One of the great things about small woodworking projects is that they can be easily completed in a short amount of time. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy project to complete over the weekend, or you need a last-minute gift for a friend or family member, small woodworking projects are the perfect solution. In addition, small woodworking projects can be easily customized to fit your specific needs or interests.
If you are new to woodworking, or if you are looking for some simple and easy-to-follow project ideas, we have compiled a list of 50+ small woodworking project ideas that you can make with little to no experience. These projects range from simple birdhouses and picture frames to more complex furniture pieces such as end tables and coffee tables. No matter what your skill level may be, we guarantee that there is a project on this list that is perfect for you!
This project requires only a few supplies: Wood (we used birch), sandpaper, drill, dowel rod or wooden skewer, T-pins, hot glue gun and glue sticks, five candles.
1. Start by sanding your wood. This will help create a smooth surface for painting or staining (if desired). We chose to leave our wood natural for a rustic look. 2. Drill a hole in the center of each piece of wood. The hole should be big enough to fit your dowel rod or skewer through snugly. If you’re using T-pins instead of dowels/skewers, make sure the holes are slightly larger so the pins can slide through easily. 3. For each candle holder, thread two pieces of wood on to your dowel rod or skewer so they sit at an angle (this is what will hold your candles in place). If using T-pins instead of dowels/skewers, simply slide the pins through the holes in each piece of wood until they meet in the middle – no need to thread them on! 4. Once all your candle holders are assembled, it’s time to add the candles! For our project we used tealight candles, but you could use any type/size candle that fits snugly into your holders – just be sure not to use anything too big or it won’t sit securely in place and may topple over easily! 5. To keep our candles securely in place, we added a dab of hot glue to the bottom before placing them into each holder. You could also use melted wax if you prefer, but we find hot glue much easier (and less messy!)
6. That’s it! Your five-candle holder is now complete. Enjoy filling your home with light!
Tealight Candle Holder
There are many different styles of tealight candle holders available on the market, from simple glass votives to more ornate metal and wood designs. If you’re looking for something specific, like a holder that doubles as a vase or one that features an intricate design, there’s sure to be a style that suits your taste. And if you’re on a budget, don’t worry – there are plenty of affordable tealight holder options available as well.
When about actually using your tealight candle holder, there are few rules to follow. If you’re using them as part of a centerpiece, arrange them in odd numbers (1, 3, 5 etc.) and vary the heights for added interest. You can also group several together for a more dramatic look. As far as candles go, choose unscented tea lights so they don’t compete with any other scents in the room (like flowers or potpourri). And finally, be sure to trim the wicks before lighting so they don’t smoke excessively – no one wants their home smelling like an old-timey barber shop!
Whether you use them every day or only when entertaining guests, tealight candle holders offer both form and function – not to mention they make great gifts! So next time you need a little bit of extra warmth and light in your life (or someone else’s), consider investing in some beautiful tealight holders.
Wooden Business Card Holder
A business card holder is a great way to show off your company logo or contact information. Wooden business card holders are an attractive and professional way to display your cards. They can be used on a desk, counter, or shelf. A business card holder is a great way to promote your business.
Address Number Plaque and Wall Planter
A house is not a home without personalized address number plaque! This unique wall planter is the perfect way to display your family’s name and address. Made of natural wood, this plaque can be hung indoors or outdoors. It also makes a great gift for new homeowners, housewarming parties, and more.
This wooden address number plaque is the perfect way to display your family’s name and address. The natural wood finish will look great hanging on any wall, inside or outside your home. The unique design includes an attached planter box, perfect for holding small plants or flowers. Personalize this plaque with up to five numbers and 20 characters of text.
Small Arrow Yard Signs
Looking for a unique and fun way to show your personality and spruce up your yard or garden? Small arrow signs are the perfect solution! Whether you want to add a rustic touch to your landscaping or make a bold statement, these arrows are sure to make heads turn.
Arrow signs are available in a variety of sizes, materials, and styles, so you can easily find one that fits your taste and budget. Wood arrows are popular for their natural look, while metal arrows offer a more modern touch. You can also find arrows made from recycled materials, which is perfect if you’re looking for an eco-friendly option.
Most arrow signs come with pre-drilled holes for easy hanging, but some may require minor assembly. Once you’ve found the perfect sign for your space, simply use nails or screws to secure it in place. Then sit back and enjoy the compliments from friends and neighbors!
Wooden Flash Drive
There are many different designs of wooden flash drives, so you can find one that fits your personal style. You can even have them custom-made to match the decor of your office or home.
Wooden flash drives make great gifts for family and friends, especially if they are into technology. They will definitely appreciate the thoughtfulness and uniqueness of this gift.
One simple way to organize your magazines is by stacking them in a neat pile on your coffee table or end table. If you want to add a bit of flair to this arrangement, try using colorful washi tape or patterned paper to secure the stack together. You can also create interest by varying the size and shape of the magazines in your stack.
If you have more magazine storage needs than just a few stacks on an end table, consider repurposing an old bookshelf or dresser into a dedicated magazine organizer. Simply remove any existing shelves from the piece of furniture and line them with pretty contact paper or wrapping paper. Arrange your magazines on the new shelves according to subject matter, seasonality, or however else you see fit. Add some fun knick-knacks and d cor items around the perimeter of the shelf unit to give it personality and style.
Another great option for storing magazines is within bins or baskets placed underneath a console table or sofa table. This way, they’ll be out of sight but still within easy reach when you need them. Baskets are also great for corralling smaller items like mail, remote controls, coasters, and other household odds and ends that tend to accumulate on surfaces like coffee tables and end tables. Choose baskets that complement the style of your home for best results – wicker baskets for rustic decors, metal buckets for industrial chic spaces, woven baskets for bohemian abodes…the possibilities are endless!