DIY Wood Ornaments made from Birch Tree Branches

Friday, November 1, 2013

This is a super easy project and these little wood ornaments could be used on the tree or a gift.  My husband cut thin pieces from a birch tree branch and drilled a small hole at the top.  I painted them with chalkboard paint and then using a Sharpie paint pen, I made stars, hearts and trees.   I put a little twine through each hole, tied a knot and they are ready for the tree. 

An interesting side note…I collected the fallen birch tree branches from Waveny Park last year after Hurricane Sandy.  Can you believe that was one year ago?







  • angela king

    these are gorgeous. love them. thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer

    These are so pretty! I was thinking the other day that it has been a whole year since storm Sandy. It’s amazing how resilient communities really are. After seeing pictures and hearing stories from my NJ relatives I never thought things would return to a semi-normal state. My family is from Bay Head, Spring Lake,and Belmar…the boardwalks are back, many homes and businesses have returned…quite remarkable.

  • pamela

    That looks awesome. I hope you are going to share the whole reveal!

  • Karen

    Pretty hard to believe how fast time flies by. Glad you were able to make something so pretty from the wreckage of the storm. These little ornaments are adorable! xo

  • Steve@Urban Cottage

    Very sweet, Annie. They’re actually pretty enough au natural. Just little coins from Mother Nature.

  • Nancy... Noticed

    I can tell this will be a Black & White Christmas in your home and how striking that will be coupled with pine or a hint of red as we have seen so far from your two Friday ideas!!

    Love the birch branch remnant from the storm!

  • Ashley

    To echo every other commenters’ sentiments: these ornaments are perfection!

  • Katie

    So rustic. What a great idea 🙂

  • paula

    These would even be fun to do with the kiddos!

  • Tiffany

    Hey there,

    I just discovered your blog and have got to say it is oh so beautiful! I love seeing images from fall on the other side of the coast, as I live in San Francisco and don’t get as much fall colors as you do! I recently started a blog ( and really find inspiration in yours!


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