This DIY Crate is not just for the holiday season.
I flip it to the other side for a neutral look the rest of the year.
See the tutorial and how I use this below.
Today, I'm joining Traci with the 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Blog Hop. We're on day #7 and it's been a super fun hop so far. SO MANY IDEAS! Click here to check it all out and ENTER all of the awesome giveaways that Traci put together. Click below to see my DIY Holiday Crate tutorial.
As I mentioned above, this crate has a neutral side to it, too. I use these for everything. This was our previous home's dining room and they worked perfectly to store all of our china, serving pieces, and table linens (in this new home, I actually have room for my china cabinets in the dining room, so these shelves and crates are now in our piano room holding my kids' piano music and my husband's (rapidly growing) vinyl collection.
And voila...a quick flip around and we have the holiday crates in place!
Click here for the detailed tutorial of my big Christmas Tree Farm Sign.
Perfect for all of my crazy dish collection(s). I've got an addiction I'm dealing with.
So, this started out as an unfinished crate from IKEA for less than $10.
They come sanded, but do require assembly (of course, right?).
If you would rather make your own, see my DIY Crate Tutorial here.
This was a super quick finish I did on these. I just painted one plank on each crate the color of the lettering. Then I added vinyl wording on top once it was dry. I use my craft cutter, but vinyl lettering can be found at any craft store. After the lettering went down, I painted my outer color (a very light aqua blue). I did use chalk paint for the base coats so they "stick" really well. After the final coat of paint had dried, I pulled off the vinyl to reveal the wording. Then I just sanded the edges a bit to give these a worn look.
I think the uses for these are endless...would be fun stuffed with presents, too!
Don't forget that this is a part of a hop!
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