Birch Bark Mirror

We love white birch trees—but they don’t grow well here in Eastern NC. On a trip to Vermont while going through a forest of white birch we noticed tons of the bark lying on the ground. We gathered as much as we could and used it to create a new mirror.

This old mirror was part of Handsome’s bedroom set when he was in high school—you know the dark wood with the curly grooves running through??? 🙂 Any mirror, any shape can be used for this project—it couldn’t be any easier. It literally took us 30 minutes from start to finish!

1. With a hot glue fun just start at one edge and glue the birch bark around the mirror until it it covered.

2. Go back and add pieces here and there to create a more layered/3-D look.

Whew! There! {Long, drawn out directions really wear me out—barely got through that one!}

After we did this mirror we saw a similar one in a small boutique in another town—-it was $800! {And it was much smaller than ours!} Price for our Birch Bark Mirror? FREE!

Any kind of bark would be fun—river birch, pine, etc. Just be sure to NOT PULL BARK OFF TREES! Make sure you gather your bark from the ground.

I found this fun mirror last night—I love this idea! This if from Frugal Decor Mom and is ringed in wooden rulers! Another fun mirror idea!

Have a fabulous weekend~

linked this project with:

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