Spring Bouquet Wooden Crate

Spring Bouquet Wooden Crate

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 20th 2015

A wooden crate painted in the colors of spring makes a one-of-a-kind planter.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • pencil
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #8 round brush
    • grey transfer paper
    • small wooden crate



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the inside of the crate Marigold. Rinse brush. Paint the outside of the crate Cloud White. Trace the pattern onto the crate using a pencil and grey transfer paper. Use a #8 round brush to paint the flower pots Petunia Purple, Sweet Pea, and Azalea. (I added just a touch of Cloud White to the Petunia Purple.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mix lighter colors of Petunia Purple, Sweet Pea, and Azalea by mixing each separately 1:1 with Cloud White. Using a #8 round brush, paint polka dots and the pot rims with the lightened Petunia Purple, Sweet Pea, and Azalea. (Refer to photo for color placement.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using the same colors from the previous step, paint the flowers with a #8 round brush. (Refer to photo.) Rinse brush. Add dots to the middle of the flowers in Marigold and Azalea.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a #8 round brush, randomly paint small accents lines in Marigold throughout the crate, including the sides and back.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Mix Cloud White and Wrought Iron Black 1:1. Using a #8 round brush, outline the pots and flowers.


    Flower Pots Pattern