Birch Bark Hearts
This summer my kids have been finding all sorts of uses for birch bark. It’s the perfect creative ingredient in all sorts of crafts and, thankfully for us, readily available where we live. These birch hearts were simple to make and have such a sweet, rustic air that I just may have to make more. Many, many more. I can’t get enough really.
Things to do:
1. Soak the bark in hot water to remove any dirt and to make it more pliable.
2. Unroll a section of bark and, using your ruler, cut strips of bark ¾ of an inch wide by 8 inches long.
3. Fold the bark at the center point of the strip. Run a bead of glue at the fold on both sides.
4. Pull the ends down to meet the fold and form a heart. Clip the ends together with the clothespin while the glue dries.
5. Optionally you can thread string through the center point of the hearts so that they hang in a row.