I can’t stop making scrap wood Christmas decor! When you do a lot of woodworking, you acquire a LOT of scraps of all sizes. Did you see my scrap wood Christmas ornaments? I used some more of those pieces for a few more Christmas Decor projects.
Some of these scrap wood Christmas decor projects were started almost 2 months ago! Let’s see those first.
Using Scrap Wood For Decor
I started with large pieces of 2x8 material found in my scraps. I chose to cut off the rounded over edge to give the board a uniform look on all four sides. Otherwise, it just looks like a scrap of wood that was cut off. After getting the block squared, I gave it a good sanding to take off the age of the wood. Can you see the difference in the cut and the smoothness of the new scrap wood?
This was the same day that I worked on the EASY DIY Farmhouse Ladder, so I used the same dark Ebony Stain on the scrap wood Christmas Decor Blocks.
After staining the scrap wood blocks, I gave each of them a couple of quick coats of white DIY chalky paint primer.
Scrap Wood Christmas Decor Ideas
I love working on several projects at a time, so while working on the scrap wood Christmas Decor, I was also working on the Decorative Wooden Houses.
Stencil Your Wooden Blocks
While I was at it, I worked on the rest of the scrap wood Christmas Decor blocks.
Small Scrap Wood Projects
While preparing to make the Scrap Wood Christmas Ornaments, I had these small blocks leftover. I used a lowercase letter font to do NOEL, using stars from another transfer.
On a few taller scrap blocks, I did the word JOY. At this point I had been crafting for hours, working on inking some t-shirts for myself, and more flour sack towels for Christmas gifts. So, I was sitting at my kitchen island craft station—many times I stand there, but my feet were aching! I’m not fortunate enough to have a craft room, so all the fun happens in the kitchen!
Reclaimed Chair Spindles
After three years out in the weather, this chair side table, was ready to be parted out. I saved the spindles and tossed the rest of the wood away.
Use extreme caution when cutting reclaimed spindles with a saw. Inspect thoroughly to make sure there are no nails or brads in your way.
Making a Wood Block Pedestal
The first spindle I cut was too tall, so I chose another and cut it a little shorter. I do NOT like cutting short spindles SHORTER. Keeping all my fingers is very important.
I used a chip brush and paint to get the odds and ends pieces to match the scrap wood Christmas decor blocks.
How to Attach Pedestal Pieces
How did I secure all the pieces? The drill gauge helped me choose the right bit. A 4x4 was used to draw a square on the round base (former cheese dome base). X marks the spot for drilling a pilot hole. Lastly, a hole was drilled in the middle of the wood block
Have you noticed the small finial? It may or may not be used on the top of the wood block. What is it? It is the knob that was originally on my drawer front welcome sign.
NOT SHOWN: a 1 ⅞ inch drywall screw was used to attach the base to the bottom of the spindle.
Scrap Wood Christmas Decor NOEL Pedestal
Do you like the baker’s twine bow?
How about with the small finial (dresser knob)? I didn’t attach it yet, as I’m undecided about it.
And, here it is without the finial and the ribbon. What do you think? Do you think the pedestal is still too tall?
Scrap Wood Blocks Joy & Peace
Maybe you like the peace and joy scrap blocks better? Without the pedestal and base?
More Scrap Wood Christmas Decor Projects
I really love how the Peace, Joy, Hope pieces turned out. These are the same size as the Oh Holy Night Christmas Ornaments.
These tiny scraps were perfect for NOEL—I love how they look with the small burlap wrapped tree, don’t you?
It’s nice to have several fonts to use from while making these wood scrap Christmas decor projects!
Can you choose a favorite? I don’t think I can! They are all ready for their new home over in The Sugar Shack.
I think we all will agree that 2020 has been a tough year. I’m ready to decorate for Christmas—probably earlier this year than in any recent years. Many years ago, I removed the lights from a pre-lit Christmas Tree. THAT was a job. Then, for the last 7 or 8 years, I’ve used that tree as a DIY corner tree. Finally, last year I bought a new Christmas tree on clearance. I barely remember what it looks like, so I’m anxious to bring it upstairs. I’m thinking that my Christmas tree stand box (folds flat) may be too large for the new tree. Maybe another Christmas project in my future?
Have you put up your Christmas Decorations yet?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.