If you’re looking for some inspiration this holiday season, you’re in the right place! At Long Island Woodworking Supply, there’s nothing we love more than providing people with all of the essential woodworking tools and ideas they need to get out and have some fun in their woodshops.
In part one of our series on easy woodworking projects you can give as gifts this holiday season, we highlighted a couple of great options including recipe boxes, tissue box covers, and bandsaw Santas. But what if none of those quite feel right? Not to worry, because we’re sharing even more great ideas in today’s post. Keep reading to learn more.
Our Favorite Easy Woodworking Projects to Give as Christmas Gifts
Simple Wooden Ornaments
What better place to turn for no-nonsense inspiration than Steve Ramsey’s Woodworking for Mere Mortals? If you’re not familiar with Steve’s YouTube channel, there’s a wealth of content to explore and it’s all presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step manner that makes it a breeze to learn from.
That’s why his video on simple DIY Christmas ornaments is such a winner. It’s the perfect display of Steve’s no-nonsense projects and his incredible eye for good design. In other words, if you’d like to make wood ornaments for Christmas this year and you weren’t sure where to start, this video is the perfect place. There are several different designs to take inspiration from and we think you’ll enjoy them.
Wooden Christmas Tree Decorations
As you probably know, we offer a variety of small woodworking tools. What better way to put them to use than with handmade Christmas tree decorations? Thankfully, Paul Sellers has a wonderful video on making wooden Christmas tree decorations that you can borrow some ideas from.
This video is great because it’s presented without commentary, allowing you to immerse yourself in Paul’s design and build process, picking up helpful tricks and tips along the way. If you’ve been looking for a good way to put your hand tools to good use, borrow some inspiration from Paul and craft your own wooden Christmas tree decorations.
Wooden Balance Board
If you have children in your life, chances are you’d much rather build them something they can enjoy for years instead of buying them something they’ll grow out of in weeks or months. Rather than heading to the local big box store and grabbing the latest plastic toy, creating something they can enjoy that will keep them active seems like a win in our book!
That’s why we love this DIY balance board with walnut inlay from Tamar at 3x3 Custom. It’s thoughtful — and thoughtfully designed — which makes it an ideal gift for the youngsters in your life. It’s a project that comes together quickly as well, and the beauty of it lies in its simplicity. The kids will love it right away and it’s sure to provide them with countless hours of entertainment. Because of its rugged durability, it’s sure to stand the test of time, and they may even pass it on to their little ones decades into the future. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Are You Looking for Essential Woodworking Tools?
Here at Long Island Woodworking Supply, there’s nothing we love more than providing people with exactly what they need to tackle their next project. Whether it’s an upgrade on essential woodworking tools, a new bandsaw blade, a wood burning kit, or any of the other things you need to get the job done, you’ll find them right here. We also love providing our customers with inspiration for their next project, so if you enjoyed this post, keep your eye on our future blogs because we’ll certainly be doing more of the same!
Of course, if you have a question about any of our products — or anything else for that matter — don’t hesitate to contact us today. We think you’ll find that our friendly team would be glad to chat with you to make sure that your next woodworking project goes off without a hitch. Until next time, we’d like to wish you a safe, fun, and happy holiday season. Now get out into your shop and make something that your friends and family members will enjoy for many years to come!