Wood Crate Turned Faux Planter: Holiday Crate X 10

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!"
Our challenge, "Holiday Crate x 10" was a perfect opportunity to get the creative ball rolling this holiday season.
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!
I chose stain for my project. I loved how the cherry color turned out - exactly how I had envisioned it!
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!
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.
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.
To Work With My Hands
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
  1 question
Join the conversation
3 of 38 comments
  • Jenlove Jenlove on Oct 22, 2016
    Love it.

  • Dia9652269 Dia9652269 on Nov 06, 2016
    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 To Work With My Hands on Nov 09, 2016
      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?