11 Cool Crafts You Can Make With Popsicle Sticks, Corks, And Wood
Everyone knows the old adage, "It's the little things in life that count." But maybe what everyone should have been saying all along is that it's the small things in our home that make it special! While some people like to spend an arm and leg on expensive furniture and designer pieces to fill out their space, others prefer things to look a little more artisan, a little more homemade, a little more cozy. If you lean more towards the latter, we've got something exciting in store for you! Not only are you going to be able to make awesome little knick-knacks, but also genuinely pretty lamps and even smaller pieces of furniture. Check it out!
1.–3. Popsicle Stick Crafts
Getting rid of popsicle sticks after eating the refreshing treat is probably one of the worst crimes any arts and crafts lover can commit. The thing is, there's actually a ton of different, really amazing things that popsicle sticks can be turned into, like extravagant lamps, or even jewelry!
4.–6. DIY Cork Crafts
For our next trick, we'd like to ask you to drink a lot of wine. And not just to go with your dinner, it's actually for the corks! These DIY craft projects are all about finding different ways to repurpose corks, so make sure you start saving them up whenever you open up a new bottle of wine. And with a little bit of time (and responsible consumption of alcohol), you'll be able to try out these crafts. If you're looking to get inspired, we've got just the thing! Get the instructions for the DIY Cork Crafts.
7. Fork Coat Rack
Knives, forks, scissors — these are all things you want to keep out the reach of small children. But with a little bit of effort, you can turn sharp things that children shouldn't touch into a unique piece of homemade furniture — well, when it comes to the forks anyway. See for yourself how to craft some cutlery into a coat rack! Get the instructions for the Fork Coat Rack.
8. Tree Branch Coat Rack
Before you know it, summer will soon turn to fall and you'll increasingly spend more of your free time inside. This cozy idea will help you stave off boredom and create something practical at the same time. You can't help but admire something you've made with your own hands, and what's more, it's something sustainable you can use too! Get the instructions for the Tree Branch Coat Rack.
9. Optical Illusion Photo Frame
It's all a matter of perspective — is the glass half full or half empty? Is someone running down the hill or up the hill? The picture seen here also plays off this concept — learn how to make your own two-sided picture so you can impress your friends with this nifty optical illusion, and it also makes for a great homemade gift! Get the instructions for the Optical Illusion Photo Frame.
10. Customized Cutting Board
Etching or engraving the name of a friend or family member onto a chopping board is a great way to craft a unique gift, without a lot of effort. All you need is a wooden board and a laser! What, you don't have a laser at home? No worries, you won't need to break into a lab and steal one. The sun is your friend, and you'll only need a few other easy-to-acquire items! Get the instructions for the Customized Cutting Board.
11. DIY Spice Rack
Colonel Sanders knows what's up – that's why he was smart enough to put 11 herbs and spices into his recipe for fried chicken. Spices are absolutely essential in any kitchen, but it can be hard to keep all those small containers in order. Displaying them in a spice rack is definitely the way to go, so we'll show you how to make your own stylish and handy spice rack for your kitchen! Get the instructions for the DIY Spice Rack.
To be fair, DIY crafts using popsicle sticks and corks might sound somewhat odd, but as evidenced by these arts and crafts ideas, they can be transformed into unique and beautiful furnishings to jazz up your home. Have fun crafting!