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.

 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.

2011 11 15 Birch Bark Christmas Trees

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!

 Birch Bark Christmas Trees


 Birch Bark Christmas Trees

 Birch Bark Christmas Trees

 Birch Bark Christmas Trees

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

Imagine, Improvise & Invent

Sarah

Comments

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

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

  3. These are stunning!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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 http://www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! ~Jen

  10. 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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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

  16. Can’t get over the rustic appeal of these trees! Lovely!

  17. Beautiful! I so much birch trees.

  18. 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}.

  19. what a lovely idea, thanks for sharing xxx

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

  21. wow!! i’m super impressed!!! these look fantastic!!! i’m pinning now!!

  22. love these

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

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

  25. 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.

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

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

  28. Gorgeous!

  29. I love the natural look. These trees are great.

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

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

  35. 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

  36. 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/

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

  38. You’ve been featured over at House of Hepworths!

    Congrats!

  39. 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.

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

  41. This is such a nice decoration! I love the fact that it’s made out of nature.

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