(Closed) Making birch bark vases I need some help

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you go to a lumber yard near you? I live in S. Ontario and there are tons of birch trees around here. If I were to go to a lumberyard or firewood place, I am sure I’d find some birch with the bark still on.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah! It actually comes off in layers, sort of like a present that has been wrapped lots of times. I would assume peeling it off would be a b**** to get in larger pieces, but it might be a lot cheaper in the end.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can buy birch bark sheets. Specify that you want the thin sheets. Soak it in warm water to make it pliable. Wrap it around pillar candles or cylinder vases, use elastic bands to hold it tight. Let it dry thoroughly, then either take it off and glue it down, or cover the elastic bands with raffia, burlap etc- whatever you like the look of.

http://www.birchbarkstore.com/birch-bark-sheetsflats.html

these sheets are 16″ long and will wrap around a 5 inch diameter candle or vase  at the most.

Remember our math formulas from school !- C=2 pi r

 

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