Wheat & Wood

Shaved Wood Ornaments for Kids!!

Shaved Wood Kit perfect for Kids

Although I love making shaved wood ornaments, I have always been a little hesitant to recommend them as a project for children! Well! I just figured out how to make it easy for children to participate!!!

HappyChristmas in July: Make a Danish Woven Heart Out of Real Birch Bark

Danish hearts  - Make them with real birch bark!

A teeny tiny 1 1/4" Danish woven heart basket made using real birch bark! Find a birch bark tree with the bark peeling off, strip it and make hearts for the Winter Holidays.

I was inspired to try my hand at this by Alan Dart during an e-mail exchange, and when I found bark peeling off a birch last February, I removed it immediately.

Christmas in July: More Shaved Wood and BARC Ornaments!

Shaved Wood Curls and BARC Wood Veneer Paper make lovely Classic and Contemporary Old World Themed Ornaments

If hearts are not your thing - here are a few more ideas for lovely holiday tree ornaments made using Olsen's Shaved Wood Ornament Kits and Arc Craft BARC Wood Veneer Paper. Hopefully these very simple designs will appeal to both classic and contemporary tastes!

Christmas in July: Old World Shaved Wood Ornaments Made Easy!

Festive Heart ornaments

Combining the little ready made shaved wood curls from Olsen's Shaved Wood Ornament Kits and shaved wood strips called "Spon or Bastelspan" sent to me by a friend in Norway has allowed me to make ornaments I was not able to make using only one or the other alone. And these hearts are some of my favorites!

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