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When I went to Michael's this past weekend to shop for Halloween goodies, I was a bit shocked on how much they charged for a small bale of straw. I just wanted something to give some height to the pumpkins.
When I went home, I had the idea of using some scrap pieces to make a simple box to give height to the pumpkins in the back. When I display it on the porch, I'll probably stain it and add some raffia to give it a charming look.
Here are the pieces I used.
2- 1"x3" - 16" long - top pieces for each long side
2- 1"x2" - 16" long - middle pieces for each long side
2- 1"x4" - 16" long - bottom pieces for each long side
6- 1"x2" - 8" long - top, middle and bottoms for the ends
8- 1"x2" - 9.5" long - top of crate (I used the thin strips of wood in the fencing area by the lattice)
4- 2"x2" - 12" long - legs
|Attach two legs (2x2x12") to the 3 long pieces. Make two of these.|
|Connect the two sides together with the 6 - 8" pieces. This will form the four sides.|
|Attach the strips on the top|
|Ready to stain or distress for your display|
The bonus of this little display crate is you can flip it over and use it to store some of your smaller Halloween goodies on the shelf for next year.
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