Hello, friend! I’m back today with a new festive makeover for Trash to Treasure Day with my blogging friends (you can see their projects at the bottom of this post). This project isn’t exactly trashy but it is thrifty – this wood crate was just $5 in the Target Dollar Spot area. I know I could’ve easily paid that much at Goodwill. Watch how this crate is transformed into a sweet DIY Christmas card holder.
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Since this wood crate is already clean and smooth, and I wasn’t planning to paint it a light color, I could skip the prep work (yeay!). Learn all about how to properly prep furniture and decor for painting here in my free guide.
Besides the crate, I only used supplies I already had at home. I found a sample of Valspar paint in Posh Red which I’ve had for ages. After stirring it well, it was still good. And what a great color for Christmas decor! I brushed on two coats using one of my trusty Purdy paintbrushes.
Next, I dug through my stash and found this pack of clearance metal numbers. What luck – there was a #25! (I couldn’t find these exact pieces online anymore, but these numbered tags would also look cute.)
I tied a knot on the back of the crate and cut the ends short.
Add some festive cards, and that’s all the steps for this easy DIY Christmas card holder box. That plain Target crate never looked cuter…
And there is lots of room inside. You could even set a bunch of ornaments in there instead. Lots of possibilities.
What a great coincidence that the red paint and red berries were an exact match.
The white wood tree behind it was a DIY project from a few years ago – see the tutorial here.
Here’s a quick reminder of the before and after. Please share this project with a friend or Pin it to easily find again later.
And now it’s Trash to Treasure time again with my friends.
Below are the Before photos. Be sure to visit the links underneath to see the amazing transformations!
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