7 DIY Rustic Decor Ideas Using Natural Wood

When it comes to creating your own DIY rustic decor, head outdoors! Mother Nature provides ample resources to accomplish the woodsy look in your home. A simple weekend walk in the woods can become a materials search for your nature-inspired projects. Gather inspiration from this collection of nature-inspired wood-slice projects.

1. Stump Tables on Casters

Simple cut stumps on casters create an interesting and natural display surface or seating area on this front porch. While you may need access to a chainsaw (and safety gear!) for such a large chunk of wood, the results are well worth it. Make sure to sand down the top of the wood so you don't get splinters.

2. Birch Button Napkin Rings

These buttonlike birch slices create a dapper display as napkin rings. While the birch is beautiful, this could also be done with other types of wood if birch is hard to come by in your area. Get the full tutorial at Live, Laugh, Rowe.

3. Birch Candleholders

All you need for this easy 10-minute project is slices of birch logs and a drill press or drill bit. Although they make a beautiful holiday accent, these classic birch tea-light holders are versatile enough to be displayed year-round. See the full tutorial at Nina Hendrick Blog.

4. Lovely Decoupage Wall Decor

A quick project with wood slices and transfer paper results in this sweet and colorful bird-theme wall display. This project would also be perfect for botanical prints!

5. Chalkboard Wood-Slice Wine Charms

These adorable little wine charms ensure that glasses won't get mixed up at your event. Write names or numbers on the little disks, as shown here. Get the full tutorial at The Happy Housie.

6. Wood-Slice Stepping-Stones

This idea reminds us of a fairy garden. It's not hard to imagine how these whimsical and inexpensive garden steps were inspired by a fallen tree. Get the tutorial from Better Homes & Gardens.

7. Paint-Dipped Log Candles

This humble and simple craft is elevated to trendy and glam when the logs are dipped in glimmering metallic paints. Get the full tutorial at Design, Dining and Diapers.

Create the look of aged, weathered barnwood with this simple technique that starts with two common household items.


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