Burns Daisy Co Crate DIY

Burns Daisy Co Crate DIY

A crate made from pallet wood and made to look like it was from an old sign from the Burns Daisy Co Crate.  I love old signs but even if I had one, I couldn’t bring myself to cut it up and make it into something else, so I did the next best thing.

Daisy Crate From Upcycled Wood

I have a friend that is as crazy about daisies as I am, and she is also a fan of weathered looking wood, so I got a bright idea for a get well gift.  She recently had back surgery and I thought, what better way to say get well, than with daisies!!  I brainstormed a little and came up with the idea of using a piece of wood made to look like an old sign, to use for the construction.

Daisy Crate wood painted green

For the first step, I just randomly smeared on some paint… I didn’t even use a brush, I used a paper towel!!

Smearing paint on the wood for the Daisy Crate

Next, I added a little white here and there.

Daisy Crate stenciling the letters

I used my Cricut to cut out the letters, used spray adhesive on the back to make myself a stencil.  I sponged on teal to add the name.

Daisy Crate distressing the wood

I gave it a light sanding to make it look old.

Evidently I didn’t take pictures of the cutting of the wood or what I used to put it together, but I used the chop saw to cut the pieces and the brad nailer to put it together.  I left the center divider loose so she could take it out if she wanted to and use it for something else.

Daisy Crate before the daisy was stenciled

After I had put the Mason Jars and flowers in it, I decided it need a daisy painted on it, so again, I used my Cricut to cut one out so I could use it as a stencil.  (Little did I know, but she loves Mason jars too)!

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I think it gave it just what it needed.  Unfortunately, this was the VERY last of my Daisies for this year.  I had to improvise and add some Blackeyed Susans, but I think they are quite cheery too.

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Now it was time for delivery!  We don’t live too far from each other, so I thought I’d run it over on my motorcycle.  Luckily it fit nicely in the saddlebag (yes, water and all).  I pulled the bags up over the top of the flowers and they made the trip perfectly fine.  This wasn’t the first time I’d had flowers in my saddlebag, hahaha!!

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She wasted no time finding a perfect spot for it.  I was honored that she put it front and center.  I hope it cheered her at least for a little while.

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I think this would do the trick of cheering me up if it was presented to me.  Would it you??

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  1. What a creative get well gift! Like your friend, I love the weathered, vintage look and the daisies and black-eyed susans complete the look. Mason jars are the most versatile gift holders ever! 🙂
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    Vee Reply:

    Thank you Rebekah! I kind of wish this was at MY house. 🙂 It just seems so cheery, and who doesn’t need some cheer?!


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  3. FYI dear lady I loved the gift so much that when I sadly had to say goodbye to my daisies I replaced them with silk flowers and they are front and center on my hearth. It still makes me smile when I see it every day. Thank you again for the beautiful and thoughtful gift. I still love my homemade happiness, little ray of sunshine.


    Vee Reply:

    I am so very happy you still find a ray of sunshine in the humble little gift. I hope you find lots of interesting ways to use the box.


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