Looking to whip up some small wood projects to give as gifts? Or maybe you want to sell small wood projects at craft fairs? Here's some ideas!
Holiday gift giving season is rapidly approaching! Nothing shows your friends and family that you care more than a handmade gift.
Whether you want to make these wooden gift ideas for your own family, or sell them at craft shows or on Etsy, I've got you covered! All these projects are small enough to ship at an economical price, so you don't spend more money sending the item than you did on the lumber to build it!
If you're a woodworker, you probably have a bunch of scrap wood in your lumber rack that could be put to good use. I'm always looking for small wood projects that use up those end pieces that clutter up my small workshop storage. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Contain the clutter but still keep what you need accessible with this easy to make DIY desk shelf. This is a great scrap wood project if you have extra plywood or 1x6 board end cuts laying around the workshop. Pair it with the DIY monitor stand listed below for the ultimate workspace.
This laptop stand or monitor stand is a great for organizing your desk and brings your screen up at eye level to help improve your posture. Keep supplies like pencils organized on the side and tuck your keyboard away in the space below.
Candles make a home feel cozy, but a bare pillar candle can look too plain by itself. I took scrap pieces of trim from my fireplace remodel, and turned them into a DIY candle lantern that frames a flameless pillar candle perfectly! This small wood project is a great beginner project and it makes a great gift!
I almost threw these pre-primed wood scraps into the trash! But even short pieces of 1x2 can turn into this cute magazine rack!
This small wood project is perfect for storing magazines or even your favorite cookbooks in the kitchen. All you'd need is a miter box and a drill to make this simple DIY project!
This small wood project was made with scraps of curly maple I had left over from my DIY nightstand. There wasn't enough lumber to make another big project, but it was perfect for displaying these air plant holders.
Are you tired of losing the dice during family game night? Keep them from rolling away out of sight with this easy small wood project.
This DIY dice tray features a large area for rolling, plus a smaller section to store all your dice! I made mine out of scrap walnut left over from a cutting board project, but you could use any type of wood.
Keep all those little pieces in one place with this DIY Lego tray with removable organizer! Sort parts on one side and build on the other, then use the handles to carry it all away! You can customize this Lego tray to fit any kind of organizer, or remove it entirely for a larger work surface!
If you love cooking out in the summertime but are tired of juggling all those plates and condiments, then this small wood project is for you!
It doubles the width of your balcony or deck railing and gives you the space you need for food prep or serving. When you don't have room for a grill station, this is the perfect solution.
Tired of tripping over skis and poles? You can make this easy DIY ski rack with a single board and a long dowel! It fits behind a door, so you can take advantage of that unused space and store your skis safely.
Clear out your cabinet and keep your favorite spices within easy reach with this test tube spice rack. This small wood project is made out of walnut, but you only need a two foot long piece to make this fun DIY project.
Create a drop zone by the front door with this DIY entryway mirror with hooks! Hang keys, drop your change, and check your hair all in one convenient spot!
I dug out these small pieces of trim left over from my fireplace remodel when I was cleaning up the workshop. The rabbet on the back was used to frame the fireplace tile, and is perfect for framing a mirror too!
You don't have to cut a bunch of strips to make this DIY cutting board! This small wood project uses a thick piece of walnut and marble tile to create a serving tray that's perfect for displaying fruit and cheese at your next party!
Here's the perfect solution for building fun on the go! This DIY Lego bin features built-in baseplate storage, plus clear plexiglass sides so kids can see the piece they're looking for easily!
This small wood project will give your kids a fun way to proudly display their martial art belts as they work their way through the levels. Made from plywood and 1x2s, it's a quick and easy project anyone can make.
This small wood project is a little more advanced, but it's a great way to learn how to steam bend wood! A wall sconce like this one could cost hundreds in the store, but it only requires a few dollars worth of scrap wood and a plexiglass sheet to make it yourself.
Which one of these small wood project ideas was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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Sheri Winter Glass
Saturday 5th of November 2022
Very nice. Thank you, for sharing these ideas much appreciated.