I was trying to come up with a packaging idea for my pumpkin tea light candles. I was at Michaels and they had these cute mini crates for only $1.00. The only thing was I didn't care for the handle on it, but for a buck I would figure something out.
Wood Crate from Michaels
Elmers Craft Glue
Decoupage Glue and Sealer
Latex Wood Dough
First I had to get rid of that handle. It was glued in but I was able to wiggle it around to loosen it to come out. Then I filled the holes with some wood dough. Ahh it looks so much better without that handle! Next I found the labels at The Graphics Fairy, there is loads of great free vintage clip art on this site. It is my favorite site to find vintage clip art! I resized mine to around 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and I printed two - one for the front and one for the back of the crate. I cut the labels out and I completely covered the back of the label with my craft glue. Place glued label on crate, once dry I put a very light coat of decoupage over it just enough to have some what of a seal.
I am really excited to start making some more crates for my candles. These will make really cute gifts. I am able to fit 4 tea lights (2 layers of 2 tea light candles) in each crate. Now I need to find a good vintage lavender label so I can package the lavender tea lights like this too!