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DIY Decoupaged Crate

Dress up a boring wooden crate with pretty patterned scrapbook paper to make this DIY decoupaged crate! It’s such a great way to organize your home.

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DIY Decoupaged Crate
You may or may not be aware, but I am a former scrapbooker.

I don’t have a lot of time for that hobby anymore, but don’t tell my growing scrapbook paper collection that! I am completely addicted to those 12×12 sheets.

One of the reasons I love scrapbook paper so very much is that it is so versatile. You can do just about anything with it! Except wear it… maybe.

The point I’m trying to make: Scrapbook paper is not just for scrapbooking.

It’s also an easy way to give just about anything a fun and colorful makeover. Like this decoupaged crate! Which now happens to be organizing a big stash of my own scrapbook paper collection.

Hand+Made Pebbles Inc
I recently had an opportunity to play with the new The Hand+Made collection from Jen Hadfield and Pebbles Inc.

It is full of fun bright colors and a lot of gold accents.

I have LOTS of big plans to use more of these supplies, but they’ll have to wait until after the holidays.

From the Home+Made collection you will need the following for this project:

12×12 Paper Pad
Chalkboard Label

Other supplies needed
wooden crate
sponge brush

DIY Decoupaged Crate
You can find inexpensive crates just about anywhere these days.

This one is from a local home decor store.

What drew me to it was that it was already stained and the extra hardware it contained.

Before we decoupage the crate we need to remove all of the hardware.

DIY Decoupaged Crate
Cut the scrapbook paper according to the slats and size of the crate.

Apply decoupage to the crate with sponge brush, applying one sheet of paper at a time. Press firmly for good adhesion and smooth to remove any bubbles. Any excess decoupage that happens to seep out from under the paper will dry clear.

After adding the paper, realign the hardware to find the holes for the screws. Use a paper piercer or some other sharp instrument to poke holes in the paper to mark their positions.

Because the crate gives the entire project a rustic feel, I inked the paper with distress ink to match accordingly.

Apply a layer of decoupage on top of the paper once the ink is dry. Once the decoupage is dry, reinstall the hardware.

DIY Decoupaged Crate
I added a chalkboard label to the front of the crate.

Don’t forget that on new chalkboard surfaces you need to “cure” them by rubbing them all over with chalk then wiping it off. Then you can write whatever you wish on them.

DIY Decoupaged Crate
This wooden crate happens to be the perfect size to fit several of my 12×12 paper pads!

It’s a great organizational addition to my craft area. And the colors and patterns really brighten up the space!

Isn’t it amazing wall a little paper and glue can do?? Will you try this DIY decoupaged crate craft?

>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared September, 2015.

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Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

This is lovely, what a great use for your paper collection


Monday 20th of August 2018

Love this. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party! Pinned it to Pinterest! Hope to have you join the party next week!


Sunday 19th of August 2018

What a beautiful way to store craft supplies. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Mi bitácora artesanal

Monday 13th of August 2018

Una idea estupenda. Decoración muy propia para el fin a conseguir: almacenaje de papeles y abalorios scraps. Felicidades por todo. Saludos y feliz semana!!!

Jann Olson

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

Decoupaging is so fun. Love how fun and colorful this crate is! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann

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