You’re going to love making these wood crafts for your home decor! These projects use a variety of surfaces and are great for selling too.
Many of us have seen that aisle in the craft store. You know the one. It’s got all the wood surfaces that you might want to use in DIY projects: frames, wooden blocks, plaques, etc.
It’s really fun to go to that aisle and dream up projects. But honestly, there is a certain amount of overwhelm that goes with it. Do you feel it too?
There’s almost too much rolling around in my brain when I see all those surfaces. I forget what I came for, and I start dreaming up various projects based on what I’m seeing. SO I’ve decided to make it a little easier for you!
Instead of wandering around for an hour or so trying to figure out what to make, you can just try one of these wood crafts below. They have supply lists so that you will know exactly what you need when you’re in the wood aisle.
Crafts Made with Wood
All the DIY projects you find in this list are easy enough for beginners. Just pay close attention to the details and let me know if you have any questions about a particular craft from the list.
What wood surfaces are available?
This is just a sampling of what is available in the aisle of the craft store. Of course you don’t have to purchase your wood from the craft store.
You can get lumber cut down at Home Depot, and I find the Goodwill to be a great place to get unique wood surfaces that need a makeover. There’s also Dollar Tree!
- Craft dowels
- Craft sticks
- Crates & boxes
- Cutting boards
- Letters & numbers
- Picture frames
- Plaques – round, square, oval
- Rectangle wood tray with handles
- Small and large shapes
- Squares, cubes, and blocks
- Turnings – spools, etc.
- Wood canvases
- Wood slices
What can I use to decorate the surfaces?
You’ve got a lot of options, including spray paint, chalk paint, acrylic paint, Mod Podge, and more. I recommend starting simple if you are new to wood crafting. Brush on acrylic paint is a great way to start decorating wood surfaces.
What wood crafts sell the best?
Frames, birdhouses, and any kind of wood storage are probably going to be a hit. But if you want to sell your crafts, check your local fairs and do research online to see if that’s what people are buying.
Are you ready to jump into the wood craft ideas? Check out the list below!
Do you enjoy crafting with wood? I've got tons of craft projects and DIY ideas on wood surfaces - check out the list below!
Photo Transfer to Wood
Learn how to transfer photos to wood in three simple steps! All you need for this photo transfer to wood is your favorite image and a medium. It’s easy!
DIY Perpetual Calendar (with Free Printable!)
Create a DIY perpetual calendar using wood blocks! It's easy to make with Mod Podge and a few other basic supplies.
Decorate a Wooden Stool with Paper
Have a wooden stool that needs a makeover? I made this decorative step stool with pretty paper and Mod Podge. It's really EASY to do! Check out our painted wood stool too.
Easy Wood Storage Bin
Storage doesn't have to be boring! I used bright paints, paper and decoupage on this wood storage bin - and now I'm storing my books in style.
Colorful Geometric Frame Using Tissue Paper
This tissue paper frame is perfect for whipping up quickly and adding color to your home. So easy, even a child can do it!
Decorative Letters for Wall Decor in Minutes!
Learn how to make decorative letters using confetti and wood letters! This project is perfect for a kids' room or craft studio.
Make Your Own Display Risers
Make your own display risers and add some charm to your home decor. How about gifting one to a friend? Simple and versatile for the win.
DIY Desk Organizer
Make a desk organizer using recycled materials, and customize it any way you like using this tutorial. The base is a wood plaque.
DIY Stained Wood Tray
DIY a simple wooden tray! Instead of paying $50 for one she saw, Erin made her own, and it was a super fast project.
DIY Glasses Holder Display with Fun Faces
Learn how to make a DIY glasses holder that looks like a face with simple wood surfaces from the craft store. SO cute and easily customized.
Scrapbook Paper Wall Art
Use cool scrapbook paper and cut pieces of wood to make fabulous DIY wall art in minutes. So easy and looks great on the mantel!
How to Decorate a Wood Crate
Use Mod Podge stencils and sand to decorate a wood crate - perfect for holding books, craft supplies, or anything else you need to store.
DIY Plant Stand with Craft Store Supplies
Make a DIY plant stand for spring or summer with this easy tutorial! Simply use paint, wood rings, and wood balls from the craft store.
Make Baseball Bookends
Learn how to make bookends with a baseball theme! This is a fun project for the sports fan in your life.
How to Make a Map Clock
If you want to decoupage with maps, you'll love this map clock! It's very easy to make with a few simple supplies and a wood clock face.
Decorate an IKEA Magazine Holder
Want an easy craft idea? Grab an IKEA wood magazine holder and paint it for decor or as a gift! Add your favorite Duck Tape - to personalize.
DIY Closet Dividers for Nursery or Kids' Room
Use your favorite scrapbook papers and decoupage medium to create unique DIY closet dividers that are perfect for kids' rooms.
Shadow Box Forest
All you need is a wood rectangle, some wood triangles, and paint to make this unique winter art. I would leave it up for the entire holiday season!
Fabric Covered Jewelry Box
Mod Podge a DIY jewelry box using Joel Dewberry fabrics and Mod Podge. I chose bright fabrics and paints to make a statement!
Use wood blocks for crafts to make these cute kids alphabet letter blocks! Great for decorating kids' rooms or a nursery.
Wood Doormat with Mid-Century Style
Make a mid-century inspired DIY wood doormat using wood slats and your favorite retro fabric! It’s easier to do than you think, and it’s really unique.
DIY Coffee Bar Sign with Farmhouse Style
This DIY coffee bar sign project is EASY! Anyone can do it. You'll use a piece of scrap wood, vinyl lettering in a cute font, and paint.
How to Decorate a Shelf with Scrapbook Paper
Learn how to decorate a shelf the easy way! If you see an unfinished wood shelf at the craft store, try this option with paper in four easy steps.
DIY Scrap Wood Candle Holders
What to do with pieces of scrap wood? Turn them into home decor! These DIY wooden candle holders are easy to make, easy to customize.
Vintage Sewing Patterns Box
I love covering everything I can in old pattern pieces and Mod Podge - so I decorated a gift for a friend: a decoupage box! It was VERY easy! I also did a fabric covered one.
Scrap Wood Art Tells Your Family Story
Tell your story with this unique scrap wood art! Use your favorite graphics from places you've visited or lived. Very easy to make!
DIY Photo Display
Learn how to make a pallet style DIY photo display for hanging pictures! This looks great with rustic or farmhouse decor.
DIY Wood Coasters
Learn how to make DIY wood slice coasters from a tree branch! This project is perfect for rustic or farmhouse decor. You can use wood slices from the craft store, too.
DIY Recipe Holder
This Mod Podge DIY recipe holder makes the perfect gift! It's a great idea for the cook in your life, and so easy to make (and personalize).
DIY Mail Holder
If you're like me, you throw the mail on the table when you walk in the door. Instead, make a DIY mail holder and keep it all together!
DIY Family Reunion Centerpiece with Rustic Flair
Make a DIY family reunion centerpiece to make your gathering beautiful! Looks perfect with a rustic or farmhouse decor style.
Easy Wood Circle Earrings
Learn how to make decoupage earrings using wood circles and floral scrapbook paper! These are easy, even if you've never made jewelry before.
How to Make Keychains
Learn how to make keychains using wood circles, scrapbook paper, and Mod Podge! These make great gifts.
DIY Makeup Brush Holder on a Shoestring Budget
Make a DIY makeup brush holder that fits your brushes exactly – this project is easy and budget friendly. Use a piece of scrap wood to make it free!
DIY Resin Cutting Board Makes a Great Gift
A resin cutting board is as a useful kitchen tool and a piece of decor! Learn to decorate a wood cutting board with resin for home or gift.
Comic Book Letters
Learn how to make these comic letters with Mod Podge! Perfect for a kids' themed superhero bedroom or man cave.
Painted Wooden Spoons
Use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge for this unique wooden spoon makeover - these are so colorful and make great gifts! SO easy to do.
DIY Clip Frames in Four Simple Steps
Learn how to make DIY clip frames using wood shapes and clips! Decorate with your favorite papers and Mod Podge. Such an EASY project.
Inkjet Photo Transfer to Wood
This inkjet photo transfer to wood is easy with Mod Podge and regular school glue. Do it in five simple steps!
DIY Rustic Recipe Box for a Farmhouse Kitchen
Store all of your treasured recipes in this unique, rustic recipe box! It’s easy to make with chalkboard paint and perfect for gifting.
Decorate a Wood Plant Stand for Spring
What I love about this DIY wood plant stand is that you can use it at size to grow small items in a small space (like herbs in an apartment)!
Easy Goodwill Toy Upcycle with Paint and Paper
Grab a Goodwill find and turn it into something awesome again. That's exactly what we did with this fun toy upcycle! It's so easy to do. I also did some coasters from the Goodwill here.
Unique Coloring Book DIY Name Plaque
Use your adult coloring pages to make this personalized DIY name plaque! Relax and enjoy coloring, then turn the pages into wall art.
DIY Farmhouse Wall Decor in Five Easy Steps
Make your own DIY farmhouse wall decor with any square of wood and wood shape - just add your favorite papers to personalize!
Decoupage Chair for Kids with Added Flair
Looking for a way to personalize children’s furniture? This kids decoupage chair is easy to make with your favorite colors of paint, paper and Mod Podge.
DIY Welcome Sign with Boho Farmhouse Style
Flowers are so trendy right now, so instead of the sign I hang every year, I decided to make a DIY welcome sign for my living room with a wood pallet.
DIY Jewelry Holder from a Wood Plaque
Make a small DIY jewelry holder you can display on your wall and easily grab-and-go in the morning. Personalize with any images you like!
DIY Photo Block with an Image Transfer
Use your Instagram images to create this easy wood photo block! You'll use Mod Podge photo transfer medium to make it happen.
DIY Pen Cup Using Vintage Comic Books
Do you know someone that loves superheroes? This DIY pen cup covered in comic books makes the perfect gift! Great for Father's Day.
Decorate a Tray with Adult Coloring Pages
Do you have adult coloring pages laying around and aren't sure what to do with them? Decorate a tray! It's easy and makes a great gift idea.
DIY File Cabinet
In this DIY file cabinet project, we'll show you the easy way to do a revamp with fabric! This filing cabinet makeover is SO cute.
Essential Oil Storage Box in Four Easy Steps!
Do you have a collection of oils? Learn how to make an essential oil wood storage box that holds your bottles securely. This organizer looks good too!
Gnome Bookends in the Cutest Woodland Theme
Learn to make these cute bookends using supplies found at the craft store! Isn’t the woodland and mushroom theme so fun? Perfect for kids’ rooms.
How to Paint Nesting Dolls the Easy Way
Learn how to paint nesting dolls with spray paint and some acrylic paint details. These got a revamp, and I’ll show you how it’s done!
Decorate an IKEA Wall Mirror in Four Steps
You can revamp a budget friendly IKEA wood wall mirror using basic craft supplies. It will look like a whole new (more expensive) mirror. So easy!
Decorate a Wood Pendant
Learn how to decorate a wood pendant with a picture from a magazine, or any scan you like! This DIY jewelry is easy and great for gifts.
Easy Faux Cross Stitch Valentine's Day Art
Make this simple and pretty Valentine’s Day art using a wood pallet and Duck Tape! So easy, even a kid can do it. Use this cross stitch idea for a variety of designs.
If you enjoyed these crafts with wood, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas:
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