Wood is one of the most versatile materials out there. You can cut it, carve it, shape it, and glue it. You can paint it, stain it, or strip it. You can put it together or take it apart. With these unique DIY wood craft projects, you can see just how versatile this material is.
32 Brilliant Ways DIY Wood Craft Projects Can Make Your Home Unique
You can find a project for just about every room in your home. Table scape trays make perfect platforms for dining room decoration. Wooden plaques offer a blank slate for any saying or picture you want. If you want a unique table, we’ve got a few options to consider. Headboards and benches can give your bedroom a real transformation. You can find anything you want among these DIY wood craft projects.
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced DIY’er or just getting started. These projects offer something for everyone. You can get most of the items at the craft or hardware store. All you need is a couple of hours and you will have a unique piece for your home. Pick which of these DIY wood craft projects you want to get started with.
1. Farmhouse Flower Market Basket
Every day can be a market day with this cute flower market basket. The body can be made from a repurposed magazine rack. Add some paint in your favorite color. Any sort of quaint sign will do for the front. Then fill with burlap and a variety of silk flowers, and you’ve got a new decoration to brighten up any corner of your home.
2. White Wreath Stenciled on Circular Board
Layering textures is a great way to create interest in every area of your home. Here we’ve put together the real-life look of silk flowers with a flat rendition of a traditional wreath. This fun take on an old classic adds another element of style to your mantle or side table, and it’s easy to create! All you need is a round piece of wood, some old drawer pulls, and a stencil. If you’re bold, you can even freehand it. Simple yet elegant.
3. Cozy Coffee and Tea Kitchen Sign
White is classic, and it never goes out of style. You can create this charming display with antique cups or those you use every day! The sign is a simple matter of stencil and paint on an old board. You can even create the boxes simply and easily. Food-themed décor is great for kitchens, dining rooms, and breakfast nooks. Find a spot to cozy up with a cuppa today.
4. A Wreath of Natural Cotton Branches
A wreath is a beautiful way to display the greenery of any season. Springtime brings delicate flowers like tulips and daffodils. Summer is the time for brightly colored sunflowers and daisies. In Autumn, leaves burst aflame in reds and oranges. In winter, when the plants rest, ice and snow reign. Each of these themes could be the subject for an interesting wreath. Here we’ve chosen cotton branches to represent harvest and plenty. This wall hanging will stay in style all year long.
5. Tall-Handled Caddy for Top of Fridge
When style and function meet, great things can happen. This tall-handled caddy is perfect for hard to reach spaces, such as on top of the fridge. A high shelf or above a tall cabinet would also be good homes for this piece. You can store things you need to access, or you can use this caddy to hold decorative items and to make a statement. Best of all, it’s multi-purpose. Fill it with books, bottles, or crayons for kids’ art projects. The possibilities are endless!
6. Stunning Fretwork Console or Side Table
This stunning fretwork table is reminiscent of window frames. It is constructed of simple pine boards cut at 45-degree angles and glued together. The top is a gorgeous piece of hardwood plywood, available at any hardware store. A beautiful console table can tie any room together. And it’s reversible! In one position you can place things under it. You could even sit under it and use it as a desk. Face it the other way, however, and you create a unique 3D box against the wall. Try it out!
7. Simple Geometric Solid Blocks
Who ever said, “go big or go home?” Small and simple things are wonderful, too! These wooden knick-knacks are subject to interpretation. They could be pyramids. They could be Christmas trees. They could be a group of geometric solids. Whatever you decide they are, they are certainly adorable. Mint, gold, and white complement each other, but you can paint these lovely shapes in any shades you want.
8. Round Wooden Side Table
Wow your friends by making this one of a kind round side table. This unusual table is made from dozens of small pieces cut from plywood and glued together in layers. Each piece is a little curve, and when put together, they make a circle! Imagine the conversations this table will start when your friends and family learn that it was handcrafted by you! Make sure to use a template so the pieces come out uniform, giving the table a clean look.
9. Chevrons Signs with Homey Sayings
Chevrons are here to stay, and these chevrons give tips and inspiration, all while pointing to heaven. You can craft these chevrons from scrap wood, then decorate them with a variety of sayings. Give advice to your kids and visitors, quote a scripture or a song, encourage the downtrodden. It’s all possible with these adorable signs.
10. Decorative Address Placard
Who wants a boring address, like reflective stickers on a mailbox? This attractive sign gives vital information while giving visitors an idea of your style and creativity. Constructed of simple wood and twine, the true charm of this sign comes from the flowers atop it. Here we’ve used silk flowers and succulents to create a visually pleasing array. You could glue the flowers to the board or affix floral foam to the back and change the flowers with the seasons. Nothing welcomes guests like a well-appointed front door decoration.
11. Front Porch Door Step Message Bench
When decorating your home, consider all possible spaces. The front porch offers an opportunity for you to express yourself in different ways than the living room or bedroom might. Plant- and garden-based décor is popular fare on front porches, as are chairs and benches. This cute little bench isn’t for sitting, but you can send a message on it. It can hold any sort of sign, such as “welcome” or “please don’t ring the bell,” or maybe, “Just so you know, there’s, like, a lot of kids in here.” Whatever you decide to tell the world, do it in style with this little shelf!
12. Wooden Block Reusable Perpetual Calendar
There are all kinds of calendars, from elaborate chalkboard command centers to complimentary, flimsy paper wall hangers. This sturdy calendar can be reused month after month, year after year. Because it is black, white, and natural wood in color, it is appropriate for every season. And because it has no year, it will remain relevant for the rest of time! Make it fun by assigning a child to change the date every day for a week.
13. Farmhouse Let’s Stay Home Sign
Going out can be fun, but it can also be expensive! Proclaim your love of staying home with this rustic handmade sign. Stencil a saying on a painted board, add a border, and you’re done! Signs with sayings on them are a great way to silently share your life philosophy with visitors. And when you decide that some other mantra outweighs this one, you can paint over it and make a different statement instead.
14. Homemade Candle Holder or Menora
Candles are a beautiful and simple way to add character to any table or mantlepiece. This candle holder is made from a 2×4, something you probably have in your garage right now! After you cut the basic shape and drill the holes for the candles, kids can help sand this piece into something you can all be proud of. The candles can hold religious significance or can be an everyday decoration. Try different colors of candles to portray different moods!
15. Weathered Wood Curtain Valance
What better way to hang curtains on a budget than to pass on expensive curtain rods and make a DIY valance instead? This trendy farmhouse look can be made with barn wood, reclaimed wood, or you can antique new wood to make it look weathered. While grey wood is charming, you can also try brown, black, or white stains for a variety of styles.
16. Rustic and Functional Paper Dispenser
Copper tubing, leather straps, planks of wood, and recycled brown paper. Sounds like a match made in heaven! Custom build this message board to fit any rolls of paper you may find and use it in any room in the house. It makes a great grocery list in the kitchen, but why not let the kids have one for impromptu projects? Hang it in the entryway so you can jot down last-minute thoughts before you leave the house, or record the inspirations you had while you were away.
17. Fabulous Fall Pumpkin Sign
Fall is many people’s favorite season, and why wouldn’t it be? There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are changing, and no one bats an eye when you keep a warm drink with you at all times. You get to pull out the sweaters, scarves, and boots, and pumpkins are in! Celebrate the feel of the season with this little pumpkin sign, advising visitors to stay cozy at a chilly time of year. The beads on the hanger give it character, and the whole thing is easy to make and enjoyable to look at.
18. That Sweet Tea Life Cutting Board Sign
Have an old cutting board you’re no longer using? Maybe it’s too small or has been damaged in some way. Well, sand it down and stain it up, because it’s getting a new life as a charming sign for your living room, kitchen, or bedroom! You can choose this quaint saying or any other that resonates with you. And if you don’t have an old cutting board, try shopping for one at a thrift store. It doesn’t need to be in good shape, and it doesn’t have to be clean enough to use for food. It just needs to strike you as delightful, and your project can begin.
19. Mantle Piece Travel Collage Display Board
Not all who wander are lost. If you’ve got wanderlust in your soul, why not share your adventures with the world with this visual travelogue? Hang pictures of your latest and greatest escapades with this visually interesting display board. Wood, old maps, and mod podge make this project a piece of cake. Show off your world travels, even if they’re only around your state or region. Don’t have the cash to travel? Showcase the wonders of your town as you take a staycation or the beauty of your backyard as you and the kids explore.
20. Entryway or MudRoom Shelf and Coat Rack
This bright shelf is also a coat rack and will add a pop of color to any entryway or mudroom. It can be cheaply constructed from materials available at the local hardware store, some of which you might already have around. The hooks are first glued on with wood glue, then screwed into place to ensure a secure grip. If you plan to hang heavy things on the hooks, make sure you anchor it to some studs. Change the items on the shelf regularly to keep it looking fresh.
21. Family Names with Scrabble Word Plaques
The members of your family will love this wall sign as they see their names glorified every day. Let them help arrange the tiles before you affix them to the wall. How many different ways can you cross the letters in your family’s names? If names don’t interest you, try creating a puzzle of different words, such as love, home, family, and so on. These tiles are easy to make, so go crazy with your messages!
22. Narrow Behind The Couch Sofa Table
This stylish and functional sofa table is made entirely of 2×4’s and is made only with basic hand tools. It’s so easy! The slim design will fight behind any sofa and provide a space to store remote controls and drinks. After the table is painted and assembled, add rustic accents like hinges and keyplates to give the table character and add interest. Yours can be as unique as you are!
23. How Great Thou Art Wooden Sign
If you love the Lord, show it! Select a simple phrase from scripture and create a sign to display it in your home. This quote on this beautiful sign comes from a beloved hymn in many Christian hymnals. You can display it in your main living space to set a tone of respect in your home, or in a bedroom as a reminder to remember God in all things. Dedicate your home to the Lord with this beautiful sign.
24. Shabby Chic Wooden Fireplace Screen
This shabby chic fireplace screen is made from old cabinet doors! First, draw the shape you’d like, then cut them out with a power saw. Next, paint and stencil on a design. Connect with hinges for a freestanding piece of art to add a personal touch to any fireplace. Note that this screen is wood and should not be used in front of an open fire. When you want to use the fireplace, move the screen aside and enjoy it. Then replace it when you’re done. Simple!
25. Easy Pallet Plaques Perfect for Picture Display
26. Blanket Organization on a Ladder
27. Hanging Curtains Couldn’t Be Easier
28. Rope and Board Hanging Shelf
29. Wooden Chalkboard Welcome Sign
30. Drawer Transformed into Centerpiece Container
31. Unique Way to Organize Crayons
32. Modern Yet Rustic Side Table
33. Handmade Mid-Century Plant Stand
34. An Easy-to-See Wall Clock
35. Over-the-Stove Spice and Oil Organizer
36. Upholstered Bench for the Bedroom
37. Classic Stained Wooden Headboard
38. Bringing the Stars Inside the House
39. Transferring Pictures to Wood Plaque
40. A Simple Wooden Table Runner Tray
41. Rustic Wood Column of Light
42. Rustic Custom Wooden Desk
43. Heart Done in Wood and Paint
44. Bundle of Wood and Glass
45. Planters Done in Hexagon and Wood
46. Multi-Layer Plywood Candle Holders
47. Wood Lanterns for Inside and Out
48. A Who Needs Legs Table
49. Wooden Frame for Hanging Light Fixtures
50. Pallets Make Great Candle Sconces
51. Create a Fabulous Wooden Tray
52. A Unique Corner Zigzag Shelf