DIY Projects for Leftover Flooring Planks


7 Repurposing DIY’s for Leftover Flooring Planks

One of my favorite things to repurpose is a leftover flooring plank. They come in so many, cool finishes, they are easy to cut, and are lightweight. Plus, you can buy an entire box for very little money.  Today I am sharing seven DIY projects for leftover flooring planks I have done in the past.

Where to Find Leftover Flooring planks

If you haven’t recently done your floors, you can buy flooring planks at a discount at places like:


Easy DIY Projects for Flooring Planks

DIY Gift Ideas

Coaster Gift Set


One flooring plank can make several of these coaster gift sets.  Lined with cork, these are great holiday gifts for friends and neighbors. Pair it with a bottle of wine for a nice hostess gift.

Get the Tutorial: Coaster Gift Set


Display with Clips


Another extremely simple DIY, all you need is E6000 and metal clips. This is great for an office, or even a kids bedroom to hang photos of friends or important memos. Hang it as part of a gallery wall in a hallway or living room. The best part is that it is only two steps: 1) cut and 2) glue.

Get the Tutorial: Display with Clips


DIY Housewares

Vintage Inspired Serving Tray


Upcycle a thrift store or garage sale serving tray and line it with a plank to add interest and texture. For this one, I removed a broken mirror from the base of the tray and replaced it with laminate flooring. I love the way it turned out.

Get the Tutorial: Vintage Inspired Serving Tray


DIY Coat Rack


I still have this coat rack hanging in my daughter’s nursery.  It holds her hats and blankets. I have also hung this in the guest bathroom to hang extra towels for when family comes to visit us from out of town. It’s sturdy and adds a rustic touch.

Get the Tutorial: DIY Coat Rack


DIY Signs

Front Entrance Welcome Sign


I have had this sign at my front door for months now.  I even made one for my best friend too. Both have lasted through the weather and sunlight. This super simple and straightforward project takes very little time. Change the paint color, plank color, and letter style to fit any style.

Get the Tutorial: Front Entrance Welcome Sign

Stenciled Halloween Sign


I made this one for this past Halloween by stenciling a plank for my front door Halloween décor. Three or four inch letter stencils work best. I really need to make one for all holidays!

Get the Tutorial: Stenciled Halloween Sign


Spray Painted Fourth of July Sign


This may be one of my favorites I have made.  This last Fourth of July I spray Painted this piece for my front entrance. My husband thinks I need to make and sell these 😉 

Get the Tutorial and Free Star Template: Spray Painted Fourth of July Sign


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  1. Love your reusable plank ideas. I have an entire box of planks just sitting in the garage. Now perhaps I can finally make an project from them.

  2. I’m using vinyl floor planks to make a baby gate since the two toddlers in my home keep grabbing the standard baby gate bars and shaking it loose.

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