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Wood Crate Turned Faux Planter: Holiday Crate X 10

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A few weeks ago, my awesome friend, Carole, from Garden Up Green contacted me about joining her for a holiday collaboration post with 7 other talented bloggers. Working with Carole is always fun, so of course I said, "Yes!"
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Our challenge, "Holiday Crate x 10" was a perfect opportunity to get the creative ball rolling this holiday season.
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
We each started with a simple wood crate. After that, the rest was up to each of us to decide. It was time to get creative and into the holiday spirit!
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I chose stain for my project. I loved how the cherry color turned out - exactly how I had envisioned it!
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
Once the stain was dry, I added a fun plaid ribbon around the top of the crate and attached it to the corners with hot glue. Next, I made a pretty matching bow and decided to offset it a bit. Another shot of hot glue and it was done!
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
A Norfolk pine tree became the centerpiece of the project. I found a perfect-sized tree at Lowe's, added lights and balls, dropped it into the crate, and stuffed bright red tissue paper around the edges to fill in the empty space.
  • wood crate turned faux planter holiday crate x 10, christmas decorations, crafts, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
I love the cheery holiday welcome it adds to the porch!
I had a great time joining these ladies for this fun DIY challenge, and my Christmas crate will be a constant reminder of them and their talent. Visit the blog to find the links to all of their creative projects.

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Got a question about this project?

  • Pat whitmus
    Pat whitmus Ephrata, WA

    Love crates! Have a small one on my island counter...but it is in Washington and I am currently in Az. for the winter :) Will keep this idea in mind for next Christmas though!

  • Kristin Greene-Earnest

    Fantastic creation ! How about being able to use the crate all year by just simply changing the ribbon color and what you put in the crate ? I have been making Christmas Pine Cone Baskets for several years now. I use Christmas themed picks ,& clear

    • To Work With My Hands

      Thanks, Kristin. Absolutely - it would be easy to change out the ribbon and plant and have something new for every season. Thank you for your fun suggestion.

  • Carolpagelive.com

    My mom used them for

  • Jenlove
    Jenlove Wallace, SC

    Love it.

  • Diannamarie61

    We are moving to Florida, from NY before Christmas......budget will be tight, and can't wait to make this for our front stoop!!!!!! Thanks so much for the idea!!!!

    • To Work With My Hands

      I'm so thrilled you've been inspired! I hope you have a wonderful move and a beautiful Christmas season! You should enjoy a much milder one this year, huh?

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