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DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram

This post is sponsored by  The Home Depot but the wreath and ideas are my own.

Psssst……I did it.

I made this rustic birch branch monogram!

Remember when I told you I was going to try to make a monogram?

I have to say I am pretty tickled with how cute it turned out.

I cut the monogram myself from wood — with a power tool I had never used before.

AND, I didn’t cut my finger off.  Yay! I can still blog! {high fives!}

It isn’t perfect, but for my first try? I’m feeling pretty good about it.

DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram

My favorite part? I covered it with REAL bark from fallen branches that I picked up during a Fall walk. 

Eek! I love love love the texture of the natural bark and moss.

DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram

It’s a rustic, woodland-ish, charming and fun DIY project

DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram


Video and instructions can now be found right here, check out the post (and the nifty little video we made to show it off!)

DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram

Meanwhile, don’t forget to sign up for a Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop to make a monogram wreath of your own!

I’m co-leading a workshop this Thursday in Tacoma, Washington! I’d love to meet you there if you are local!

DIY Rustic Birch Bark Monogram

So, did you wonder if I could actually do this? Me, too.

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  1. Kristi@Chatfield Court

    Looks great Melissa! Congratulations on using a power tool and not losing a finger. ;)


  2. rachel

    I’ll be at the workshop on Thursday! Can’t wait to meet you!

  3. Jane

    This is adorable! I think it looks great! I don’t know why you say it’s not perfect. It’s not supposed to be perfect. It’s wood, it’s nature and I love it!!!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you!! :-) I guess I meant my cutting of the monogram underneath wasn’t perfect :-), I’ll show you that part next time. But yes, the bark is very cool, I love it!

  4. Lynn from For Love or Funny

    Dang, that looks amazing! We have lots of birch trees, and their bark would be perfect to use in a monogram!

  5. Marisa Franca

    I am really impressed. I don’t think I could get away with “borrowing” any of my hubby’s manly tools. He would grab it from me and tell me that he’d do it. But conversely I wouldn’t trust him anywhere near my sewing machine. I have a hard time not shuddering when he gets near the laptop and IPad. I would love to learn more about drills and such. I do have my own staple gun :-)

  6. Gilda

    I love this and want to try to copy the idea…one of the first things I think I”ve seen here that is truly not a copy of what else is seen out there…you can’t BUY this, for sure! thanks!

  7. Faith

    Yeah, Melissa! (hands raised and pumping the air) I’m so proud of you. Great job! I love the rustic and natural tone of the monogram. You are such an inspiration. Now if my last name didn’t start with a “C” thus needing a jigsaw instead of a chop saw, I’d be in the garage right now.

  8. Pam

    Love, Love, LOVE this! If I did not live in Kansas, I would be there. Enjoy

  9. karen on bainbridge island

    Bark from the birch tree is just one of those iconic things…you see it and immediately your mind is transported to a cabin in the woods, a roaring fire, and a cup of cocoa. Your DIY is very nice.

  10. Cynthia

    This turned out so cute, love it!


  11. Diane | An Extraordinary Day

    I’m totally smitten with nature’s decor. I love the textures with the bark and moss! You rocked this one girl!!! Have fun at Home Depot in Tacoma!!

  12. Eileen

    Love it!!!

  13. Lisa

    I think it is beautiful to bring nature indoors. Just lovely.

  14. Grace @ sense and simplicity

    Adorable – and you have all your fingers (bonus). I could see the same technique used to cover a container for the centre of the table. I love birch bark.

  15. jennifer @ decorated chaos

    cute wreath! …..and I am going to the HD here in KC for the workshop tomorrow. can’t wait! :)

  16. Christy

    i LOVE it! It looks great. Wish I lived a little closer to Tacoma, Washington. I’m in Texas. Funny though, my sister was born in Tacoma! Have a great weekend!

  17. Vicki Hale

    Lovely, and congrats on still having all ten fingers! :) Vicki.


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