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Painted Fall Centerpiece Crate

Americana® Acrylics

Painted Fall Centerpiece Crate
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Painted Fall Centerpiece Crate

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Celebrate family and friends at gatherings this fall with a festive centerpiece.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Canyon Orange (DA238)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #1 round brush
  • soft white eraser
  • 2-sided wooden crate (AC Moore)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Make sure the wooden crate surface is clean and dust free.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Canyon Orange to paint the entire inside and outside of the crate. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a ruler and pencil to make stripes the width of the ruler.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Connect the stripes with a herringbone pattern by connecting with diagonal lines.
    Step 3 Example
  5. The front and the back of the crate should look like this. (See photo.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #1 round brush and Snow White to paint on all of the herringbone lines. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use an eraser to get rid of any extra pencil lines.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the pencil and the tracing and transfer papers with the pattern to trace and transfer the lettering onto the middle of the crate.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #1 round brush and Lamp Black to fill in the words "Family & Friends". Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Once fully cured, fill the crate with flowers or candles to make the perfect centerpiece.
    Step 9 Example
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