Today’s DIY inspiration comes from this collection of small scrap wood projects made by 2x4s. If you love simple 2×4 projects you’ll certainly like the woodworking projects featured in this post. There are DIY scrap wood projects for your home and garden, for decorating in Fall and Christmas in this post. And if you feel courageous you’ll find some awesome 2×4 furniture projects too.
Easy small scrap wood projects
Never throw away your leftover wood but instead turn them into scrap projects. From the smallest pieces of leftover wood to larger offcuts of wood, you can all use them to create pretty or useful items for your home and garden.
I am a beginner in the field of woodworking but some of these projects seem very doable for this novice.
I love that some projects are such easy beginning woodworking projects that I can start and finish them in one afternoon. And then I can work my way up through these projects until my wooden scraps run out (if ever!).
Have fun browsing my selection of small scrap 2×4 projects you can totally DIY and that are perfect for beginners.
- Easy small scrap wood projects
- Scrap Wood Furniture Ideas
- Scrap Wood Projects for the Home
- Functional Scrap Wood Projects
- 2×4 DIY Projects for Kids
- Scrap Wood Projects for the Garden
- 2×4 WALL ART PROJECTS
- Scrap Wood Fall Crafts
- Scrap Wood Projects for Christmas
Scrap Wood Furniture Ideas
This Wooden Bench is a perfect example of a beginning woodworking project. And it is wonderful DIY wood furniture project.
DIY End of Bed Wood Bench
Use scrap wood to DIY this beautiful end of Bed Wood Bench. Read on to learn how to build this lovely bench yourself.
DIY 2×4 Bar Stools
This DIY scrap wood project is such a fun furniture build. These DIY Bar Stools are a great addition to your kitchen island.
Scrap Wood Mosaic Table
This is just gorgeous and this Mosaic Table Top uses up so many pieces of scrap wood.
Side Table Cart
The beauty of handmade is that you can customize your project to your own precise requirements. Like this side table cart that was made to house some electronics.
Scrap Wood Projects for the Home
DIY a Modern Wood Broom
Don’t throw out your broken broom! Turn it into a DIY broom you’ll be proud to display.
15 minute Wood Block Candle Holder
Love or hate them, but I think these little wooden block candle holders with dripping paint are very cute.
DIY 2×4 Bajot Table
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this cute, little display table. Hardly any power tools needed!
Patriotic Wooden Blocks Decor
What a fun and easy wood project for a beginner. Make some Patriotic Wooden Blocks for your Fourth of July party decor.
Picture Frames Made From Scraps of Wood
How cute are these scrap wood picture frames in the shape of little houses? This is such a great beginner project.
Nesting Plant Stands
I love this idea for those leftover scraps of 2×4: turn them into a Nested Plant Stand for your home.
Functional Scrap Wood Projects
Curtain Rod Shelf Combo
Let’s combine the functional with the pretty. This Curtain Rod Shelf Combo is such a creative use of space and of leftover bits of wood.
Scrap Wood Pantry Risers
I love a bit of organizing and these Scrap Wood Pantry Risers made from leftover pieces of 2×4 wood is a great simple beginner’s woodworking project.
Scrap Wood Organizing Crate
Another easy beginner’s project made from scrap wood pieces. This Organizing Crate is super functional and you can’t have too many of them.
DIY Coat Rack with Shelf
It doesn’t look like it but this Coat Rack with Shelf is a perfect starter project for the novice woodworker. It is handy to have, lovely to look at and building it is a great way to improve your skills.
DIY Cookbook Holder
What a great project for the kitchen. This DIY cookbook stand comes with full instructions on how to make your own.
Pot and Pan Organizer
Another project for the kitchen and more chances for getting organized. This Pot and Pan Organizer itself is an easy build, installing it in a kitchen cupboard is the real challenge.
2×4 DIY Projects for Kids
Kids Step Stool
I love this woodworking beginners project. This Kids Step Stool will be so handy to have in the house.
Slow Down Sign
If you’re a woodworking beginner, this Slow Down Sign is a great project to practice your skills on!
DIY Ring Toss Game
Have wood scraps? Make kids game!
This Ring Toss Game is a super easy wood project that you can make in a spare hour.
Wooden Toy Bins
With kids comes clutter. So let’s organize their toys with these stacked DIY Wooden Toy Bins.
You go to teach them early! For the smallest woodworkers among us is this Kids Workbench. So cute!
Scrap Wood Projects for the Garden
Tiered Plant Stand
I love this scrap wood project idea for the porch. Liven up an empty corner with a Tiered Plant Stand made from leftover bits of wood.
This DIY wood project comes with full plans to recreate it yourself. I love how versatile this Garden Bench project is.
2×4 Farmhouse Garden Table
They say it was their first 2×4 project! Now that is inspiring. I guess that makes this 2×4 Farmhouse Garden Table an easy wood project for beginners.
DIY Porch Swing
This wonderful Porch Swing might take a bit more wood than just scraps, but it sure is a great 2×4 project to make.
Scrap Wood Bird Feeder
2×4 WALL ART PROJECTS
Distressed Scrap Wood Wall Art
The combined effect of these small Distressed Scrap Wood Wall Decorations is stunning. One is easy enough to make, but make a dozen and you have a stunning wall decoration.
Herringbone Pattern Wall Art
This beautiful Herringbone Pattern Wall Art looks much more intricate and difficult to make than it actually is.
2×4 Abstract Wall Art
This 2×4 Abstract Wall Art uses a lot of scraps of 2×4, and it is a labor-intensive project. But it is well worth it because it is stunning.
Geometric Wall Art
It takes a bit of love and time to make this Geometric Wall Art but then you’ll have a truly unique and wonderful piece of wall art that shows off your woodworking skills.
Wood Block Wall Art
You’ll need to cut a whole lot of pieces for this Wood Block Wall Art, but then you get to create beauty.
Scrap Wood Fall Crafts
You know what else I am crushing on? The projects my fellow DIY challengers did. You can find them all in the 2×4 projects list and there are some really good DIY furniture projects in there. But my personal favorites where the small 2×4 projects made with scrap wood and that anyone without any special skills can totally DIY too.
These are my favorites.
Wood Porch Pumpkins
These easy to make, large-scale 2×4 wood pumpkins will add beautiful presence to your porch this Fall! Read on and find out how to make them!
DIY Fall Wood Sign with Vinyl
A simple fall wood sign can be the anchor of your seasonal decor. Learn how to make this modern wood sign using scrap wood and vinyl.
Wood Block Pumpkins
Fun scrap wood fall craft idea: make these Wood Block Pumpkins and paint them in your favorite colors for your fall home decor.
Easy Wood Sign (no stencil)
This Autumn Wood Sign is an easy project for a small scrap of wood. I love that she explains how to do the lettering on the sign without a stencil.
Scrap Wood Projects for Christmas
Wood Block Snowmen
These Wood Block Snowmen are just perfect decorations for a wood-loving and junk-style Christmas.
Scrap Wood Christmas Houses
This Christmas mantel features Scrap Wood Christmas Houses and they are so cute. I love the contrast between the rustic wood and the gold and silver paint touches.
2×4 Christmas Tree Forest
If you can make one, why not make a dozen. The power of this Christmas Tree Forest is the number and repetition of the wooden Christmas trees.
Scrap Wood Santas
The art in these super cute Scrap Wood Santas is in the painting of the scrap wood. From a woodworking perspective, it is a very easy small scrap wood project.
Small Scrap Pieces Christmas Trees
These Small Christmas Trees are made with tiny scrap pieces of wood. I think they would make great ornaments on a Christmas tree.
DIY Scrap Wood Snowman
How cute is this little scrapwood snowman? I love the colorful buttons and the little scarf as extra details. After the holidays this snowman will transition into your winter decor just perfectly.
Related Reading: 22 Cool Wooden Christmas Tree Ideas made from scrap wood.
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.