Turn that piece of scrap wood into a home decoration with these easy DIY wood decor projects.
Have you ever wanted to make your own wooden decor or piece of furniture? Woodworking projects don't have to be difficult or intimidating! With a few simple tools, a little know-how, and easy steps to follow, you’ll be able to start on simple DIY wood projects that you can do at home.
One of the best things about these wood pieces is that you don’t need to be an experienced carpenter to create something beautiful. In this article, we’ll go through a few easy DIY projects that anyone can do, from building basic shelves to wooden decor for your dining room table. And let's not forget the necessary tools and materials you need to get started on your first DIY wood decor project. You'll be on your way to becoming a woodworking master in no time!
Basic Tools For DIY Wood Decor
- Wood - reclaimed wood, wood scraps, pallet wood, etc.
- Finish nailer and nails
- Rapid Fuse or another wood glue
- Chop saw
- Skilsaw (circular)
- Measuring tape
- Sand paper
Easy DIY Wood Decor Projects
Reclaimed Wood Table Tray
To start off, everyone can use stylish decor for their table, and this wooden tray is no exception. It definitely helps when you can use wood scraps to make stunning farmhouse decor, like how I utilized leftover pallet wood for some other fast projects.
This wood tray is pretty simple, but when used correctly it is the perfect addition for displaying decor on your table, a bed or even a coffee table or side board. The handle makes it easy to transport while also adding a stylish design element. Add a wood stain for a pop of color or leave it in it's natural state. You can see the full post here.
And of course, here is a video for all the visual learners.
There is nothing more versatile than decorative lanterns. You can place them anywhere! Use wooden lanterns for:
- Use as a centerpiece on a table.
- Fill with holiday trinkets - ornaments, fall foliage, pumpkins, etc.
- Place a small vase inside with greenery or flowers.
- Throw in your favorite faux candle or light source.
- Use it for outdoor spaces like your front porch decor.
- Put a light inside.
- Place on a mantel in your living room.
- Use as a filler for anywhere you have decorating space!
There are many creative ways to style these simple wood lanterns. They are an ideal choice for neutrality. But, as much as I love utilizing lanterns in my home decor, I can't justify the price tag for some of them I see in store. This one was super easy to make myself and I love the rustic look that goes well with a farmhouse touch.
Don't forget the full tutorial in video form here!
But if building isn't your thing, here are a few of my Target favorites too.
This DIY Candle Centerpiece is a great addition to any table and a replica of a traditional sugar mold. And for less than $20 bucks to make, I'll take it. This costs even less if you already have stain or paint on hand to use up.
Not a fan of using it for candles? Make the holes bigger with a larger drill bit and use it to store craft supplies for the kiddos! What a lovely rustic touch to sit on your counter or table.
And take a look at the simple steps in this video tutorial.
DIY Wood Sign
Looking for more of an artistic flair? This wood wall decor is one way to create unique wall art. Plus, this awesome Boho inspired wood sign is something that you can do at home with a piece of plywood and scrap lumber or dowels you already have. This is the perfect project for my daughter's room.
Shop her Boho bedroom decor here.
Wood Scroll Art
Let's take a look at another type of wooden wall decor with this easy DIY wood wall scroll hanging. The best part about this easy project is that it requires very minimal supplies, using a print out, hemp or string and two pieces of thin wood. I did this one to hang up in my daughter's bedroom and it works really well on a collage wall. Free digital printable included.
If you find that you are getting pretty comfortable with your wood working skills and are up for something that requires a tad bit more work, try out these open shelves we installed in our kitchen. We made our own shelving a few years back in place of cupboards that were ripped down. I love having my dishes on display.
This is a great idea for changing up your living space. Plus, the added custom personal touch is very appealing. I find that more and more people are converting to open shelves in kitchen for ease as well as style. See the instructions and detailed post here for this awesome DIY wood decor.
Easy Plant Stand
Next up is our easy wooden plant stand. This is a great project that appeals to rustic charm and use of natural materials. Show off your vase decor indoors with this beauty. Grab the instructions here.
Simple Wooden Signs
If you are looking for some easy decor, take a look at these wood project posts for DIY Plaid Signs with Napkins or DIY Wood Wallpaper Signs. These are very simple and can be used as art to hang on the wall or simple prop against a table or fireplace mantel.
And last, but not least, this wood door project is amazing but does require a bit more use of wood. But for a door that is custom fit and styled, this sliding barn door is a fraction of the cost of one you would need to order.
Shop this master bedroom here.
With the right tools and know-how, anyone can tackle woodworking projects at home. From functional furniture to artwork that will impress your friends and family, a few materials and some sweat equity can go a long way.
As you learn the basics of working with wood, you will develop your own unique style and skills along the way. And with practice, you will become an expert DIYer who can transform wood and build pieces that you can proudly display. So don't be afraid to get creative and explore the possibilities of woodworking.
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