embroidered wooden crate

How to easily embroider a wooden crate.

What you need:

  • Wooden boards made of 6 mm plywood
  • pattern
  • pencil
  • paint
  • needle and thread
  • wood glue
  • drilling machine with a 1.5 mm drill

and probably:

  • toothpick
  • rubber bands

here are the measurements i used.

8.90 cm = 3.50 inch,                                                                                                                         9.50 cm = 3.74 inch                                                                                                                             10.0 cm = 3.94 inch

Place the pattern on the wooden board and transfer it to the wood using a pencil. Then draw little circles for the holes to be drilled.


When the 2 boards are completely drilled, you can paint the parts.                                               Tip: To keep the holes free of paint, it is helpful to use a toothpick after painting and stick it through the freshly painted holes.


Now you can start to embroider the wood.


Tip: Since I used a very small drill, it was sometimes difficult to get the needle through the holes. It is helpful to have a solid underground or e.g. a hammer on which you can press the needle so that it passes through the hole when you push the plywood down.


When you have embroidered the 2 sides, you can begin to glue all parts together. In doing so, the non-embroidered parts are glued between the embroidered.


Tip: It is helpful to allow the glue to dry slightly and to hold the pieces tight together for a couple minutes.


To hold the pieces together use rubber bands.

Last but not least the bottom of the crate. Simply glue it on and put the rubber bands around it to dry.

And done!

The wooden crates are great as a candle holder.


or to use as a straw or napkin holder.

I hope my instructions were helpful and I could give you some ideas and inspirations. I am looking forward reading your comments or receiving pictures of your own creations.

I hope to see you again soon.


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