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Depending on the wood tools you have, there are many creative ways to use wood in crafting projects. This guide is about wood craft projects.


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May 15, 2009

I made one for the first granddaughter when she was in the 2nd grade. Now the second granddaughter wanted one so I couldn't refuse her. Make a cute wood jewelry stand to hang necklaces and put your rings on so you know where to find them.


Approximate Time: 3 hours.



    Collect your supplies.

  1. Decide how wide and tall you want it to be. Mine is approximately 12 inches tall. 6 1/2 inches wide on the bottom and the top is 5 inches wide.
  2. Cut your pieces with a saw. My dowel was 3/8 inch round x 2 1/2 inches long for the ring pegs. The center dowel was about 9 1/2 inches long.
  3. Drill a hole the size of the center dowel in the center of the bottom piece. Also, drill a hole the size of the dowel in the top piece on the underneath of the wood. Drill 2 holes in the bottom piece on either side of the hole for the center dowel.
  4. Sand all pieces. Sand the corners and edges so they are not sharp.
  5. Glue the dowels in their drilled holes using wood glue. Hammer if it's a tight fit.
  6. Paint several coats.
  7. Measure and mark where the hooks will go. I put 2 rows and alternated the rows so necklaces can hang without tangling. Screw the hooks in tightly.
  8. Glue the felt on the bottom with fabric glue.

By Little Suzy from Millbury, OH

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June 27, 20090 found this helpful

Beautiful, I'll have hubby try to make one for our daughter.

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July 10, 2008


  • wood box
  • wood burning tool
  • stencil
  • pencil
  • wood stain
  • sandpaper
  • Paint on or spray on clear sealer



  1. Sand the box.
  2. Trace your stencil on the box.
  3. Make sure the wood burner is hot, an start burning in the pattern.
  4. Wood stain your box as desired, with a paintbrush or a soft cloth, letting dry for a hour or so between coats until you get the color you like.
  5. Let dry for one day and then you can paint on or spray on a clear sealer.

Enjoy the craft.

By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA

Editor's Note: This would be also good for burning wooden recipe boxes.

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 10, 20080 found this helpful

Billie, This is absolutely beautiful. You sure make it sound easy enough for a beginner to try. Thank you!

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July 10, 20080 found this helpful

Truly beautiful, I have one exactly like it unfinished. You've inspired me. Thank you.

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July 11, 20080 found this helpful

Absolutely beautiful! I didnt think that this would be something I could do, but your instructions sound super easy. Thanks, I just may have to try this.

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December 20, 20080 found this helpful

Great idea! You did a great job. I have worked with rustic wood for many years and i make all sorts of boxes for the local farmers market.

If you ever want to age a new piece of wood then get some white cider vinegar and steel wool. Soak the steel wool in vinegar and then start rubbing the wood. It will gray up the color to different levels depending on type of wood.

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August 4, 2009

This candle holder is so versatile. We give them as house warming gifts, anniversary gifts, and just because we like our friends.

Use a length of birch wood or paint any piece of wood white. Level the bottom.


Carve out a hole in the top for the glass container. I find my glass candle holders at garage sales, but you can buy them at candle stores. Insert a votive candle.

At this point you can be finished, but I like to add a small amount of scrap scented candle.

Caution: Candle wax is hot when melted and you must carefully handled. Pour it over the votive and you will have a nice scented candle without making a candle if you don't know how.

You are now set for the finishing touches. You might want to give the candle holder as is or you can carve names or initials into the side. Enjoy

By Tedebear from San Jose, CA

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August 4, 20090 found this helpful

Looks kind of dangerous to me. I'd like to see it a little shorter to prevent falling over and catching afire.

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

I think I would have to agree with the prior post. As pretty as it is I think the candle part you chose looks like it could so easily tip over since the base of it and the hole for it is very tiny. I have however seen the same idea in gift catalogs but they use tea lite candles in round tins for the candle topper which the hole for it is drilled in deeper which lessons risk of tipping over causing a fire, pretty idea though.

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February 20, 2011

I am looking for small wooden ladders, 6-18 inches, and also miniature oak trees. If I cannot buy same does anyone have a creative way I could make same? I have searched Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

By Joann from NC

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February 20, 20110 found this helpful

You could probably make some small wooden ladders with popsicle sticks and craft glue that you can purchase at a hobby store. For the trees collect some small branches and tie them together to look like trees.

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February 20, 20110 found this helpful

You could try a pet store in the bird department and possibly locate a wood ladder or do an online dollhouse catalog search. If all else fails, you can always make one inexpensively from scrap wood and glue and small cutting tools.

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February 20, 20110 found this helpful

Here's one dollhouse link for the oak tree and other items you can view.

http://www.kims … -OAK-TREE/Detail

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February 21, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you all very much! Why didn't I think of a pet store ? Thank you, thank you, again.

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February 26, 20110 found this helpful

Here are two more ideas for you: look for the accessories that are sold to go along with the ceramic villages (although you might not find them until Christmas time, unless you go to gift shops that carry Dept. 56, Lefton, etc. all year round); also, you might find them in hobby stores that cater to model train fans. The trains are made in several different gauges, so there are accessories in many different sizes to fit the scale of the train sets.

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September 25, 20060 found this helpful

Where can I find free wood projects?

hvactech5 from Virginia Beach, VA

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September 29, 20060 found this helpful

Try these two websites:

Good Luck!

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