Have you ever walked past something in nature and knew you just had to do something creative with it? I had that moment. It was about like picking up those sticks at the park to make my stick heart wall art. This piece of bark is thick-almost like a piece of wood, yet it has the fun texture and dimensional elements of bark. I knew it would be awesome for something, so I saved it and it worked perfectly for this little craft.
I love taking a natural element and mixing something else with it to come up with a beautiful piece. This week I mixed this bark with some jewel type rocks from the Dollar Tree to come up with Art from Tree Bark.
To create your own piece, simply lay your rocks in the shape that you want on your piece of bark. I think initials would look really cool too, but I went with a heart.
Once your shape is laid out, pick up one jewel rock at a time and put a glob of hot glue on the flat side of the rock. You then press the rock back into its spot in your shape.
After you get every jewel rock glued down and in place, you probably will have a lot of strands of hot glue all over. Carefully, pull and wipe them off your new art piece.
It is then done! It is that simple!
I made my art piece for my sister Joni as part of her birthday present. I love the quote “don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.” I love how the dull bark makes the rocks sparkle together, and I thought it was the perfect craft to put the quote on for my sister. To do this step, I simply glued some felt and a piece of cardstock to the back of my bark and wrote her a little message.
This piece acts as a fun, different kind of card too. I love that it is a piece she can put on a shelf in her dorm room to use as a reminder that I love her, and she’s special and worth God’s best for her.
Don’t you love projects that are easy but the impact of them can be huge? This was such an easy craft, yet it had meaning and I think my sister really likes it.
With Valentines Day quickly approaching, I think this would be a fun/not too girly craft to make for your love! I can totally see this propped up on some books in a study or office. I hope you have a great week. Remember there is potential for creativity everywhere. Just add a little imagination to the mix!
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