Make Faux Birch Logs Using Foam Pool Noodles

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Birch logs are so beautiful and bring a bit of the great outdoors into your home. I enjoy the coziness that logs bring. However, birch logs can be hard to find and when you do find them they aren't cheap.

I designed a "Santa's Cabin-in-the-Woods" theme Christmas tree. I wanted the look of birch and figured out how to create it using foam pool noodles from the dollar store. Also, a good alternative is plumbing insulation from the hardware store.

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It's fun for me to think of unique ways to use dollar store items such as pool noodles to repurpose into something completely different!

If you would like to learn how to make the birch log pool noodles visit here:

The logs placed in a basket of greenery, twigs, pine cones and lights make for a beautiful arrangement in front of the fireplace.

For the complete tutorial see our blog post.

Suggested materials:
  • Foam pool noodles   (dollar store)
  • Brown craft paper   (craft store)
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  • Doreen Doreen on Nov 05, 2018

    I'm in awwe!!! Extremely realistic looking!!! Better yet it cost nothing!! Ilove love love birch!!! I actually like when someone this creative has a blog, this way I can see other things they have made! and repurposing something, even better. I did a pool noodle wreath for Halloween using socks from The Dollar tree!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Katherine Cornett Hall Katherine Cornett Hall on Feb 06, 2020

    So inspiring! Love your blog. . . following. Can't wit to make these birch logs, so excited! Thank You!