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6 DIY Gift Ideas Made with Scrap Wood

June 28, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Hey there friends! If you have been following me for a bit you know I don’t let scrap wood go to waste. My DIY wheels are constantly spinning, trying to think of ways to use scraps, so they don’t end up in the garbage or burn pile. Today I’m excited to share with you 6 DIY gift ideas that can be made with scrap wood!

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In addition to working to create new projects to share with you, I’ve been working behind the scenes to make it easier to search and find projects on the site. While curating the projects I realized there are some great, gift worthy scrap wood projects.

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If you are DIYer, I bet you have lots of scrap wood laying around your workshop. Which means you have lots of FREE DIY gifts laying around your workshop! No one would EVER imagine these DIY gifts are made with scraps! Plus, who doesn’t like free?!

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Ready to start making free gifts? Let’s get started… here are six DIY gift ideas that can be made with scrap wood.

6 DIY Gift Ideas Made with Scrap Wood

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DIY Dog Treats Fire Hydrant Container

We’ll kick off our list of DIY gift ideas with a present for your furry friend. It’s a DIY dog treats container shaped like a fire hydrant. It’s hard to believe this project was made entirely with scrap wood, but the parts are small, so it doesn’t require much wood. To make this an even greater gift, fill the container with some homemade dog treats and wrap in cellophane. Or include this in a gift basket with other dog necessities like food/water bowls, brush and organic shampoo (just started using this shampoo for my pooch Coco and it makes her hair soooo soft!) for a new pup parent.


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Mid Century Modern Eye Sculpture

Need DIY gift ideas for a lover of Mid Century Modern? This Mid Century Modern sculpture is made entirely with scrap wood and the eye is a plastic Christmas ornament! Despite it’s humble beginnings it looks like something you would find at Home Goods, Marshalls or TJ Maxx. It’s easy to make, requires minimal tools and best of all it’s FREE to make!


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Rustic Modern Tablet Holder

It seems like everyone has a tablet, so who wouldn’t love a handmade holder for their tablet? This tablet holder goes together lightening fast which means it’s perfect as a last minute gift. It’s also the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. It can be left raw, painted or stained. People love these, so I recommend making a handful.


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Birdhouse Address Plaque

This DIY gift is perfect for new home owners. A little whimsy and a little scrap wood come together for this adorable birdhouse address plaque. Have an address with more numbers? No problem, just add more birdhouses!


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Rustic Tool Caddy Planter

New neighbor, teacher, a birthday gift, a get well wish… this is one of those DIY gift ideas that works for so many occasions and will be appreciated. It’s designed to look like a tool caddy and made with rot resistant cedar. Just add some soil, fill it with succulents like I did or any plants of your choosing. No one will ever guess this was made with scrap wood!


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Painted Wood Candle Holders

What do you do with the scrap molding after you install chair rail, etc.? Make scrap wood candle holders of course! Scrap molding is what gives these candle holders their unique shape. These were finished with a solid paint color, but a metallic paint would also be a cool choice. To complete the gift, top them with some flameless candles. Who knew you could decorate your home with scrap wood?!

Thank you for stopping by to check out the scrap wood DIY gifts. Do you have a favorite scrap wood project? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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