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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!
- 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.
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.