Easy DIY: Wood Round Artwork


I have a project for you guys today that's so easy, it's almost silly to call it a DIY! I got the idea for this when I saw this quote on Pinterest: "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." I love this quote--it's a great reminder that success doesn't happen overnight, and all the little things we do every day are adding up to something bigger. And since a tree is a perfect example of that (all the tree rings represent years and years of growth), I thought it would be really fitting to write this quote on a wood round. Ben's parents recently had to cut down a big tree from their front yard, the one that Ben grew up climbing in his childhood, so at first I was going to cut a slice from one of those tree branches so we could keep a piece of that tree in our home...but in the end I was too lazy to even do that. I ended up just buying a wood round at Hobby Lobby!

DIY Wood Round Artwork // At Home in Love

All you need for this project is:

1. A wood round. You could cut your own, as I originally planned to do, or buy one (they're about $7).
2. A pencil and eraser
3. A Sharpie

DIY wood round artwork

Boom. Easiest project ever, right? I bet you can already guess what the steps are, but I'll share them anyways.

Wood round DIY project

Write out the saying lightly in pencil.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Once it looks good to you, write over it with Sharpie.

DIY wood round artwork

Give it a minute to make sure the Sharpie has fully dried, then erase any pencil marks that are still showing.


That's it! You can add a picture hanger on the back if you'd like to hang it on the wall, or just prop it up on a shelf like I did. Easy and affordable art!

Colorful office with open shelves

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” --Vincent Van Gogh

You can apply these same steps to write any saying on a wood round--or even do a simple pattern or picture. But I do think this quote is especially fitting! Hope you like it.

P.S. Those belt strap shelves are also a DIY project! Check out the tutorial here, if you’re curious.

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  1. Posted by kelsey on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    very cute and i LOVE easy "duh" DIYs that i didn't think of myself ! :)
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    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

      Me too! The "duh" projects are always the best.
  2. Posted by Grace on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    Thanks so much for the great DIY! What a great project! :)
    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

      Glad you like it!
  3. Posted by Debbie on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

    This is my favorite DIY! Gonna do it!
    • Posted by Aileen on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

  4. Posted by Rachel T on Friday, June 20th, 2014

    I love this too! What a great idea!!
  5. Posted by Jane on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

    Love it! Where did you purchase the wood round?
    • Posted by Aileen on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

      Thanks! It's from Hobby Lobby.