Decorating Wooden Crate

 

Hello! Happy Tuesday! I’ve been eyeing this wooden crate at Michaels for so long. Every time I go in there, it’s like they’re calling my name. I’ll admit, it’s become somewhat of an obsession of mine to figure out what I could do with that crate. After thinking long and hard about what I could do with it, it finally came to me….. Mod Podge makes everything

better!  When I started this project, it was more of a “learn as you go” thing. I made a few mistake along the way, but don’t worry, I’ll let you know what not to do and a better way to do it. Of course I had to add some other stuff to make it look awesome, but I think the end product came out better than I expected. Check it out!

Materials

1 wooden crate

Mod Podge Glossy

6 Cardstock Paper (I used Recollections, but you can use whatever suits your style)

6 Clear Plastic Like Papers with Gold Writing

Paint Brush

Spray Paint (I used a metallic gold color)

 

Directions

  1. Place clear plastic paper on top of the cardstock paper.
  2. Put Mod Podge on the bottom paper and place the plastic paper on top.
  3. Let it dry.
  4. Once the paper is dry, spread Mod Podge on one side of the crate. Make sure there is just enough, but not too much on the crate.
  5. Line the paper up as straight as possible (don’t worry if it’s not straight, the edges will be cut off a little later).
  6. Allow it to dry.
  7. Once the paper is dry, use a knife or scissors (sharp) to cut out the paper between the handles and spaces between the slates on the sides                                                     **I used a knife because the top paper i was using did not bend very well because it had a plastic texture to it**
  8. Allow the crate to sit for 1 – 2 hours.
  9. Use the spray paint to spray the inside of the crate and the top and bottom sides of the slates.                                                                                                                                        **I initially thought that I would want to keep the original color of the crate so that is why I didn’t spray it beforehand. Afterwards, I noticed how plain the inside looked so I spray painted the inside and sides. If you want to have a different color than the original color, Make sure to do it beforehand! Don’t be like me (although it did turn out VERY nice)! It’s very time consuming to spray paint after the paper is on.**
  10. Allow the spray paint to dry, and now you are the proud owner of a LOVELY crate that can be used for anything. Enjoy!

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