Patriotic Storage Crate
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Patriotic Storage Crate

Paint this patriotic crate to use as a container for party ware, a centerpiece or decorative storage!

Designed by Jean Kievlan, courtesy of DecoArt® Americana®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint:
  • Calico Red
  • Warm White
  • Ultra Blue Deep
  • Paintbrushes:
  • 3/4" Flat
  • #8 Flat
  • #1 Liner
  • Wood Crate
  • Woodsies® XXL Wood Stars (2)
  • Woodsies® XL Wood Stars (4)
  • Mini Wood Sign with Cotton Twine Hanger
  • White Craft Glue
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels
  • Meidum Grit Sanding Disc
  • Scissors

Project Instructions

Sand any rough edges from the crate. Wipe away dust with a paper towel.

Paint the ends of the crate Ultra Blue Deep.

Paint one side slat each Calico Red and Warm White.

Trim the hanger from the sign. Paint the sign Ultra Blue Deep. Paint your choice of saying on the sign using the #1 liner brush and Warm White.

Sand the edges the crate to distress.

Paint one XXL wood star with Ultra Blue Deep. Paint two XXL stars and one XL star with Calico Red. Paint three XL stars with Warm White. Float Warm White shading around the edges of the Ultra Blue Deep and Calico Red stars. Shade edges of the Warm White stars with Ultra Blue Deep.

Glue the sign onto front of crate, then glue stars on the front of the crate as shown. Glue the remaining Warm White stars to the Calico Red stars. Glue one layered star on each Ultra Blue Deep end of the crate.


Sand the rough edges from the crate with a medium grit sanding disc before painting.