When it comes to home and interior decor schemes that are goldmines for DIY projects, nothing beats a rustic aesthetic! There are just so many ways to get creative and crafty in order to make lovely pieces for your rustic chic home, even if you’re a bit more of a beginner when it comes to DIY projects. This is the aesthetic we’ve built for our home and, even though we have some fantastic store bought pieces, we can’t help feeling that the space could use a craftier touch, which is why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for as many rustic chic DIY decor tutorials as we can possibly find.
Just in case you’re feeling as enamoured with the idea of making yourself some new DIY rustic decor pieces of your very own as we are, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve bookmarked so far in our search for inspiration!
1. DIY rustic pallet coffee table
Are you feeling up for a little bit of a challenge and also looking for something that’s a bit more of a statement piece, rather than just making some little decor piece? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Wonder Forest upcycled an old rustic wooden pallet in order to create this fantastic wooden coffee table that uses the pallet’s inside like a cubby shelf!
2. Rustic wood and magnet metal utensils board
Perhaps you’re the kind of DIY enthusiast who loves a cohesive decor them right down to even the smallest details in the room, even as far as storing other things is concerned? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with this idea from eHow, which shows you how to make a repurposed wood and magnet board that’s perfect for storing any kind of metal utensil, so even they have a rustic looking place to rest in the kitchen.
3. Rustic wood wall ruler
Maybe you’re of the opinion that the best kinds of rustic things are actually also a little bit vintage inspired, rather than just being made of upcycled wood and so on? Well, if you have little kids who adore measuring how tall they’ve grown while they slept each day, then we think you should absolutely take a look at the way Painted Therapy mounted a set of vintage rulers to their wall in order to make a sort of adorably rustic heigh station.
4. Glass bottle and reclaimed wood wall vase
Whether they’re fresh or dried, faux or real, we have always adored displaying flowers in our home in whatever way we can. Considering that and our love for all things rustic, then, we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you that we fell completely in love with this wall mounted vase featured on Shanty 2 Chic! They show you how to make it happen using reclaimed wood and a glass jar.
5. Rustic barnwood headboard
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about making some kind of rustic chic statement piece that presents a slightly bigger challenge because you’re actually feeling up for those things, but you’d prefer to make something for your bedroom? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Five o’ Eight Co. made this stunning pieced together headboard from repurposed wood.
6. Library table from an old wooden spool
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY coffee tables that have a bit of storage for things like books but you come from a family that really adores reading and you have more books to store than the average person? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give this fantastic sinning library table featured on The Crafter’s Cottage a try! Their tutorial shows you how to make it happen using a repurposed wooden cable spool.
7. Twine light bulb pears
Just because you’re making rustic decor for your house doesn’t mean you have to make something really big or that looks like a permanent statement piece! Perhaps you’re looking for a smaller decorative piece that will just give the place a bit of character. Tie in some spring themes as well by creating this adorable standing pear made from twine and an upside down light bulb. Sweet Society shows you how it’s done.
8. DIY pallet rustic Christmas tree
Are you the kind of crafting enthusiast who is happy to bookmark any kind of holiday craft no matter the season, just to make sure you have lots of ideas and creative things to keep you busy all year round? In that case, we think you’ll be just as happy to see this DIY rustic pallet Christmas tree tutorial from Redhead Can Decorate as we were, even though it’s spring.
9. Pottery Barn knockoff rustic wood lanterns
Just in case you adore the idea of remaking your very own homemade versions of brand name decor pieces in more affordable ways just as much as we do, if not more, here’s a design that will help you get that stylish rustic chic that’s so popular in Pottery Barn right now, but without paying for the label! See how this lovely DIY wooden lantern is made in more detail on 100 Things 2 Do.
10. Simple, rustic DIY entryway bench
Perhaps you’re actually feeling very intrigued indeed with the idea of doing some simple woodworking because you’re feeling up for a challenge and you think that’s the best way to get an authentic looking rustic chic aesthetic, but you’re also still a beginner so you need to keep it simple? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a good look at how Over The Big Moon made this simple wooden entryway bench in surprisingly few easy steps.
11. Wood and chicken wire office memo board
Maybe your favourite kind of piece that you’ve seen on our list so far is definitely the kind that has some rustic chic decor appeal but, at the same time, you always enjoy making things that have some kind of practical function too? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this tutorial from Little Glass Jar that shows you in detail how to make a wood and chicken wire note board that’s perfect for leaving memos in the office or notes to your family in the hallway.
12. DIY rustic wood box centrepiece
Perhaps you’re still in the business of just redoing the smallest details of your house because you’re only just switching your aesthetic over or because you’ve already got most of your rustic statement pieces covered and you just need a few finishing touches? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way Liz Marie built themselves a cute wooden box centrepiece that’s perfect for adding a little bit of greenery to your table scape.
13. DIY wood striped wall
Perhaps some kind of rustic statement piece that’s a little more permanent and very noticeable indeed is actually precisely the kind of thing you’re looking for? Well, if you’ve got a bit of handy experience and you’d really like to impress your visitors, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Taryn Whitaker made this DIY wood striped wall that looks like something from a cozy log cabin.
14. DIY rustic pallet bookshelf
Are you finding yourself still completely enamoured with the idea of upcycling old wooden pallets into all kinds of new things as you scroll, but you just haven’t quite seen the particular piece that makes your mind up yet? Then here’s another fantastic rustically decorative and functional DIY piece for you! Jen Woodhouse shows you how to make this awesome pallet wood bookshelf with differently sized cubby style levels.
15. DIY rustic branch photo ladder
When you think of rustic decor, are you the kind of person who prefers to go as natural as possible with the kinds of wood you’re using? Then we’d be willing to bet that branch style pieces are right up your alley! We’re huge fans of the way Creative Ambitions actually made a pretty photo ladder for displaying large prints by affixing differently cut branch lengths together and leaning it against the wall.
Have you made other kinds of fantastic homemade and DIY rustic themed decor pieces that you were really happy with enjoyed doing but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!