There are so many cute crafts made with scrap pieces of wood. We have quite a few scattered in various rooms around the house and parts of the yard. They are a bit corny I must admit. When you live in an old country house like we do, in some areas they just “work”.  They are fun and easy to make and some hold sentimental value. I’m always looking for new ideas because I despise throwing out useable pieces of wood!

My dad helped me make this little bird house for our back deck. I painted it with lots of bright colors to match the flowers near-bye.

Wooden duck and rooster sitting in the windowsill.

This little boat paddle can be made with crackle paint, sharpies, and raffia.

This sign hangs in the kitchen and can be made with cheap stencils.

My husband and kids made me this for Mother’s Day way back in 2003! Isn’t it cute?

My daughter and I made this out of popsicle sticks! Then we decopaged a sunflower in the middle.

I made this antique fishing lure display out of an old piece of white-washed wood and stenciled fish. Small nails were pounded in to hang the lures.

This was stained and painted freehand. I wish I would have been more careful with the lettering (very off-center). It hangs over a doorway that leads to our creepy basement!

Wooden church craft outside on the small patio table.

This hangs on an extremely old laundry room door that leads to the side patio. I would like to replace this door with a nice new one, but since it’s not in the budget, I just covered it up with this sign that I painted using the “Donna Dewberry” method.

Funny story about what cheap skates we are…we recieved a free door that didn’t fit the opening. I made the welcome sign out of an old scrap of luan plywood that my husband inserted to make the door appear to fit!

This was painted just for fun to make an old cedar closet match the colors in the room.

Father’s Day decopage project long, long, ago!

I made one for the girls and one for the boys and hung collage’s of photos above and below. They hung in an old spare room.

I hope you enjoyed the corny but cute (in thier own little way) wood crafts!

Do you have any suggestions for making things out of old scrap wood?


8 responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    very awesome ! started to tear up,but your so right scrap wood can be made to look fabulous!kudos for innovation&incentive!

  2. slowborg says:

    So much heart and soul has gone into making your house a home obviously. I have a few paddle pop stick decoupage ‘jewellery boxes’ around from my childhood but thats as crafty as I have ever been and it was forced on me at day camp uch. Lol

  3. I love the hanging lures!! That would fit right into my son’s fishing room!! Very creative!

  4. coville123 says:

    I love these very nice!

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