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.
Today’s thrift store upcycle is all about bringing in the bright colors of spring and mixing in with farmhouse style for a farmer’s market farmhouse centerpiece to put on your kitchen table top or even up on a shelf.
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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)!
What I Used to Make a Farmhouse Centerpiece
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).
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
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Supplies for farmhouse centerpiece:
- Wooden crate
- Wood stain
- Silhouette Cameo (or another cutting machine)
- If you don’t have a cutter, that’s ok too! You can grab some just stickers at the craft store that fit on your crate.
- Adhesive shelf liner
- Chalk paint
- Foam brush
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Finishing wax
- Painted mason jars – see full tutorial on how to paint mason jars here!
- Fresh or Faux flowers
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.
As 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.
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 prevent paint from bleeding under stencils – check it out here!)
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, and it turned out great!
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!
Step 8. Fill your crate.
Styling a Rustic Farmhouse Crate Centerpiece
See! I told you that decorating your home for the seasons didn’t have to be a hassle. Adding 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?
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?
- Stain your wooden crate.
- Cut your letter stickers using a cutting machine.
- Apply your stickers.
- Paint the entire crate centerpiece.
- Remove stickers once dry.
- Distress your wooden crate.
- Seal with a finishing wax.
- Fill your farmhouse centerpiece.