PERSONALIZED GIFT CRATES April 21 2016, 16 Comments
PERSONALIZED VINTAGE CRATES AS A NEW TWIST ON THE GIFT BASKET!
I HAVE BEEN BUSY THIS PAST COUPLE OF YEARS REFINISHING RAW PINE CRAFTING CRATES.I LOVE TO GIVE THESE CRATES A UNIQUE VINTAGE APPEARANCE BY USING SOME DISTRESSED PAINT TECHNIQUES AND ADDING VINTAGE GRAPHICS.
PERSONALIZED GIFTS ARE ALWAYS WONDERFUL TO RECEIVE AS A GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION. PUT A NEW TWIST ON THE GIFT BASKET AND PURCHASE A CRATE TO FILL WITH GOODIES TO SUIT THE OCCASION. I KNOW THIS IS A GIFT THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED BY ANYONE. A GIFT CRATE CAN BE USED FOR MANY YEARS TO COME AND YOU MOST LIKELY WILL NOT SEE ANYONE TOSSING THEM WHEN EMPTY LIKE YOUR TYPICAL GIFT BASKET.
CRATE USES: ORGANIZATION...GREAT STORAGE FOR TOILETRIES, TOWELS, MAGAZINES, TOYS, KITCHEN GADGETS, BABY ITEMS, COTTAGE KITCHEN STORAGE, AT THE OFFICE. THE PLACES YOU CAN USE THEM ARE ENDLESS.: FILL AS A GIFT FOR WEDDINGS, BRIDAL SHOWERS, JACK AND JILL PARTIES, BABY SHOWERS, ANNIVERSARIES, MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS, HOLIDAYS ETC....AGAIN ANY OCCASION IS A GREAT OCCASION FOR A FILLED CRATE.
WHO WILL FILL THIS CRATE? : YOU CAN PURCHASE THE CRATE EMPTY AND SIMPLY FILL IT YOURSELF, OR YOU CAN ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF HAVING US HERE AT KIMBER CREATIONS WORK WITH YOUR BUDGET TO HAVE A GIFT CRATE FILLED FOR YOU. I WILL HAVE THE CRATE WRAPPED BEAUTIFULLY FOR THE OCCASION AND SHIP THE CRATE TO YOU THE CUSTOMER OR SHIP IT DIRECTLY TO THE ADDRESS YOU ARE SENDING THE GIFT, INCLUDING A CARD WITH A MESSAGE FROM YOU FOR THE OCCASION.
NOTE: I CAN SHIP ALMOST ANYTHING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOOD AND ALCOHOL ITEMS. HOWEVER CRATES SOLD LOCALLY CAN BE FILLED WITH FOOD OR ALCOHOLIC ITEMS. LOCAL PICK UP IN COPPER CLIFF. DELIVERY CHARGES EXTRA.
IF KIMBER CREATIONS FILLS YOUR GIFT CRATE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SERVICE PLEASE CONTACT US. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. I WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU IN ORDER TO CREATE THE PERFECT GIFT. IF YOU DECIDE TO ORDER I WILL CREATE A CUSTOM ORDER FOR YOU WHERE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $20.00 DEPOSIT. WHEN THE ORDER IS COMPLETED I WILL SEND YOU A PICTURE OF YOUR FILLED CRATE. IF YOU ARE SATISFIED WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT I WILL SEND YOU YOUR CUSTOM ORDER SHOWING PAYMENT BALANCE. ONCE THE BALANCE IS PAID HERE ONLINE OR C.O.D I WILL SHIP YOUR CRATE. I WILL WORK VERY HARD TO BE SURE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT..
HOW WILL MY VINTAGE CRATE LOOK?:
YOU WILL SEE MANY DIFFERENT IDEAS IN MY CRATE SECTION. AS WELL I ADD NEW CRATES TO MY SHOP OFTEN.
IDEAS: YOU MAY CHOOSE FROM ONE WOULD BE ONE OF THE OPTIONS I HAVE AVAILABLE AS THE CRATE ENDS. THE SIDES OF THE CRATES MAY HAVE FOR EXAMPLE BATH TOWELS, FLEA MARKET, COFFEE BAR, THE MARKET.....OR ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE AS LONG AS IT FITS ONTO THE 4 WOOD SIDE PANELS. YOU CAN USE THE INSIDE OF THE CRATE TO ADD A NAME/DATE FOR THE OCCASION. WE CAN DISCUSS ANY OF YOUR IDEAS OR LET ME KNOW WHAT THE OCCASION IS AND I WILL HELP YOU FIGURE OUT YOUR OPTIONS.
WHO USUALLY PURCHASES THESE CRATES?: MY VINTAGE CRATES HAVE BEEN SOLD AS HOUSEWARMING GIFTS IE. FOR NEW BEACH HOMES, AS GAG GIFTS, (WITH SOME PRETTY FUNNY, SOMETIMES SHOCKING PERSONALIZED IDEAS THAT I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CREATE! LOL...) AS HOLIDAY HOSTESS GIFTS, FOR WEDDINGS, BRIDAL AND BABY SHOWERS, AS ANNIVERSARY GIFTS, AS WELL I HAVE SOLD CRATES FOR ENTRANCE TABLES FOR EVENTS SUCH AS WEDDINGS AS A PLACE TO KEEP WEDDING FAVORS, COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS RESTAURANTS, CANDLE SHOPS, BRIDAL STORES AND GROCERY STORES.
CRATES ARE JUST A GREAT WAY TO GIVE A BEAUTIFUL GIFT THAT CAN LATER BE USED FOR STORAGE AND VINTAGE DECOR!
THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE THINKING OF SENDING A GIFT BASKET. THINK GIFT CRATE INSTEAD. I ASSURE YOU THE PERSON RECEIVING THIS WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR GIFT!
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CRATE TUTORIAL April 29 2015, 17 Comments
I am hooked on finishing crates lately. I love the rustic look and using stain and other paint techniques to give the crate an aged appearance. Of course the images over at the Graphics Fairy website are always a hit in making crafting so much more fun!
First a picture of the crate BEFORE along with some finished crates.First step is getting yourself organized. I had 6 crates and wanted a different look on each. I chose my images over at the graphics fairy then photo copied each on my laser printer. Of course you want to be sure any images with script be mirror imaged or you will land up with a bunch of backwards mumbo jumbo!! Trust me I have forgotten and made that mistake before.
STEP #2 For this project I chose a dark stain. I used a paint brush and rag to brush and rub the stain into the entire crate. I like to leave more stain in certain areas and less in others until I get the aged look I am happy with.
STEP #3 Choosing my images. This crate is my favorite. I loved the 2 images and thought they worked well together on my crate
.STEP #4 The first image was taped down onto the crate where I used my blender pen and old library card to transfer and burnish the image onto the crate. The Lord Calvert Coffee can image I mod podged onto some cardboard then attached to the side of the crate with raffia. See EASY PEASY you now have some fun rustic storage.
I also decided to paint the sides of some of the crates with some useful ideas. MORE PICS
THE END! Thanks for viewing.