Painted Fall Centerpiece Crate

Painted Fall Centerpiece Crate

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 23rd 2015

Celebrate family and friends at gatherings this fall with a festive centerpiece.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #1 round brush
    • soft white eraser
    • 2-sided wooden crate



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Make sure the wooden crate surface is clean and dust free.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Canyon Orange to paint the entire inside and outside of the crate. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a ruler and pencil to make stripes the width of the ruler.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Connect the stripes with a herringbone pattern by connecting with diagonal lines.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. The front and the back of the crate should look like this. (See photo.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a #1 round brush and Snow White to paint on all of the herringbone lines. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Use an eraser to get rid of any extra pencil lines.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use the pencil and the tracing and transfer papers with the pattern to trace and transfer the lettering onto the middle of the crate.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a #1 round brush and Lamp Black to fill in the words "Family & Friends". Rinse brush.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Once fully cured, fill the crate with flowers or candles to make the perfect centerpiece.
    20. Instruction #10


    "family & Friends" Pattern