What Gifts Can I Make From Wood?

DIY Desk Organizer. A great way to keep their homework and supplies at hand for the kiddos

A desk organizer is a necessity for any student, whether they are in elementary school, middle school, or high school. It’s a great way to keep their homework and supplies at hand for the kiddos. Plus, it helps to keep the desk tidy and organized – which is always a plus!

There are plenty of different ways that you can make a desk organizer. You can buy one from a store, or you can DIY it yourself! If you’re feeling crafty, why not try making your own desk organizer? Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Use an old shoe box: Cover the outside of the box with wrapping paper or contact paper. Then use hot glue or double-sided tape to attach smaller boxes or containers inside for pens, pencils, erasers, etc.

2. Recycle an empty cereal box: Cut off the top flaps of the cereal box and then cover the outside with contact paper or wrapping paper. Again, use smaller boxes or containers inside for pens, pencils, erasers, etc. You could even add some labels to help organize everything!


DIY Ring Toss Game. They will have lots of fun with this fun game!

Looking for a fun and easy DIY project that the whole family can enjoy? This DIY ring toss game is perfect! It’s simple to make, and can be played indoors or outdoors.

What You’ll Need:

-4 wooden dowels, each about 1 foot long -Paint (optional) -String or yarn -Scissors


1. If you’re painting your dowels, do that first. Let them dry completely before moving on to the next step.

2. Cut four pieces of string or yarn, each about 12 inches long.

3. Tie a string around the middle of each dowel, making sure it’s tight and secure. Trim any excess string.

4. That’s it! Your ring toss game is now ready to play! Take turns tossing rings (made from string or yarn) on to the dowels – see who can get the most in a row!

DIY Ruler Pencil Holder

You will need:

-1/4″ plywood (or any other thin wood) -Ruler or measuring tape -Pencils -Exacto knife or box cutter -Sandpaper (optional)


1. Cut your plywood into a rectangle that is 4″ wide and however long you want it. The length will depend on how many pencils you want to be able to fit in the holder.

2. Using your ruler or measuring tape, mark out evenly spaced lines for where you will be making your cuts for the slits that the pencils will go into. Make sure that these lines are straight so that your finished product looks clean and professional.

3a). If you are using an Exacto knife: Carefully make shallow cuts along each of your marked lines, being careful not to go too deep and cut through the other side of the wood. You may want to practice on a scrap piece of wood first so that you get a feel for how much pressure to apply with the blade.

3b). If you are using a box cutter: Trace each of your marked lines with the box cutter, then use light pressure to score along each line until you have cut through the entire thickness of the wood. Again, practice on a scrap piece before starting on your final piece so that you don’t accidently apply too much pressure and cut through completely.

4). Once all of your slits have been made, gently s and down any rough edges (this step is optional).

5). Now it’s time to insert your pencils! Starting with whichever end you prefer, insert one pencil at a time into each slit until they are all in place. And there you have it – a stylish and functional DIY ruler pencil holder!

DIY Dinosaur Shelf

Dinosaurs are always a big hit with kids, so why not make them a fun and functional part of your child’s bedroom decor with this easy-to-make Dinosaur Shelf? Made from simple lumber and plywood, this shelf can be easily customized to store whatever your child’s heart desires.

To make your own Dinosaur Shelf, you will need:

1/2 sheet of 4’x8′ plywood 2 x 4 s (length will depend on the size of your shelf) Construction adhesive Nail gun or screw gun 1 1/4″ nails or screws Paint or Stain Polyurethane (optional)

DIY Woodland Mobile

You don’t need any special skills or equipment to make this mobile – just a few supplies from your local craft store and some patience while you assemble everything. The end result is worth it, though – this mobile is so beautiful and unique, and it’s sure to be a conversation piece in any home.

If you’re looking for a fun weekend project (or even just a few hours of crafting on a rainy day), gather up your supplies and get started on your own DIY Woodland Mobile!