Antique Stenciled Christmas Tree Crate

       My theme this holiday season is 
all about the Christmas tree farm. 

Tree stencil on white background

My mantel, which you can see HERE is decorated in trees and neutral colors with a Christmas tree farm sign.

So when I saw the "Christmas Trees" stencil from Old Sign Stencils I just had to have it! 

OSS logo

I knew exactly where it was going! 

Antique Crate

I had this antique crate laying around that I once found on the side of the road. 

This treasure was in a pile of antiques that someone tossed from the back of an old garage. 

I was luckily on the receiving end of that toss!

I loved the old patina of this crate, the wood was old and dusty but it was beautiful. 

I painted a quick coat of Cathedral Taupe by Fusion Mineral Paint on one side of the crate so the rest of the wood remained original. 

White paint on crate

The next step was to stencil. 

This is the Christmas Trees stencil, it's huge and will fit this crate perfectly! 

You can order the stencil HERE.

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OSS Christmas tree stencil

I find that a foam pouncer works best for me when I stencil. 

I use a small amount of paint and go over the area a couple of times with light coats. 

Christmas tree stencil

I stenciled the trees with a dark green craft paint and the lettering with Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black. 

coal black fusion mineral paint

I added shading with the black to the bottom section of the trees to give them a little depth. 

Next I drilled holes in the sides of the crate and added a rope handle. 

side of crate with rope handle

On the bottom of the crate I attached castors so this big heavy crate is easy to move. 

Stenciled Antique Crate on Castors

wooden crate with castors

The last step when the stencil was completely dry was to give the stencil a quick sanding with the electric sander. 

Stenciled Antique Crate

I wanted the stencil to look just as old as this antique crate. 

I can not tell you how much I adore this piece!

See what I do with this crate for the rest of the year Here!  

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Stenciled Antique Crate with Christmas tree

I filled it with part of our old Christmas tree and put it out on the front porch next to my toboggan

Stenciled Antique Tree Crate

It's so nice to finally drag it out of the basement and use it for a Christmas decoration this season! 

Lit tree in stenciled crate on porch

Take a look over at the Old Sign Stencils website and see all the gorgeous stencils they have! 

In case you missed it take a look at the beautiful 

buffalo check sled using Old Sign Stencils, it looks amazing! 

greenery on the sled

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .