Hey guys! Can you believe Christmas is one week away!? How did that happen so fast? I feel like just yesterday I was dreading the daunting task of putting up all the Christmas decor. Speaking of which, if you saw my Christmas house tour, you have likely seen the scrap wood houses I made. They were so easy and today I am going to show you how to make your own.
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I originally made these little houses as Christmas Decor because simple little house villages have been all the rage this season. They have sat on our bookshelf for close to a month now and I am starting to think they will become a more permanent part of the family room decor. Ever since I redecorated the family room and we finished the mantel, I have been on a mission to add more natural elements and these definitely fit the bill. So how did I do it?
I started with some scrap 2x8s from our outdoor sofas we built in the spring. The pieces I used were 10 inches long.
Mark the horizontal center of the wood and make a 45 degree angle cut from the center point. I used our miter saw for this.
Then use a pencil to draw a straight line across the piece of wood to help you line up your second 45 degree cut.
To make staggered sized houses I trimmed the second piece of wood down 2 inches from the top and 2 inches from one side before repeating steps two and three.
Sand the edges and surface smooth. I used our orbital sander, but you could also use sand paper or a sanding block.
At first I planned to paint them, but when I decided to put the houses on our dark bookcase, the natural wood seemed like the right choice! You could definitely stain them or paint them if you prefer!
DIY Scrap Wood Houses
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