Flower Crate from Pallet Wood

I made this crate from pallet wood I had and 3 Mason type jars that I bought at the grocery store, that once contained spaghetti sauce.
To get the correct length to cut, I put the jars right on a piece of wood and put some scraps between to represent the dividers, allowing just enough space to fit the jars in with a bit of room on each side. For my jars the length was 12 1/2″.

I used the full width of my wood (it is 3 5/8″) so that is the height of the crate as well as the inside bottom width.

I placed one board on the bottom and the two upright sides and measured to get the size of the end pieces.  I cut those and also the middle dividers which fit between the sides. I used a pin nailer to attach the parts together.

I applied a quick coat of my vinegar and steel wool mixture and let that dry, then I dry brushed white paint over the top. After that I hand painted “Les Fleurs” on one side and “Flowers” on the other.

I sold this crate, along with the jars and the flowers shown, at the first Farmers’ Market I took it to.  So many of my items have gone to the market and home again many times and this sold only a few days after I made it.  Wish I could figure out what people want… I’m not sure if I should make another one?

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  1. Are you kidding me Julie?
    I think you should make a whole slew of them – it's gorgeous!!!
    AND it sold – that tell's you right there!
    Easy to manage – easy to transport – and it's just beautiful
    XOX

  2. It's totally charming! No wonder it sold quickly (although I soooo share you're bafflement at why/when things sell)
    David

  3. What a GREAT idea! I love it! I know just what you mean about not being able to figure out what people want to buy. It's always a guessing game. (www.KimsKottage.blogspot.com)

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