How-to Make a Birch Bark Centerpiece

You don’t have to chop down a tree to create this woody winter wonderland! We found 8-inch-high birch bark cylinders online and cut them in half crosswise to make two 4-inch-high cylinders. Insert an 8-in. Styrofoam circle inside each cylinder. (You could also glue a sheet of birch bark around the styrofoam circles. If you can’t find birch bark cylinders or sheets, use birch bark-patterned scrapbook paper.)

Place a 9-in. tall pillar candle in the center of each Styrofoam circle. Add green reindeer moss, pine cones and bunches of small artificial green berries around each candle.

If desired, lay a sheet of birch bark or birch bark scrapbook paper on the table. Set the candle-filled birch bark cylinders on top. Place a third pillar candle on the sheet; add berries and pine cones around the base of the candle.

Birch bark sheets or scrapbook paper can also be used as place mats.