Last fall I spent many an afternoon walking in the woods with my girls on the hunt for birch bark from fallen trees. I had big plans to do some serious birch bark crafting over the long winter...
My high hopes didn't make it that far though ~ I did make a birch bark costume for halloween but that was about it!
I decided it was time to use up some of my collection and thought attempting a basket might be just the project.
This was a quick craft with very little supplies needed
To begin you can follow this simple patten I found.
After you figure out your dimensions...
Draw out your lines.
Cut where you see here (so hard to describe these things ~ thank goodness for pictures!)
Fold your birch bark on all the lines.
Add moss on the edges by laying down a line of glue and squeezing it on.
Cut a strip of bark for your handle and glue on.
Fill your basket with moss, grass, straw... and there you go ~ a sweet little basket to put Easter delights in!
In the last couple of months we have been graced by a new family member...
Stella (actually now skylar as we just realized he is a male! sold to us as a female...oops)
He is a well loved little guy that Luna saved up many many allowances to buy!
We're thinking he's in with the Easter bunny and might even help him out this year ; )
A wee wonderful pet that we have all fallen in love with.
(I actually recommend these little guys as pets... quiet, litter trainable, cuddly and just so darn cute!)
Wishing you beauty in every step
~ Shanti ~