As we know from my last post, I LOVE the colours and texture of birch bark. I also relish the idea that different cultures have different symbolic meanings behind the birch tree. Have you ever thought about how strange it is that there are white/silvery trees all over the place? lol. Trees are supposed to be brown, right?
“In German folklore, the birch is regarded as a tree of life and was traditionally used to make maypoles, around which lovers danced. Welsh folklore associates the birch tree with love, too; lovers met under a birch tree.”
For this post, I’m going to show different ways in which I have decorated with birch trees, and some inspriration pics of possible future projects.
Here are two amazing inspiration
pics of a really cute tea light holder,
and gorgeous christmas decor.
Another way of decorating with birches is through artwork. This is a 3×4 foot Birch Tree Forest painting my mother did for me, which was intended for my old house’s main living room. I was very particular about the colours she used, and wanted it blue, white and brown only. She snuck in some golds without me knowing, and the end result was perfect.
Since it was specifically painted for this spot in our previous home, I still haven’t found a perfect place for it in our new home, but I’m not going to give up. Right now it’s hung on the wall of our kids Rec Room (another post for another day my friends) 😉
Moving on though, I also use birch trees in my holiday decorating, such as this outdoor Christmas porch arrangement:
I also created this cool tripod lantern using birch branches I cut up into 2 foot lengths. I used twine to secure them together at the top, and hung a lantern from the dollar store. Voila! Pretty tripod lantern. This can be used indoors, or outdoors over the holidays, and well into the winter months.
That’s it for Part 2 of my post about birch tree decorating. There’s more to come, so stay tuned. Thanks so much for checking out my little blog.
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See you tomorrow with a special Groundhog’s Day Kid’s Craft.
Happy Saturday all, and be sure to binge watch something (that’s pretty much how I spend my Saturdays…)