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Transportation Stenciled Fabric Crates DIY

Organize your home with these colorful fabric crates.

Updated May 24, 2019
Transportation Stenciled Fabric Crates DIY
Transportation Stenciled Fabric Crates DIY
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Store your kids' clutter in style with this adorable Transportation Stenciled Fabric Crates DIY. This project will make clean-up time fun, because your kids will love to see the cute trains, boats, and cars. You could even turn cleaning up into a game by making each item placed in a different vehicle's basket a point! This craft is full of whimsy, and it is functional too. With this project, you'll learn the best ways to prep fabric to be painted, so you will always end up with great, long-lasting results.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Main MaterialPaint

Intermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Martha Stewart® Foam Pouncers Set - 6pc
  • Martha Stewart® Stencil Brush Set - 3pc
  • Martha Stewart® Adhesive Paper Stencils - Transportation
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Kiddie Pool
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Jungle Green
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Cool Gray
  • Martha Stewart® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Caterpillar
  • Three (3) natural canvas crates
  • Cardboard insert (cut to size of crate)
  • Paper towels
  • Container for water
  • Palette

Instructions

  1. Preparation:
    Refer to the Basic Stenciling Tips for information on using Martha Stewart Stencils.

  2. Train Crate:

    1. Place cardboard insert inside crate just behind area to be stenciled. Position crate flat on a hard, smooth work surface.
    2. Stencil the train Cool Gray using a stencil brush. Let dry.

  3. Bike Crate:

    1. Place cardboard insert inside crate just behind area to be stenciled. Position crate flat on a hard, smooth work surface.
    2. Stencil designs as shown, repeating pattern to cover the entire front section of the crate. Let dry.

  4. Boat Crate:

    1. Using stencil tape, mask off the bottom section of crate as shown. Paint below the taped area Kiddie Pool using a large pouncer. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
    2. Stencil a boat and waves Jungle Green using a stencil brush. Let dry.

  5. Clean Up:

    1. Wash all stencils, brushes, and tools immediately after use before the paint dries.
    2. Cleaned stencils should be stored on the backer sheet for future use.

What would you use your fabric crates for? Let us know in the comments section!

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