No matter if you’re on a tight budget or looking to test out woodworking for the first time, these DIY projects offer simple yet effective solutions for revitalizing rooms or trying out woodworking for the first time! From basic painting techniques to no-sew upholstery projects – these simple projects will build confidence while helping you master basic home improvements!
1. Make a wooden serving board
This beginner woodworking project only requires basic tools and materials; making it suitable for kids to create.
Utilizing this DIY project as an opportunity to test out your ability to cut rounded corners is effortless, resulting in an awesome new paper towel dispenser! You won’t miss it once it arrives on your desk!
Add some flair to your wall with this decorative wooden sign and personalize it to fit in with your desired message.
2. Build a wooden wine rack
Wine racks are an effective DIY project, easily integrated into a dresser or kitchen island repurposing project. Simply saw and drill indentations into the pine pieces before staining and finishing with rope!
This minimalist wine rack features wooden rods that support bottles. Visit merrythought for an instructional guide on building this chic rack using repurposed wood; always a smart idea when embarking on DIY projects!
3. Make a wooden shelf
Make a wooden shelf to increase storage in your home, one of the easiest diy wood projects for beginners that you can complete.
Start by marking a line on your plywood sheet measuring three feet or any smaller measurement that’s divisible by three. Use a level to extend this line along nearby walls by 10in.
Utilize wood glue to adhere the top and bottom boards to the 1x2s.
4. Make a wooden mail organizer
Woodworking projects are an excellent way to showcase your creativity in your home. This wooden DIY mail organizer project can easily be completed without needing power tools – and will look beautiful no matter the room in which it stands!
This entryway organizer from infarrantlycreative is the perfect addition to any entryway! With storage modules designed specifically to help sort mail and pinboard and hooks for hanging pins and hooks, this unit makes a fantastic statement piece.
5. Make a magnetic chalkboard
Magnetic chalkboards make great additions to any home or office space, providing an entertaining way to write inspirational quotes or reminders – not to mention serving as storage for keys and kitchen aprons!
To create a magnetic chalkboard, apply magnetic primer paint first. This kind of primer contains iron particles which enable magnets to stick securely once dry.
6. Make a wooden phone stand
Use this DIY project to easily and affordably create a useful phone stand. Simply bend a large paper clip with its handle inward to form two feet to support your device – or, for an even quicker solution, you could make one larger clip into this stand instead!
Instead of discarding those empty coffee and tea cups, turn them into a handy phone stand! This straightforward DIY project only requires minimal materials for completion.
7. Make a mason jar oil lamp
Turn your mason jars into beautiful oil lamps for mood lighting! Add fragrant oils for even more aromatherapy benefits!
Apply painter’s tape both inside and outside your mason jar before drilling a hole large enough for your lamp cord to pass through, and slip your wick through that hole.
8. Make photo booth props
Making photo booth props can be an enjoyable and entertaining way to decorate for parties. Your photo booth props can be as basic or elaborate as desired!
Cricut machines can help create some of your shapes. When adding text, be sure to “slice” it out of its form first (such as on this crown) before glueing down. Additionally, for added detail use Testors CreateFX Glitter Paint as well.
9. Make a prism mason jar candle
Add a fun, whimsical touch to your life with a DIY prism mason jar candle! Perfect as home decor, its simple construction brings beautiful light when lit!
Add rustic charm to your mason jar light with twine and rusty bells for an eye-catching accent. Cut two pieces of twine, tie them with basic knots around its neck, and hang these ornaments from it!
10. Make your own bath bomb
Bath bombs offer an indulgent way to unwind while making an ideal present for anyone who enjoys taking long soaks.
Combine baking soda and citric acid in a bowl. Give them a good stir until everything has mixed thoroughly.
Add essential oil and emollient oil to the other bowl, then slowly drizzle the wet ingredients into the dry while whisking as you go.
Fill your molds tightly.