This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arrow Fastener. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have the cutest DIY Christmas crate made with gray floor planks to show you today. Jim got a taste of blogger life a couple weekends ago when I asked him if he wanted to help me make a Christmas crate in partnership with Arrow Fastener
How to make a crate with flooring planks
We used gray flooring planks to make the Christmas crate and I think it looks adorable!
DIY Wood Crate Supplies
Arrow Fastener GT300 Professional High Temp Glue Gun and glue.
Wood for your crate (I used prefinished wood flooring that I bought at my local hardware store)
Skill saw (to cut your wood)
How to make a wooden Christmas crate
The first step is to cut your wood planks to the desired size. We made our Christmas crate 18″ x 13″.
We removed our gray wooden floor planks from the box and cut them to size.
Using the edge of a speed square, we drew a straight line and used a skill saw to cut the plank flooring.
Once we had all of our pieces of gray flooring planks cut to size, we used the Arrow GT300 Glue Gun to fasten the sides together.
The glue sticks almost immediately and is very strong!
We made two sets of square boxes and then stacked them on top of each other to make the box.
We used the Arrow GT300 Glue Gun to adhere all sides of the wood planks and reinforced with glue inside the box in the creases.
Be sure to use your speed square as you are glueing the wood box together to ensure the box is straight and square.
Once we glued the first part of the box together, we glued the wooden floor pieces to the bottom to enclose the bottom portion of the box.
We left a space in between each piece on the bottom as seen below.
Once wood pieces were glued together, we reinforced with the Arrow T50AC electric staple gun and nailer using 9/16″ inch staples.
The Arrow T50AC electric staple gun and nailer was so easy to use and required little effort on my part.
I can remember using my grandfather’s staple gun a few years back (it was not an electric staple gun) however, I think it was as old as he was.
My grandfather would have loved this Arrow electric staple gun.
Decorating Wooden Christmas Crates for Christmas
Our DIY Christmas crate made with gray floor planks was a fun project and Jim giggled when we finished saying, “ok, now what are you going to do with this wooden crate?”
“Make it pretty,” was my response!
You could also add handles to the sides or create a fun saying on the front with a calligraphy marker.
Additionally, decorating a wooden Christmas crate for Christmas Eve would be fun too.
If you have a small dog or cat, just add a comfy throw pillow inside and you have an instant pet bed.
Be sure to check out my DIY Christmas advent calendar garland post from this past weekend. I made the burlap satchels in 30 minutes (from start to finish and that included hanging them on the tree!) and I love how they look.
Thank you to Arrow Fastener for sponsoring this post! You can find other #MadewithArrow projects by heading to the Arrow website.