Unusual Crafts For Unique Decor

Have you ever wanted to create something totally off the wall with whatever you happened to have on hand at the time?  This type of project can be the most fun to work on and give you the most unique decor items for your home.  Unusual crafts typically produce great conversation starters!

The hardest part is usually just getting started with a project like this.  You have to think creatively in creating the unusual. It all depends on the old stuff you have on hand to use as materials. These ideas for unusual crafts are meant to inspire you. Use what you have and see what unique ideas you can come up with.

Inspiration For Unusual Crafts

Create A Unique Birdhouse

The first one is a whimsical bird house made from scrap wood, a rusty grate, and a spoon.

birdhouse made from pallet wood, a rusty grate and a spoon


SOURCE: Pennies To Pearls

Think about what you might have on hand for your own birdhouse. Since the roof may be the hardest shape to come up with, I would find your material for that first. Then, just figure out what it can sit on for the actual house. Add small items to complete the whimsical look.

unusual crafts - watering can birdhouse

SOURCE: Cedar Junction Studio

An old watering can or oil can and tin of any kind create another cute version of a birdhouse. For more inspiration, check out these easy DIY decorative birdhouses.

Use Old Stuff To Make Unique Place Card Holders

unusual crafts - unique place card holder

TUTORIAL: Treasures From The Heart Gifts

Make unique place card holders using something like this tart tin as a base.  Cute and unique! You could also use an old thread spool as a base for a place card holder.

Make Sailboats Out Of Driftwood

DIY driftwood sailboat

These sailboats, made from driftwood, are one of my favorite projects and would be a fun one to do for a cottage or beach theme.

TUTORIAL: How to make a driftwood sailboat – White Gunpowder

Make A Vase Out Of Old Belts

unusual crafts - vase made from old belts

SOURCE: Wayback Magazine

Here is an unusual idea using a collection of belts to create an interesting and unique vase for flowers.

Create An Owl Out Of Common Kitchen Items

unusual crafts

SOURCE: FInd Make Do

An owl made from common kitchen items is adorable.

A Tin Can Turns Into An Industrial Lamp

unusual crafts - tin can lamp

SOURCE: Those Northern Skies

Have you ever thought of making a lamp out of an ordinary tin can?  This is a fun and industrial looking home decor idea.

Make A Photo Wheel Paper Weight

unusual crafts - photo wheel paper weight

SOURCE: Mamie James

How about turning an old caster into a photo wheel paper weight?  A totally rustic unique idea!

Turn A Tennis Racket Into A Fun Mirror

unusual crafts - tennis racket mirror

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

If you no longer play tennis, you could convert those tennis rackets into playful mirrors.

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Creating rustic styling on a budget by giving new life to old things and using the beauty that is already found in nature. Read more about me.
  1. Love these ideas! Especially the tennis racket mirrors and caster photo wheels!

    1. I’m so glad you like them!

  2. Love all these ideas,can’t wait to try making them. Thanks !😊

    1. Oh good! Have fun creating!

  3. I am in love with the bottle cap wind chime♥ That is an absolute must!

    1. my husband workd in log woods. he drives a hero ax machine. we have buckets full of saw teeth. some rusted some silver. any suggestions

  4. LOVE the caster photo idea!

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