Top 35 Ways To Bring The Outside In Through Birch

Today is a special day, a day where nature claims its place in the calendar. Thereby I propose to talk about nature and the wonderful things it has to offer. Among them, there are trees, wonderful building materials, and the base for many of the decorative ideas. 

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Today we’ll focus on birch, a tree closely related to the beech or oak. This type of wood has been the subject of many wonderful projects, made by specialists or simply by any of you.  You wouldn’t imagine how many possibilities of creating original decorations and useful items that could surround us in every second and in any type of activity, exist.

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In the first part of this article, we’ll take a look at some wonderful birch project ideas and objects to build with or from birch wood, and then in the second part, we’re actually going to see step by step how could you do similar projects by yourself.

The Best Birch Crafts To Decorate Your Home

1. Birch Tree Wallpaper

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When looking for some serenity in your home, don’t underestimate the beauty something like birch tree wallpaper can add to a room. You will feel like you are at peace in nature even while you are sitting at your own kitchen table. Take a peek at this beautiful birch wallpaper for sale on Burke Décor. The room it is paired with is simple, but that’s okay because the wallpaper does all the decorating that is necessary.

2. Create An Indoor Tree Area With Birch

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Being a natural element wood is usually found outside where it needs rain, sunlight and minerals to grow. This makes them ideal for bringing inside our homes a bit of wild nature to animate the ambiance. As we can see here on Livinator some tall actual birch trees were put along the wall of a walkway behind a small stone wall. This gives the walkway tons of personality and the feel as if you are walking into a forest as you enter.

3. Birch Tree Bed Frame

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Birch trees as decoration can make a great addition to the décor of any room in your house, even the bedroom. Cruise on over to Home ISD and take a look at the beautiful bed frame made almost entirely out of birch trees. It both looks great and gives the room a unique natural feel that you would otherwise be missing. It’s especially neat how each bed post is different, just as no two birch trees are alike.

4. Decorate The Nursery With Birch Trees

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While decorating your nursery for your coming bundle of joy, you will most certainly want to make it a place that inspires growth and potential. What better way to do that than with birch tree decorations? Project Nursery has an example of this idea and it is absolutely adorable. It is also gender neutral, making it an easy choice if you are unsure whether you are having a boy or girl, or if you decided to wait for the surprise.

5. Adorable Birch Branch Nightstand

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This birch side table by Makezine is perfect in terms of design and usefulness. And even better, you can easily make your own version of this project for your home. You will just need a variety of birch trees cut to the same length, and some strong glue to put them together. You will want to ensure the ends are cut flat, and glued evenly so this table stays upright and your items don’t slide off.

Being a natural element, wood is usually found outside where it receives rain, sunlight, and the minerals it needs to grow. This makes them ideal for bringing inside our homes a bit of wild nature to animate the ambiance. As we can see here, some tall actual trees were put in a corner along with other materials from its natural environment for decorative purposes. Thanks to their nature, birch trees are works of art begging to be brought in and utilized in so many different ways. They add so much personality in the rooms they are used in and they are incredibly versatile as well. 

6. Design This Cute Coat Rack

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If in the previous case birch trees were used for decorative purposes, here’s an example where their functional part is revealed. A wonderful piece of birch branch became, with no additional processing, a great coat rack. I would say that this is more than a coat rack. It’s a cool and functional object that supports also tiny dresses, plush toys,  shoes, and so on. It’s just incredible how versatile this simple piece of wood can be. {found on Hobby Vimsa}.

7. Personalized Birch Vase

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Some people love birch trees so much that they inspire them to handmake extraordinary objects, one wouldn’t normally think of. For example here is a vase with carved initials, a great anniversary gift if you ask me. Nothing says love like a personalized birch vase like these ones you can buy on Etsy. Besides just making a great gift for your honey, these could also make great centerpieces for a rustic themed wedding, or you can order it not personalized for a unique vase to use with flowers around your home as decoration.

8. Fun Birch Wood Tray

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 For a romantic breakfast in bed, you can use a wonderful birch wood Serving Tray. One of the coolest things about birch wood is its versatility when it comes to projects. You can use its bark to redecorate a myriad of items, or you can use full slices to create items like this birch tray by Country Living. All you need is a slice of birch, and two decorative drawer handles to make the carrying handles. You can get fancy and paint the tray, as was done in the example, or just leave it plain and it will still be stunning!

9. Cute Plant Baskets Made From Birch

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It’s hard not to be inspired by nature, especially when you have beautiful birch trees around your home. For example, check out these birch baskets by Native Harvest. They were made from pieces of leather as well as bark from their birch tree harvest. Now it is bever advise to peel birch bark off a still living birch tree, as this kills the tree, so be sure if you attempt something like this at home that you use bark from already dead birch trees.

10. Birch Decal For Ceiling Or Walls

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Birch wood has also inspired numerous wall decals, perfect for apartments with tall ceilings. This particular decal is a poster, and it can be purchased for your home on Etsy. This poster is perfect for a kid’s room, office setting, or anywhere where you need to look at something to bring your serenity. And isn’t that little red bird just the cutest?

11. Nifty Birch Tubes

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Birch bark tubes are used in endless combinations for the same amount of tasks.  This particular use focuses on decorative lighting that can be used all year-round.  Their incredible texture gives a special woodsy vibe in the ambiance, great a thematic environment.

Because the bark is thin the light peeking through creates a wonderful effect and a warm glow. If you want an extra festive touch use garlands for a beautiful combination of texture and color. {found on 1. Wig3000, 2-4 Small Stump}.

12. Adorable Branch Slice Card Holders

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These superb gilded cardholders represent the juxtaposition of natural, rough bark with a bit of glam. If you wonder where you could use them, or what to do with them here are some representative examples: you can hold your business cards, or on your office, these can very well hold your photos, as well as desk calendars, or if you are still using formal way of correspondence such an item would be great for your envelopes. Thanks to their availability in various sizes these items can comply with a wide range of tasks. {found on cabin7}.

13. Enjoy a Birch Slice Wall

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One of my favorite uses for birch wood is to really create texture in the room. Look at this amazing wall and say that you don’t love the color as much as the texture.  What other method to change a monotonous space and to add an incredible interest point do you know, except with this piece of a gigantic piece of art. I know I would want to be greeted by this wall every single day I come home. Look at those round pads placed one next to each other in a superb wall symphony. {found on Martha Stewart}.

Like I’ve promised earlier we’re now going to look at some DIY projects, so your inspiration will get a little technical help and  “know how”  for your own projects.

14. DIY Birch Coffee Table

For all of you birch lovers, I am going to present how to make a superb Birch Coffee Table. For this project, you will need approximately 34 birch logs each about 3-4 inches in diameter, at least in this project that was the number of logs, but in your project, these numbers may be irrelevant, some wood glue and screws, plywood, grout, and clear polyurethane.  The first step consists of building the wooden box and table top.

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Then place and glue the wooden logs along each side, for extra strength, screw through the wooden box into each log. An important part is to cut 1 inch wooden rounds and aligning them n rows as you glue them to the box top. After they are secured, spread the grout over the logs with a grout float filling the gaps between pads.

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Use a putty knife and scrape off grout to your desired final look. Then mount feet at the bottom and apply a coat of clear polyurethane over the entire wooden surface. The birch wood coffee table is finished, all it needs now is a great living room to be placed. {found on bottosblog}.

15. Awesome Table Lamp Made Straight From Birch

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What about a DIY project involving wood, light, and electricity? To make a table lamp like this one you will need to find a birch branch to your imagined size and start working on drilling holes for the sockets, mounting a switch, and connecting it through a power cord to a power supply. Mount the bulbs and hit the switch. That’s all you need for a quick bold project. The finished product can sit wherever you want and have the same effect. What a  nice mixture between these two great powers: nature and electricity.{found on etsy}.

16. DIY Small Birch Branch Table

The next DIY idea challenges your imagination because this kind of rough table can be found only in the wood, near forest footpath and in tourist destination for those hardcore mountains enthusiastic and not in a warm cozy living room. This console table is easy to make from simple rough branches.

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The actual process of making it consists of gathering similar tree branches and let them dry, this a very important step because wood tends to change its shape when it dries and you wouldn’t want your table to change its shape with it. After the wood branches are completely dry, cut them to your proper size and build the table top, and then glue and screw everything together, until your DIY adventure materializes in a very good looking, unique table. {found on shelterness}.

17. Amazing DIY Birch Bark Lamp

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Using natural materials in our interiors therefore natural furniture brings us a little closer to nature. For a DIY project like this one you will need to create some unusual lamps with simple materials like fishing wire,  birch bark some basic tools, and the electrical component of the birch bark lampshade: a  60 watts light bulb, 14 gauge electrical wire, and sockets or pendant lamp kits. 

The tricky part of this project is to cut the bark to your own dimensions and stitch the ends together with wire. After that attach the bulb, socket, and their corresponding wires and connect the ensemble to a power supply. Suspend the wonderful lamp in the middle of any room and lower it a little bit for a low light, romantic effect. {found on ruffleblog}.

18. Make Your Own Faux Birch Side Table

Here’s another great DIY project where the star is a wonderful birch log side table. To do that you will need a 12’’ diameter Sonotube concrete form, some plywood, wood glue, screws, and paint.  If you already decided upon how tall the table should be mark a straight line around the Sonotube where you will be cutting.

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Cut out circles from the plywood to the exact size as the tube’s interior and fit it inside. The next process is crucial because you will have to cover the tube with gesso and to replicate exactly the birch’s texture you’ll need to use short horizontal brush strokes. Make sure that you use plenty of gesso and cover all the spots, then let it dry.

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Paint the top in a unique way by squirting some white, beige, and brown paint onto a plate and then dip the paint brush into the paint without mixing it. By painting a circle on top, the cylindrical item will be as close as possible to a real wooden log.  That’s it, you’ve got yourself a marvelous Log Side Table. {found on Katie Steuernagle}.

19. Unique Homemade Birch Headboard

So you can see that birch wood can be used on almost anything we’re going to take a look at a quite challenging project. I said challenging because it’s a little hard to comprehend such a rough looking headboard into a bedroom. To be completely honest it looks more like a  western fence or a cattle gate.

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But for those who appreciate a good woodwork, this could quickly become a must have. So if you decide to build a headboard out of birch branches this is what you’ll need to know.  It costs almost nothing and all you have to do is to find different sized branches both for two strong pillars and the elements connecting them. To fix the branched just use simple nails and a hammer. To achieve a great look paint the wall behind the bed in a color that would highlight the new creation and creates a nice focal point in the bed area. {found on shelterness}.

20. Adorable And Easy Wood Coasters

Another quite simple project to do on a weekend or whenever you have a few minutes is this one. Wooden coasters are something you don’t see every day, especially if they have small artworks painted on them.

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For these unique wooden coasters, you will obviously need some birch wood slices, acrylic paint, some cool printouts, and tracing paper. It is very simple to trace the artwork on the wood, by placing the tracing paper between the paper and wooden coasters. The next step consists of doing the actual paint job and the spray varnish on every one of the coasters, making them original and unique. The nonconformist style is going to be very appreciated and popular among kids thanks to their playful notes. {found on happy}.

21. Romantic Birch Candles

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Do you have a bunch of large plain candles sitting around your coffee table or bathroom? Spice them up with this awesome DIY idea by Sand and Sisial, which only requires that you be able to acquire some birch bark from a tree(dead one of course), tacky spray, and some brown twine for the tie around the middle. This project is very easy, as you simply affix pieces of birch bark that fit to your candle and trim off the excess, leaving you with some beautiful nature themed candles!

22. Birch Christmas Decorations

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Although Birch may naturally lend itself to fitting into your home during the fall season, there are ways to decorate with it even in the dead of winter. Just check out this awesome project by Dream a Little Bigger that you can create using some birch bark sheets and some glue. This project is so simple that you can have the kids help you. What better way to spend the holidays than to sit around the Christmas tree making birch crafts as a family?

23. Birch Christmas Ornaments

Everyone knows you have to have more on your Christmas tree besides just birch garland! So after you’ve made the above project, follow these instructions on CBC Parents to make birch ornaments for your tree. The example features birch being glued to card board that is cut to look like stars, but you can make yours into any shape you want—hearts, angels, or even mini-Christmas trees. They also included additional jewels in the example, which you could add to your project as well, or opt for something else, like bits of pine branches or small pinecones!

24. Classy Birch Photo Frame

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When it comes to decorating your home, you probably have at least a few photographs lining your walls, but have you ever thought about spicing them up with birch? This idea can be found on Garden Mama, and frankly, it looks amazing! The best part is, transforming your photo frames into birch takes barely any work or supplies, and the ending result will have people marveling at how you did it! And you don’t have to stop at one frame, might as well get enough birch to change your entire photo gallery into birch frames.

25. Fancy Birch Napkin Rings

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The occasions when you set the table with cloth napkins are probably few and far between, so why not make them extra special by making these adorable birch napkin rings featured on Twig and Toadstool?

You will be covering up old napkin rings with strips of birch and gluing them down, so be sure you select a set you don’t mind transforming, or buy an inexpensive set for this project. Once finished, these napkin rings are so cute you can even give them as a gift for the holidays!

26. Birch Hanging Plant Stand

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There is nothing like making your plants look great by hanging them where the sunlight is best, or where they can be up and out of the way of pets or running children. Just check out this DIY plant stand on Be Repurposed that you can make using a slice of birch wood.

It’s both adorable and functional, and your plants will love it! This hanging plant stand can be used both indoors and outdoors, making it the ideal choice for a plant that may need to be moved as the seasons change.

27. Birch Woodsy Jewelry Holder

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The hardest part about owning jewelry is knowing where to store it! The good news is, you can use a birch branch piece to create this jewelry holder by Une Touche De Rose, and have a unique spot to keep all of your jewelry from getting tangled.

You will need a drill to complete this project, but otherwise, you can probably find everything else you need lying around the house. In the explanation, the knobs to hold the jewelry are made with old dresser and nightstand drawer knobs. You can do the same, or purchase new knobs, or even hooks, whatever you prefer.

28. Birch Tea Light Holder

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Not everyone loves giant candles, rather they prefer a selection of small tealights spread around the home. If this sounds like you, then this birch tealight holder by A Beautiful Mess is for you. This project doesn’t require much, as you’ll be taking a birch slice and drilling holes to fit tealights in it.

The birch slice you use can be as big or as small as you want, and you can drill holes for the exact number of tealights you want it to hold. You also don’t need to be afraid of moving this piece once it is finished, as the holes you drill will keep all the tealights in place, making it a safer alternative than most comparable tealight holders you can buy in stores.

29. Use Birch To Create a Centerpiece

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When it comes to centerpieces, it can be hard to find the one that is perfect for your home, especially at the right price. That’s why this holiday season you should consider making your own like Welcome to the Woods did, using birch branches, pine boughs, and sparkly red ornaments.

She built hers in a metal trough, but you could use almost anything you want as the base—from a wooden box, or even a birch basket that you made yourself.

30. Magical Birch Fairy House

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If your kids are watching you make all these birch crafts and wondering what is in it for them, you should introduce them to the idea of creating this birch fairy house from Twig and Toadstool.

Not only is it adorable, it also makes a great fall decoration to place on a table runner or on a centerpiece and your kids will love pulling apart pinecones to make the roof shingles. Don’t be afraid to make more than one and have a whole fairy village in your home.

31. DIY Birch Clock

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Still have large birch slices lying around? Then use one of them to make this gorgeous clock by The Summery Umbrella. Admittedly, this project isn’t for the faint of heart, as it requires dismantling an inexpensive wall clock to get the hands for your wooden clock.

You will also need a steady hand to paint the numbers for the clock face. But for those who don’t find these tasks off-putting, your house will surely benefit from this beautiful handmade decoration.

32. Sweet Birch Chalkboard

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Every home needs a chalkboard. A chalkboard is it a nifty place to leave messages for one another, and it can additionally be a great place to start a grocery list or your to-do list for the day.

But before you run out and buy a chalkboard, you should consider creating this birch chalkboard by Iowa Girl Eats. All you will need is a large slice of birch of your choosing, chalkboard paint, and a stand to set it on, it really is that simple!

33. Birch Slice Wreath

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Wreaths are one of the best ways to decorate your front door year-round. But when you are in between seasons, it can be difficult to find the perfect wreath to use as decoration. Follow the instructions found on Finding Home Farms to create this unique wreath using birch slices, bits of burlap, and flowers.

You’ll find that this wreath is a great decoration for both fall and spring depending on the flowers you choose to style it! You could even replace the flowers with fake birds or butterflies to make this wreath a bit more colorful and use it as a summer decoration too.

34. Log Slice Flower Vase Holder

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If the birch vase and flower baskets above weren’t for you, then this log slice vase holder might be a little more up your alley. This project, featured on Ashbee Design, takes slices of birch and turns them into holders for your thinnest glass vases. This gives them a very modern and cohesive look.

This project does require a heavy-duty drill, but when you get your hands on one, there’s no reason not to make a few of these for all your vases, or to give them as cute gifts to friends.

35. Decorative Birch Slice Mirror

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As you are cutting birch for your DIY birch wall, there’s no reason not to save the leftovers to spice up a mirror in another room! This project, designed by Jaime Costiglio, uses a variety of wood slices, but there is no reason not to exclusively use birch.

This project is deceptively simple, only requiring you to create a frame for your mirror using a piece of plywood and the birch circles, then you will glue your mirror to the center to have a beautiful new decorative birch slice mirror!

Conclusion

If you haven’t noticed yet, birch is a truly versatile decoration that can be used to spruce up your home all year long. Whether you choose to just add one of these awesome birch projects to your home, or deck out the entire place until it looks like a fairy wonderland, you now have 35 amazing birch projects up your sleeve! So grab your birch bark and your creative mind and start crafting!