Glue a photo, add decorative paper, paint a picture, or just simply write your favorite cabin memory on the back of the bark shape with a permanent marker.
- Flatten any pieces of curly bark with steam from an iron, and sandwich pieces between heavy books for an hour or longer, depending on thickness.
- If the ornament is flimsy after cutting, replicate the shape on another piece of bark, and then again on a piece of thin cardboard. Glue the cardboard piece in between the two birch pieces before decorating.
- To protect the art or images used on the back, spray with a UV-resistant, clear, acrylic coating prior to stringing the ornament.