christmas sleigh or a tree!




I have a couple more uses for birch bark that I'll share with you later in the month!

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

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22 Comments:

At November 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Sunny Vanilla said...

Love it! So simple and pretty :-)

 
At November 11, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Artsy VaVa said...

I love the Burch ornament! I wish we had Burch trees!!!

 
At November 11, 2011 at 12:26 PM , Blogger The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So gorgeous in its simplicity!

 
At November 12, 2011 at 2:26 AM , Blogger Robyn Rasmussen said...

Darling! You always have the cutest projects on your blog! It's time for my Follow me Fridays link up and I would love for you to share it over there! Http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

 
At November 12, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Evie said...

Oh I love these! They look very scandinavian...LOVE!

evie @ brown paper packages

 
At November 12, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Maggie said...

this is very creative what kind of glue did u use?
Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-showcase-tutorial-with.html
have a great crafting weekend!
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

 
At November 12, 2011 at 2:41 PM , Blogger Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is so clever! The use of natural elements is near and dear to my own heart so this speaks to me. So cool!

Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 107 and pinned. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150441921611141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

 
At November 13, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Kei said...

That looks so sweet! I love the ribbon that you used with it too, it fits in so perfectly with the colour and slightly uneven texture of the birch bark :) I made a heart from birch plywood back in February and etched a swirly design into it...if I get my hands on anymore (e.g. from my Dad's shed!) I'm totally going to have to try out your idea! It's lovely and would look perfect on a Christmas tree.

 
At November 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Oh, how stunning are these?! What a wonderful idea, I need to go find me a birch tree! Hey, I'd love it if you came and shared your post at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

 
At November 14, 2011 at 3:42 AM , Anonymous Rosie said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am unsurprised I randomly selected your project from a link-up to look at in more detail. Now where's the nearest tree.

Would love it if you would share this in my first EVER Christmas link up party.

http://twelvecraftsofchristmas.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-christmas-link-party-no1.html

Have a fun day.

Rosie

 
At November 14, 2011 at 5:15 AM , Blogger Mom Daughter Style said...

great idea, very creative.

http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

 
At November 16, 2011 at 1:41 AM , Blogger D @ The Shady Porch said...

Lucky girl to have access to all that birch bark! What a lovely way to use it too! Very Pretty! I love working with natural elements! It would be great if you could share your project at my party today... http://theshadyporch.blogspot.com!

 
At November 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Michaela said...

These are beautiful!

 
At November 17, 2011 at 6:26 AM , Anonymous Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

How clever and resourceful of you! These ornaments would make wonderful winter wedding favors, don't you think?

 
At November 17, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Kerryanne English said...

Thanks for linking this lovely project to the Simply Christmas Inspiration Party Sarah.
Festive hugs,
Kerryanne

 
At November 19, 2011 at 12:14 AM , Blogger Carmen said...

This is really cute...off to pick bark off my trees...hehehe Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-rock-10.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

Remember...YOU ROCK!!

Carmen @ RoCa and Company
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

 
At November 19, 2011 at 2:13 AM , Blogger Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

What a sweet & simple idea! Thanks for linking it up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle

 
At November 19, 2011 at 11:27 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

So sweet! I love this idea! And it would look super cute on a wrapped gift! So many possibilities! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share. I am so happy to have you!

 
At November 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM , Blogger D+B said...

this is such an awesome Idea.. I am your newest follower.. If you would like to check out my blog to that would be so great, and follow me back and facebook too. I will be doing free giveaways here shortly on clothing and mineral makeup :)

-Thanks
Brooke
blushboutiquestyle.blogspot.com

 
At November 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

I really love it. I've seen birch tree stumps cut and people use them as wine signs. There are no birch trees by us. This is so simple and natural that's what so great about them. I'm hoping you will share this over at Sunday's Best Party going on now. Sharing ideas is a good thing! I shared this on Facebook,and pinned to Pinterest. I'm hoping you will share this over at Sunday's Best Party going on now. Sharing ideas is a good thing!

 
At November 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm going to start calling you the "birch" lady. You come up with the greates ideas. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

 
At December 1, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I love the simplicity of this ornament!

 

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