Talofa, all you Crafty Chick crafters! A big thanks to the “Chicks” for inviting me to share a holiday craft with you all today.
Last month while driving home from church I spied some freshly cut birch tree logs in the bulk curb pickup pile. Much to the chagrin of my entire family I immediately pulled the car over and quickly began loading up the minivan. Of course no one helped me…they just slumped below the windows out of recognizable view.
(They had no problem with incriminating pics though).
I love the white bark of birch tree.
It looks fab stacked in a basket next to the fireplace but wait…
Using my miter saw I cut several disks about a 1/2 inch thick.
My plan was to make holiday coasters out of them…
which I did…but then I got to thinking. They would also make great Christmas tree ornaments.
Using some Painters Paint Markers I doodled different designs on them.
I cut a smaller branch up and noticed there was a natural hole in the middle of each one.
Perfect for threading some twine and stringing them up as garland.
Hold on to your hats folks, the fun doesn’t stop there…
How about some birch tree gift tags?
So what have we learned today?
1. There’s a whole bunch of stuff you can make out of a single birch tree log. Perfect rustic holiday decor.
2. When you see a pile of garbage on the street, stop. Have at it. You’re saving it from the landfill.
3. Load your car up as quickly as possible and make no eye contact with your fellow-church goers driving home.
4. Give your family the stank eye for not helping you when you get back in the car.
Thanks Crafting Chicks for letting me get my craft on with all your readers today!