An open slatted small crate from Goodwill was upcycled as an easy DIY fall decoration with two looks!
An Open Slatted Crate From Goodwill Becomes A Fall Pumpkin
I found this little open slatted crate at a Goodwill store in the Twin Cities recently. I transformed it into fall decor!
After washing the crate with Dawn Dish soap water and a rag, I sanded the word "Pansy" off of the crate.
Next I painted the crate with Deco Art Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Heritage. I sprayed my brush with water hoping to thin down the paint so it went on more transparent. I wanted some of the wood to show through the paint.
I then sanded the orange paint with 220 grit sandpaper, and sealed the paint with General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat.
A tree branch with a 2" width was cut on the chop saw for a pumpkin stem and screwed onto one end of the crate. More of my new fall DIY projects include a pie tin pumpkin HERE, and a rustic metal folding chair with stenciled leaves HERE.
I tied some raffia around the stem, and I have a pumpkin!
Here, I twirled the crate around and added a small crock of fall foliage and I have a second fall look.
- Thrift Shop Open Slatted Crate
- Orange Chalk Paint
- General Finishes Flat Out Flat Topcoat
- Tree Twig Stems