Every fall we’re up at my mom’s cottage for a few weekends to help out with the chores to close it up for the winter. We usually bring home a load of mixed firewood each time. On some of the birch there were some loose pieces of bark that I was able to easily remove. (Never remove birch bark from a live tree because it can cause serious harm to the tree.)
So here’s my birch bark Christmas ornament.
Here’s my pile of birch bark.
I cut it into strips with scissors.
I used my glue gun to apply the birch bark strips all the way around.
After I had it covered with the strips I cut circles for the top and bottom and glued them on also, just to clean it up.
Then I glued an eye hook into the top and bottom. I added a large faux pearl to the bottom and some white trim to hang the ornament, both from my stash. Then I added some pretty pearl and white rose self-adhesive dollar store decals. Simple as that!
I thought about giving it a paint white wash because not all birch bark is crispy white, but I decided to leave it natural.
This is my first Christmas project of the season, but there are many more to come. I just love decorating for Christmas!