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25+ Wood Box Crafts for Home Decorating

Grab a wooden box from the craft store and try one of these wood box crafts! Decorate these boxes with paint, decoupage, and more. There are some great ideas for beginners here.

Wood Box Crafts

Have you ever been to the wood section of the craft store? Of course you have. It’s the aisle that includes boxes, photo frames, plaques, wood slices, crates, wood blocks, letters, trays, and much, much more.

If you want to make a wood craft, it’s the place to be. It can also be completely overwhelming.

There’s a lot going on! Just the boxes alone . . . here’s a picture of what the shelves look like in my local craft store:

Wood section of the craft store

There are a lot of different types of boxes, some with glass, larger and smaller. What are you supposed to do with all this stuff??

Don’t worry friends – I’m here to help.

I’m going to share over 25 wood box crafts with you! And I’m really excited, because there are some extremely fun ways to decorate these surfaces that I think you’re going to like.

There are so many options for decorating a wooden box, including paint, stain, Mod Podge, and more. You’re going to see lots of projects – and I know one will resonate with you.

There are two common questions I get that I wanted to address before I share the projects.

The first is, do you have to paint the box before you Mod Podge, or can you decoupage directly onto raw wood? The answer is no, you don’t have to paint. You can put paper directly onto raw wood.

The second question is what type of paint you can use on wooden boxes. I recommend using a craft paint, chalk paint, or stain to start.

They are very forgiving, especially chalk paint. And you can decoupage all over the top!

Now that you know the basics – and there weren’t that many – I think you’re ready to get creative. In fact, I know you’re ready.

So pick a box, try one of these projects and let me know what you think in the comments. They are great crafts to do at home so I know you’ll find something you love! Let me know if you have any questions as well. Enjoy!

Wood Box Crafts

Visit the craft store and grab a wooden box to make one of these unique projects for your home decor!

If you enjoyed these crafts with wooden boxes, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas: