5 Unique and Incredible Wooden DIY Home Décor Pieces

Designing your home can be both exciting and overwhelming. You will have a lot of fun choosing your color palette and getting different décor pieces to match your overall theme. However, actualizing your ideas will be more challenging than you think as you try to achieve the right balance between style, colors, and function.

Here are a few wooden pieces of décor that will give your space a rustic vibe while incorporating modern aesthetics.

Wooden DIY Home Décor Pieces

1. Plant Holder

If you are a plant lover and want to place several plants around the house, you can build a triangular wooden plant holder. It’s a great DIY project, and the plant holder gives your room a natural and organic vibe. You can mount it on the wall in your sitting room or bedroom. You’ll need to invest in tools, and one of them is a good quality table saw. Furthermore, you’ll need:

Items needed

  • Liquid nail
  • Drill
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Table saw
  • Hole saw
  • 3 pieces of Birch plywood


  1. Take a miter saw and make a 30-degree cut at the edge of each board. Then flip it over and measure the length you want for your shelf.
  2. Then make another 30-degree cut on the other side of the board.
  3. Take one of the planks at the center, and make a hole the size of your planter using the hole saw.
  4. Place the liquid nail on the edges of the planks and join them together
  5. Then drill a long nail on the wall and hang tour triangle plant holders. Ensure it’s sturdy enough by using screws at the two bottom corners of your triangle to hole the planter.     
  6. Then place your planter.

2. Candleholders

Although wooden candle holders are not ideal as they end up causing a fire in the house, they make lovely house décor pieces. And the best part is you don’t need large pieces; you can custom-make the holders depending on the size of the candle.

You can make it safer by lining it with metal inside and at the top to protect your wood from catching fire; it burns below the surface.

Items needed

  • 4 by 4 or 2 by 4 wood pieces
  • Multi-surface satin paint
  • Sanding block
  • Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • American a decoupage


  1. Take your wooden blocks, measure, and mark the hole size depending on the candles.
  2. Then using a drill, make the hole in all the blocks.
  3. Then take sandpaper, smoothen the blocks, and apply multi-surface satin paint.
  4. Then paint each side of the wooden blocks and the holes with your favorite paint color.
  5. Then apply Americana Decoupage in matte to give your candle holders an appealing and sealed finish.
  6. Remember to line your candle holders with metal, as wood is flammable.

3. Trinket Box

Women and men have trinkets such as bracelets, rings, earrings, and watches. And instead of dumping them in a drawer, you can build a small wooden chest box for your things. It will make your vanity look more organized. And the best part is you don’t have to create several; you can create one big box and sub-section it.

Items needed

  • Small wood planks
  • Spray paint
  • Small screws
  • Two small hinges
  • Wooden glue
  • Mini screwdriver
  • Sandpaper


  1. Take a wooden plank and cut it according to your measurements.
  2. Using your sandpaper, smoothen all the wood parts, which you’ll use as the base of your trinket box.
  3. Then cut another block with similar measurements as the base and use sandpaper to smoothen all the sides.
  4. Then depending on the shape, cut other small wooden planks for the sides. Four small planks if it’s a square or rectangle and 6 if it’s a hexagon. And smoothen them with sandpaper.
  5. Take your wood glue and apply it along the length and width of the small side planks and the base wood, and then stick them together to form a box.
  6. Then measure the inside of your box to determine the size of the subsections. And then, cut smaller planks and place them inside the box using glue.
  7. Take the hinges and screw one part on the side of the box and the other on the cover.
  8. Paint the outside and inside using vanish to give it a shiny appeal.
  9. And there you have a perfect trinket box.

4. Bottle Stoppers

If you have a collection of wine, gin, whisky, vodka, and rum on your home bar, make it more appealing using burnt wooden bottle stoppers. You can cut and shape them in different ways, and the best part is they give your room a faint scent of a bonfire.

Items needed

  • Wood blocks
  • Small knobs
  • Corks
  • Super glue
  • Wood varnish
  • Pencil
  • Wood burning kit


  1. Take a wooden block and draw the design you want on the stopper using a pencil. Draw lightly to ensure that the lines can be erased when you are done.
  2. Take your wood-burning kit and trace the outline of your pencil. You can also fill in any other design parts by moving the wood burner slowly to avoid making a mess, as it can’t be undone.
  3. After marking the stoppers and knobs with the wood burner, let them rest and then apply wood varnish to seal the wood. This ensures that they won’t be affected by water or wine splashes.
  4. Take your cork and apply glue to the top part.
  5. Then take your knob or stopper, place the cork in the designated place, and hold it as per the manufacturer’s instructions. And voila..! you have your bottle stoppers.
  6. You can make a bunch of these to give to your friends as gifts.

Caution: When using the wood burner, there will definitely be some smoke but not too much. However, don’t get too close so as not to get smoke irritation in your eyes and nose. You can wear a mask and safety goggles. Since it’s scalding, wear gloves, turn it off, and do not leave it unattended when kids and pets are in the house.

5. Driftwood Bathroom Towel Rack

If you are going for beachy home décor, this driftwood rack should be your go-to bathroom towel holder. It also gives your house a rustic appeal.

Items needed

  • A large piece of driftwood
  • A long piece of wood
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Spray lacquer with a matte finish
  • Wood glue
  • Saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Coat hooks with screws
  • 2 Keyhole hangers


  1.  Prepare the driftwood by cleaning it with water and a bristle brush to remove dirt and sand. Then leave it to dry in the sun for a few days.
  2. If it doesn’t have a flat bottom surface, you can use a saw to cuts and sandpaper the base for a smooth surface.
  3. After it’s dry, spray your driftwood with lacquer on all sides to give it a matte or glossy finish.
  4. Take your long wood, which you will fasten onto the underside of your driftwood with screws to help it lay flush against the wall.
  5. Paint the wood white, let it dry, and then use a keyhole hanger to mount it on the wall.
  6. You will need to mark the drilling spot for the keyhole hangers on the edges and middle of the wood. Then drill small holes for the screws and pour some wood glue for the keyhole hangers to hold steadily.
  7. After affixing the hangers, mount wood onto the driftwood backside and hold it tight with screws, you should add a generous amount of glue into the screw holes for extra adhesion.
  8. Then fasten the backing wood onto the driftwood and ensure it’s done at both edges and in the middle.
  9. Now add your coat rack hooks onto the driftwood and ensure they are evenly spaced. You will need to pre drill the holes to make it easy for you to fasten the hooks with a screwdriver.
  10. This is an inexpensive DIY project that improves the appearance of your bathroom. And it can also be used as an entryway coat rack.

Why You Should Use Wooden Décor Pieces

  • Using wooden décor in your home gives your space a warm feeling and adds a unique touch of creativity.
  • Wood décor is durable as it does not break and is perfect for homes with kids and pets.
  • They are unique, and if it’s a DIY décor, chances of finding the same exact piece in another place are low.
  • Wood décor is organic and natural; as such, you won’t find anyone having reactions.
  • It is stylish, and while other trends are becoming obsolete, wooden décor is there to last and will never go out of style. Wooden décor is timeless and chic and can match any décor.
  • Wood décor is versatile and aesthetically pleasing. For instance, a bottle stopper is appealing to look at but also preserves your drinks.
  • It was not expensive. Most of the wooden decorations are DIY projects, meaning you don’t have to spend loads to make your home look chic and cozy.
  • It’s an art as it requires creativity, dedication, patience, and commitment. Besides, it’s meant to be displayed.
  • It can be restored to its former glory.

Final Thoughts

It’s everybody’s dream to create a warm and cozy home for their family. And what better way than using the best décor pieces? Buying items to decorate your home can place quite a dent in your finances, so why don’t you opt to make wooden décor pieces in your spare time? This allows you to custom-make items according to your preference. Above are some fantastic home décor pieces you can create using wood.

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