As the Winter hammers down, clementine oranges can be that juicy little ray of sunshine to cure seasonal effective disorder (at least they put a band-aid on mine.) Every year at this time, my house gets cluttered with bills and receipts. There are also stacks of the empty mini wooden crates, which gently housed my scurvy prevention. I hate throwing them away so why not repurpose them into an organizational tool to sort the papers out. They are also great for your keys and change, jewelry, small toys, crayons and have excellent drainage for starting your herbs. I really love the way these cute little boxes came out, so here’s how you easily can repurpose them yourself…
What you need:
Acrylic Craft Paint
Wood Clementine Crates
First peel off any labels or glue from the boxes, pull out staples that are loose or that are hanging and sand the wood of the box a bit to remove any excess balsa wood splinters from the crates.
Then paint the inside and out of the boxes with two coats of the acrylic paint. I used Martha Stewart’s brand because I find that you use less and it has a great texture.
Stencil the boxes, or add any graphics or decals that you desire. Then you can sit back and be happy about the fact that there is one less piece of packaging in our landfills…
Amy Wexler ~