I started with limbs that had fallen out of the trees in my backyard. Collected the bark, let it dry and then gathered my items and made several in no time.
The items I used were a hot glue gun, some faux Suede, leather and you are ready-
After the glue dried, I wrapped the leather on some and twine around the Bark below
You can use any Tree Bark, I would love to have more Dogwood Bark
The Back side of the Bark