Workshop stocking stuffers and small projects

Put your shop skills to good use this holiday season with small gifts you can make yourself

By Canadian Home Workshop

Christmas stockings

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‘Tis the season for holiday giving, but that doesn’t mean you have to swap the shop for the shopping mall. Here are simple gifts you can make from wood you already have. For even more seasonal joy, get some little elf helpers to lend you a hand.

Happy holidays!


Toast tongs

Toast tongs

A great project for beginners that results in zap-free toast removal

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Make a jewelry box

Make a jewelry box

Create a modern yet elegant jewelry box

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Make a cribbage board

Make a cribbage board

Give an enjoyable gift to your favourite cribbage player

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Build a pencil caddy for your kids

Build a pencil caddy for your kids

Create this pencil holder for kids, which is based on a Canadian icon

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Turn plywood into a portable game

Turn plywood into a portable game

This Last Man Standing board project is a great project for kids to help with in the shop, and as a bonus, they'll love playing with the finished product!

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Cart your cutlery with this stacked tray

Cart your cutlery with this stacked tray

Summer is the season to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Why not leave the dining-room table empty and enjoy some meals...

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An angel ornament for your holiday tree

Angel ornaments for your holiday tree

Put your scrollsaw to work and create an ornament—or two—for your tree or as gift toppers

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Add character to a simple candle holder

Add character to a simple candle holder

This simple candle holder always gets rave reviews when I make it for someone as a gift. The key ingredient here is weathered...

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