These handmade plywood stockings from blogger Erin Loechner reflect a Scandinavian aesthetic, and the wood subtly warms up the white mantel. Best of all? They're magnetic, so they can be removed and filled with ease.
Build your own island using crates and plywood. This rolling DIY kitchen island project provides simple instructions for building the frame using plywood, then uses six large crates for the drawers on either side of the island, along with three vegetable crates in the center.
Combine unfinished stock cabinets to create an island that puts your DIY skills to the test. A DIY project from Lowe’s uses stock boards and plywood to wrap the cabinets and a 21 ¼-inch wide by 56-inch long countertop. Painted a different color than the rest of the cabinets, this kitchen island cheat looks more like a custom piece of furniture than a money-saving project.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.