One of the reasons that birch bark and logs are so popular to use in craft projects is because of the clean white appearance that is both rustic and chic at the same time. It has been my favorite tree to work with for years and I never grow tired of the look.
Today, I thought I would do a round up of all of my own birch crafts plus several more that I collected that are unique to use in home decor.
The very first item that my husband and I ever started making from birch were lamps, so I will start from there.
A floor lamp like this is made from the birch suckers that grow up from the base of a large birch tree. We have also made table lamps, sconces and a chandelier from smaller birch logs. You can see more details at DIY Lamp: Make Your Own Birch Lamp.
I love this birch table idea by Let’s Entertain. It is simple to put together by just wrapping the logs together with wire. You just want to make sure the tops are level for that glass tabletop.
Besides lamps, birch candle holders are my next most favorite item to make. They are super easy, with the right tools, and they can be used almost anywhere. Check out the tutorial at How To Make Birch Candle Holders.
Birch bark can be used to cover a variety of items. It looks great on these flower pots filled with moss! Here is the tutorial.
I have also used birch bark to cover empty wine bottles to use as rustic vases. Find the instructions at Wine Bottle Craft.
You can simply slice up some birch to use as coasters. Just be sure to coat them with some polyurethane to waterproof the surface.
It just seems natural to turn a birch log into a cute little decorative birdhouse. I have quite a few of these sitting around in different sizes. I have even used old signs or license plates for the roof material. See more details at Make A Birdhouse Using Birch.
Here are some ideas using birch bark and styro-foam bases.
Rustic tissue box covers are a nice home accent and this one made from birch branches is fairly easy to whip together. Check out the tutorial at How To Make A Birch Tissue Box.
Here is another type of lamp using just the birch bark. See how to make these here.
Sometimes the birch bark layer slips completely off the log in whole. These tubes are perfect to use in a craft project like this toothbrush holder.
Baskets can be used in so many different ways in home decor and one made from birch bark has all the more appeal in my book. Make your own basket by following the easy tutorial provided by Damask Love.
For the Fall season, you may want to cover a pumpkin in birch bark for a more neutral and rustic look.
And for the Winter is this fun little birch covered snowman!
These are just too cute! Check out the tutorial here.