If you do any amount of woodworking at all, you probably have a pile of scrap wood…
I feel like every time I make a project, the pile of scrap wood grows exponentially! The bigger the project, the bigger the pile of leftover scrap wood!
How to get rid of scrap wood?
I keep trying to come up with small woodworking projects to try and use up as much scrap wood as possible. These scrap wood projects are a lot of fun because they are not only super easy and quick to make (instant gratification), they also make perfect handmade gift ideas, home decor ideas or organization projects.
My scrap wood pile was out of control and I built a scrap wood organizer from scrap wood but I need to keep tackling my ever growing pile of scrap wood to keep that under control too.
I have put together a few scrap wood projects I have done till date to inspire you and hopefully help you make a dent in that pile of scrap wood! Most of these projects also made great kids woodworking projects (under adult supervision of course)
Easy Jewelry Organizer – This is one of my favorite projects made from scrap wood. It uses a little piece of 1″x3″, a couple pieces of 2″x 2″, one dowel rod and some floral wire. The design is completely customizable and can be as tall or as wide as you like! Not only is it the perfect way to organize all your jewelry, it is also a great gift for any girl in your life.
Phone and picture holder – My daughter (and mostly me) made this cute thing for Father’s day for my husband. It is made from a few little pieces of 1″ x2″ and a 1″x 12″. It makes a perfect addition to any desk or nightstand to hold the phone and a picture or an inspirational quote!
Ruler pencil holder – This is a super easy project made from a few pieces of 1″ x 4″. We made this for the teachers and hence covered it with rulers. You can absolutely make it and cover it with anything else you like – like crayons or popsicle sticks…
Candle holder – This coastal candle holder made from a bunch of scrap of 2″ x 2″ is the easiest project ever. I embellished this with sea shells for a coastal theme. Other ideas to embellish this is with various colors of paint or glitter… whatever fancies you!
Homework or desk organizer – This homework organizer has literally been a lifesaver when it comes to keeping my daughter’s desk and homework organized. I also love that she can just take the bucket of markers with her where she needs it and put it right back (at least most of the times).
So, which one of these is your favorite? I still have a pretty huge pile of scrap wood and a whole ton of ideas!! Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you don’t miss all the projects I have planned!
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