This year for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to add a few Rustic Scandinavian touches around the house, and made these simple and beautiful Birch Bark and Gold Leaf Hearts for a little Valentine’s Day Tree.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me collecting birch bark. I had some, and found some from a dead tree in the forest. If you’re not lucky enough to have a forest near by, you can order some on-line. Here’s how I made them.
Birch Bark and Gold Leaf Hearts
1. Start by cutting out some small hearts from your birch bark. You can make a pattern and draw it onto your birch bark, or free hand it. Birch bark is easy to cut, but also quite fragile, and easy to rip, so take some care with this step.
4. Lastly, cut a small piece of twine to hang your heart. Mine was three-ply and too thick for the delicate hearts, so I unraveled it into three strands, and used one for each heart. Thread a darning needle with the twine and carefully poke a hole through the heart. Take care to not make the hole too close to the edge, since the bark rips easily.
I hung my finished Birch Bark and Gold Leaf Hearts on to some branches to make a Valentine’s Day Tree. It’s so beautiful with the light hits the gold, and adds a little sparkle.
This pretty little tree is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but would also be really pretty for someone doing a nature inspired wedding. It would also be beautiful as a garland. There are lot’s of possibilities, I’m loving mine on the entrance way console table.
With Birch Bark and Gold Leaf Hearts, life really is a party!