Post # 1
I have a few really pretty sheets of birch bark. One of the projects I’d like to make is a couple of cones for the flower girls. I am thinking that since the sheets are flat that I would need to soak the bark and then curl it into a cone. Would that sound about right to you guys? I figure that I can glue it once its dry and keep it clamped until then which also help to reinforce the shape. Then I was going to drill a couple of small hole on opposite sides at the open end of the cone to work a ribbon through to act as a hangle. Anyone ever taken on a project like this? or using birch bark? thanks bees!
Post # 3
I would be interested in knowing how you make out with this! Good luck!
Sorry I have no tips 🙁
Post # 4
I’ll let you know. I am going to start soaking the birch sheets tomorrow, then go from there. I’ll post back here when I have achieved some level of success.
Post # 5
Just wanted to let you know how the project turned out. I soaked the bark for two days, then while it was soaking wet I rolled the sheets into a cone. I held the cone in place using very strong rubber bands. I kept the bark this way until it was fully dry. Then I squeezed wood glue down between the layers, and lots of it. I let this dry for another two days. I used fabric to close the hole up in the bottom. I also trimmed the top with ribbon and tassles. I filled the cones with petals and lavendar buds. They were my favorite DIY project of all the projects we did. Hope this helps.
Post # 6
pictures??/ this was a great idea. i’d love to see pics!
Post # 7
@prairyway: Where did you find the birch bark sheets? I want to make birch bark vases but I can’t find the sheets anywhere to make it.