Ah Christmas! It will be here before you know it so I hope you have your DIY Christmas projects all lined up. If not, I’m here to help. I love doing things with reclaimed wood. One reason I love them is because they’re really cheap projects because you already have the wood on hand. Plus, reclaimed wood has such a great farmhouse or rustic look, so if you’re looking to add some rustic charm to your holiday decorating, reclaimed wood projects are perfect.
I decided to really go all out with the rustic decorating this year, so I started looking for some DIY rustic Christmas decorations. I found 25 wonderful projects that you can do with reclaimed wood. Not only are these cheap, they’re easy to do and give you wonderful décor for inside and outside your home. Some of these would even make the most wonderful gifts for those who seem to already have everything else. And did I mention that they all have that wonderful farmhouse quality? You should also check out these 25 farmhouse inspired Christmas decorations that will really add a rustic country look to your decorating.
From beautiful calendars to stars and so many wonderfully rustic signs, you are sure to find the perfect DIY Christmas projects to use up any old wood that you have on hand. You can make many of these with old pallets or if you have an old wooden door or some shutters on hand, you can use those as well. Reclaimed wood projects are among my favorites simply because they keep me from throwing things out. If I can keep something from the landfill, that’s what I’m going to do. All of these reclaimed wood projects will add lovely Christmas charm to your home and many of them are perfect for decorating the front porch as well. And, if you want to add some DIY Christmas decorations to the lawn, be sure to take a look at these 20 creative DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.
So, if you’re ready to put that reclaimed wood to good use, let’s get started making some wonderful Christmas decorations. Whether you plan to keep these yourself or give them away, they’re fun and easy to make and perfect for that country Christmas look we all love.
1. Reclaimed Pallet Advent Calendar
I don’t typically hang an Advent calendar but if you do, this is a great one. You can make it from an old pallet, or any other wood planks that you may have on hand. The days of the month are marked of with tiny ornaments, stockings and other Christmas themed items. This one is so easy to make and is sure to add some lovely rustic charm to your Christmas decorating.
2. DIY boxed Lights
I love how simple this is. You just take an old crate – or build one out of reclaimed wood pieces – and then fill it with lights, ornaments and greenery. This would look on the front porch or anywhere near the front door. You could also sit it beside the fireplace to add to that warm, beautiful glow from the fire.
3. Rustic DIY Christmas Card Display
I love hanging up Christmas cards just as soon as I get them and I really love this rustic card display that you can easily make from an old pallet or some furring strips. You just attach the boards together and secure them with paint sticks. Then add burlap or twine and hang your cards rustic style from wooden clothespins.
4. Reclaimed Wood Ho Ho Ho Sign
How adorable is this Santa sign, complete with Ho Ho Ho at the bottom? It’s also made from reclaimed wood and painted to resemble the Jolly Elf himself. It’s perfect for the front door if you want something different than a holiday wreath or you could hang it anywhere in the house where you need a little extra holiday cheer. I found this little gem on Etsy and it’s $25 and comes with the most adorable bow and bell!
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