DIY Wooden Crystals

These small decorative wooden geodes are a super cute way to brighten up small spaces in your home. We made these guys a while back to fit in the spaces between my books and plants in the shelves around our living room.

These were made with sample paints and small scrap wood that were just lying around the shop. In this tutorial, learn how you can make these in less than an hour! Woo-hoo for colorful quick projects!

Tools and Materials used in this build:

  • Scrap 2x4
  • Pencil
  • Band Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Paint Brush
  • Paint

The scrap bin around the workshop can occasionally house treats and treasures. On this particular day, I found mostly rubbish, but one small promising left over 2x4 - I marked it up with a pencil, and prepared to cut it on the bandsaw.

 

The chunks were super fun to shape with belt sander. I made sure the resting-place of the belt sander was well waxed so I could quickly move the wooden chunks around to give them more geometry. I tried to put at least ten facets on each wooden block.

We had all kinds of paint in a drawer labeled 'paint and stuff' - it was fun to brush on all different kinds of colors and enamels to see how it looked. The thinner enamels left a glossy stain, while the acrylics dried with a more opaque luster finish.

It was fun to play with palette too, I found myself drawn to bright neons with soft pastels.

The finished product looked super cute and are great pops of color all over the house!

I will send a 25% off coupon code to the first 5 people that re-make this project, and share their version in the comments! Love this design but don't have time to make your own? Shop for the wooden crystals in our store.

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