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Painted Crate Toy Box

Crafter's Acrylic®

Painted Crate Toy Box
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Painted Crate Toy Box

designed by Donna Bush

Make a toy box with a hi-tech look

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Crafter's Acrylic® Multi-Surface

  • Black (DCAM24)
  • Light Grey (DCAM23)
  • Red (DCAM05)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DCAM26)
  • White (DCAM01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper
  • ruler
  • 1-1/2" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • #4 flat brush
  • drill and drill bits
  • 1 inch blue painters tape
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • e-6000 adhesive
  • 1-1/4" wood screws
  • wood crate-Michaels
  • 4 round plaques-Michaels
  • 4 rectangle plaques-Michaels


NOTE: Optional: If nail/staple holes are deep, fill holes with wood filler and sand before painting. Allow paint to dry between steps.

  1. From bottom corner, use ruler and pencil to measure and mark 6". Position and adhere painters tape from mark to top corner creating diagonal sections on each side of crate.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use 3/4 flat brush to paint center section White.
    Step 1 Example
  3. When White is dry, move tape over to paint Grey corner sections leaving a small stripe for red accent.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use 1/2" flat brush and Red to paint stripes and 4 stars.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use 1-1/2" brush and grey to paint inside crate.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use 3/4 flat brush and Black to paint wheels. When dry, attach with screws.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Basecoat rectangle plaques with Grey. When dry paint with Metallic Silver.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Trace and transfer lettering on plaques then use #4 flat and black to paint.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Position and adhere plaques and stars on crate with E-6000 adhesive.
    Step 8 Example


Wheels do not roll. If you want to make an actual wagon, supplies may be found at your local home improvement center.

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