You’ve seen them everywhere, most notably at The Lettered Cottage. They are not that expensive to purchase, but when you factor in the shipping costs to Canada, they make it a big splurge.
So what’s a poor girl to do? Make them. This project didn’t cost me anything, as I had all of the supplies at home.
I only had enough wood to make three and since my wood was already cut for sign making, I used it.
The total outside measurements are 12” width x 6” height x 7 depth. I’ve never made a box before in my life, so it was a bit of trial and error, and since I have no clamps, they are not square, but who’s looking that close?
Here’s the steps I took for the lettering.
After making the boxes, I stained them with American walnut, the only stain I have.
I cut out the letters in vinyl and reverse weeded them.
Using transfer tape, I covered the vinyl completely, then removed the vinyl from the paper backing.
Rub the vinyl on to the wood really well, then remove the transfer tape.
Paint over the areas where the letters are
Remove the vinyl while your paint is still slightly damp, it makes it easier to remove.
Now I have to come up with some way to get the hooks. I’ll ask around at work tomorrow for some ideas,
and if you have any to share, I’d love to hear them.
Here are the original crates that inspired me.
The Shabby Creek Cottage