Looking at all the ply board that comes in with our pallets each week I was itching to reuse them and stop as least some just going to waste. Work was happy to let me take some sheets home to play with.
Using a bandsaw, I cut long strips to make it more manageable and then traced my designs on before cutting them out with a scroll saw. A bit of sanding. Few dabs of paint and the addition of some embroidery thread and there you have it.
My own little timber herd :-)