DIY Inspiration: Birch



Here are some great DIY ideas + resources for one of my favorite trends of the moment – birch! My favorite is the graphic black + white patterns, but the natural look is nice too. Have you made any birch-inspired projects?

1/ Birch Fabric

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Spoonflower, one of my go-to resources, has a few options for birch fabric. This is my favorite.

2/ DIY Birch Bark Lamps

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Check out the full tutorial over on Ruffled.

3/ DIY Birch Tags

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A simple DIY that would dress up a gift year-round.

4/ Birch Shelves

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If you have the carpentry chops to the DIY this I’d be really impressed!

5/ DIY Birch Book

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They made a wedding guestbook, but it would also be a cool journal!

6/ DIY Birch Bark Necklace

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The natural bark cut into geometric shapes makes this simple jewelry DIY one of my faves.

7/ Birch Wall Stencil

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Create a birch tree wall without the expensive designer wallpaper using this stencil!

8/ Birch Wall Decals

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Or these photorealistic wall decals are another affordable choice.

9/ Birch Bark Sheets

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Never remove the bark from a living tree, so either pick up fallen bark for your DIYs or buy these birch bark sheets.

10/ DIY Birch Bark Wall Art

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Which you can use to make this easy wall art.

+1/ Geometric Birch Bunting

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Of course I have to mention the garland I made a few weeks ago from birch-patterned paper straws!

Sources for the mood board:
1st Column: Birch, purse, furniture
2nd Column: Room, straws, wall, bag
3rd Column: Tile, cuff, towel, birch

Alicia DiRago is the founder and CEO of Whimseybox. She has led DIY events across the country and been featured in the Wall Street Journal. Alicia is a lifelong crafter and former chemical engineer obsessed with making everything from bracelets to (homebrewed) beer! You can find her personal DIY, fashion and design blog at

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