Have you ever thought about selling crafts and making extra money for vacations, and holidays, or do you need some MAD money? Today I’m sharing seven creative scrap wood crafts you can DIY and sell for a profit. They also make great gifts!
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Profitable Wood Working Projects
1 Scrap Wooden Tag Craft
These are my favorite scrap wood crafts to make! I think it’s the rusty washer that does it for me! Use them as home decor, gift tags, or anything else you want to add a rustic feel to. Or personalize them for seasonal use—Spring, Fall, Summer, and Fall with your favorite stencil. These farmhouse cuties are always popular year-round. Make these cute Wooden Tags in 6 Easy Steps.
You can make this simple design in different sizes as well. It’s a great project for any skill level. And did I mention you can make these out of scrap wood? It’s a good way to use up those old fence pickets you’ve been saving for and an easy project.
#2 Scrap Wood Church Craft
These wooden churches take me all the way back to my childhood growing up in a rural farming community. The memories of sitting in church with my Grandmother lead me to use my scrap wood to create this memory. Memories will sell! And again, another great gift idea from the heart.
These are perfect to sell at craft shows and so easy to make! Over the last few years, they have become popular with a lot of people. I love the simple design and it doesn’t take much time to whip these little cuties up and head off to the nearest local market. Four pieces of scrap wood and a little paint to make an easy woodworking project. Actually, you don’t have to paint them. I like the wood look as it blends perfectly with the farmhouse style that ishas been so popular over the last few years.
#3 Scrap Wood Tree Craft
I created these for my front porch for the holidays, but who is to say that the front porch can’t have Summer trees? I can envision these Wood Christmas Trees hand-painted to perfection for every season. Let your imagination flow with this blank scrap wood canvas!
Try this simple woodworking project that will be a great addition to your holiday line of wood items. This basic design takes very little time to create. These also make great gifts for lovers of unique holiday decor.
Adding a decoupage paper (or leftover wrapping paper) is a great way to add interest. Isn’t it amazing how pieces of wood can make the best things?
#4 Scrap Wood Bathtub Caddy
Try this 1 board bathtub caddy… it was the easiest project ever! Add some cute Hobby Lobby handles, and you have money in your pocket. $$$
You can use quality wood to make this simplistic design, but I find that any old board ( I pick them up off the side of the road) that is in good condition will work. Give it a good sanding, and it’s ready to use for your wooden crafts. The best materials are for free.
#5 Picture Frame Tray
Got wood scraps?! Make this easy DIY picture frame tray. The thrift store and Goodwill are full of these old frames, and they’re perfect for this unique coffee table tray. Cha-ching! $$$
With a few power tools, you’ll have a tray with an original design that will bring you good money. When I say, “women don’t want cookie cutter decor, ” having these unique wood items add so much charm to a home. You can BANK on that!
#6 Church Craft
Can you tell me I have this thing for wood churches? This one-board project is quick and easy, and you can customize it any way you want. Think of the possibilities.
Try cutting out different shapes. Make them tall or short. Think of all the different designs you can create to make one-of-a-kind wooden items. These are also popular around the holidays and winter months. The good news is these wooden churches don’t have to be used seasonally. They blend right into the country decor.
#7 DIY Table Riser
And lastly, another simple but profitable scrap wood project is this DIY table riser. It literally took me less than an hour to make. Well, I had to wait on the paint to dry… 😏.
Think of them as giant wooden coasters on which you can display home decor. These are some of the easiest things I created with scrap wood. And if you use the right finish on the wood, these could also be used as wooden cutting boards. Well, maybe.
Newest Addition Of Wood Crafts That Sell
Speaking of cutting boards, here is a recent addition I did that you might love. These cutting board risers (wooden utensils) have a primitive look and are super trendy with today’s farmhouse style. CLICK HERE to see how I made them.
Whether you’re a storefront owner or sell on Etsy and have a profitable business, try increasing your profits with these simple but profitable DIY scrap wood crafts and a little paint. I think your customers, friends, and family members will love them!
Thanks for joining me! If you have questions, please feel free to drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
So many interesting & creative ideas!
Can’t wait to try some.
Thank you, Kathleen! You can put your own son on any of them. 🙂
These are beautiful, can’t wait to make some.
Hi Pam! I think you’ll have fun creating some or all of these. Enjoy! 🙂 xo
Thanks darlin, great, fun ideas. Can use Xtra $. Will they sell in ” SMALL” town? Ideas for selling?
Hi Terri, Local vendors, Facebook marketplace, Etsy, etc. So many platforms you can sell these on.
I love all of these!!
Hey Cheryl! Thank you! 🙂 xo
Thank you for your great ideas!
You are so welcome, Helen. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week 🙂 xo
Love them all but those cutting boards are my FAVE! XOXO
🙂 Do you like those? ME TOO! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! xo
I love what you do and it is so much in keeping with my own creative efforts to make or create from scraps, salvaged goods and sustainability. Bless you for your wonderful creations and shared ideas.
Thanks, Dee! It’s always fun to share with other like-minded such as yourself. Keep on creating, my friend. 🙂 xo
I can do some of these! Can you spoon feed us some retail prices? Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to create something – and get paid (hopefully).
Hi Amy! As for retail prices, that would depend on your area and market. You should factor in always the amount of time that it takes to create and what your hourly fees would be. I hope this helps. 🙂 xo
Absolutely LOVE your crafting ability. I LOVE everything you post! Will be making these.
Hi Charlotte! It’s good to hear from you. LOL, crafting keeps me grounded. I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts. Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂
These are so cute ideas! Can’t wait to try some of them! Thank you for sharing:)
I’m so glad you liked them, Kay. Have fun creating and thanks for stopping by. 🙂 xo
You create such beautiful pieces with love, and it definitely shines through ❤️ Thank You for sharing l
Thanks, Kim! I appreciate that and thanks for joining me on the blog. 🙂 xo