Creations, Painted Pumpkin Crate

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Welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop!

hosted by Celebrate & Decorate and Design Morsels

Are you ready for some great crafting inspirations?

Be sure to visit all the blogs listed at the end of this post

to kick start your Fall!

A recent painting I did was the inspiration for my project today

A Painted Pumpkin Crate

Fall is right around the corner,

and I am crazy about pumpkins, real, faux, large, small…

I love them all!

I bought this crate at Hobby Lobby several years ago

and it has been patiently waiting for a makeover

I wanted it to look weathered so I applied white paint sparingly

with a dry brush,

barely dipping the bristles of a large painter’s brush

quickly in and out of the paint

then brushing on the raw wood

When the white was dry

I added some gray paint with the same technique

I used thick acrylic paint to paint the pumpkins

so I could get a little texture

but any acrylic craft paint would be fine

Painting pumpkins is just a series of curved strokes

{see link to a painting tutorial at the end of this post}

I loaded a large round artist’s brush with both orange and yellow

Highlights are instantly created as the colors blend with each stroke

The stems were painted with several shades of browns

I used a flat square brush for the black checks

I painted simple leaves and vines with a combination of greens and yellow

I left one side plain,

and painted small pumpkins and vines on one side,

along with the text Pumpkins!

I couldn’t wait to fill it up with pumpkins!

I lined the crate with a folded black and white checked tablecloth

Then played around with different pumpkins to fill it up

I am going to have lots of fun playing with this crate!

I’m looking forward to filling it with real pumpkins soon

Leaving one side plain leaves more options for using it

Happy Almost Pumpkin Season!

Thank you Chloe and Andrea for hosting our hops!

Please take a moment to visit all my talented blog hop friends

on the links below

Celebrate and Decorate

Design Morsels

My Thrift Store Addiction

Debbees Buzz

My Family Thyme

White Arrows Home

Home Is Where The Boat Is

Chas’ Crazy Creations


The Painted Apron

Purple Hues And Me

Bluesky At Home

Zucchini Sisters

My Hubbard Home

Birdz Of A Feather

Juicy Details

wood craft crate/Hobby Lobby

Painting Pumpkins/tutorial here

Pumpkin Patch pillow/here and see the whole Autumn collection here

MacKenzie-Childs painted pumpkin knock-offs/tutorial here

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

47 Responses to “Creations, Painted Pumpkin Crate”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your pumpkin crate is adorable transformed via the magic of your paintbrush! I love the black and white check addition, a la MKC, and the cloth lining it with your pile of pumpkins! I know it will make multiple appearance this fall in your vignettes and tables. I’m hoping fall lasts longer than the 20 minutes it last last year with our unseasonably warm (HOT) September and October weather. Happy to be crafting with you today. ♥

    • Me too Mary, sometimes seasons in the south just jump over from winter to summer or summer to winter, cheating us out of lovely spring and fall days! Our craft hops are always full of great ideas aren’t they!!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I adore pumpkins too! Your crate turned out absolutely precious! It looks so pretty with all the different pumpkins displayed in it. I know I say it all the time, but you are so talented!

  3. sarator says:

    So cute! I just love your painting style Jenna. You’ve broken it down and made it look so easy to accomplish; I feel like I could hand paint too!

  4. Gail Griffin says:

    You are so creative and talented, Jenna! I admire and quite frankly envy all artists! What a gift! Love how you painted the crate with all of those adorable pumpkins!

  5. rachelle says:

    This pumpkin crate is so cute, Jenna. Thank you for showing us how to paint pumpkins. You make it look easy to do for us non-artists types!

  6. Chas says:

    This turned out so cute and I love it! Wonderful craft hopping with you friend!

  7. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, your pumpkin crate is just darling! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. Debbee says:

    Jenna, your painted crates is adorable! You are such a talented painter. I love how you are able to translate your project into an easy to follow tutorial for those of us who are more lacking in skill.

  9. Jenna, you always amaze me with what you do with a paintbrush. The crate is fabulous and I will be anxious to see how you use it! Happy Thursday!

  10. This is darling, Jenna. Even though I’m not ready for fall, I know Ill be painting pumpkin designs very soon and even better, thanks to you!

  11. Julie says:

    You painted such pretty pumpkins and decorated the crate to look so nice. It will be perfect for fall and Halloween.

  12. Andrea says:

    The crates turned out so cute. I love the black detail on the sides. You are such a talented painter. Do you paint a lot? Thanks for joining the hop.

  13. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Very cute crate, Jenna. You worked your magic well. Filled with pumpkins and accompanied by a pitcher of sunflowers you already have a fall vignette.

  14. pattyanneart says:

    Your crate is so cute! 🌻🧡 What a fun project, Jenna!

  15. thefrenchhutch says:

    What a fun DIY project Jenna. I love how you painted your crate with the pumpkins. I know you will enjoy keeping it full of pretty pumpkins. You have such a special gift of creativity……..Happy weekend.

  16. Chloe Crabtree says:

    There you go again, showing off those amazing painting skills! This is a perfect little crate for fall displays! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Rebecca says:

    Jenna, I adore your hand painted pumpkin crate! I have an unfinished crate like yours and now I want to try my hand at painting pumpkins. I love how you gave it a weathered look first. Thank you for the detailed instructions…I can’t wait to give it a try! It’s always fun to hop with you, friend 🙂

  18. Carol says:

    Jenna, your fall crates are so cute. So versatile for decorating. Your art work is always so amazing.

  19. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  20. What a cute idea to do with a crate!! Love the painting idea and filling it with pumpkins!

  21. You always have so much going on your blog that looks fun to make, I’m always inspired and want to run in and get started but have so many other things that keep me from getting into a craft project, but I sure enjoy seeing yours!!!

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