How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood

by DIY Maven

How to: Make a Scrapbook Photo Block Frame from Scrap Wood
This quick and fun project is a great way to use up not only scrap wood but also scrapbook paper, ribbon, fabric, buttons and other various leftover embellishments from past craft projects. (Who doesn't have some/a lot of those on hand?)NOTE: This photo block frame is suited for a 4" x 6" photo.

Supplies we used:

  • a length of 2" x 6" lumber at least 7 and 1/2 inches long'
  • 180 grit sand paper
  • paint brush
  • white primer
  • white...

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How to: Make a Dramatic Test Tube Vase in 3 Easy Steps

by DIY Maven

Makle this simple DIY test tube vase!

Who doesn't have a bit of 2" x 4" in their stash? That's all you need in the lumber department to make our 4th easy-peasy scrap wood project. We're labeling our test tube vase 'dramatic' because of its a generous height: 9 1/2" sans flora and 16" with flora. Positioned at the center of our rectangular dining table, it provides an impressive focal point without taking up a bunch of real estate. 

Unlike our last few projects, this one does...

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How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood

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How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood

If you're a DIYer, you probably have a stash of scrap wood somewhere. Various sizes and lengths of various species that you have no idea what you're going to use them for, but you can't bear to part with them, because you're sure you're going to use them someday. 

In this, the first in a five part series, I'm going to show you how to make super fast and super easy projects using some of that stashed wood. Each will take less than an hour to make (not including paint/varnish drying times) and most—if not all—will cost absolutely nothing, because they can be adapted to whatever supplies you have on hand. 

Today we're going to make a poster slip frame. The inspiration for

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