Crafting with wood can be done by just about anyone with a desire to learn and some time and patience. There are thousands of fun wood crafts out there available for experienced wood workers and beginners. Wood crafting can be one of the most enjoyable hobbies around not to mention productive. Some of the finest pieces of furniture have been constructed out of wood. From small items to big; from home decor to seasonal items, there is a fun wood craft out there for everyone. Here are some ideas that beginners and experienced wood workers can use.
There are some great wood crafts you can use in your yard. You can either buy unfinished wood crafts and decorate them to fit your landscaping theme and garden or you can find some really cute patterns to make them from scratch. Either way, there are dozens of wood crafting projects out there to use in your yard. Some of those projects include:
• Garden stakes
• Small furniture-like benches
• Bird houses
Along with yard decor, you can also use wood crafts as part of your home decor. Again, depending on how you want to do it, you can make them from scratch or you can buy unfinished projects at the craft store and finish them by adding your own personal touch. The great part about finishing an unfinished wood craft is that you can make it match your own home decor. You don’t have to waste time looking for something that has the right colors in it, or that will match what you already have. Here are some home decor projects you can try:
• Wall hangings, magnet boards
• Plant holder
There are thousands of fun wood crafts you can make just for seasonal purposes. If you think your house is too empty and you want other things to decorate with at Christmas, Halloween, or any other holiday then wood crafts are one of the most popular ways to do so. The holiday seasons are probably the best time to find some fun wood crafts to use in decorating the inside and outside of your home. Here are a few ideas for seasonal wood crafts:
• Patriotic center pieces and wood signs
• Wood Easter bunnies to put outside in your yard
• Halloween pumpkins, witches, and ghosts to display inside and outside your home
• Thanksgiving center pieces, home decor, and signs
There are plenty of crafts available for kids as well when it comes to working with wood. Many of the ideas already given can be used with kids as well, although with really young children it’s easier to start out with other types of wood like Popsicle sticks and toothpicks. You might not think there are any crafts that use these two types of wood but you’d be surprised at what’s out there if you look. Here are some ideas for using Popsicle sticks and toothpicks for wood crafts:
• Picture frames
• Doll houses
• Three dimensional pictures of favorite animals
After these have been constructed the kids can then paint or decorate them any way they choose.
You can use just about any type of wood you find around the house for some fun wood crafts. These are just a few ideas to get you started down the path of endless wood crafting.