We count birch bark tubes as holiday decor that can be displayed year-round. They give off a woodsy, winter wonderland sort of vibe while adding texture. Because they can be cut to your liking, the display options are endless.
We love how Cynthia uses her birch tubes to hold glass votive candles. Because the bark is thin, light peeks through casting a lovely, warm glow. You can also add a single stemmed flower or a small bunch which makes a beautiful combo of textures and colors. For an extra festive touch, use holly, garland, or a few poinsettia branches. You can pick up a set of 5 from Jill at Small Stump for $28 (and because they are harvested from fallen trees--no two are alike, adding to their unique form).
(Images: 1. Wig3000, 2-4 Small Stump)