There’s nothing better than relaxing on the deck on a gorgeous summer’s day with a good magazine and some stitching. I needed a way to contain my projects and reading so that I could take them in and out of the house easily. I found a simple crate at JoAnn’s that was functional but plain–that is until I prettied it up with some Hazel & Ruby papers and my Summertime Project Crate was born! (This post first appeared on the Hazel & Ruby Blog and I’m so excited to share it with you here!)
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- Hazel & Ruby Wrap It Up, Newsprint Floral
- Hazel & Ruby Wrap It Up, Pretty Floral
- Hazel & Ruby Pass the Tissue, Mod Gray/White Polka Dot
- Mod Podge
- x-acto knife (similar)
I started by cutting strips of paper the size of the planks on the sides of the crate. The paper doesn’t need to be perfect because it’s easy to trim down later. The width of the paper happens to be the same width of the planks, so it’s really easy!
I then painted the planks with Mod Podge.
I then put a strip of paper on each plank.
When all of the paper on one side was attached, I painted a top coat of Mod Podge over everything.
I did the same thing for each side. Once everything was dry, I took my x-acto knife and cut out the handle, any excess paper, and the nooks and crannies of the crate.
This is a fun and relatively easy way to make a pretty summertime project crate. I’m looking forward to all of the summer projects that come out of it!
Haeley @ Design Improvised
This is so pretty! Such a cute project and I’m a magazine lover too, so I could totally use something like this!
I love this idea. You’ve encouraged me to subscribe to a few magazines that I’ve been wanting to read for a few years. Now to find a crate & paper. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. Keep your ideas coming, we love them.
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This is such a cute idea and would be perfect for my sunroom. I’m going to share your post with my Facebook fans! Stopping by from Inspiration Monday Link Up.
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This is so cute! I’m visiting from Two Uses Tuesday.
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This is great!! Love the patterns!!! Thanks for sharing this inspiring idea. I want to buy a crate and this is a great idea for decorating. I’m visiting you from Dream.Create.Inspire Link Up.
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Erin @ the-organized-life
That’s a great idea! I’m always gathering up all my stuff to go outside. It would be so much easier to have it all in one place. Thanks for sharing the idea!
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That looks like a perfect place for books or magazines – love it!
I love how this turned out. This is an awesome idea.
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Lou Lou Girls
I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
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Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
I love your crate! What a fun idea, and so handy too! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we’re looking forward to what you have to share next week. 🙂
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Love the crate – it’s so bright and perfect. I can think of lots of ways to use this. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. cathy
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication
Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that we loved this post SO MUCH from last week’s #HomeMattersParty that we featured it this week! Check it out, if you like! http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/06/12/home-matters-linky-party-41/ Happy Friday!
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So pretty, what gorgeous papers you used.
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