Autumn Word Art Crate

I LOVE decorating for Fall!

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do any fall decorating in this house, and it is killing me!

The house is such a “construction zone” that it just doesn’t make much sense to decorate it.  It’s like hanging a fall wreath on a nail gun air compresser!

But I did make one thing to put outside by my front door.

Mainly because I got this great little wood crate at a yard sale for ONE DOLLAR!

I spray painted it white, and used my sander to rough up the edges.

Next, I applied a layer of my Valspar Antiquing Glaze all over the whole crate.

Then I wiped most of it off with a damp paper towel.  It left just enough glaze to make the crate look old and worn.


Then I used my Silhouette machine to make different types of stencils of some of my family’s favorite things about Fall!

I used adjustable spray adhesive to attach my stencil to the crate.  (Be sure to follow the directions on the back of the can.)  Then I used a sponge brush and several different paint colors to paint the words on my crate.

My painted words didn’t turn out very nicely, but I didn’t really care because I knew I would be sanding over the words,  and you wouldn’t be able to really see all of the mistakes.

After I used my sander to lightly sand over the words to give it more of a worn look, I placed some beautiful mums in my crate and got a few pumpkins to finish off the look.

Here is my cute little crate on my porch!

Isn’t she sweet?!


My boys loved it!  They said, “Aw Mom, those are all of our favorite Fall things!”

Yes, and they are certainly little blessings that God gives us to enjoy.

I have a feeling that we are going to enjoy getting this crate out every year!

And if I want to use this crate at Christmas time, I will just turn it around because the other side is blank.

So that is about all the fall decor you will see in my home this year.  I might try one more little project this week, and if I am able to get it finished, I will be sure to share it with you.

I am subbing 3 days at the boys’ school this week, so  my schedule is going to be interesting this week.  {wink}

Have a great day!


  1. So sweet-love it!
    Amazing what you can accomplish along with taking care of your family and the huge remodeling project. You are amazing!

  2. Oh I love it! What a great idea! I passed up the crates at Goodwill because I had no use for them. I sure hope they’re still there when I go back tomorrow! You crate looks great!

  3. I know where many crates are sitting and rotting away…I’ll have to go pick up a few of them and make one for every season! Great idea…Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! Love following your families progress on your home renovations. Handsome young men helping, priceless!

  5. LOVE this!! Good thing I don’t live close or you might be missing it come tomorrow morning…ha ha!! Absolutely beautiful!!

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