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27 Brilliant Home And Decor Projects You Can Make Yourself

This is not a drill! (But you will need one for these projects.)

1. Put together a custom centerpiece perfect for displaying your garden's best blooms.

2. Or use the same mitering technique to make a wooden tabletop planter.

3. Make a ladder display for your favorite throws and blankets (for less than $25, too).

4. Assemble just a few simple materials and cuts to make this homemade garden or porch bench.

5. Paint your child's teacher (or your teacher!) a gift they'll use for years to come.

6. Decorate your living room or bedroom with your oversized wooden monogram.

7. Screw together some quick extra seating for your kitchen.

8. Stack up a homemade giant Jenga set.

9. Set up your ultimate bath time retreat — or an easy-reach bathing station for all the kids' shampoos and soaps.

10. Slice the wood horizontally, and use it as tile to build a decorative flag.

11. Or, use thinly-sliced wood and instead of tile when you re-do your kitchen or bathroom.

12. Connect several 1x6 boards together to make a custom headboard for about $60.

13. Connect a thrift store headboard and footboard to make a custom bench.

14. Replace the top of a beat-up piece of thrifted furniture and paint it so it matches your home.

15. Nail scraps together to make an inexpensive (and custom) tabletop candle lantern.

16. Build a narrow plant stand to keep your green friends in their favorite sunbeams longer.

17. Create a sturdy base for a home-grown farmhouse table.

18. Stain a bunch of the boards, and dig out a little earth, then set them up as a pathway.

19. Save cash on pricey patio furniture and build a set for yourself.

20. Put everything together and add cushions to make a cozy outdoor sofa.

21. Nestle your phone somewhere that doesn't look like it jumped out of your local Best Buy discount bin.

22. Sand and coat with poly, then use them as the tabletop for your midcentury modern living room.

23. Or, use them to build the base of a coffee table, and top it with a thrifted mirror.

24. Paint your scraps differently on each side to make reversible holiday decor that can stay up from November through January.

25. Tie the lights together in a triangle shape to make a tented hideaway for you, your kiddo, or at least your dog.

26. Use the boards as supports to hang the shelves in your bedroom.

27. Let the wood stay unfinished, and use it as massive, cheap shelving in your garage.