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.

wood block candle holders made with 4x4 fence post sitting on floating shelf with white pillar candles sitting on top with text overlay that says DIY wood block candle holders

Like this DIY sugar mold

Farmhouse style sugar mold sitting on floating shelf holding faux flowers

Or the updated thrift store candleholders….

Brass antique candlestick holders sitting on floating wall shelf with white wall behind

How about a rustic string art heart

Small piece of barn wood with heart design using string art and nails sitting on floating shelf next to plant

Or fabric scrap floral garland….

Fabric rosette made into garland sitting on shelf

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!

Wood post stained with dark wood stain holding white pillar candles on floating shelf

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.

Floating shelves made with barn wood and metal brackets in bedroom decorated with plants and 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!

Collage photo of a wood crafts with text overlays saying "wood block crafts genius ideas".

To inspire you even more, I rounded up tons of other wooden block craft ideas! Enjoy!

Wood Block Crafts

Wishing you a joyful day!

*This post was originally published in July 2017 and last updated in January 2023.*

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