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DIY Mason Jar Utensil Crate

This is a sponsored post.  I was provided product for this project.  All opinions are my own.

It’s finally happening…spring is here. Or at least the sun is telling us it is!  It could be a bit warmer, but I am working on bringing spring into our home this season with some fun DIY projects. One of them is this easy, DIY Mason Jar Utensil Crate that I put together to organize all the fun kitchen utensils I use all the time.  I’m excited to share this project with you today!

As I have ventured into painting wood, and distressing, I have really come to love the look and texture it gives to a once plain piece of wood.  I had this fun crate in my craft room, waiting for a new look!  It makes the perfect size for placing some Mason Jars inside and organizing about anything!

DIY Mason Jar Utensil Crate Supplies:

Wood Crate 

Acrylic Craft Paint {colors used here are Laguna Blue, White, and Chocolate Brown}

Paint Brush

Medium Grade Sand Paper

StyleTech Gloss Vinyl

Vinyl Cutting Machine

StyleTech Transfer Tape

Weeding & Burnishing Tools

First, paint your crate in the color of your choosing and allow it to dry. I used Laguna Blue as my first coat.

Second, paint over it with White, and allow it to dry.  After this is dry, add the third color.  In this project, that is the Chocolate Brown.

 While the paint is drying, this is a good time to cut your vinyl for your crate. I chose the saying “Grace Changes Everything” to add to mine.  I would consider this a simple cut, and easy to apply design if you are a beginner.

When the third layer is dry, start distressing it with the sand paper.  Gently start sanding the wood, working your way around with various pressure until you get the look you are going for. 

After this is all dry, and you have the distressed look you want, it is time to add the vinyl.  When adding vinyl to wood, you want to make sure there is no sawdust or debris left behind.  Your surface should be fairly smooth, since you just sanded it.  

Apply the transfer tape to the top of your design, and flip it over. Gently peel off the backing, at an angle.  

Line up your design so it is centered, and adhere it to the crate.  Use a burnishing tool to make sure it is applied really well.  At an angle, gently peel off the transfer tape.  

From here, add the Mason Jars and your utensils.  I like to give my jars a nice coat of chalk paint, to add a little extra detail to them.  

This project was so easy, and I think makes a great project if you are a beginner when it comes to distressing wood and/or using vinyl.  What can you create to bring some spring into your home?






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