When you're working to create some crafts that look rustic and homely, you can't beat a bit of wood! The great thing about would, especially during this Christmas season, is that it just needs a little bit of dressing up and you've automatically got something pretty festive.
And while it's a bit too late to create an advent calendar, we can undertake some wooden craft ideas that don't just get the whole family involved and make your home look a bit quaint, you can get it done for very cheap! Let's give you some suggestions.
A Rustic Piece Of Art
It's not like we're all artistic geniuses, so we could take advantage of the various wood we have at our disposal that's not being used and turn it into some DIY art. Really all you need is a few planks of wood and a bit of vinyl and you can create a nice centrepiece for your rustic kitchen.
Vinyl is a lovely way for you to add some gloss to rough and ready wood. If you haven't got a vinyl cutting machine to help you, on vinylcuttingmachineguide.com there is a selection for you to peruse.
To make a piece of art look rustic, yet elegant, is quite a challenge, but with any random plank of wood, all you need is a bit of vinyl and the ability to cut out letters, and you have a ready-made signpost.
Spell It With Letters
Parts of many people's bedrooms are now adorned with the first letter of the proprietor's name, which looks like a stylish addition, but they can be very expensive! What's the solution? You make your own! If you have the time, you can stick a few wooden pallets together to make an almighty letter, which can take pride of place in the bedroom or as a talking point in the hallway.
The great thing is that you can use pretty much any bit of wood lying around, but there are some pieces of wood that fare better than others. On dwell.com there is a guide on how to identify certain bits of wood, so if you are venturing out to get some random bits lying around, make sure you know how to pick some good quality ones.
Something For The Kids
It used to be something that was quite classy, then handmade ornaments and toys fell out of favour, to be replaced with cheap plastic toys that children can break in two seconds. But now, the classic carved toys have come back into favour. It can take a bit more time, but the great thing about carved horses, dolls, pretty much anything you can think of, is that they aren't as easy to break.
In theory, this means they would last a long time, just as long as they're looked after properly. And even if they're not, they're still pretty sturdy!
As far as crafts are concerned, wood is something that exudes class and timelessness. And the great thing is whatever your skills are in wood carving, you can still create something that's worthy of hanging up in your home!
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