DIY Stick Letters - perfect as a decoration in a new couple's home (Make a monogram for your wall! Make the first letter of your last name). You could also paint these in bright colors and use as decor in the kids' rooms!
Here’s a good idea for a DIY headboard made from old paddles. You can find more ‘rustic’ headboard ideas from Cottage Life here. It looks like they’ve just fastened the paddle shafts to a board that’s been screwed to the wall: 2415605