This rustic 4th of July Centerpiece starts with a DIY wood box. Fill it will glass bottles and flowers for pretty, patriotic home decor!
I have been needing a 4th of July centerpiece for a couple of years, and I’ve had several ideas floating around in my head. I finally decided to just get ‘er done! This rustic crate was inspired by a similar centerpiece that the Shanty sisters from Shanty 2 Chic made for Christmas. I love them, and if you haven’t ever checked out their site, you are missing out!
Speaking of power tools, I am having a blast with mine! Now that summer is here, my husband is parking his car on the driveway so I can use my power tools in the garage. 🙂 Rachel’s room is coming along nicely, and I have several projects in the works that I can’t wait to show you! But for now, let’s talk about this 4th of July centerpiece. It was easier that I thought, and I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out. When Independence Day is over, I can swap out the flowers and ribbons for something else. I love interchangeable decorations!
4th of July Centerpiece- Rustic Crate with Bottle Vases
-A 1 x 4 x 6 pine board (The actual size of a 1×4 is 3/4″ x 3 1/2″. Go figure.
You will need the following lengths:
Bottom piece: 2 3/4″ x 8″
2 side pieces: 3 1/2″ x 8″
2 end pieces 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
-Miter saw (or you can have them cut your wood to length at the hardware store)
-Nail gun (I use the Ryobi Cordless Brad Nailer and adore it)
-Wood filler (optional)
–Tack cloth or soft cloth
–Wood stain and rags to apply
-3 glass bottles (I used IBC root beer bottles)
-Ribbon and tulle in 1 yard lengths
-Flowers (fresh or fake)
Instructions: Cut all your wood pieces to the correct size, and sand off the jagged edges. The 3 1/2″ boards are just 1×4’s. Only the bottom piece has to be cut down lengthwise.) Use wood glue and a nail gun to attach the two side pieces to the edges of the bottom piece. Use wood glue and a nail gun to attach the two end pieces to form a box. If desired, fill the nail gun holes with wood filler. Give the entire box a good sanding. I like to use a palm sander, it’s much quicker! Use a tack cloth to remove all the dust, then stain your box. I used the same stain I used for my oak railings, Java Gel Stain from General Finishes. I love the color! You can skip this step, but I like to distress my edges by sanding with my palm sander. Now fill your soda bottles with flowers, and place them in the box. To finish things off, just wrap your crate with tulle and ribbons, and tie a knot in the front. Flowers just make me happy, even if they are the fake variety. 🙂 I love how my centerpiece turned out and I hope you do too! And as always, I’d be thrilled if you PIN this project and share it with your friends. 🙂