Happy Wednesday guys!! Anyone in the mood for a little Christmas DIY project? I hope so because today I’m sharing a very easy DIY Christmas truck crate. You’re probably wondering what in the heck that is and I don’t blame you. I honestly wasn’t sure what to title this post and “Christmas truck crate” is about the best thing I can come up with, so I’m rolling with it. You’ll see what I mean in a minute! Anyway, this is an insanely easy project–the whole thing took maybe fifteen minutes, but it turned out super cute and I think you guys are going to like it as much as I do.
So the first step in this project was finding a small wooden crate. I picked this one up at Michael’s, but a galvanized bucket would also work really well. You just need something that paint can easily adhere to like wood or metal.
Next I took this adorable Christmas truck stencil I found on Etsy and taped it to the crate. I made sure to center it and I tried to get it as level as possible before I started painting.
Next up I simply painted over the stencil with white chalk paint. You could use just about any paint you have on hand, but be careful when you’re applying the paint. Applying too much, or putting it on too thick, will cause the paint to run under the stencil and mess up the design. I applied the paint lightly with a small sponge and it worked perfectly!
I let the paint dry a few minutes before removing the stencil and then I lightly distressed it with sandpaper. BOOM. Done-zo. Here’s the finished look:
So adorable, right?! I love how it turned out. And if you wanted to give it a little more pizazz you could definitely paint words on the crate as well, like Christmas Trees or Tree Farm. I just went the easy route and did the truck!
You guys know I love DIY projects and this one definitely falls in the easy peasy category. But that’s why I love it! Simple, quick, and very budget friendly. This stencil would also work great on a Christmas pillow, wooden sign, bucket, or anything really. There are so many fun possibilities and you can literally use the stencil over and over again. I’m actually already planning to make another one of these crates because I love it so much.
Thanks for stopping by today!! Here are a few other Christmas DIY projects you might want to check out:
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