Saturday, June 8, 2019

A Stenciled Berry Crate

Hi Friends !

Father's Day is coming..... What do you get your DAD?

I asked my Dad for an idea. He said, '' How about the same as last year?"

Well that's easy. Last year I made him a batch of homemade

BLUEBERRY JAM

and apparently a big hit !

I was able to make a batch of Blueberry Jam, Strawberry and Raspberry Jam.

Right now in California the fruit is plentiful, I make a lot of jam

for my family and also save for gift giving.




I found this box at the thrift shop for .99


While I was at the store I was able to check to see if it would hold


jars of jam.....and yes, it could hold 4 half pint jars.


Sometimes I wonder if you may like the BEFORE better then the AFTER!
 
 
 

But in this case, I am not sure what LOOK they were going after. 
 
 
 



This was the tag on the bottom of box.
 
 
Are you kidding me ???? .......$19.99..... no way!
 



 
 
 I was able to remove the raffia easily.
 
 
 It already looks better to me.
 
 
Then I lightly sanded the entire crate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I decided to paint the crate a dark green so it would go with my parents décor.
 
 
 
 English Ivy Green

 
 
 

I used white paint for the stencil lettering.
 


 
 
 

 This is the stencil I plan to use.
 
It is a perfect fit for this crate!
 
 
 
Cathe Holden's Inspired Barn stencils
 
 
6" x  6"  
 
A perfect fit! 
 
I taped the stencil in place.
 
 
 
 
 
Let dry.
 
 I used dark brown wax to seal.
 
Use a soft cloth to wax and wipe off excess.
 
I used dark wax because I wanted a more worn primitive look.
 
 
 
 
 
I covered the jars with 5'' squares and jute.
 
 
 The rubber band will give you an extra hand while you tie the jute.
 
Then remove the rubber band.
 
 


 
 
 
 OK this is my Dad's gift complete with jam-
 
 

 Here are a few other ideas for  things to do with the crate.
 
 
 
This vintage quart size berry box  fits
 
inside the crate.
 
 
 
I added a pair of vintage Strawberry S&P Shakers.
 
 
 
 
 
It can also hold a plant.


 

 Thank you for letting me share with you today!
 
xo Lisa S
 
 
 
 



26 comments:

  1. Very cute idea! Turned out so adorable. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Lisa, I love the preserves in the caddy and I am always a fan of Scrabble tile messages. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am always encouraged by your visit and sweet comments. Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Great project. Loved your versatile ideas too.

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    1. Thank you Kathy!
      I appreciate your sweet comments-
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Such a cute project! We would love if you would share at our weekly link-up party Handmade & Otherwise (Fridays 8am-Mondays 8pm). http://petalspiesandotherwise.com/category/handmade-otherwise/

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    1. Thank you so much. I will add your party to my blog hop page :)
      xo Lisa S

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  5. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing your step by step. I think I might make one for an herb planter!

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    1. Thank you. I love the herb garden idea.
      Glad you stopped by, xo Lisa S

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  6. I love it! That's gorgeous. What a great gift idea, too.
    #madebyyoumondayslinkup

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I love your new party. I added it to my blog hop page. xo Lisa S

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  7. That's lovely, lucky dad. Jam is such a good idea for a gift, over the years I've made my dad fudge, chocolates, cakes and biscuits but I've never tried jam. Next year maybe!

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    1. Hi Julie
      Thank you! I gave it to him yesterday and he loved it! I am so happy. Always nice to have you visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. This is so cute...I love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays...I'm so glad to have you join the party each week!

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    1. Lisa
      You are so sweet! Thank you for visiting and hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. So cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer

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  10. Love the dark green and best of all you finished it with great stencil and perfect plant!

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    1. Thank you so much. Green is my Dad's favorite color.
      He really liked the gift.
      xo Lisa S

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  11. I wish I had a crate to fix like this . . . Thanks so much for sharing at our Party in Your PJs link party!

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    1. Nina
      I made a pattern from the original so I could make one for myself :) Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. Congrats Lisa - you and your lovely project are featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy this week! :-)

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  13. Lisa,
    I love any size crates, and this is adorable. Congrats, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/06/over-moon-linky-party_23.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      Thank you I love crates too- so many ways to use them.
      Oh my goodness,
      I appreciate you so much.
      I am so grateful for the feature :) xo Lisa S

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