The secret to making a truly convincing fake tree is in the bark. It does not matter how shapely or nicely branched your cardboard or concrete construction is, if the bark texture is not right, the finished result will be disappointing.
Lichen and moss commonly grow on tree branches, creating a green, brown or silvery coating on their bark. While a lichen- or moss-coated tree branch can be an aesthetically appealing decoration, it will deteriorate over time if you do not use a preservation method.
With its smooth, white texture accented with black flecks, a birch tree has a distinctive appearance. Birch tree branches can add a festive touch to a decorative winter display or serve as year-round décor when placed in a colorful vase.
DIY Crafts by NEV Designs If you're looking to create your own Birch Bark Picture Frames here's what you'll need: - Birch Bark (You're best to find a tree that has just been cut down or fallen. Trees that are dead will be too brittle and you shouldn't cut it off a living tree for obvious reasons) - A thick utility knife - C-clamps (The more of these you have the easier and quicker the process) - Wood glue - A ruler - A picture frame First, you'll want to soak the birch bark in water for an…