DIY Scrap Wood Spring Art

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Spring has finally sprung and it's a perfect time for some new DIY decor. This is a great project for using up those scrap wood pieces you have lying around. With a few simple cuts, stain, and paint, you can have an inexpensive new wall hanging in no time! Check out the blog for all the details and more great decorating ideas.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • scrap wood (I used leftover shiplap from our Master Bedroom Makeover)
  • 1×2 pieces of wood for the frame (I used leftover pieces from our Nerf Gun Wall as you can see from the orange color)
  • Restor-A-Finish
  • black paint
  • wood glue
  • twine
  • staple gun and staples (optional)
  • nail
  • D-ring hanger
  • greenery
  • miter saw (optional – you don’t have to have mitered corners for your frame)
  • Start by deciding on your size. There's no right or wrong - just decide how big of a space you want it to fill.
  • Cut your scrap wood for all four sides. This may take some practice depending on your skill with a miter saw. It took me a bit to get used to it.
  • Then use wood glue to attach the corners together. I also used staples for added security.

Then use paint or stain for the front of your frame. I used stain first, but needed a little black paint to cover the orange of my scrap wood. I dry brushed it on in a non uniform way - just get a tiny amount of paint on your brush and lightly brush it on.

Now for the inside of your frame.

  • Cut thin plywood in equal measurements to fit your frame.
  • This will vary depending on how big you made the frame - I initially planned on three, but messed up one of the cuts so two it is!
  • Paint the front (and back if you want) of your wood whatever color you want. I used a scrap white paint we had in the paint stash.
  • Once it's dry, you can add to the frame. I squeezed it in through the back and pushed it as far towards the front as I could. It fit super snug so there was no need for any kind of glue for this part.
  • Add a hanger to the back and use twine to hang from a nail in the wall.
  • Add a sprig of faux greenery and that's it! A fresh new spring DIY project using all scraps!

Be sure to visit Create and Find for more money saving decor ideas like this one!

Suggested materials:
  • Scrap wood and hardware
  • Paint
  • Stain
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Melissa - Create and Find
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