Wood Block Crafts: 30+ Genius Ideas
Do you have extra scrap wood blocks lying around in your craft supplies? Make of these 30+ genius wood block crafts! Most of these tutorials only require simple supplies, like hot glue, Mod Podge, paint, or wood stain. Try one of these great ideas!
There are so many creative ways to use wooden blocks! From small wood scraps to larger blocks, the project ideas are endless. If you have extra scrap wood laying around or 4×4 fence posts, you definitely want to keep reading for tons of wood block crafts!
I’m sure you guys are probably getting sick of seeing our DIY farmhouse shelves in Evie’s nursery. They’ve pretty much become my staging area for any pretty pictures.
AND, I just can’t seem to stop myself from making more fun DIYs to decorate those shelves.
Like this DIY sugar mold…
Or the updated thrift store candleholders….
How about a rustic string art heart…
Or fabric scrap floral garland….
Seriously. And that’s just naming my favorites!!
Well, this little project is no exception.
I guess two different types of candle holders on these shelves just wasn’t quite enough. So, I decided to make the easiest DIY wood block candle holders!
I moved my philodendron plant to the top shelf to make room for these new candle holders. I love how the pretty green leaves drape near the candles.
I’m not even exaggerating when I say this is the easiest project EVER!
Head over to Making it in the Mountains to see the full tutorial for the wood block candles!
To inspire you even more, I rounded up tons of other wooden block craft ideas! Enjoy!
Wood Block Crafts
DIY Sugar Mold
Turn a 4x4 fence post into a DIY sugar mold with vintage and antique farmhouse style using this simple tutorial.
DIY Wood Centerpiece
Make this simple DIY Wooden Centerpiece with glass bottles using flowers and other floral touches made with 2x4 scrap wood.
Wood Block Photo Holder
This wooden photo holder is so easy to make using wooden blocks. Made using wooden blocks that are 2” and 4” long, they make great handmade gifts for anyone! The best part is that you don’t even need any power tools to make these. Read more to see the full tutorial.
Wondering how to decorate with feathers for fall? You might love this DIY feather holder idea made with 2x4s cut into blocks and stacked on top of each other. Made with leftover materials it is a quick, easy and fun way to display a collection of pretty feathers.
Wood Block Wall Art
Learn how to make wood block wall art for only a couple of dollars. This tutorial will demonstrate an abstract scribble art design, but there are also six more easy-to-make ideas!
To make a wood block piece of art for your wall, simply chop the end off a 1 x 8 common board to create a wood square. Then, paint the frame color, tape off the edge, and paint your artboard color, then finally, paint your design.
This easy-to-make wood craft takes about 20 minutes and costs less than $2.
DIY Photo Stands
Learn how to make photo stands to display photos. Using small scrap wood pieces cut into wood blocks with a groove to hold the photo, you can quickly and easily make these!
Kid-Safe DIY Stem Vases
These mini vases are made with 1-½” square wooden blocks and plastic test tubes. These wood block crafts are so easy that you can even make them with the kids in just 10 minutes. Make them your own by painting them to match your decor.
Make your own toy cars and trucks from scrap wood
Here’s another wood block craft idea that the kids can help with. These upcycled DIY scrap wood toy cars and trucks are fun handmade miniatures that kids can help make and decorate for small world transportation play and make wonderful DIY gifts.
DIY Wood Slice Coasters
These fun wooden coasters are made from a 4x4 block of cedar wood. By simply cutting the 4x4 wood block down into ½” thick wood slices, the coasters are created! Once they are cut, they only need to be sanded and sealed.
Wood Pumpkin Fall Craft
Looking for budget-friendly clever ways to bring a little splash of fall into your home? This wood pumpkin fall craft is super simple and you may already have the supplies on hand, like wood blocks, craft paint, hot glue, and twigs from outdoors.
Easy Photo Cube
Here’s another wood block craft idea with photos. This adorable DIY Photo Block, made from a 4x4 fence post, is perfect to show off cute pictures of the kiddos. This one is decorated in pink and red with lots of hearts, which makes it the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. But you can decorate it any way you’d like!
Wood Blocks Puzzle
Make this wood blocks puzzle a handmade gift idea for any toddler or pre-school-aged child on your gift-giving list.
This is a really simple project that will help to keep you on a budget. Grab your supplies, like unfinished wooden blocks and craft paint, and make your own version today.
DIY Perpetual Calendar (with Free Printable!)
Create a DIY perpetual calendar using this free watercolor printable! It’s easy to make with Mod Podge and other basic supplies, like 2-inch wood blocks and spray paint.
Such a fun way to use wooden blocks, don’t you think? I love that perpetual calendars can be used year after year!
Mr. & Mrs. Wooden Blocks
These Mr. and Mrs. blocks are effortless wedding decor – they make great centerpieces or even table numbers, and you can personalize them to match your color palette. You can make them very easily by cutting down a 4x4 post into squares.
Modern DIY Photo Blocks
Paint these DIY photo blocks any color to fit in with your child’s room or nursery and display them on a shelf! This easy project also makes great gifts.
Small Wooden House Craft
Check out this easy small wooden house craft that’s perfect for your mantel. Make your own small wooden house decoration with this tutorial.
DIY Holiday Wood Block Set
Holiday wood blocks are a fun and easy craft project that the whole family can enjoy. And they make great gifts too! You can customize them for whatever holidays you want and you can choose from thousands of decorative papers to make them fit your style and personality.
Wooden Block Countdown
Countdown to anything you want with this wooden block countdown calendar! She customized the wooden blocks with simple words like “days until” and “Christmas” or “your birthday”. Or use them to take monthly or weekly pictures of your pregnancy or baby!
DIY Wood Nativity Blocks
Making your own nativity blocks is an easy, festive way to get your whole family involved in decorating for the holiday season. This fun project is perfect for kids, and beginner Silhouette users and they make a great wood block present! You can make this set as elaborate or as simple as you’d like!
DIY Lawn Dice
Cut down a 4x4 wooden post from the home improvement store into squares and then paint them to look like dice! Voila, you have a fun yard dice game that will keep you and your family having fun for hours. This is the perfect project to make for your backyard this Summer! Or make them a wonderful gift idea!
DIY Autumn Wood Block Decor
Have you always wanted to have seasonal displays for your shelf or mantel in your living room? Make these wooden letters! You can switch it up for the other seasons by putting a different word on the backside. There are so many different ways to make this project your own!
Fast Dollar Tree Christmas Ornaments
Making these simple Dollar Tree Christmas ornaments from wood blocks is a great Christmas craft with the kiddos! The little blocks are from the dollar store, but if you can’t find them, you can also cut up pieces of scrap wood.
DIY Wood Block Gnomes You Can Make In Minutes
If you’re looking for the world’s easiest gnome project, you have to check out these wood block gnomes. They’re ridiculously simple but so cute, they’re the perfect decor for the holidays!
This blogger made them by cutting a 2x4 down into triangles, but you can also purchase pre-cut triangle pieces. She cuts them different sizes so the gnomes are different heights, which look great on a shelf together.
Easy Valentine's Wood Block Gnomes
Here’s another wooden block gnome idea, but this time with a Valentine’s Day theme! When you’ve been struck by inspiration, sometimes breaking out the wood to make Valentine’s wood block gnomes is the only option!
DIY Christmas Place Card Holders
Learn the simple steps to make DIY Christmas place card holders. These Christmas wood crafts are budget-friendly, and quick to make, and add some of that Joanna Gaines’ farmhouse style to your Christmas dining table.
Easy Vintage Americana USA Flag Painted Wood Blocks
Using cute 2-½” square blocks and paint, this vintage American flag comes together! I love how cute it looks, both styled in the vintage Coke crate and stacked up by itself.
Kokedama Fairy Village
Kokedamas, or moss balls, originated in Japan, and these charming floating gardens are taking over the internet. You can transform your moss ball into a fairy village with wooden blocks by using this detailed tutorial!
Wood Block Headboard DIY
How genius is this wood block craft idea?! A headboard made completely out of wooden blocks! They cut posts into three sizes - 1/2 inch, 1 inch, and 1.5-inch pieces.
After sanding and staining various different colors, they attached the blocks to plywood for this fun wooden headboard.
Scrap Wood Wall Art
If you have a boatload of small scrap pieces of wood and wooden blocks, you’ll be able to quickly make this cool scrap wood wall art! This DIYer glues the pieces into place and then painted them black and covered them with a silver wax paste for a fun metallic look.
Adorable DIY Decorative Wood Block Apples
Put some leftover scrap wood blocks to use to make adorable DIY decorative wood block apples. They are perfect for fall decorating or to give as a gift to the teacher for back to school! They look like so much fun to make.
Making a Wood Block Snowman
If you are looking for wood block crafts, you’ll love this snowman craft! Make this DIY wood block snowman using a 4x4 post and white acrylic paint. These make a great gift idea too! The opposite side of the blocks is also used with "let it snow" written out.
Alphabet Blocks in 3 Different Styles
These cute DIY alphabet blocks can be made in different colors and styles for a variety of seasons and decor uses. These are very simple craft, that just uses square blocks and simple craft supplies to add the letters.
DIY Wood Trivet – Dollar Store Craft
Using the Dollar Store wooden block game pieces, make this DIY wood trivet. Simply glue the pieces together with wood glue and follow up with stain and sealer.
Wishing you a joyful day!
*This post was originally published in July 2017 and last updated in January 2023.*