Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

dice storage cube

Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Wood Quilt Square Wall Art

reclaimed wood wall art

Kristen from Wild Wood Chic was browsing through Pottery Barn’s site when she saw what she describes as “only the most gorgeous reclaimed wood, planked quilt square wall art to ever be.” Kristen knew she was going to have to make it since the price was way out of range and spent the next night [...Read More]

Planked Wood Outdoor Planter

restoration hardware inspired wood planter

Kaylor from Fisherman’s Wife Furniture fell in love with some planked wood planters from Restoration Hardware but couldn’t pay $400+ for one planter. Kaylor shopped around for a few months but never found anything she liked. No worries for a DIYing gal – Kaylor knew she could build a knockoff of the beloved planter. She [...Read More]

Wooden Votive Candle Centerpiece

wood candle centerpiece

Breanna from Brepurposed saw a beautiful wood candle centerpiece while browsing online but says her heart skipped a beat when she saw the price – $69.99 for a piece of wood with holes in it?! Yikes! Breanna knew she could recreate it for a fraction of the price. She even improved on the original design [...Read More]

Gift Ideas for Dad #10: Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game

DIY Tic Tac Toe game

My husband is the Tic Tac Toe champion in our house, and our kids love trying to beat their game-master dad and learning all his strategies and secrets. If your husband is like mine, a wooden Tic Tac Toe game like this one from Bette at Somerset Lane would make a fun and sentimental gift. If you wanted to get your kiddos in on the creating, you could have them paint the cubes instead of staining them and cut Xs and Os out of vinyl or even use scrapbooking letters.

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Gift Ideas for Dad #8: Wooden Photo Cubes

diy wood photo blocks

There is nothing that melts a dad’s heart like the sweet faces of his children, whether they are three or thirty! Julia from Stars & Sunshine created a set of wooden photo blocks for her dad that includes six different pictures of their family. I love Julia’s design that allows you to “rotate” the pictures by simply turning the cubes. This would make a fun and meaningful addition to Dad’s office, and even the kiddos would enjoy the picture “puzzles.”

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Gift Ideas for Dad #2: Wooden Six-Pack Bottle Crate

wood bottle crate

Mary of The Lovely Roost loved the idea of surprising her boyfriend with a wooden six-pack bottle crate for his birthday. Mary almost bought one online before realizing it would be much more meaningful if she made it herself. This would be a great scrap buster project if you’ve got a wood stash. And what better way to tote your fave beverage to game nights and neighborhood bonfires?!?

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Industrial Wood and Metal Spheres

knock off wood spheres

Sarah of East Plum has found embroidery hoops very useful in sprucing up her home and used some to create decorative wooden spheres. She says, “These are quick, easy, and cost effective to make coming in under $10.” I like how Sarah added tacks for an industrial wood and metal look. That little detail really adds to the look and makes for a very convincing knock-off!

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