Up-cycled Vintage Crate Turned Photo Prop

Today I'm sharing an old crate I made over into a cute photo prop for my Etsy shop, Something Special Bears.

Upcycled Vintage Crate
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You may remember this not-so-stunning crate from this Treasure Trove Tuesday post awhile back.

When I saw it I had a plan in my head to paint it and use it for a photo prop for my bears! Here is how it turned out.

I used some left-over white paint I had and gave it a couple of coats. I love the uneven, rough texture of the crate.

It still had an old label on the end which I just left and painted around.

Then I created a quick little banner with some twine and book pages.

I just wrapped the ends of the twine around the nails that were holding the crate together.

I added a piece of white poster board behind the crate so the grey of the background wouldn't show through, I was looking for a neutral, dreamy kind of look. Then I added an old table runner under the crate.

Here are some of my new photos.

Mr. Mustard



Now I need to get busy and make some more bears!

You can see them all in my shop, Something Special Bears.