I love my zinnias in the summer, and I love any creative and beautiful way I can think to display them. The latest way is in a summer "flower crate."
A few days ago, Lucy at Craftberry Bush created a beautiful Faux French Vegetable Crate, and I fell in love immediately.
I set out a few days ago to make my own crate of sorts. This is the first time I've ever "built" anything, and there are definitely a few flaws in the design and final product, but overall, it came out beautifully, even better than I'd hoped!
I started with small poplar planks from Lowe's. They were only $.94 each. I cut them to the sizes I needed with a handsaw, and then I sanded and painted each with Valspar's "Luxurious Linen." After they had dried, I added swipes and smears of Valspar's antiquing glaze to add the distressed look I love.
I then constructed the bottom and "walls" with small black tacs (just a dollor or so at Lowe's).
(I also cheated and used some Gorilla Glue here and there, wink wink!)
Once assembled and filled with flowers in bottles and jars, my crate made me feel like a master carpenter.
It looks like it was simple made for holding zinnias....
....and really, it was!
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