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With the warmer weather and most of the country opening back up following the COVID pandemic, we know that many people are eager to get back out and spend time with their loved ones. If you’re looking for some fun ways to enjoy family time, why not try out a few of these DIY wood projects at your next family gathering? Each project is easy to make, uses sustainably sourced wood, and - best of all - allows you to create some wonderful memories with your family. Let’s get started!

DIY Wooden Bird Feeder

Building this wooden bird feeder is a great beginner project that requires just a few materials and can be done in less than 2 hours, making it a fun wooden craft to build in an afternoon. With four pieces of wood and aluminum mesh paneling, this DIY project turns into a simple little tray, perfect for holding bird food that will attract a variety of backyard birds. This easy-to-make project is a great one for kids to get involved with, as long as adults are able to supervise any wood cutting. You can even let your kids customize the bird feeder by encouraging them to paint the wooden sides! If you prefer a more rustic look, however, we suggest using reclaimed wood boards. Visit this link to get the full instructions for how to build this bird feeder!

Easy DIY Wooden Cornhole Boards

Cornhole is a fun activity that everyone at your family event is sure to love. This lawn game is easy to learn and great for all ages. Instead of buying cornhole boards, why not take some time to make them beforehand with your family? With 8 simple steps, you’ll have a pair of cornhole boards that will have everyone on their feet, ready to play this classic backyard game. Once you’ve assembled the wood, don’t forget to add some paint! You can have everyone in your family add their unique touch to give the boards some fun character. View the full project and required materials here to get started!

DIY Wooden Serving Tray

Serving trays come in handy for many occasions and also look great as a simple decor piece. By building one yourself, you’ll have a fun conversation starter whenever you serve guests using the tray! This functional project is easy to make and looks really nice when you use pallets or reclaimed wood as the base. Follow this link to see the full project and instructions.

As we begin preparing for a summer full of visiting and celebrating with loved ones after a year spent quarantining, try adding some of these DIY wooden projects to your schedule. Family members of all ages can enjoy building these wooden crafts and you’ll have the opportunity to create some lasting memories. Using reclaimed wood is a great way to add a uniquely rustic look to many of these projects. At Vintage Harvest, we have a variety of reclaimed wood kits, complete with all the wooden boards you’ll need to get started. Visit our website to explore the many styles we offer!
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