Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello everyone!  I hope all is well with you guys.  I'd like to share a neat project that I did involving a wine crate that I found at the thrift store for only $3.00!  I decided to leave the outside the way it was since it was such a beautiful color of wood.  This is a side view.

I decided to use Tim Holtz's paper tape to cover the side walls and edges.  This covered great, and was really easy to apply.  Even if I messed up, it was easy to peel off and do over.  Then I used a variety of paper tape as a background in each cubby.  I'm not sure of the manufacture of the tapes, I know some of them were made by Recollections.

Here are some close ups of the cubbies.  I just love all the cute things I had laying around.  I couldn't tell you where I found all of the items, some are Avon, some are from the dollar store.  The mannequin image, the sewing machine, and the pin cushion is by Hot off the Press.  Some of the other items are from the miniature section of my local craft store.  Whatever I could find, I threw them it in.  This is a close up of the top half:

This is a close up of the bottom half:

I hope you all enjoyed this project, I know I had a blast making it.  Give the washi (paper) tape a try.  It's amazing stuff, and you'll love it.  I just noticed how cute this looked along side my blog design.  It just kinda blends in.  Happy crafting!!!


  1. So enjoyed your post today, the wooden spool of thread takes me back. I love Tim Holtz's products, life made easy. Lovely little finds

  2. Thanks so much Cindy! I love finding vintage spools at thrift stores and yard sales. I don't know what we did before Tim Holtz changed the crafting industry! Just love, love, love him!

  3. Hi Kathy,

    What a fantastic project! A beautiful way to repurpose a wine crate to display those spools of thread. Like Cindy said it does remind you of Tim Holtz. Happy Crafting!