Rustic decor is so in right now. Whether you live in the country or your home is in the city, you can still have beautiful rustic decor and you can do it all yourself.
We have collected a list of 40 of the best DIY projects to give your home that rustic look. You can find everything from headboards and picture frames to cabinets and shelves made from wooden pallets.
Whatever your dream for a rustic look, you are sure to find something in this collection that will help you along. Many of these projects are so easy to do and you can complete them in less than a day. Some make wonderful gifts as well so if you know someone else who just loves the country, rustic look, make them something to brighten their own decor. The projects use all sorts of materials, many of which are really inexpensive or even cheap in some cases.
Great Rustic Fathers Day Gift
Kids love DIY projects, especially when they get to give those projects away as gifts. You can help your little ones to make a great picture frame for Fathers Day with just a few twigs and a hot glue gun. Just glue the twigs to the frame and let the kids decorate however they want. Use burlap for the matting and add a special message with a Sharpie.
Stone Kitchen Island
Ok, so this project may take a little more cash and a lot more time, but it is definitely worth it. If you have a kitchen island or if you have always wanted one, make it from bricks or stones. This gives your entire kitchen a beautiful rustic look and the project is actually a lot easier than you may think.
Wood pieces put together make a beautiful backsplash that definitely makes a statement in any room. If you have a wall available, you can create this lovely setting by simply adhering wood pieces to the wall. You can also build a small wall to create a division wherever you need it.
You can buy clock kits at any hobby store and most home improvement stores. Once you have a clock kit in hand, just find a great piece of wood, varnish and stain it and then add the clock to create a beautiful wooden clock. This is a great piece for rustic living rooms or you can use it in kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms as well.
Twig Candle Holders
Ok, so if your yard is filled with twigs and small branches, put them to use. You can hot glue those small twigs to glass or plastic candle holders to create beautifully rustic decor. Once you have them all in place and secured with hot glue, tie a burlap or satin bow around to really make them special.
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Wooden Mail Sorter
Add a little rustic decor to your walls by building a wooden mail sorter. Not only does this give you beautiful rustic decor, it also serves a very handy function by keeping mail neatly organized. You just need a few pieces of wood and some small coat hooks at the bottom to hang your keys. Stain it in any color you want and you have a very functional and very beautiful sorter.
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Wood Planked Wall
Even if you dont live in a rustic log cabin, you can give your home a great cabin look by simply planking one or more walls. This is a relatively easy project that will add beauty and value to any home. Just choose the wall that you want to change, and add wooden planks which you can pick up at most home improvement stores for very little. Then stain if you want and you have a lovely cabin type wall
Rustic Entryway Bench
For around $15, you can build a beautiful bench for your entryway that will instantly add rustic charm to your home. You just need a couple of 2X4s and a couple of 2X6s and you have everything ready to create this lovely bench. Just assemble, sand and then stain to whatever color you want.
Rustic Porch Bench
This great bench takes very little time to create and you can make it for around $20. You just have to purchase the wood needed and then assemble everything together. It is a great porch bench and you can stain or paint it whatever color you need to match your existing decor. The X legs make it the perfect rustic piece for any home.
Wooden fireplace Mantel
If you really want a rustic look, replace that old stone fireplace mantel with wood. This is a relatively easy project and will change the look of your room instantly. If you are planning to have a new fireplace installed, consider using the wooden mantel instead of rock or stone. Its a great look and its relatively inexpensive to create.