Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate

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.

Easy DIY Christmas tree truck crate. Simple Christmas DIY project!

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.

Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate

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.

Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate

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!

Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration.

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:

Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration. Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration. Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration.

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!

Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration. Easy DIY Christmas Truck Crate. Simple and easy DIY Christmas decoration.

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:

DIY Christmas Wreath in 3 Easy Steps

The Easiest DIY Christmas Pillow Ever

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees

 

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Easy DIY Christmas truck crate. Simple and easy Christmas DIY project.

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  • Melissa Filson
    November 28, 2018

    Super cute! Love it!! Etsy has so many cute and affordable stencils! Love the little tree that you put in the crate too ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Denise N Raley
    November 28, 2018

    OMG…..that is adorable. Did the stencil come from Etsy? I’m going to make one or two.

  • Shannon Mulcahy
    November 28, 2018

    This is super cute! Totally affordable and easy Christmas DIY!

  • Denise N Raley
    November 28, 2018

    how do you have the tree standing up in the box? What did you use?

  • glenda
    November 28, 2018

    you’re so full of spirit. looks good.

  • Donna Bergthold
    November 28, 2018

    Great diy project! So easy even I could do that! Looks great in your beautiful house.

  • Lorin Small
    November 28, 2018

    Great quick project!
    Great for gifts, you put a whole family pile of and give them the crate too!

  • Meredith
    November 28, 2018

    What size stencil from the Etsy link did you use?

    • Sarah
      > Meredith
      November 28, 2018

      great question! Sorry I should have mentioned that. I ordered the 8.5″x 11″.

  • Sherri Beverly
    November 28, 2018

    How cute is that!! I would never thought of this DIY. Thanks!!

    • Sarah
      > Sherri Beverly
      November 29, 2018

      thanks Sherri!

  • Kim
    November 28, 2018

    Sarah, I have been following your blog for awhile and I love your ideas. Winter is my downtime so I am looking forward to starting with this easy DIY project. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas!

    • Sarah
      > Kim
      November 29, 2018

      Oh that’s awesome Kim, enjoy your down time!

  • Sheila
    November 28, 2018

    Cute!

    • Sarah
      > Sheila
      November 29, 2018

      thanks Sheila!

  • Juli Steckly
    November 28, 2018

    That is adorableโค Such a cute DIY prodject!

    • Sarah
      > Juli Steckly
      November 29, 2018

      Thanks Juli! I love how it turned out.

  • Lynn Jackson
    November 28, 2018

    Hi Sarah, Congratulations on your featured article in Flea Market Decor magazine! Also, wanted to let you know that I love your blog. Your decorating style is very much like my own, simple, inexpensive and vintage repurposing. I look forward to your emails with new ideas! Keep up the good work!

    • Sarah
      > Lynn Jackson
      November 29, 2018

      Thank you so much Lynn, I really appreciate that!! And high five to a fellow vintage lover ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Laura Harrie
    November 28, 2018

    Sarah,
    I would never have thought to use one color for that stencile, the truck looks great like that!

    • Sarah
      > Laura Harrie
      November 29, 2018

      Thanks Laura!! I thought one color would be easier haha!

  • Becky
    November 28, 2018

    Soooo cute! Can’t get easier than that. Love it. Thanks Sarah๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ„

    • Sarah
      > Becky
      November 29, 2018

      haha right Becky! Actually I don’t think this should even be called a DIY project based on how easy it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ann slezewick
    November 28, 2018

    Stencils are the bomb! (meaning the best!)

    • Sarah
      > ann slezewick
      November 29, 2018

      heck yes they are!

  • Gayle
    November 28, 2018

    Oh wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ super, super cute and so easy! I love this! I just love your DIY projects because theyโ€™re so realistic that anyone can do them, even the kiddies! Thanks for sharing Sarah!

    • Sarah
      > Gayle
      November 29, 2018

      Yes Gayle! You know I’m all about the easy projects. I don’t have time for complicated DIY’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Donna Rudd
    November 28, 2018

    What a great idea! I love the way it turned out and your right, the possibilities are endless.

    • Sarah
      > Donna Rudd
      November 29, 2018

      thank Donna!

  • Nancy
    November 28, 2018

    This is such a cute little project. I bet your son would love to keep his hot wheels or books in it after Christmas in his bedroom if you are willing.

    • Sarah
      > Nancy
      November 29, 2018

      haha yes!! I didn’t even think of that but what a cute idea!

  • Carol Holtorf
    November 29, 2018

    Cute DIV project.

  • Juliet Baker
    November 30, 2018

    Seriously! So simple! This is my jam!

  • Jonita
    November 30, 2018

    Sarah, Went to 2 different stores looking for the Flea Market Christmas Deack the halls. All they have is January editions. Was looking forward to seeing the article of your home for Christmas.