Woodland Birch Bark & Twigs Wall Art

Mother Nature does know best! Earthy organic textures combine to create gorgeous one-of-a kind wall art that's the focal point of any room.

Completion time – 3 hours

Designer – Kathleen George


  • Sheet:one 12" x 36" x 1" sheet; or three 12" x 12"
Other Materials
  • Birch bark sheets**
  • Twigs, quantity varies according to thickness;
  • straight twigs preferred
  • Acrylic craft paint: black, brown
  • (**Available at www.barkcanoe.com)


  • Paint brush
  • Knippers or heavy-duty scissors
  • Pruning clippers
  • Low temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Sawtooth picture hangers, three; or Velcro hangers
  • Optional: If using 12" x 36" x 1" foam sheet, addi
  • include ruler, pencil, serrated knife, old candle,


  • 1. If using 12" x 12" x 1" squares, skip to Step #2. Using
    ruler and pencil, score foam sheet to create three, 12" x 12"
    squares. Wax serrated knife with an old candle. Holding foam
    sheet firmly on a flat surface, extend one end and cut across
    the score line, using knife like a saw. Or, try dental
    floss:Stand the sheet on its edge and hold a 20" length of
    dental floss along the scored line, positioning one hand at
    the bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw the
    dental floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line.
  • 2. Paint edges of foam sheets black, and paint " on top edge
    of foam sheets, too.
  • 3. Using knippers or heavy-duty scissors, cut pieces of birch
    bark to measure 12" x 12".
  • 4. Attach the birch bark to the fronts of two squares of
    STYROFOAM™brand foam, using a generous amount of low
    temperature glue. Use weights (such as a heavy book) to hold
    the bark tight to the surface while the glue hardens.
  • 5. Paint the front of remaining foam square brown; let dry.
  • 6. With pruning clippers, cut twigs to 12" long. Using
    low-melt glue, glue twigs to foam square until the entire
    surface is covered. Let dry. Carefully trim uneven edges.
  • 7. Use Velcro tabs to hang on the wall. Or, glue sawtooth
    picture hanger to back. For additional hold, insert and glue
    two straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger.