14 Reclaimed Wood Holiday Projects

Reclaimed wood is a beautiful and inexpensive way to bring rustic charm into your home during the holidays. Add your own personal touch to seasonal decor with these simple, nature-loving ideas.

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November 25, 2014

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Fiery Centerpiece

Create a flameless focal point on your holiday dinner table that will last all season long. Simply find a few small logs, paint them white and stack in a casual campfire formation. Large multicolored string lights make this display look both clean and nostalgic. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Enchanting Chandelier

It can be difficult to find the perfect light fixture to fit into your indoor or outdoor space, so why not make your own? Not only can this reclaimed wood chandelier be scaled up or down to fit any space, but it can also be spruced up to bring that warm twinkle to your holiday decor. Design by Dan Faires and Brian Patrick Flynn. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Gilded Fireplace

If your fireplace isn't quite working or you live in a warm-weather locale, your hearth doesn't have to spend the holidays in the dark. Create a glowing, fireless fireplace by wrapping reclaimed wood logs in string lights to make your decor sparkle throughout the season. Get the step-by-step instructions on DIYNetwork.com's Made+Remade blog >>

Yuletide Yard Art

From tracing the tree outline to applying the nails, the whole family can get involved in this wooden Christmas tree project. These rustic trees will make a fun and festive impact on everyone's holiday spirit. Placing a spotlight at the base of each tree will complete the look. Design by Dan Faires. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Holiday Chalkboard Sign

Welcome your guests during the holidays with a cute and creative chalkboard door sign. It's completely customizable and you can share any message you wish. All you need is one piece of wood, chalkboard paint and a jigsaw to cut out your shape. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Picket Fence Wreath

I bet you never thought to reuse your picket fence posts to create a country-chic holiday wreath. Mix in classic green garland or glamorous glittering twigs to add your own personal touch. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the step-by-step instructions on DIYNetwork.com >>

Creative Word Art

Create a life-size holiday greeting to fill your entryway or mantel. Take any type of reclaimed wood and cut out letters with an alphabet template and jigsaw. You can also add a rustic feel by dry brushing each letter in the color of your choice. Design by Kim Wilson. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Driftwood Decor

The perfect personal touch for any home is a handmade Christmas tree. This beachy tree is made from driftwood, but any type of wood will work. Using locally-sourced materials tailors decor to your lifestyle and location. Design by Bryan Rafanelli

Vintage Advent Calendar

This tin can advent calendar is a simple and rustic way to count down the days until Christmas. After painting numbers on upcycled tin cans, all you need to do is find one long tree limb for them to hang. Design by Cindy Hopper. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Pallet Board Tree

Create your own Christmas cheer this holiday season with a pallet board tree for your front yard. Hand-paint each piece in a different pattern or color to give your alternative tree all the quaint, yuletide charm of a real tree. Design by Dan Faires. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Starry Night Wall

Whether placed indoors or out, these hanging North Star decorations will surely light the way for your party guests. Collect small twigs out of your backyard and hang as many of these rustic, wooden stars as you please. Design by Dan Faires. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Frosty the Snowman

Your kids are sure to enjoy making this simple DIY decoration. Use any size or type of wooden blocks for an adorable snowman to keep your entryway, living room or bedroom company during the winter months. Blocks of found wood and a few materials are all you need to complete this classic figure. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

Simple Signage

Use one large piece of salvaged wood to create a charming, vintage-style holiday sign. The holidays are busy for everyone, so projects that make a large impact on your decor — but not your schedule — are always a great find. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the step-by-step instructions on DIYNetwork.com >>

Super-sized Snowflakes

Whether you're spending the holidays in sunny California or chilly Chicago, these wooden snowflake lights will turn any outdoor space into a winter wonderland. Use discarded plywood and string lights to make the snowflakes, then keep them out all season long. Design by Chris Hill. Get the step-by-step instructions on DIYNetwork.com >>

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