Country Wooden Crafts

Overview

Wood craft items are the perfect accent for a country decor. These hand-crafted treasures might be whimsical and colorful or simple and primitive. Some examples of country wood crafts include decorative signs, boxes or toys. Readymade wood craft items are widely available to decorate. Hobbyists enjoy completing their own wood craft projects.

Toys

Wooden toys are decorative pieces with a decidedly country flare that also double as sturdy playthings. Replicas of vintage wood toys offer insight into childhoods past while also supplying conversation-starting decorative accents. Some examples of this type of craft include wooden trains and pull toys, hobbyhorses, puzzles, carved figures and spinning toys.

Decorative Accesories

Use country wood crafts as decorative accents. Wood signs that feature funny or touching sayings work well in a kitchen or family room. Welcome signs made out of wood set a country tone right from the front door. Country wreaths featuring painted wooden shapes combine crafted wood items with natural materials such as grapevine wreaths and dried flowers. Painted wooden boxes make thoughtful gifts. Holiday country wood crafts are popular. Hand-crafted wooden nativity sets and manger scenes make seasonal country accents. These scenes might be hand carved and ornate or could be painted wood shapes with a folk art flavor. Other holiday wood craft items might include Christmas tree ornaments, tole painted Santas, wooden Christmas trees or characters such as snowmen, penguins or teddy bears.

Homemade Crafts

Making wood crafts can be very gratifying. Unfinished wood items can be purchased at craft stores or online and can be stained, painted, decoupaged or stenciled. Some of the unfinished items that are available include wood shapes. squares, boxes, cutouts, boxes, birdhouses, trays and small furniture pieces such as vegetable bins, shelves, accent tables and jelly cabinets. Some hobbyists prefer to start from scratch and construct their own country wood crafts. Free wood craft patterns are readily available at such websites as countrycornercrafts.com. Tole painting is another option for the artistically inclined. Use tole painting techniques for wood items such as quilt racks, plaques, stools, chairs and sleds.

Keywords: country decor, wooden crafts, tole painting

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Ann Hudson is a freelance writer who began her writing career working for a small community newspaper. While there, her work as a feature writer and a weekly columnist were honored. Hudson holds a bachelor's degree in journalism. She has been writing for more than 30 years.