.: This birch bark frame was created to compliment this natural photo :.
Recently I received a beautiful photo in the mail from Nicola. I had been dreaming up the idea of creating a birch bark frame, and this photo seemed just the right one to naturally frame!
I look forward to sharing my process for creating a nature-inspired frame. I am very happy with the results and hope you enjoy it too!
.: I knew right away this photo would have a special adorned frame :.
I knew right away this photo would not be placed in just any frame. I wanted to create something just as lovely to hold it. Now I will share the process of the birch bark frame I made to bring a bit of nature indoors!
.: A simple frame was used as the base. Its simple lines suit the birch bark that will be secured to it :.
I began with an inexpensive frame. I made sure to pick out something that was low profile enough so that when the birch bark was adhered to it, it would lay evenly and completely from all angles.
.: I used these few pieces of birch bark I had stored away in the craft closet :.
Most of my creating is inspired by nature and by the objects we collect along our nature walks. My craft closet holds stones, pinecones, shells, and birch bark (to name a few) so that during the winter months we still have access to these natural ingredients for our crafting.
.: An inexpensive frame, hot glue, scissors, and birch bark are the materials used to create this nature-inspired frame :.
I had a few pieces of birch bark that we had previously gathered from a fallen tree. Even if you only have a few pieces of birch bark, the rough look of pieced bark together on the frame adds natural beauty. If you do not have access to birch bark, try looking for scrap book paper in a birch motif that you could adhere to cardboard before securing it to the frame.
.: Piecing together the birch bark to create a rustic and natural looking frame :.
I began piecing together pieces of birch bark along the frame, securing it with hot glue and cutting pieces to fit as I went along to create a rustic look.
.: The finished frame with photo inside! :.
.: I love the pairing of the birch with the flower print - it looks lovely at home! :.
We are enjoying the way the photo paired with the birch bark frame looks at home. I look forward to creating many more!
.: May the beauty of nature inspire your home! :.