Creations, Palm Bark Crafts


Admittedly, I am not much of a gardener, but I do know a thing or two about palm trees




Every few months they need to be trimmed, the old leaves removed




And the bark stripped off the trunk to keep them looking groomed





See how the left tip is weathered, and bark that was underneath other tips is a beautiful, teak-like shiny brown




When our trees were trimmed I scooped up some pieces to play with

What would you do with this?

HH says I will paint anything that’s not moving   😂





What do you visualize on this bark?





I immediately thought LOBSTER!





I painted the claws and body with a pinkish red, with swashes of coral and yellow, then added some fun colors for interest





I got the idea from a fish my sis-in-law gave me, it’s a fish painted on a piece of wood with a palm bark for fins





I also painted another bark piece with a mermaid tail







Are you wondering what I’m going to do with them?











On either side of the TV I have a vase and a lantern filled with shells and other beachy things, with bottles and abstract painted boards, and these seem to fit right in






They will most likely end up under the house where we have lots of crazy stuff






These are kind of silly I guess, but…

It’s fun to make something out of nothing!


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32 Responses to “Creations, Palm Bark Crafts”
  1. It looks all summer! And the bark is beautiful, even plain but so cheerful when painted!

  2. pattyanneart says:

    Great idea, Jenna!
    So creative and fun. 😀

  3. Rita C. says:

    Cute and so fun! Having that area beneath the house allows for lots of whimsy!

  4. What fun, a lobster was my first thought on that first one too!

  5. I also thought of lobster first. What a fun project, Jenna! I love whimsy and the area under your house is perfect for whimsical.

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    Aren’t you smart! How creative was that! Love your beach/ picnic / tiki bar area and how awesome that it is under your decking! Such summer fun! 🏖

  7. Are you kidding me??!?!!!?!? This is SO incredibly creative!!!! Only YOUR inspired brain and eye could have conceived of such a thing! I smell an appearance on “Shark Tank”!!!

  8. Rosie M. says:

    How fun, Jenna! I, too, saw the lobster before you started, but could never have come up with such a whimsical design! You are tooo much!!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sharon Mann says:

    I love your creative use of palm bark. you are ready for summer!

  10. Lorraine says:

    Now that’s clever! Oh and I just love your direction signs. That’s a project I want to work on eventually for our backyard..

  11. Jodi says:

    So fun!

  12. Sandy Park says:

    Ha Ha Ha those are absolutely adorable. Just let the lobster loose to crawl around on the ground.

  13. Mary says:

    So creative, I love it Jenna! They’re perfect to pair with all your seaside signs in grilling area!

  14. Hope Smitherman says:

    These are too cute! I would have never thought to paint those pieces. I have to admit that the mermaid tail is my favorite.I do love the way your mind works and the way you see things!

  15. Karen Carty says:

    Hi Jenna, I have an artificial “tree” that we bought about 25 years ago at a furniture market in North Carolina. It is about 10 feet tall and the “trunk” is made of some sort of circular core covered with these palm husks or barks. It looks very realistic but after 25 years was in poor repair. We are in the process of cleaning it thoroughly, and getting it all shipshape again. I need some of these palm husks or even just bark pieces from palms to fill some spaces where the “tree” has lost those over time. Can’t find much on the web. Would it be possible to call you and maybe obtain a few of your palm husks- the plain ones before decorations? I would be happy to pay you for your trouble and pay shipping and just plain pay something for these. I am originally from California and I think probably every yard I ever had, had a palm like this in it. But now I live in North Carolina and there are no palms here. My name is Karen Carty and my phone number is: 704-402-9370. email If you think you might be able to help me, please call or email and get in contract with me. Thank you so much. 🙂

    • hi Karen, Let me see what I can find next week when I go back to the beach…it just depends on whether the landscapers have done any trimming lately…I’d be happy to send them to you if I can find any, I’ll get back to you next week. Your tree sounds so unique!

  16. Tama Hudson says:

    Great fun idea, nice work!!! Thanks for the creativity!! Tama

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