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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Natural Birch Bark Pumpkin Art


Creating new pumpkin projects is one of my favorite things about fall.  In the past, I've used everything from pallets, tin cans, mason jarsfabric and felt and today I'm using something completely different, birch bark.
Turn scraps of natural birch bark into the perfect fall pumpkin! www.littlehouseoffour.com

Sometime last year I picked up a pack of natural birch bark from Hobby Lobby.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but thought it would be neat to use in a future craft project.   That day came when I was digging through one of my craft drawers in August and got the idea to create pumpkin art.  Yes, I've been holding out on posting this project since I'm sure no one wanted to think about pumpkins when it was 100 degrees outside. 

MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE BARK PUMPKIN ART
- Natural Birch Bark (similar) 
- Scrap wood 
-Vine wrapped rustic craft wire (remove outer covering) 
- Scissors
- Sandpaper

HOW TO MAKE BARK PUMPKIN ART
The bark I bought came in about 6 inch strips and was thin enough to easily cut with scissors.  After cutting each one in half (lengthwise) I laid out each piece then cut them down until they resembled a pumpkin. 

Turn scraps of natural birch bark into the perfect fall pumpkin! www.littlehouseoffour.com

Turn scraps of natural birch bark into the perfect fall pumpkin! www.littlehouseoffour.com
After I was happy with the shape I applied a small about Rapid Fuse to each strip and glued them to a painted and sanded piece of scrap wood.  (Remember when I said I like to keep scrap wood?  Yeah, this is why, haha)
Gluing birch bark onto scrap wood.

birch bark pumpkin art
To finish off the pumpkin I added a piece of wood and my favorite rustic wire.
birch bark pumpkin art

wood strips turned pumpkin art

This little birch bark pumpkin was so quick and easy to create, making for the perfect fall craft project. 

What do you think?




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2 comments:

  1. wow this looks so cool, love it xx

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  2. This is so unreal and amazing piece of art. It is so easy to make.

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