A few years ago, my daughter brought home a piece of bark she had carved a design in. I liked the idea so much that I thought wouldn’t it be cool to carve a valentine out of a piece of bark. I like the way it makes you think of the sweet affections of youth carved in trees. However, I don’t really like the idea of scarring a tree. They can be used in a variety of ways from napkin rings to Valentine ornaments.
You could also carve things like: T.B. + N.R., U R Sweet, Hot stuff, or Kiss me. I used a metal barbecue skewer to scratch out the letters. Bark pieces can be found on the ground around some pine trees or possibly around a log pile.
Napkin rings are made from a slice of a toilet paper roll with the bark Valentine glued on.
Hand carved tree bark Valentine ornament.
Leave a secret love note for someone special to find.
These love notes are carved into tree bark but not into living trees.
Assortment of hand carved tree bark love notes.
This I heart you message was made to decorate a gift box top.