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DIY Wood Art
Warm and Wonderful DIY Wood Art Projects
There is a warmth in wood which I believe cannot be matched by any other material. Raw wood in its natural state or processed wood, it beats out all other materials in my opinion. DIY wood art can be made from scrap wood, driftwood, pallets, even wood branches or sticks. I'm sharing some of my favorite DIY wood art projects on this page.
This DIY wood art in the picture, I call "Shim Chic". Two years ago while searching for leftover materials to make some diy wall art for a wall in my cottage home, all I could find were wood shims. I was so happy with the result! See how I made this diy wood art here.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
DIY Wood Art on Etsy
Etsy artist Shari of Modern Rustic Art offers this stunning DIY wood art wall coat and/or hat rack. There was a lot of work and talent put into this piece. Just beautiful!
(Photo credit Shari via Modern Rustic Art)
Pause for a Poll
When it comes to wood art....do you prefer a natural finish or painted wood?
Working With Wood Slices, You May Need.....
Take a hike and bring a tree branch home to make your own wood slices. You may need:
Using carpenter's wood glue will ensure a sturdier, quality end result in any woodworking project.
DIY Wood Art - Retro Look Vintage Wall Art - from Oh So Lovely Vintage Blog
DIY Wood Art Wall Sculpture - Tree Branch with Air Plants
Amazing Air Plants
Super low maintenance air plants require moderate light with a good soaking in water every week.....no soil is required! They look wonderful attached to branches and driftwood in its raw state. They are equally striking in glass teardrops.... Beautiful and understated diy art can be made with air plants.
Air plants are an attractive addition to many wood wall art projects. Easy care and they add a touch of zen.
DIY Wood Art - Wood Slices Mirror Surround
Big Prints Make Great DIY Wood Art
Dallas photographer James Brandon and his wife, Kristin, collaborated on this awesome diy wood art project. The steps to transfer prints to wood are detailed here at their site, Digital Photography School.
Twig Letters - DIY Wood Art
via Bliss Bloom Blog
Twigs can make some very cool DIY wood art letters for the wall. Mel at Bliss Bloom Blog shares how she made hers. (Her method to bend and curve twig letters is brilliant!)
(Photo credit Bliss Bloom Blog)
DIY Wood Art - Shark Pallet Wall Art
Kim at Sand and Sisal cleverly used pallet wood to create this wood art. See how she transformed old pallet wood using an overhead art projector into this art piece sure to garner lots of attention in your own home. Why not give it a try? Find her tutorial here.
(Photo credit Kim at Sand and Sisal)
DIY Recycled Wood Pallet Art
Nice art piece for the wall with twinkling light feature.
The Wood Protector I Prefer
This is what I use to finish nearly all my diy wood art projects. This water base product protects the wood surface. It is quick to dry, easy to clean up and has very low odor. It's VERY easy to work with. I prefer the satin finish shown but it's also available in semi-gloss and gloss finishes.
I've been using this for years and haven't found a better product. It can be purchased in smaller sizes if desired.
Gorgeous wall art made with pallet strips stained in various finishes. Beautiful!
Nice little tutorial.
WOW!!! This guy is amazing; watch and see what he does with an old wood pallet. VERY inspiring!