Rustic Antique Crate for Flowers

Back in the corner of my basement I found an old, antique crate that is perfect for this project. 

Rustic Antique Crate

Don't get me wrong, it's a very cool crate but I need to fix it up a little bit. 

The nails are the original, they are very old and the crate is honestly ready to fall apart. 

I'm helping it out by adding a little wood glue and my nail gun to secure the sides. 

It is also time for Ten on the Tenth and the theme this month is Mother's Day gifts. 

Wouldn't this be a great way to give Mom a gift of beautiful flowers?! 

rustic handle on a crate.

I added handles to the sides then gave the front of the crate a quick stenciling. 

It was so quick that I didn't even take pics of the process. 

I used a DecoArt Americana Decor stencil called Botanical.

Stenciled Rustic Antique Crate for Flowers

I used dark green paint for the leaf and then a black to stencil the berry design on the wood. 

Stenciled Rustic Antique Crate with stencil

I gave the crate a coat of hemp oil wood finish to protect the very dried out wood from more damage. 

DIY Stenciled Rustic Crate with flowers

Flowers look beautiful in this old antique crate with the new design and any Mother would love it! 

If you're interested you can read all about why I began using crates for my plants this year... 

the answer lies with our new four legged friend.

Antique Stenciled Rustic Crate with flowers

Now it's time to see what my friends from Ten on the Tenth are up to and what kind of gifts they've come up with for Mother's Day!

collage of crate and overlays for Pinterest

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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. .