I love little boxes, bags and treat holders, in fact that is what I make the most. So, when Stampin’ Up! came out with their little wood crates framelits, I put them right on my shopping list. What a fun way to gift little treats and gifts, and it is quite easy to create many different versions of the adorable little crate.
Because I wanted to gift one Eos lip balm, I shortened the crate to fit my purposes. But, you can shorten it to any length you need following the same steps. So, it looks more like a milk crate than a vegetable crate.
Here they are, the shorter, and cuter, versions of the crate.
The crate as it is intended to be made, is about 3 1/4″ long. I have shortened it to 2″, but you could change it to suit your needs. This little crate might also hold a Ferrero Rocher, or perhaps a couple Lindor Ball Truffles, or a handle of your favorite small treat.
This crate was made with Garden Green, and the pumpkin and sentiment from Crushed Curry. I used Early Espresso Ink and colored the leaves with a Garden Green marker. The crates are very cute, but when made shorter, the are even cuter! I used the Seasonal Chums stamp set, and stamped the pumpkin tag, front and back. I used the back for the Hello Fall! version of the pumpkin, and the front for the Trick Or Treat version.
There are framelits that match the Seasonal Chums set, and they cut out the tags, front and back, with a hinge in the middle. This way, the tag is perfectly cut to match together when you fold it. For the Jack O’ Lantern, I colored the features with a Pumpkin Pie marker, and accented them with the Basic Black marker. The sentiments also came from the same set, and were stamped on a 3/8″ strip of paper, then flagged at both ends. I used a 1/2″ strip of basic black as a shorter banner to make the sentiment stand out from the background.
I hope you enjoy these crates, and give them a try. While I enjoy buying new products, I am a big believer in using what you have in as many ways possible. Having basic products and tools that you can use in many different way helps the funds you have stretch a bit further.
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And, until we meet again, may your days be blessed. ~ Darby