Did you know you can make scrap wood projects that sell? I created a snowman project, and with a little imagination created rotating seasonal decor and sold it.
You can find my original Snowman Family Project here. I really loved this little project and at the same time, I can only keep so many projects that I make. You can start with any scrap wood that you want.
Where can I find free scrap wood?
- Freecycle Network
- Gumtree Ads
- Home Depot & Lowes both sell discounted scrap wood
- You can put “in search of” on private Facebook groups, Nextdoor.com, and others as well.
What Materials are needed for scrap wood projects?
- Scrap wood in the shape and size of your choice. Did you know that Home Depot & Lowes will often cut your wood for you for free?
- Permanent Markers
- Accessories like rope, scarves, socks
Here are the instructions for scrap wood projects
I left the buttons on the wood, and removed the other pieces. I placed them in a baggie so that all of my accessories would remain together.
I rotated the scrap wood to one side (all of the snowmen are facing to the left). I used blue painters tape to keep the corners white. I painted 2 of the scrap wood pieces with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color sunshine and left 2 of them white. Once I was done painting, I peeled of the painters tape.
Once the paint dried, I used permanent marker to paint on bunny and chick faces.
I rotated all of the scrap wood again so now the snowmen were facing down. I placed painters tape on the sides to keep the edges white. I painted the top with and bottom with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint and used the colors imperial, and nautical.
While the back was drying, I added peel and stick Velco dots. I cut a piece of nautical rope and hot glued it to one of the Velcro pieces. This would allow me to keep the rope on while it was summer and fall, but remove it for winter and spring.
On the last side, I again used painter’s tape to keep the edges white. I painted this side with Apple Barrel Orange paint. once the paint was dry I used a brown permanent marker to create some lines on and give the illusion of pumpkins.
Since it was past spring, I tried to create some rabbit ears, but didn’t love the way they turned out. I told the person who bought my scrap wood project that I was planning on buying rabbit head bands for them, and she loved that idea.
For the summer I created firecrackers.
For fall, they turn into pumpkins.
For winter, back to snowmen.
When I listed the scrap wood project to sell, the person who bought it was thrilled that she had one item that could be left up year-round as seasonal decor. Plus think about all the space-saving because it never has to be stored!
What are some scrap wood projects that sell?
- mason jar storage
- cutting boards
- bench, table, crafts
- bottle openers
- candle holders
- picture frames
- plant boxes
- seasonal decor
Where can I sell my homemade products?
- Facebook Marketplace
Scrap Wood Projects That Sell Video
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