Before we even know it, there will be a chill in the air and holiday season will be upon us. Its natural to think, “It’s way to early to start putting up my decorations” and while that might reign true, it is never too early to get started on present selection-especially when the presents are going to be handmade! Don’t let the chaos of holiday season stop you from getting out into your shop and creating beautiful, homemade kits—Forest 2 Home is here to help you start your DIY gifts now! Here is some DIY woodworking project inspiration to create the perfect present for the perfect person!
DIY Present Ideas
Custom wine rack and candle holders
These DIY woodworking presents are small but mighty and will become staples in whichever home they become apart of. The wine rack and candle holder sets-like that created by Gary Hilterbrandt-makes for the perfect DIY present for Mom!
Made with Forest 2 Home Walnut wood, Red Oak wood and Cherry wood
Epoxy resin coasters
Feature a favorite color or customized logo with resin coasters. Epoxy resin coasters are durable against moisture and add a pop of color to whatever space they’re in! They make for great living room décor, bar cart and bar décor and are a beautiful yet functional present. Woodworking duo, Straight Edge Woodworks 508, created these epoxy resin coasters. Learn their tips for beginning to work with epoxy resin here.
Made with Forest 2 Home Walnut hardwood
Made with Forest 2 Home Hard Maple wood
Cutting board kits for custom kitchen décor
The Forest 2 Home cutting board kits make for a great present to give both deconstructed and assembled! Our cutting board kits feature Forest 2 Home premium hardwood lumber pieces that have been surfaced-2-sides and are ready for assembly, with minimal additional flattening, planing and shaping. These cutting board kits are perfect for any chef in your life and are a functional piece of kitchen décor!
Not only are cutting board kits a great DIY gift, but the Forest 2 Home cutting board kits are a great craft! Get these for your kids out to the workshop to assemble one, just like Tobias and Kaleb did with their dad! These two are already working on their second cutting board!
(created by @ktgcustomwoodwork and sons on Instagram)
Build a whiskey box
Woodworker JD Bomar is an expert at creating beautiful and intricate whiskey boxes. These whiskey boxes make the perfect present for any spirits connoisseur and are a beautiful way to feature special bottles in your home bar.
Built with Forest 2 Home Walnut hardwood and White Oak wood.
Made with Forest 2 Home Cherry wood and Walnut wood
Create open concept shelving
There have been various shelves created from Forest 2 Home lumber, but with interior design trends like Japandi on the rise, sleek lines and open concept shelving are becoming increasingly popular. Cody and Chelsea made too fantastic shelves that are perfect for any #shelfie! They would make a great present for any interior design maven who is redoing their next space!
Made with Forest 2 Home Hard Maple wood.
Made with Forest 2 Home Cherry wood.
Whether you’re gifting to a mother-to-be, newly wed couple, friend buying their first home or someone else, a wooden keepsake box is an incredible gift. Not only will this wood project be cherished by the recipient but it will likely be passed down through generations as the vessel for important moments and memories. Cody and Ron have both crafted incredible wooden boxes using Forest 2 Home lumber in their workshops
Built with Forest 2 Home Hard Maple wood and Walnut wood.
Made with Cherry wood, Hard Maple wood and Walnut wood
Whatever you choose to make this holiday season, be sure you’re making it with Forest 2 Home premium hardwoods. As you create those perfect presents, be sure to tag us on Instagram with @shopf2h and use hashtag #BuiltWithF2H on project photos on Facebook and Instagram! You can also send project updates and photos to email@example.com. We can’t wait to see what you create! Happy Woodworking!