Monday, June 13, 2011

Thin 4th of July flag crate~

I really like the look of old crates, but sometimes I have a hard time decorating them. I'd like to fit them on my shelves where I keep seasonal decor, but they are just too big.  Well, this morning I figured that I could probably just make a thin crate for the look and if I wanted it to be functional, I could use it for magazines.  

This is a pretty easy project. It's made from 2X4 scraps and 1/4'' slats of mdf.

I cut a 16 1/2'' piece of the 2X4 and two 12'' pieces.

Screwed the shorter boards onto the longer piece,

And nailed three 1/4'' mdf slats that measured 4''X16 1/2'' on the front and 3 on the back{bead board slats would work just as well and would probably be pretty darn cute}.

Simple little 2X4 crate box!

I painted and distressed the front of the box. I left the back white so I can flip it after the holidays.

I drilled a hole in the top left corner

and used a band saw to cut out a star to attach to the front.

I've had a couple of random knobs from Hobby Lobby for awhile and was able to actually use one today. Lol

And that's it! The project took about 1/2 hour from start to finish. I did have my 1/4'' slats already cut out, it would take a bit longer if I had to cut them down to size.

Have a wonderful Flag Day tomorrow!


  1. SO cute...I am not as creative as you are!

  2. I love it! I think ile copy it for my spare bedroom, tryin to get if finished before the 4th. Thanks for the inspiration!............Bonnie

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [14 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. This is SO cute. I would love for you to participate in my Red, White & Blue Roundup. You can see details on my right sidebar.



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