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Farmhouse Centerpiece | Easy Wooden Crate Craft with Mason Jars

This simple DIY has so much farmhouse style. Here’s how you can create your own farmhouse centerpiece with a painted wooden crate, painted mason jars, and faux white hydrangeas. This centerpiece is perfect for Spring home decor.


The sun is spilling in through the windows. The heater is finally off. The cold ground is starting to thaw and flowers are thinking about making an appearance. We’re getting the raised garden beds ready. You don’t have to bundle up on 17 layers before you leave the house….ah Spring! It’s such a lovely time of year, isn’t it?

It’s this time of year that really makes me want to add little touches of flowers all over our house to bring the Springtime alive. Decorating your home for the seasons may seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be with simple DIYs like this.

Today’s DIY tutorial will show you how to make a versatile farmhouse centerpiece to put some pretty Spring flowers on display in your home in some fun painted mason jars (learn how to paint mason jars in this tutorial)!

Farmhouse Centerpiece: Before Picture

I found the inspiration for my project in this unfinished wooden crate at Goodwill for $2 (but don’t worry because you can grab the same one at Michael’s for only $6).

Source: Michaels

The crate had a sticker on the side that easily peeled off. I let it sit around for a few weeks before deciding to turn it into a farmhouse centerpiece to bring in some fun colors and flowers for Spring!

How To Make This Easy Farmhouse Centerpiece

It's this time of year that really makes me want to add little touches of flowers all over our house to bring the Springtime alive, like we did with this Farmhouse Centerpiece.

This farmer’s market farmhouse centerpiece contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.

Supplies for farmhouse centerpiece:

This crate gets a total makeover with this tutorial for how to create a farmhouse centerpiece

Step 1. Stain your wooden crate.

You just need a light coat of stain all over your crate. Don’t worry about getting it perfect because you are going paint over it. …. I know, I know. I sound crazy, but just trust me!

Step 2. Cut your letter stickers using your cutting machine.

I chose the words “farmer’s market”. The Cameo makes it so simple to create quick stencils using adhesive shelf liner for painting projects like this.

Like I mentioned above if you don’t have a cutting machine – no worries! You can head to the craft store and find some stickers that fit on your crate.

Put down letter stickers on a stained wooden background and paint over them to create the appearance of painted letters of wood surfaces

Step 3. Apply your stickers.

Be sure to press the sticker on well because we’re going to be painting over them. (UPDATE: Since I made this crate, I’ve now figured out a way to the prevent paint from bleeding under stencils – check it out here!)

We used FolkArt white chalk paint for this farmhouse crate centerpiece to paint over sticker letters to create the words on the side of the crate

Step 4. Paint the entire crate.

I did three coats of chalk paint. Take extra care around the sticker letters and don’t glop (is that even a real word? I totally use glop) lots of paint on the section because it will likely bleed under the stickers. 

We also used this same chalk paint on this vintage bread box makeover that it turned out great!

Learn how to create letters that look like wood stain with this farmhouse crate centerpiece tutorial!

Step 5. Remove stickers once dry.

You’re safe to remove the stickers once the chalk paint is dry to the touch. If you’re having a hard time pulling the stickers up, try using tweezers to grab them!

Step 6. Distress your wooden crate.

I used 220 grit sandpaper to do light sanding everywhere. With the wood stain underneath the paint, it’s a really fun result when you start sanding and that dark stain pops through.

When distressing with sandpaper, I usually focus more on the edges to make it look vintage and worn.

Step 7. Seal with a finishing wax.

I used Minwax finishing wax, which is clear.

If you want to make the crate look even more vintage, you can try a dark wax which will slightly tan everything a bit as you seal. I wanted to keep mine bright and white to go with the colorful Spring decor!

White chalk painted crate centerpiece painted with farmer's market letters

Step 8. Fill your crate.

I chose to fill my farmhouse centerpiece with the painted mason jars we made earlier this week (check out this tutorial for how to paint mason jars) and faux flowers.

3 painted and distressed farmhouse style mason jars lined up on white tabletop with faux flowers

Farmhouse Style Centerpiece: After Pictures

Three painted mason jars lined up with faux white Dollar Store hydrangeas in a white painted wooden crate for a Farmhouse centerpiece
How to create a Farmhouse centerpiece with a small wooden crate, mason jars and faux flowers from the Dollar Store

See! I told you that decorating your home for the seasons didn’t have to be a hassle. Adding the vibrant Spring colors and flowers will really help brighten your home as we move into the Spring season.

What other ways are you preparing for Spring?

How cute is this wooden crate painted with Farmer's Market for a farmhouse style centerpiece
This Farmhouse Wooden Crate is perfect for decorating your kitchen island for Spring.

This simple farmhouse centerpiece can really be used for any season though! I’m sure it will be one of the traveling pieces of decor in our home.

Do you have home decor items in your house that are constantly getting moved around too?

Decorate your table for Spring with this easy DIY craft idea with farmhouse style using a wooden crate and painted mason jars.

How to Make A Farmhouse Centerpiece

How to Make A Farmhouse Centerpiece

Yield: 1 Farmhouse Centerpiece
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $10

This simple DIY has so much farmhouse style. Here’s how you can create your own Farmer’s Market farmhouse ccenterpiece with painted mason jars and white hydrangeas, which is perfect for Spring home decor.

Instructions

  1. Stain your wooden crate.
  2. Cut your letter stickers using a cutting machine.
  3. Apply your stickers.
  4. Paint the entire crate centerpiece.
  5. Remove stickers once dry.
  6. Distress your wooden crate.
  7. Seal with a finishing wax.
  8. Fill your farmhouse centerpiece.

37 thoughts on “Farmhouse Centerpiece | Easy Wooden Crate Craft with Mason Jars

  1. Chelsea this is beautiful! I love the muted colors of the jars against the white hydrangeas. I got three small crates similar at a thrift store that would look cute with the smaller mason jars and smaller flowers. Great job, and yes, glop is a word because we say it is 🙂

    Now I’m off to visit the next awesome Thrifstore Upcycle project. Have a beautiful day!

  2. I love it! Absolutely love it! I see those wood crates at the thrift store and never know what to do. This is a perfect project and I want to do mason jars now too. Definitely pinning this idea for later.

  3. I love this sweet centrepiece so much. It’s a great project and your lettering is so pretty with the wood grain showing through. I also love the colours you chose for your mason jars.

  4. This is so simple and so pretty. Those blues on the jars are perfect for Spring but I love how versatile it is and how you can use it for any season. I will definitely have to try the sticker trick on my next sign project.

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