Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Painted Patriotic Crate

Posted by Devin


I love wooden crates. They are so cute and have so many ways you can use them! For this 4th of July I decided to paint some in a patriotic style. These are great to use for hauling your blankets and snacks and lanterns to watch the fireworks, or to put treats and utensils in at your Independence Day party, or as a decoration for your table or front porch... the possibilities are endless! So without further ado, here is the tutorial so you can make your own!

Materials Needed:
Wooden Craft Crate (available at most craft stores)
Red, White, and Blue Paint
Sponge Brushes
Small Paint Brush
Painter's Tape
(Optional: vinyl for the Silhouette Cameo)


Step 1
Paint the crate white on all sides and in all crevices.


Step 2
Tape off the upper left corner on both of the slatted sides and paint blue with the sponge brush. It will probably take a few coats to get it to look solid. Remove the painter's tape.


Step 3
Paint the solid ends of the crate blue. This is optional, but I think it adds a little style and variety to the crate.


Step 4
Place a piece of tape on the blue edge of the top slat and paint the top and third slats red on both sides of the crate. Again, it may need a few coats. Remove the tape once the paint is dry.


Step 5
Hand paint some stars onto the blue slatted squares. I simply made a small, five-pointed asterisk with a small paint brush for each star.


Step 6 (Optional)
Add stenciled or hand-lettered writing to the side of the crate. I used my Cameo Silhouette to create an "America the Beautiful" stencil that you can download here and cut out if you have a Silhouette of your own. 


Once I stenciled the writing, I added a few hand-painted stars around the "A" of America to pretty it up a bit.


And that's it! You've got the cutest little crate-decor around for this 4th of July!


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1 Comments:

At July 3, 2015 at 2:43 PM , Blogger jyonash said...

Love this crate! I like to decorate for the 4th and this would be perfect! Thanks for a great party!

 

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