MDF Crafts: 87 Photos, Tutorials and Footsteps

The MDF handicraft is very popular and practical because it is possible to buy ready-made objects and decorate them according to the gave it own taste and style. In addition, it is a cheap solution and you can take advantage to sell your decorated objects or make customized creations on demand from the clients.

Most techniques involve sealing, sanding, painting and gluing of napkins, adhesives, and other materials. At the end of the post, we have several examples of tutorials for you to watch and learn.

Models and photos of handicraft in MDF

An important step is to look for several references before you begin to make your own crafts. For this, we advance this work and leave only the most interesting references that we find. See the gallery below and get inspired:

Crafts in MDF for kitchen

It is very common to find decorative and functional MDF objects in a kitchen. They can be boxes, stands for spices, napkin holders, trays, cup holders and others. Crafting with this material is an economical solution to replace objects that on other occasions would be bought. We selected some references for use in the kitchen, check out:

Picture 1 - Box in MDF to store sachets of teas.

MDF box for storing tea sachets

Picture 2 - Female boxes for tea table.

Female tea table cases

Picture 3 - Center of colored table made with pieces of MDF united by string and tassel in the tip.

Colored centerpiece made with MDF pieces joined by string and tassel at the tip

Picture 4 - Incredible napkin door made with MDF with hearts format.

Incredible napkin holder made with heart-shaped MDF

Picture 5 - MDF trays with printed paper to decorate the table.

MDF trays with embossed paper to decorate the table

Picture 6 - MDF white box with flower print on lid to store the teas.

White MDF box with flower print on lid to store teas

Image 7 - Round MDF coaster with colorful drawing of flowers.

MDF round coaster with colorful drawing of flowers

Picture 8 - Napkin holder for table made with MDF in windmill format.

Napkin holder for table made with MDF in windmill format

Picture 9 - Cutlery and objects in MDF with painting of flowers and polka dots.

Cutlery and objects in MDF with flowers and polka dots

Picture 10 - Tea set and box in pink MDF with flower designs.

Tea set and box in pink MDF with flower designs

Image 11 - American set made with MDF board with drawings.

American set made with MDF surfboard with drawings

Image 12 - MDF box painted with aged wood effect.

MDF box painted with aged wood effect

Picture 13 - Colored boxes with sliding covers to store the teas.

Colored boxes with sliding covers for storing teas

Picture 14 - Small cabinet in colored MDF to store chicken eggs.

Small cabinet in colored MDF to store chicken eggs

Picture 15 - Plank and other utensils for the kitchen.

Plank and other kitchen utensils

Image 16 - Support for pots and kettles made with MDF in a different format.

Support for pots and kettles made with MDF in a differentiated format

Picture 17 - MDF box painted with glass cover to store teas.

MDF box painted with glass cover for storing teas

Image 18 - Door spices in MDF.

Port MDF seasonings

Image 19 - Door white wall spices with designs to put boxes of seasoning and paper towel.

Door white wall spices with designs to put boxes of seasoning and paper towel

Picture 20 - Box of MDF painted with green paint with aged appearance and covered by stamped lace.

Box of MDF painted with green paint with aged appearance and covered with stamped lace

Picture 21 - Another model with aged paint for a tea box.

Another model with aged paint for a tea box

Picture 22 - Box of MDF with many details in the painting in form of chicken.

Box of MDF with many details in the painting in form of chicken

Picture 23 - Colored MDF box to store sweets and chocolates.

Colored MDF box for storing sweets and chocolates

Crafts in MDF to decorate the house

In addition to the kitchen, we can use various solutions to decorate the house using MDF, among these objects are vases, picture frames, trays for decorative objects, frames, boxes, shrines and others. Here are some interesting examples to inspire yourself:

Image 24 - Message and photo door on MDF.

Message and photo door on MDF

Picture 25 - Wall ornament with heart shape.

Heart-shaped wall ornament

Image 26 - Colored frame frames made with MDF.

Picture frames made of MDF

Image 27 - MDF flowers with message card to match sheets in transparent vase.

MDF flowers with message card to match sheets in transparent vase

Image 28 - Hanging stand with scrap paper and object holder.

Hanging stand with scrap paper and object holder

Figure 29 - Example of wall bracket for storing envelopes and other paper.

Example of wall bracket for storing envelopes and other paper

Image 30 - Sanctuary full of details in MDF painting.

Sanctuary full of details in MDF painting

Image 31 - Yellow MDF tray with interior print.

Yellow MDF tray with inner print

Picture 32 - Plaquinhas with messages.

Plaquinhas com mensajes

Picture 33 - Decorative cage for the wall with painting, message and copper grids.

Decorative cage for wall with painting, message and copper grids

Picture 34 - Embellishment in shape of heart to hang.

Heart-shaped pendant

Image 35 - Decorative plaques hanging on the wall with drawings of potted plants.

Decorative plaques hanging on the wall with designs of potted plants

Image 36 - MDF box for vibrant red magazines and flower designs on the side.

MDF box for vibrant red color magazines and flower designs on the side

Image 37 - Decorative plate that imitates a vase of pink flower.

Decorative plate imitating a pink flower vase

Image 38 - Clock in musical note format made of MDF with black paint.

Clock in musical note format made of MDF with black paint

Picture 39 - Picture formats that you can inspire

Frame formats you can inspire

Image 40 - Wall stand for pot and matches.

Vase wall bracket and matches

Image 41 - Wall lamp with custom name in MDF.

Wall lamp with personalized name on MDF

Picture 42 - Decorative frame with painted MDF.

Decorative frame with painted MDF

Picture 43 - Heart made with MDF decorated to hang on the wall.

Heart made with MDF decorated to hang on the wall

Picture 44 - Decorative plates in MDF.

Decorative plates in MDF

Image 45 - Picture frame with MDF message.

Picture frame with MDF message

Image 46 - MDF vase for artificial flowers.

MDF vase for artificial flowers

MDF Crafts to decorate Christmas

Christmas is a great occasion to invest in crafts that decorate the tree and the table. As we received guests at this time, it is important to have a well-organized decoration, in addition, the use of MDF can be cheaper than buying ready-made items.

Picture 47 - Colored Christmas box made with MDF.

Colorful Christmas box made with MDF

Image 48 - Octagonal box with drawings of flowers.

Octagonal box with flower designs

Image 49 - Small decorative ornament to hang.

Small decorative ornament to hang

Picture 50 - Decorative fairy to put on the wall.

Decorative fairy to put on the wall

Picture 51 - Colorful Christmas box with green and red colors.

Colorful Christmas box with green and red colors

Picture 52 - Christmas decoration as a support for ball.

Christmas ornament as support for ball

Image 53 - Christmas card made with thin MDF board.

Christmas card made with MDF thin plate

Children's decoration

Picture 54 - Green boxes for the baby room.

Green boxes for baby room

Image 55 - Colorful portrait door with character.

Colorful portrait door with character

Image 56 - White boxes with pink checkered pattern for the baby girl room.

White boxes with pink checkered pattern for baby girl bedroom

Image 57 - House-shaped MDF niches to place character dolls.

House-shaped MDF niches to put character dolls

Image 58 - Boy made of MDF to hang on frame in room.

Boy made of MDF to hang on frame in bedroom

Image 59 - Packaging for soap and other objects for girls.

Packaging for soap and other objects for girls

Image 60 - Child portrait portrait in sheep format.

Children's picture frame in sheep format

Image 61 - Boxes for the girl's nursery.

Cases for children's bedroom

Picture 62 - Plaque with printed letter, crown and shiny.

Plaque with printed letter, crown and shiny

Boxes, makeup port, costume jewelry and etc.

Image 63 - Pink box with lace, lace and crown.

Pink box with lace, lace and crown

Image 64 - A box version with oriental geisha theme.

A box version with oriental geisha theme

Picture 65 - MDF box with delicate paint.

MDF box with delicate paint

Image 66 - Gray box with polka dots and colored cover.

Gray box with polka dots and colorful lid

Image 67 - Door objects, books, scraps and notebooks.

Door objects, books, scraps and notebooks

Picture 68 - Pink box with pearls and drawings of roses.

Pink box with pearls and drawings of roses

Picture 69 - Yellow canister striped.

Striped Yellow Box

Picture 70 - Box with vertical format.

Box with vertical format

Image 71 - Door jewelry with mirror.

Door jewelry with mirror

Image 72 - Door jewelry with drawers.

Door jewelry with drawers

Picture 73 - Box to store jewelry on the bedside table.

Box to store jewelry on the bedside table

Picture 74 - Male box to keep ties.

Men's Neck Tie

Picture 75 - Box to store feminine objects.

Female storage box

Picture 76 - Trunk box for the room.

Storage compartment for living room

Picture 77 - Delicate box to keep jewelry.

Delicate box to keep jewelry

Picture 78 - Box in MDF with colored lace and flowers.

Box in MDF with colored lace and flowers

Picture 79 - Fun box for storing chocolates.

Fun box for storing chocolates

Miscellaneous Items

See other miscellaneous MDF items that can be decorated and stylized:

Image 80 - MDF basket with handle.

MDF basket with handle

Image 81 - Notebook cover with MDF tree design.

Notebook cover with MDF tree design

Picture 82 - Personalized plate with scarecrow format.

Scarecrow-shaped personalized plaque

Image 83 - Domino made with fixed MDF pieces.

Domino made with fixed MDF pieces

Image 84 - Door brushes made with MDF boards.

Door brushes made with MDF boards

Picture 85 - Pendant with message.

Pendant with message

Picture 86 - Bird house with painting.

Bird house with painting

Image 87 - Glass illustrated and fun.

Illustrated and amusing vase

How to Make MDF Crafts Easy Step by Step

1. How to make a MDF box with scrapbook

In this step by step, you will learn how to make a lilac box with black stripes, polka dots and scrapbook on the lid. See below the list of materials needed:

  • Box of MDF 25cmx25cm;
  • PVA ink black and lilac;
  • Shimmering purple acrylic paint;
  • Flex rubber;
  • Wood sealer;
  • Bright varnish;
  • Ruler;
  • Crepe tape;
  • Foam roll;
  • Scissors;
  • Stiletto;
  • Paint ball;
  • Soft brush with synthetic bristles, pig and bevelled hard brush;
  • Grosgrain ribbon;
  • Fine sandpaper for wood;
  • Adhesive pearls;
  • Scrapbook paper;
  • Cutting base.

Continue watching the video to see each step with all the details:

2. Set of MDF boxes with base for baby room

In this tutorial you will learn the step by step to make a set of MDF decorated for a baby room. You can either gift a friendly mom or even sell these objects with personalized names. The end result is a delicate and feminine charm, check out the materials needed to make this handicraft:

  • MDF set that can be purchased in a handicraft home;
  • Faint or glossy white PVA ink with water base;
  • Ink with color of your choice;
  • Sandpaper 250 for sanding the edges;
  • Letters to the chosen name;
  • Tapes;
  • Crystals and flowers;
  • Hot glue;
  • Instant glue;
  • Cover button;
  • Soft and hydrated bristle brushes;
  • Roll and dryer (if required).

Continue watching in the video all the steps with the specific technical details:

3. Technique for making wood effect with MDF paint

MDF is a composite material made of pressed wood fibers with a light-colored visual appearance. Know that it is possible to change the face of the MDF and leave it looking wood using colored waxes. This is exactly what this tutorial teaches. Watch and see how to do:

4. How to make a vintage-retro tray using the decoupage technique with napkin and liquid glass

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a beautiful retro tray with Coca-Cola's napkin. The materials needed are:

  • Small MDF tray 20cmx20cm;
  • PVA inks white and natal red;
  • Napkins for handicrafts;
  • Flex rubber or white glue;
  • Cola gel;
  • Instant glue;
  • Red gauge tape;
  • Half pearl;
  • Fine sandpaper;
  • Varnish gloss max.

Watch the video detailed instructions and techniques now:

5. How to make the effect of tile or tablets in MDF

In this step by step you will learn how to use a sticker that imitates tablets in an MDF tray. Here are the materials you need to do:

  • MDF tray;
  • Tile adhesive;
  • White PVA ink;
  • Varnish;
  • Soft brush;
  • Scissors;
  • Wooden dolls;
  • Instant glue.

Continue watching in the video:

6. How to make metal paint on MDF

Want to give a different face to the MDF? See in this tutorial how you can do with a colorless base layer for MDF, bronze and bronze metallic ink

7. How to decorate a makeup box on MDF

This is a simple tutorial for coloring an MDF makeup box with a delicate touch. See all the materials you will need:

  • Box for makeup in MDF;
  • Guava acrylic paint;
  • Patina gel white;
  • Colorless sealer;
  • Varnish max brightness;
  • Stencil;
  • 1 Bevelled brush;
  • 1 Brush with hard bristles;
  • 1 Soft brush.

Continue to watch the tutorial with each detailed step:

8. How to cover a MDF box with lace

In this tutorial you will learn in a practical and easy way how to coat a MDF box with cotton lace and a napkin on the lid. The materials needed are:

  • 1 MDF box;
  • White glue without dilution;
  • Brush;
  • Foam roll;
  • Cotton lint;
  • Scissors;
  • Craft napkin.

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