20 Awesome Things You Can Make With Scrap Wood

Wondering what to do with all those leftover scrap pieces from your last project? Scrap wood can be used in a wide variety of crafts. From shelves to birdhouses, the only limit to the products you can craft from scrap wood is only limited by your imagination. To help you get inspired, we have put together some of the most inventive, creative and original projects you can make using scrap wood. Enjoy and don’t forget to share!

1. Rustic Wall Sconce

Rustic Wall Sconce

Simple in design, yet elegant in appearance, these rustic wall sconces are the perfect holders to display lights, candles, or whatever else you want to give a beautiful stand in your house.

DIY instructions: Mountain Modern Life

2. Rustic Wooden Pumpkins

Rustic Wooden Pumpkins Using Scrap Wood

These super cute wooden pumpkins are great for Fall and Halloween decorations.

DIY instructions: Garden Matter

3. Faux-Marble Bookends

Faux-Marble Bookends

Use contact paper and wood scraps to make these adorable DIY bookends.

DIY instructions: PMQ For Two

4. Magnetic Key Holder

Magnetic Key Holder

Tired of misplacing your keys? Turn some scrap wood into a minimalist magnetic key holder!

DIY instructions: Creating with KLC

5. Scrap Wood Wall Art

Scrap Wood Wall Art

With a variety of scrap wood you can build this DIY beautiful wall art in just a few hours.

DIY instructions: FixThisBuildThat

6. Raised Plate Shelf

Raised Plate Shelf

This raised plate shelf is a super easy way to turn scrap wood into something simple and functional for your kitchen!

DIY instructions: By Brittany Goldwyn

7. Plant Stand on Wheels

Plant Stand on Wheels

Move those heavy planter pots around with ease with this DIY.

DIY instructions: Bigger Than The Three of Us

8. Leather Hanging Shelf

Leather Hanging Shelf

Create this easy hanging shelf with a little bit of leather and some scrap wood!

DIY instructions: Brepurposed

9. Tabletop with 2x4s

Tabletop with 2x4s

Build a simple tabletop from 2×4 lumber. The trio of wood stains make it truly one-of-a-kind!

DIY instructions: Bob Vila

10. Serving Tray

Serving Tray

Scrap wood and wrapping paper is all you need to create this serving tray. Perfect for entertaining or to have breakfast on!

DIY instructions: Our House Now a Home

11. Colorful Wood Block Candle Holders

Colorful Wood Block Candle Holders

Turn your scrap wood pieces into a set of colorful candle towers that are perfect for your home or to give as gifts!

DIY instructions: Mark Montano

12. Phone Charging Station

Phone Charging Station

Create a sleek phone charging station to hide those wires. All you need is a scrap piece of wood and 15 minutes of your time.

DIY instructions: Home Made by Carmona

13. Rustic Handing Art Using Scrap Wood

Rustic Handing Art Using Scrap Wood

Turn your favorite print or graphic into rustic art in 15 minutes!

DIY instructions: A Shade of Teal

14. Birdhouse


Building your own simple birdhouse is a great way to attract birdlife to your garden.

Source: Pallet Furniture DIY

15. Heart Art

Heart Art

Perfect not only for Valentine’s Day but all year long!

DIY instructions: Remodelando la Casa

16. Wood Clip Boards

wood clip boards

Make these wood clipboards to display your favorite art, printable, or Christmas cards!

DIY instructions: Old House to New Home

17. Scrap Wood Wreath

Scrap Wood Wreath

Add style to your home by building this easy rustic scrap wood wreath.

DIY instructions: Finding Home Farms

18. House Number Plaque

House Number Plaque

Show off your home address in style by building this simple display for the front of your house.

DIY instructions: A Turtle’s Life for Me

19. Rustic Scrap Wood Lanterns

Rustic Scrap Wood Lanterns

Add a little rustic charm to your front porch or home decor with these easy rustic wood lanterns.

DIY instructions: The House of Wood

20. Scrap Wood Vase

Scrap Wood Vase

Add an alluring touch on your mantel or bookshelf with this beautiful and rustic wood vase.

DIY instructions: Shanty 2 Chic