18 Easy DIY Wood Craft Project Ideas on a Budget

Last updated on October 1, 2020

We’ve picked 18 amazing but still easy DIY wood craft projects for home decor so that you can build something unique yourself. Check out these tutorials.

Wood craft projects are very popular in DIY home decor. There’s something about the uniqueness and character that each item crafted from wood brings to the table. No project is ever the same, and you can be sure you add something unique to your home decor, whether you do it yourself or buy something from Etsy.

We also like to keep it simple. Even if you aren’t a seasoned crafter, you should be able to craft something from wood. That’s why we’ve picked 18 amazing but still easy DIY wood craft ideas for home decor so that you can build something unique yourself.

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Wood Slice Mirror Frame

Check out how to build this easy DIY Wood Slice Mirror Frame
Tutorial: thatsmyletter.blogspot.com

This is a simple and easy DIY project in a way that all you need to do is cut a lot of wooden branch slices and glue them together in a circle. It makes a great rustic DIY mirror frame that has some whimsical quality and a lot of charm.

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

Check out how to build these easy DIY Pallet Wood Christmas Tree
Tutorial: wildflowersandpistols.com

It’s never too early to get ready for Christmas, and if you have some pallet wood to use, you can create wonderful decorations. It’s a very simple and easy project, but the result is adorable.

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Easy Quilt Ladder

Check out how to build an easy DIY Quilt Ladder
Tutorial: sydneymakesstuff.wordpress.com

These things are popular and now is your chance to build one yourself. The project is straightforward and you get a rustic accent as well as a very functional decor item. Place it in any room to store your fabrics for easy access.

Small Wooden Coasters

Check out how to make easy DIY Wooden Coasters
Tutorial: designdininganddiapers.com

It’s time for the artist within you to shine by making these adorable wooden coasters. If you’re good at it, you can even make handmade gifts or sell them. In any case, these little rustic accents will make your home a cozier place.

Pallet Wood American Flag Sign

Check out how to make an easy DIY Pallet Wood American Flag
Tutorial: www.housebyhoff.com

Feeling patriotic? Build some pallet art rustic decoration for your home to show your love for your country. It’s simple enough and won’t take you more than a few hours to complete.

Easy Wooden Signs

Check out how to make Easy DIY Wood Signs
Source: salvagedinspirations.com

Do you like rustic wooden signs but think they are too complicated to make? Not with this tutorial which shows you how simple it is if you know how. There are several free printables available to help you too.

Rustic Tray

Check out how to make an easy DIY Rustic Tray
Tutorial: howtonestforless.com

One more rustic accent for your home decor – a stained wood tray with a touch of industrial style with pipe handles. It will work in your kitchen decor as well as the bedroom for a lovely breakfast in bed.

Rustic Centerpiece

Check out how to build an easy DIY Wood Box Centerpiece
Tutorial: lovegrowswild.com

Here’s a very versatile and useful decor item to craft from wood – a rustic centerpiece box. If you can build a box, you can build this centerpiece. We bet you’ll create wonderful vignettes with it too.

Unique Twisty Table

Check out how to make this easy DIY Twisty Table
Tutorial: www.woodshopdiaries.com

How brilliant is this design? All it takes is a single board of wood to craft it. It does take some precision work to cut it right, but it’s straightforward enough when you have this tutorial to follow.

Wood Slice Clock

Check out how to make an easy DIY Wood Slice Clock
Tutorial: thesummeryumbrella.com

Do you need another clock in your home? You may very well build one and enjoy doing it. It’s quite an easy project, and the result is charming enough to be a gift to someone.

Designer Cutting Board

How to make a DIY cutting board form scrapwood
Tutorial: instructables.com

Kitchen decor can always use additional rustic accents even in everyday use tools. A DIY cutting board is one of the first things you may craft because it’s so easy. But make it pretty by following this tutorial.

3D Wood Snowflakes

Check out how to make a DIY 3D Wood Snowflake
Tutorial: www.myalteredstate.co

Ready to create some art? These 3D wood snowflakes are brilliant, so much so that you don’t need to wait for winter to make them. These little wonders will make adorable whimsical accents for your home decor in any season.

Pallet Table

Check out how to build this easy DIY Pallet Table
Tutorial: www.curbtorefurb.com

Even if you haven’t done it before, you can follow this easy tutorial and build a simple but very useful rustic pallet wood table. Its size is designed to fit even the smallest free corner in a room, so you’ll find it useful.

Wood Slice Lamp

Check out how to build an easy DIY Wood Slice Lamp
Tutorial: www.idlights.com

Here’s another whimsical piece of rustic decor that you can build yourself. The lamp is adorable and looks a lot more complicated than it is if you follow the tutorial that is.

Pallet Wood Picture Frame

Check out how to make an easy DIY Pallet Wood Picture Frame
Tutorial: www.ozdiyhandyman.com.au

The last but not least wood craft idea on the list is for a cute handcrafted DIY picture frame made from pallet wood. It’s very easy to build, and you’ll enjoy doing it, not to mention get a very useful item in the end.

Rustic Modern Bench

Check out how to build an easy DIY rustic modern bench
Tutorial: timberandlace.blogspot.com

This rustic modern bench may be easy to build but it is wonderful accent furniture that you can place in the bathroom or the mudroom (anywhere you like, really). All it takes is a good piece of timber (reclaimed wood works great for this), wood stain and metal legs to attach.

Rustic Pencil Holder

Check out how to make an easy DIY rustic pencil holder
Tutorial: strawberry-chic.blogspot.com

If you want to make something easy, useful and beautiful, this is the project for you. A pencil holder made of a piece of dried wood looks so adorable, and it will help you organize your desk. It works as a lovely handmade gift too.

Rustic Cake Stand

Check out how to make this adorable DIY rustic cake stand
Tutorial: turtlecraftygirl.blogspot.com

You don’t need a special occasion to use this adorable rustic cake stand made from a wood slice. It’s a brilliant project, and it’s not complicated for a quick weekend wood crafting job. Use it creatively for your home decor vignettes.

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