Winter is just around the corner, which means holidays are near too. This is the perfect time to get to work and make some amazing new wood projects to get your home holiday-ready. Wood is known for making your house look very warm, cozy, and attractive. Who wouldn’t want such items in their home?
You might get intimidated by the thought of making something out of wood totally by yourself if you haven’t made something before. But these projects are beginner-friendly. You can manage to make them even if you don’t have the best tools.
If you are not sure what you want to make this year, this article can give you some easy woodworking ideas to jazz up your house this winter.
Nothing can scream holidays as wooden stars can do. This is an excellent project if you are looking for holiday decorations. A good thing about these stars is that you can make them in any size you want. You can even customize them to your liking. No matter how you make them, they will surely give your walls a holiday vibe.
You can use absolutely any wood to make these stars. Choose according to the colors and finishes of wood you like. Then you need to cut the wood with a miter saw. To make it easier for you, you can search online for a template. You can find many wooden star templates. Look for the size you like, print it out, and cut the wood accordingly.
After you cut the wood, you can sand it if it’s needed. Otherwise, you can join the pieces with wood glue or nails, depending on the size of your stars. After they dry, you can decorate them as you like. You can put some color on them or add some embellishments if you want.
If you don’t know what window trims are, they are basically a form of wooden decoration. They are wooden frames that go around the window jambs and the window heads.
They are considered very trendy right now. They make your house look very polished and well maintained. This project is worth giving a try if you want to give your house a new look for the holidays.
First, you will need to cut the wood according to the trail size you want. You can find many tutorials online. If you plan to color the trails, then you can use any wood you want. After you are done with preparing your wood, then you need to attach it to the walls. You’ll need a good quality nailer for trimming out.
This is an Instagram-worthy project. They are sure to get a lot of attention. They look very elegant and chic. You can place them anywhere you want. The greens next to the wood look very beautiful, and the best part is you are saving the planet and decorating the house at the same time.
They are quite easy to make. You can find many inspirations online. Choose your favorite plants and succulents. But make sure to choose the smaller ones. If the plants are too big, the monogram planter may get overshadowed. You can even place these planters at the entrance of your home.
Not all of us plan to spend our holidays abroad. For many of us, spending some “me” time on a cozy couch is an ideal holiday plan. If you are one of them, this project is for you. On a cold winter evening, all you need is a cup of hot drink, some snacks, and your favorite series.
You may have noticed it’s quite a struggle to balance your drink, snacks, and remote when you are watching TV. Even if you keep those on a table in front of you, you’ll need to go back and forth constantly to reach them. This sofa sleeve will sort it out for you.
To make this sofa sleeve, you’ll need two pieces of the wood board sawed according to the length of your sofa handle. Then you need another wood board which is exactly the same size as the top of your sofa handle. Then you need to drill some holes in the smaller board, so it can hold your cup or bowl in place.
Sand all of the pieces well. Attach them with nails, and finish it off with your favorite finish. This can be a great Christmas present as well.
As winters are approaching, we all need a bit of extra warmth. So does your furry friend. If you own a pet or to be more specific, if you own a cat or dog, you can make them a new pet bed. This would be the perfect present for them.
You can easily get pet beds at your local pet supplies store, but they would be very expensive. You can make one using wood for a fraction of the price. The best thing about these beds is that you can make them in any size you want. No matter how big your pet is, you can make one according to their needs. You can also make one big bed if you have multiple pets.
Of course, you will need to add a soft material over the bed. It can be a big pillow or anything soft that your pet is comfortable with. You’ll only make the structure of the bed with wood.
It is very easy to make. If you’ve ever made a wooden box, it’s almost the same process but requires half of the effort. Make sure to sand it well, and put varnish over it for your pet’s safety.
To Sum Up
Crafting is always fun. If the outcome is productive or you get some utility out of it, it brings a sense of joy and fulfillment. The wood projects mentioned above are beginner-friendly. As you can easily make these, they boost your confidence and encourage you to do more.