Crafting and other DIY projects have been around for ages. It is a great way to use your time, talent and treasures to create something beautiful for your home or meaningful gifts. Because the rustic farmhouse style has become so popular, using wood for different crafts has increased in popularity as well. These crafts range from kid friendly to expert crafter!

The kid friendly crafts are wonderful because not only are they simple, they are a great opportunity for your child to engage their senses to create something amazing. A great break from the screen to work on something person for their room or holiday gift that will be cherished. Even if you choose to work on one of the more expert level crafts, see if there is a small way your little one can help. This will be a great way for them to help and learn, as well as bond with you. Just another fun way wood helps bring people together!

Below are some fun DIY projects from some of our favorite crafters!

Transferring Photos onto Wood – A Girl and a Glue Gun

This simple yet cute craft makes for great keepsakes! You could make these into Christmas ornaments, wall hangings, or even coasters. We couldn’t think of a cuter way to incorporate rustic design with some of your favorite photos. This is a great idea for wedding photos, newborn photos and family photos! Whether you keep them or give them away as gifts, they are sure to be cherished!

Painted Birch Slice Coasters – Dans le Lakehouse

If you don’t want coasters with pictures on them, this is a great modern, rustic alternative. These painted birch slice coasters can add a pop of color when you’re using them. They’re also simple enough that the kiddos can help! This blogger presents a great idea about using a different color for each coaster. This way, guests’ drinks do not get mixed up and everyone can choose a fun and unique color to use. It’s a win-win!

Wooden Picture Holders – PassionShake

We can’t decide what we like best about these picture holders! The fact that they are so easy to make or how adorable they are! These are perfect for dorm rooms, wedding centerpieces, and the perfect addition to a fireplace mantle. You will want to add these to your home soon!

Anthropologie Wall Organizer Hack – Fish & Bull

This DIY hack marries two of our favorite things, wood and Anthropologie. It’s no secret that Austinites love the Anthropologie style, now there’s a hack to bring some of it into your home! This wall organizer could be used in many different rooms. It is both functional and stylish, what more can you ask for?!

Accessory Organizer – Brit + Co.

Another things Austinites love is jewelry! How could they not with local brands like Kendra Scott and Noonday Collection at their fingertips. If you have a lot of jewelry and other accessories, then you need this rustic accessory organizer in your life. It looks great AND organizes the things you own for optimum accessorizing. It can’t get better than that.

Necklace Holder – VIsibly Moved

If you have a place for your earrings and bracelets, but are looking for a fun way to display your necklaces, this project is for you. It combines the rustic and modern style that is so popular nowadays. You can adjust the size based on the space and amount of necklaces you have. You can also personalize it with the type of knobs you buy. It can be customized to fit your style and needs. Perfect!

Pallet Headboard – This Old House

If you’re feeling more adventurous, this project is for you. You can use your old pallets to create a rustic headboard for your bedroom. This will add charm to your space that is sure to wow your guests as they take a home tour. They won’t believe you did it yourself!

Rustic Pencil Holder – Strawberry Chic

Calling all teachers! You NEED this rustic pencil holder for your desk! Keep all of your pens and pencils organized and your desk clean with this cute, rustic addition. Your co-workers will want you to make them one as well!

Wood Plank Wine Rack – Camille Syles

We didn’t forget about our wine lovers. If you love visiting the Austin area wineries, you’ll need this in your house. It is both functional and stylish which is what you look for when you shop for a wine rack. Shop no more, you can DIY it!

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the kiddos! How Wee Learn is a wonderful blog filled with hands on activities for kids. We loved their article on woodworking activities for little ones. Like us, they compiled a list of their favorite bloggers and their kid friendly woodworking ideas. Your children will love using their hands to create the following DIY projects!

Simple Boats – Plain and Joyful Living

These boats are too cute! Not only will your kids love spending time with you to make these, but they will play with them for hours!

Gnome Catapults – Kleas

If you have little boys, this will surely keep them entertained for hours! From creating it to playing the game, this is a great activity for a rainy day!

Wooden Bird House – Skip to My Lou

There is no way we could forget the classic birdhouse! Every child loves when they get an opportunity to build a birdhouse. This is the gateway to handy work with little ones. They get exposed to tools, measuring, and hands on hard work.

Remember, while all of these kid activities are fun, their favorite part is going to be spending time with you!

We hope these ideas inspire you to tap into your inner DIYer this weekend! It’s a great way to break away from the screen and create something beautiful for your home with your family. You can do it! We believe in you!

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