The Fourth of July is less than a month away and it’s time to be thinking about fun Fourth of July decor ideas. Today I made a patriotic wooden crate with paper napkins and I can’t wait to share how easy it is to make. I have also teamed up with four of my blogger friends who also have some wonderful Fourth of July decor ideas to share. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see their great ideas.
What you Need to Make a Patriotic Wooden Crate
One wooden crate (I bought mine here at JOANN.)
One package paper napkins (I bought mine at JOANN.)
Rotary paper cutter
This crate cost me less than $10 to make. This is the perfect Fourth of July Decor DIY project.
The first thing you need to do is measure the width of the wooden slats on the wooden crate. Mine measured 1 and 11/12th inches. So I cut enough strips of paper napkins to cover all of the slats.
Most paper napkins have two or three layers of paper. Remove all of the layers and just use the printed layer.
Place the tacky glue in a paper plate and mix with a bit of water to thin the glue. Brush the wooden slats and carefully place the paper napkins on the glue.
Continue until the entire crate is covered.
Don’t worry if it’s not perfect. You want the crate to look aged so “not perfect” is good.
Next, cover the entire paper areas with a thin layer of Tacky glue. Let dry.
Once the crate is dry, lightly sand the paper to create an aged look. I also added a bit of white paint to make the color less intense.
I added flowers in mason jars but the crate can be used for so many things!
I absolutely love how the crate came out! Last Spring, I made a wooden crate for Valentine’s Day!
From start to finish, this project took me one hour to make. This was a very easy Fourth of July Decor DIY!
I sure love how this came out!
Now I am thrilled to share the Patriotic DIY Projects created by my blogger friends.
Janine from Happy Happy Nester made the most adorable 4th of July garland.
Ashley from Modern Glam decorated a patriotic front porch. I love her wreath and potted plants.
Tauni from Tauni Everett also made a Fourth of July garland. How cute is this!
Jennifer from tater tots and jello made a Fourth of July flag and flower wreath.
I hope you found some great Fourth of July DIY project ideas! With less than a month to go, it’s time to get started.
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