Christmas DIY Wood Crate Challenge

Christmas DIY Wood Crate Challenge

Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
We were challenged to take a plain wood crate and make it Christmas festive.
I bought three and plan to use them under my Christmas tree.
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challege {Love My DIY Home}

BEFORE

Box and Snowflakes
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
First I spray painted the inside with Rustoleum's Painter's Touch 2x Ivory Bisque.
 
Large wood snow flakes at Hobby Lobby were perfect for an accent. I spray painted them the same ivory bisque as the box interior and then sprinkled silver glitter on it to give it some pinache and then hung it on a nail on the box.
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
It took a bit because it was 10 degrees outside and since I paint out on my front lawn, it was interesting to say the least. I painted a bit, brought it in to dry and took it out for more paint an hour later. After a dozen ins and outs, I finally got it painted.
 
Anyone free to come clean out my garage so I can paint inside? Just a thought…
 
Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue was the perfect choice for an accent color.
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
I painted it on the outside slats and side solid wood with a foam brush. I've been itching to use this paint. I've had it a few months. My big project for Annie Sloan will be an antique china cabinet, but that's down the road.
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
Love, love, L.O.V.E. glittery snowflakes!
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
This is an easy DIY for you to do this year for Christmas.
 
Holiday Crate x10 Challenge {Love My DIY Home}
 
It would make a great Christmas gift caddy to use rather than traditional gift wrap. Or you could use it to hold wrapped gifts under the tree – which is what I intend to use it for.
 
If you would like me to send you my free printable Homemade Chalky Paint Recipes just click!
 
4 Homemade Chalky Paint Recipes {Love My DIY Home}
 
Be sure to visit all the other Christmas Boxes in this challenge:
 
Carole @ Garden Up Green
Patti @ Garden Matter
Meredith @ The Palette Muse
Bon Bon @ Farmhouse 40
 

What are your Christmas decorating plans?

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting!
 
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Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
 
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Comments

  1. Hi Val,

    Your crate turned out beautiful. I love that can be used for many purposes and really you could keep it out all winter. Nice!

  2. Val this is great!  I love snowflakes it's the perfect theme because you can use these creates through January too.  I can see them filled with pine cones for the fire place, they would really pop off that blue.  I love that color!  Thanks so much for joining in with this project, had a great time working with you.  

  3. You're so creative, Val! I love the pretty snowflakes – which are totally foreign here! The duck egg blue and bisque paints are so pretty together and I love the idea of using the crates for holding gifts. You inspire me!

    It's been fun working with you on this project – hope we'll do it again!

  4. SUPER cute idea, Val!  I LOVE the color you chose for your crate-and for someone who lives in Minnesota (me), the snowflakes are the perfect accent!!

  5. I love how this crate turned out… the AS Duck Egg Blue paint is the perfect backdrop for the sparkly snowflake! It's been so fun working with you and the other ladies on this challenge! Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,

    Nici

  6. Val, I love how pretty your crate looks with the blue and white! The snowflake is just perfect, and it looks great with your tree. What a fun project!

  7. I love how bright and cheerful your crate turned out, Val! I bet the three of them look terrific under your tree – nice work!

  8. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  9. I love this idea so much! I'm so into crate boxes and this is such a great way to bring them into the holiday season!

  10. The create turned out beautifully!  Love the colors that you chose!  Pinning to share 🙂

    Thank you for sharing with us this week for Brag About It!

    ~Laurie

  11. This is so elegant! Love it!

  12. I love a good challenge, and you did such a great job! I love the color contrast and the sparkly snowflakes. These will be great to hold hats and mittens by the door after the holidays.  I feel your pain on the needing a clean garage or paint, luckily it's not too cold here yet.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Welcome Home Wednesday Linky Party!

  13. Hi there Val, you really have a good taste of colors and I frankly speaking if I was put in your shoes and asked to come up with something like that, it could have been close to that. Thanks a lot for sharing. You have inspired me and I think I can make use of my old pallets that I am not using anymore.

    Cindy

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