I've been getting together with a handful of friends for the past few years every December. We pick an afternoon that will work for us all. I bake something sweet - this year it was this brownie recipe from King Arthur Flour - Yummy! Luckily I sent most of the brownies away with my friends!
Before the BIrch House Day, I trudge around in the woods near our home and in the sheep pastures collecting whatever I can find that looks interesting and fun to add to a Birch House. Lichen, decaying bark, moss, fungus - it all can be used. This year I had to dry it out in the oven because it was a bit wet.
Who says this craft is only for kids? So not true.
Love this project because you literally make everything for almost free.
The only thing I spent money on is glitter (still using the same bottle from 4 years ago), Elmer's Glue for the glitter, and glue sticks for the hot glue guns.