Decor Crush: Birch Bark

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I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about birch bark that I am completely and utterly obsessed with. I’ve always been a sucker for all things chipped, peeled, and wooden — and the fact that it’s white might just be the icing on the cake. Everytime I see a birch tree, I rush over to see if any bark has fallen to the ground. If it has, I can assure you it’s mine. I glue it to candle holders… hang it on my fridge… I even have pieces of birch bark tacked up on my desk area here at work. I recently bought two birch logs from Terrian, which I have just leaning up against the wall in my apartment. They look beautiful.

I just love the cozy feeling that birch bark provides. It reminds me of winter, but in a homey, comfy way that makes me want to throw on my coziest sweater and build a tent in my bedroom. Ugh, I love birch bark.

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Birch Bark Coasters

I have been on the prowl for birch bark coasters forever! I’m so happy I finally found these beautiful guys on Etsy. :)

Birch Bark Basket

I love the look of these wooden kitchen utensils in a birch vase against a chipped teal wall.

Birch Flower Pots

Birch vases can also be used for plants and flowers! These guys all look incredible next to each other — I love the varied sizes.

DIY Birch Bark Lanterns

Birch bark lanterns: What a brilliant idea! Get the whole tutorial on Ruffled Blog.

And last but not least…

Birch Bark Bed

A birch tree bed frame? You’ve got to be kidding me. This is my dream. This is my absolute dream. Anyone want to make this with me?

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Melody Sage -October 28, 2012, 12:57PM

Love the birch bark coasters. I so want to make one of those birch bark vases.

Angie R -October 28, 2012, 7:09PM

I love the lights! What a cute idea

Chelsea -October 28, 2012, 7:16PM

I LOVE the bedframe too!! I first saw an idea like this from Sibella Court’s book Etc. So I made a headboard from driftwood that I collected on my beaches here in Puerto Rico, but a bedframe would have been a sweet idea too!! Gonna remember this for the future.

Here’s my headboard: http://blog.seafieldandtribe.com/2012/09/photography-sibella-court-home-styling.html

Thanks for sharing this inspiration!!

Kayla -November 3, 2012, 11:11AM

That bedfrsme is my dream too! You should go for it!

bbff -January 3, 2013, 1:00PM

we love birchbark too !! it’s magic natural matiere …

bbff -January 3, 2013, 1:02PM

look at our website birchbarkfurniture.com to see the birchbark marquetterie ..

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