How To Tuesday – Halloween Crates

halloween decoration I know that technically it is still Summer (first day of Fall is Sat the 22nd) but I wanted to get a jump start on my Halloween projects so the house will be decorated the entire month of October and I thought you might feel the same. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I love decorating for holidays! My favorite kind of decorations are the ones you can make yourself, and the ones that are somewhat functional. These little mini crates are great for storage that is also festive. Keep them on a kitchen counter and hold your spices, put them on a a shelf and fill them with jars of Halloween candy, or put them in your bathroom to hold soap, and other bathroom essentials.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-mini wooden crates, I found these at AC Moore for $2.99 each (bring a coupon and they are even cheaper!)
-wood stain, I went with walnut
-multi-purpose spray adhesive
-labels page 1 here and page 2 here, I made 2 of each so you can put one label on each end
1. Stain all the crates and allow to dry (check your stain for dry times)
2. Have labels printed (I had my printed by Staples for a little over $1, and they print on a laser printer so you don’t have to worry about the inks smearing) cut them out.
3. Use the spray adhesive in a well ventilated area, spray the back of each label and press it onto the side of the crate. Voila…super easy, and actually pretty fast too!
Please remember these labels are for personal use only, not for re-sale.

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29 Responses to How To Tuesday – Halloween Crates

  1. This is great! I’ve added it to my Pinterest boards for safe keeping. :)

  2. Debbie says:

    Love it!! Thanks

  3. rae says:

    these are so cute! i was just whining that vintage halloween stuff is so hard to find and how most modern stuff isn’t very cute! these lables would be cute on old jars too!

  4. Ivonne says:

    amazing! where do you find the time for… everything?!

  5. I love Halloween decorations with a vintage feel. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jordan says:

    That is thee cutest idea! I think I might try this, I’ve been looking for some new halloween decoration ideas, This one looks super cute and its fairly simple. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Denise says:

    Thanks so much for the fun labels… some of these type crates are holding my cd’s right now, and now they’re about to be seasonal :-)

  8. Robin says:

    No AC Moore in California! Boo!

  9. Heidi Kenney says:

    Robin, do you have any other craft supply stores? I think that Michaels might have them in their wood working section, and depending on the size of Joanne’s fabrics they some times have a craft wood section too! If all else fails they would work glued to the front of jars too :)

  10. Heidi Kenney says:

    Denise, oh thats the best! When you already have some of the supplies on hand :)

  11. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jordan, they were super simple to make! Im glad you like them :)

  12. Heidi Kenney says:

    thezenofmaking, you are very welcome!

  13. Heidi Kenney says:

    Ivonne, haha well thank you! My kids are both school age so that certainly helps ;)

  14. Heidi Kenney says:

    Rae, so glad you like them! And I agree its so hard to find vintage halloween decorations that are affordable :( I dont mind repro either, but I feel like they always add glitter or some other thing to it that makes me not love it as much haha

  15. Jenn says:

    I love these!! Thanks for sharing the printables – I will definitely be giving it a go. Pinned!
    Jenn :)

  16. Bliss says:

    Stopping by to pin your crates. I have some vintagey looking chocolate bar wrappers that I have saved not knowing what to do with them. Now I know!


  17. Heidi Kenney says:

    Bliss, oh the candy bar wrappers is a great idea!

  18. Heidi Kenney says:

    Jenn, so glad you like them!

  19. Jenny G. says:

    These are just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  20. Robert says:

    such a great idea, if your crate had a solid bottom, these would make cute candy holders for trick or treating!

  21. haley says:

    Have you ever considered or made desktop backgrounds? I think your style of art and images would be fabulous for that.

  22. Heidi Kenney says:

    haley, I hadn’t but thanks!

  23. Heidi Kenney says:

    Robert, thats a great idea!

  24. Stephanie says:

    Oh gosh I just love this! How big are your crates? I picked some up at Micheal’s Crafts yesterday and they’re great, but 15″ long, which feels huge!

  25. Heidi Kenney says:

    Stephanie, I’d say mine are under 12 inches…maybe 10 inches in length. They didnt have a longer size at ac moore, just big normal sized crates. The long ones at least mean they will hold a lot! :)