Monday, November 25, 2013

Birch Bark Tree Topper

Now that my booth is set up for Christmas, I have turned my attention to my own home. I've been buying ornaments as I see them and this weekend I made a new tree topper. 

This one that I made two years ago kicked the bucket, so it was time for a change.


For my project I used a sheet of birch bark and wood slices that I salvaged from this wreath, also made two years ago. 


I gathered my supplies


And traced a star on the back of one of my birch bark sheets

I used a pair of regular scissors to cut it out

I cut out a slightly bigger star out of cardboard to provide space for a wood slice border and glued the two together.

Then just started gluing on the wood slices with hot glue. 


I glued the star to an old bedspring so it sits perfectly at the top of the tree! 



So simple and so perfectly rustic!! 

I also cut out smaller stars to decorate the rest of the tree. 


If you would like to make one yourself, I bought the birch bark HERE.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)


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15 comments:

  1. Sooo pretty! Love how simple it is.. beautiful job~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. What an awesome idea for a tree topper,

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  3. What a great idea! Love the rustic touch and how you created more stars as ornaments!

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  4. Stellar project! Sorry couldn't resist. :O)

    Lucy @ Patina Paradise

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  5. Oh wow I love this - and the previous projects it came from too :) Pinned!

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  6. You are the star of star making...beautifully done!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love that you used a bed spring and it's like you read my mind as I was literally just wondering where you can buy birch bark when you told me!
    I saw a lovely candle holder in the shops the other day made from birch with a pretty star cut out but it was SO expensive I was wondering how to get the supplies to make my own. Thank you so much.

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  8. I love your use of natural elements to make a special tree topper!

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  9. Great idea! Clever and love the natural color.

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  10. Thank you for posting your birch bark tree topper at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday, I love it! I featured it on my top ten picks this week. Have a great Thanksgiving, Mary

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  11. I love this idea! So rustic and pretty :)

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  12. Love the star! Sooo beautifully natural. I popped over from the Knick of Time party and am now following you.
    Tuula :)
    http://www.thriftyrebel.com

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  13. I've been seeing your cute star all over the place!! Love it :)

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  14. Star quality....Excellent tutorial!

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