Birch Bark Christmas Topiary Trees featuring Sarah from Alderberry Hill {Handmade Holidays Project No 23}

Birch Bark Christmas Topiary Trees featuring Sarah from Alderberry Hill {Handmade Holidays Project No 23}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.

I’m delighted to introduce our next guest,
Sarah from Alderberry Hill

The exfoliating bark from white birch trees is just as attractive as the lovely tree itself and a highly sought after material found in rustic home decor. Sarah’s Birch Bark Topiary Trees captures this exquisite look in a festive display, bringing the outdoors in for the holiday season.

Good evening everyone! I am delighted to be participating in this marvelous series here at Stephanie Lynn’s fantastic blog, Under the Table and Dreaming.
My name is Sarah and I have a little blog called Alderberry Hill. I love all things crafty, perhaps a little too much – there is not enough hours in the day to craft all the ideas floating around in my head! Be sure to pop over and see what I have created for the Christmas season so far. Plus I will be starting a link party on Monday Nov 21st so be sure to drop over and link up what you’re working on.

I love to craft with items that I already have in the house – or outside the house! – frugality is in order.

Here we have a couple of cozy 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™ Brand Foam 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 STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam for including me in this festive crafting series!

♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts, visit Alderberry Hill
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Thanks so much Sarah for sharing your Birch Bark Topiaries. I love the curled ends of the birch – it gives the tree such a fantastic texture and rustic feel I could see being on display all winter long. I need to find some birch!
I’ll be back shortly with another project – just two more left to go. For a review of all the previous projects in this series simply click the event button above ~ Enjoy.

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  1. Love those Birch bark topiaries! The bark looks so rustic. I love the look! Thanks for sharing

  2. love them!

  3. Back to nature! Sweet!
    ‘hugs from afar’

  4. I love the natural look of these trees..

  5. C est très joli ce retour a la nature.

    Bonne journée

  6. I love this! But where do you get Birch bark? Is that a silly question?

  7. We follow Alderberry Hill blog, too. These birch bark trees are fabulous accent pieces for the upcoming holidays!


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