I’ve been hanging onto this old Fetzer crate for a while, waiting for the perfect opportunity to upcycle it.  I’ll take you through the steps for the DIY to make the Mrs. Claus Cookie Co tray, and send you to the source for a free printable.  Who is ready to leave out some milk and cookies for Santa?

 

I've been hanging onto this old Fetzer crate for a while, waiting for the perfect opportunity to upcycle it.  I'll take you through the steps for the DIY to make the Mrs. Claus Cookie Co tray, and send you to the source for a free printable.  Who is ready to leave out some milk and cookies for Santa? #DIY #pinkfortitude #christmas

 

I have several wooden crates and boxes that I have been wanting to upcycle.  I knew that I wanted to make something for Christmas.  I had the design in my head, but after several attempts to make my own graphic on PicMonkey, I failed (sad face).  And then the heavens opened up and I saw THE idea from another blogger (and one of my blog crushes – shhhh don’t tell!).  She even included a free downloadable graphic. #SCORE

 

I've been hanging onto this old Fetzer crate for a while, waiting for the perfect opportunity to upcycle it.  I'll take you through the steps for the DIY to make the Mrs. Claus Cookie Co tray, and send you to the source for a free printable.  Who is ready to leave out some milk and cookies for Santa? #DIY #pinkfortitude #christmas

 

Materials

Wooden Crate

Red chalk paint

Wood finish (if needed)

Printable

Brushes

Mod Podge

 

Directions

1.  Since the Fetzer box was a lighter wood of moderate condition, I used some leftover wood finish in a darker color.  Two light coats was all that it needed.  NOTE – be sure to wear gloves when applying wood finish.

 

claus 2

 

2.  I tried to paint the inside of the box a similar color as the printable.  Now here’s another infamous Holly Bertone DIY fail.  The reds clashed a little bit too much, so I mixed in some weathered gray wood finish with the paint.  Ummmm…. yeah… so wood finish and chalk paint don’t mix well.  I will save you the headache and cleanup.  #youarewelcome

 

claus 3

 

3.  The wood finish wasn’t dark enough to cover the lettering.  I spent a day thinking about how I wanted to hide it.  And then it hit… chalkboard paint!

 

claus 4

 

4.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I don’t measure anything.  I just eyeballed the painters tape.  It took three good coats of black chalkboard paint and it turned out great.

 

claus 5

 

Here is the end result!  I love the tray, and even with the painting challenge, it all worked out.  You can write anything you want on the chalkboard labels.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to Angie over at Kick of Time for her brilliant idea, tutorial, and free printable!  As bloggers, we love sharing our ideas, and as I’ve said before, the goal is to inspire you to make something similar for your home!

 

claus 6

 

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, as when I was finishing up this project, I was also updating some of the pictures from my Grandmother Charlotte’s old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe.

 

claus 7

 

Items like this are now for sale in our eBay store – check out our Fortitude Collection and 100% of profits from this collection go directly to Pink Fortitude, LLC’s breast cancer advocacy.

 

I've been hanging onto this old Fetzer crate for a while, waiting for the perfect opportunity to upcycle it.  I'll take you through the steps for the DIY to make the Mrs. Claus Cookie Co tray, and send you to the source for a free printable.  Who is ready to leave out some milk and cookies for Santa? #DIY #pinkfortitude #christmas

 

Are you Inspired?

Be sure to download your FREE Healthy Living Bundle to launch you into the life of good health and fortitude!

 

 

Love, hugs, and Mrs. Claus is baking in town!

hollysig

 
 
 
 
 
FTC requirement:
This article and website contain affiliate links and ads which means I may receive a commission if you click a link and make a purchase. Any information on this website is not meant to treat or diagnose any medical condition. Please consult your doctor for medical advice. We believe in conscious capitalism and the American Dream.  Full Disclosure Policy, Legal Clause, and Terms and Conditions – Click HERE.
Free Book Bundle!

Hey Wellness Warrior!
Did you get your FREE gift yet?

Receive your FREE eBook Bundle to launch you into the
life of abundant health + fortitude!

Your information will subscribe you to Pink Fortitude's newsletter. Data submitted by this form will be used by Pink Fortitude and no one else. You can unsubscribe at any time. View our full Privacy Policy.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This