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)!
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).
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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.
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.
Farmhouse Style Centerpiece: After Pictures
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?
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?
How to Make A Farmhouse Centerpiece
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.
- 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.
35 thoughts on “Farmhouse Centerpiece | Easy Wooden Crate Craft with Mason Jars”
Super pretty! Love the crate with the flower vases. Visiting from Thrift Store Upcycle.
Thanks Victoria! So glad that Spring is finally here!
Love the crate with the flower vases too! They’re so pretty!
I love the way you painted over the stickers and then peeled them off. Neat trick and I’ll be using it soon! Your Mason jar colors are so pretty!
Thanks Shirley! Glad you were inspired 🙂
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!
Thanks so much Toni! Glad you were inspired! Happy Spring!
Great transformation. I have a create like this and it’s just waiting for a makeover like this.
Awesome Erlene! You’ll have to let me know how it goes.
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.
Hi Ali! Thanks 🙂 Glad you liked it!
I love everything about this. The painted wooden crate is awesome and the painted mason jars bring it all together! It is perfect.
This turned out so great! I love the farmhouse crate & the mason jars fit perfectly!
Thanks so much! 🙂
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.
Thanks Sue! I love bringing in the bright spring colors
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.
Thanks you Colleen! I love that little trick 🙂
I love these colors!! It looks great!
Thanks Kim! 🙂 So excited Spring is here!
I love reverse stenciling! Crate came out perfect, very pretty!
Thanks Kim!! I always love doing the reserve stenciling technique.
This turned out gorgeous and the color choices for the jars are perfect.
Thank you so much Lora!
Oh my goodness! I love your farmhouse create and how you have styled it.
Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!
Thank you Ashley, I’m so glad you were inspired!
Very cool project! I have to admit that every time I use vinyl and paint over it my paint always bleeds. Maybe I glop too much 😉
I think it’s almost inevitable, but the not glopping does help 🙂 – also some of it comes off when I distress!
What a pretty vignette. You are right, you can use the crate for all kinds of vignettes. And it is so easy to personalize.
Thanks so much Debra!
Bought my crate! I’m a cricut newbie-what font did you use?
also what size are your letters?
I’m not sure exactly what size they were but I decided on the size based on the height of the wood slats on the crate and just adjusted the size of the letters so they fit.
I believe the font is Baskerville Old Face.