It sure feels good to use what you have and that’s just what we did with this latest craft of transforming some leftover wooden fence boards into adorable, decorative scrap wood houses.
DIY Scrap Wood Crafts
Do you have any pieces of scrap wood lying around from recent home renovations or DIYs? If so, consider holding on to them to make something else such as these little houses, a large farmhouse-inspired beach sign, a family growth chart or even decorative wood block apples.You can even check out your local marketplace for free or inexpensive scrap wood to make other projects like we did with this DIY cornhole game for our backyard.
Having crafting this house on a recent Facebook Live video, I love how it turned out! It’s the perfect addition to my three tiered tray for Fall along with this DIY acorn garland and upcycled plastic egg acorns.
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- Scrap fence board wood, cut to 5″ long x 3″ high (at sides) x 5″ high (at center)
- Chalky finish paint in Everlasting
- Rubber stamps with lettering
- Buttons (optional)
- Hot glue gun
How to Make Decorative Scrap Wood Houses
Here is a step-by-step video of the mini scrap wood houses craft on our Facebook page! Or if you prefer the photo tutorial, continue reading below.
First cut the scrap wood to the desired size and shape, we cut ours to 5″ long x 5″ high at the centr and 3″ high at the sides.
Next, paint the wood using chalky finish paint and let it dry.
After the paint has dried, lightly sand the painted wood.
Using a rubber stamp, apply the saying to the wood house.
Tie raffia around the wooden house with a bow.
Using a hot glue gun, glue a button (optional) on top of the raffia bow
And with that, the little house is complete! Isn’t it adorable? Where would you display your little scrap wood houses?
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Making Decorative Scrap Wood Houses
- First cut the scrap wood to the desired size.
- Next, paint the wood using chalky finish paint and let it dry.
- After the paint has dried, lightly sand the painted wood.
- Using a rubber stamp, apply the saying to the wood house.
- Tie raffia around the wooden house with a bow.
- Using a hot glue gun, glue a button (optional) on top of the raffia bow