Father’s Day Crate Project
Dad’s do a lot. They fix things with a screwdriver, they help on homework with pencil and use tons of other tools just being a dad. Doing what the kids need. This doesn’t end when the kids are grown either. In my 30’s my dad still helps me out whenever he can. I need a board cut, he’ll cut it for me. I need help with my taxes, he got that pencil out and ready.
So I decided to make a crate where Daddy (yes, I still call him Daddy) could stash his tools of the father trade. A simple crate makeover and now he has a place to put his things and be sure we know that it is his. No fighting over ball point pens now. Okay, not really but you know you can let him think that!
For this project you will need:
- Wood letters
- Hot glue gun
- Wood stain
- Black paint
So last week I crafted and blogged from a hotel room right off of the San Antonio Riverwalk. It was fabulous.
This project was created on my parent’s driveway 🙂 The life of a crafting nomad! But moving on…
First things first, paint those DAD letters . I painted mine black but any color you please is great. Any kind of paint is cool too. I used spray paint for the speed of it but I also had craft acrylic I could have used. Whatever works.
Next stain your crate. Since I’m at my parents house I used what my dad already had on hand. Turns out he only has cherry because he only likes cherry. Boom.
Hot glue the letters to the front of the crate once dry.
Toss some mason jars inside and now put some of Dad’s most often used tools inside!
Won’t that look just fab on Dad’s desk? I’m wishing my name were shorter!