How to decorate wooden crates with creative do-it-yourself!

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Our friend Stefania Martini returns to talk about creative bricolage, and this time tells us how to decorate wooden boxes using recycled materials...and lots of imagination!

Versatile, economical, full of potential: embellishing your home with wooden boxes is the ultimate in fun! Our motto is "live your home", and what could be better than decoupage and creative recycling to complete the decor of a room and make it even more welcoming and personal?

We asked our friend Stefania "Fania_Heartmade" Martini to tell us how to decorate wooden boxes with DIY and recycled material, and here is a tutorial in five easy steps to start giving free rein to your creativity.

The fruit crates can easily be transformed into furnishing elements or decorative accessories for the whole house, and if you are looking for some trendy ideas for your creations take a look at our guide with a collection of creative ideas to furnish with the wooden boxes.

But now let's leave the word to Stefania and her tutorial to decorate the boxes with DIY!

Decorate the wooden crates with recycled material! Stefania Martini's tutorial

For many years I have been passionate about creative recovery, and being able to give a new soul to recycled and recycled objects always gives me great satisfaction! I could call myself a passionate and conservative researcher, because there is no perfect recipe to create pretty decorations: the main ingredient is always and only your imagination!

Today I want to explain to you how to decorate a fruit box to create a nice marine-themed setting!

What do we need? Obviously a wooden box, a few pebbles and leftovers of electric wires (alternatively you can use rope). Then, the tools: acrylic colors, vinyl glue and hot glue for stones.

First I sanded the box with sandpaper to remove any wood imperfections and I painted it blue.

Decorare le cassette in legno - la verniciatura

After this first step I created small spirals with blue electric wire cutouts. Spirals that I have fixed with hot glue to form waves.

Decorare le cassette in legno - spirali di filo elettrico

To hide the imperfections of the hot glue I used silver paint and glitter that helped me recreate the shine of the sea!

Come decorare le cassette in legno - lucidatura

To embellish the box I chose a moon-shaped stone and wooden stars (readily available in DIY stores) that I attached with vinyl glue. I painted yellow and finished it with other glitter.

Decorare le cassette in legno - la composizione finale

Finally I glued the stones and, once dry, I painted them in various colors, in strips or polka dots to create little fish. I finished the job with an ecological water-based protective varnish and here it is: a simple wooden crate has turned into a pretty seabed made with recycled materials!

Una cassetta in legno decorata a tema marino

If you have any questions or want some advice for your creations, leave a comment to this article!

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