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"Welcome Friends" Autumn Door Crate

Patio Paint Outdoor™

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"Welcome Friends" Autumn Door Crate

designed by Micaela Spiggle

This "welcoming" crate can be filled with pumpkins, leaves, and other signs of fall.

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Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Cloud White (DCP14)
  • Geranium Red (DCP07)
  • Pinecone Brown (DCP01)
  • Woodland Brown (DCP18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • sandpaper (optional)
  • scissors
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • ribbon (to match)
  • pen
  • What-A-Crate (large wooden crate) (Joann's)
  • chalkboard frame (4" x 6") (Joann's)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Remove all labels from the crate. If any labels leave residue, sand it off lightly.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 3/4" flat brush to mix (4) parts Cloud White with (1) part Pinecone Brown. Use mix to basecoat all of the outer crate. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Woodland Brown to basecoat all of the inside of the crate. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a pen to trace and transfer the chevron pattern onto all four boards on the front of the crate. (Or you can do all four sides if you choose).
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #12 flat brush and Geranium Red to fill in the chevron pattern. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer "Welcome Friends" onto the plaque.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 liner brush and Cloud White to paint in the words "Welcome Friends." Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use #12 flat brush and Woodland Brown to paint the frame very carefully. Rinse brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use scissors to cut the ribbon of choice.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Use a glue gun to attach the ribbon to the back of the plaque.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Attach the plaque to the crate with the glue gun. Let dry.
    Step 10 Example
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