13 Birch Bark Crafts

I love how birch bark is making a comeback as a crafting material. It’s beautiful, brings in a pretty touch of nature, but has an elegant rustic look that is really gorgeous. Just in time for the holiday season we’ve gathered more than a dozen of our favorite birch bark crafts and home decor DIYs.

13 Birch Bark Crafts for Home and Holidays

Handmade Basket by Damask Love – I love this birch bark covered basket. Perfect for dressing up a gift basket or hostess gift basket.

Handmade Basket with birch bark - perfect for gift giving

Natural Garland by Dream A Little Bigger – I ADORE this Christmas garland. What a gorgeous way to transform your tree into a country Christmas.

Natural Garland for a rustic-themed Christmas tree

Napkin Rings by Twig and Toad Stool – Nature-inspired napkin rings for a pretty, homemade table setting.

Napkin Rings of birch bark and nature discoveries

Candle Décor by Sand and Sisal – Birch bark covered candles will dress up plain, inexpensive candles.

Candle Décor - Dress up your candles with a birch bark covering

Lamps by Ruffled Blog – Pretty birch bark covered lights create a gorgeous nature-themed string perfect for dressing up any party or holiday event.

Birch bark lamps create a gorgeous string of lights.

Father Christmas Décor by Styrofoam Crafts – Birch bark Santa Claus gives him a wintery look instead of the standard red coat.

Father Christmas Décor - wintery Santa Claus covered in birch bark

Plant Container by Urban Comfort – I love these birch bark pots for container gardening.

Container Planter covered with birch bark

Photo Frame by Garden Mama  – perfect for landscape and nature photos, I love this birch bark frame.

Photo Frame covered in birch bark - perfect for landscape and nature photos

Candle Holder by Top 10 Bridal Shower Ideas – This DIY doesn’t use only the birch bark, but the full log. Great way to set off extra tea lights.

Candle Holder from birch bark logs

Christmas Tree by Suzdo – birch bark Christmas tree is a nice contrast to the typical green Christmas tree crafts out there.

Christmas Tree from birch bark

Fairy House by Twig and Toad Stool – Birch bark log is the base for this lovely nature-made fairy house.

Fairy House with birch bark log base

Wall Art by Styrofoam Crafts – Birch bark blocks for nature-inspired wall decor.

Birch bark blocks for nature-inspired wall decor.

Christmas Ornament by CBC – Simple birch bark star ornaments kids can make.

Christmas Ornament - Simple birch bark star ornaments kids can make.

What’s your favorite way to decorate for the holidays?

What do you think?



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    Great ideas! Thanks for collecting these and posting links to them. I find so much bark on fallen birch trees here in Alaska, and I’m looking for a craft to use some of it in!