Krylon Contest - Jennifer Priest - Kids Art Crate Collage

I'm participating in a Krylon Mini Mystery Box promotion! Last month, Krylon had a giveaway where they sent 50 bloggers a mystery box of product to create a project voer the next few weeks. I love the adorable crate that we got from Walnut Hollow, included in the kit! It's equally as adorable as these Krylon Short Cuts paint cans – seriously, perfect for small projects! Have I told you how many half used cans of spray paint are in my garage, in the most crazy colors?  I bet you have a collection just like mine… what we needed were smaller spray paint cans and Krylon has answered with Short Cuts.

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When I saw the crate, I thought cute, and well, my niece is cute so I thought this would be a great project to make for her. Look at her, here with Matthew!


She really knows how to work it, right? My niece loves to draw, and living in a house full of boys, she needs a way to differentiate her stuff from THEIRS. I knew the pink spray paint that I received from Krylon would be perfect for this project. This crate can be stored on a desk top or a bookcase and holds lots of great art supplies that my niece can use to draw, paint, and get creative with, all on her own. She can bring it out to the picnic table in the backyard, play on the living room floor, or paint at the kitchen table with it. I seriously want to make one for each of  the kids, though, I'll change the colors and hearts for the boys.

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I created a video showing how I made this project, start to finish:

After making the crate, you'll want to fill it with all kinds of art supplies, such as a pad of paper, watercolor paints, and markers, depending on what your kids like to create with.


  • Krylon Short Cuts Hobby/Craft Paint in Hot Pink
  • Krylon Short Cuts Hobby/Craft Paint in Gloss White
  • Walnut Hollow Crate
  • Assorted Wood Buttons
  • Burlap Ribbon or Fabric
  • ColorBox Art Screens Heart Stencil
  • ColorBox Glitter
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • 3 Toilet Paper Tubes
  • Assorted Art Supplies, such as crayons, markers, and a watercolor set

A big thank you to Krylon for including me in this fun challenge — I know my niece will be so pleased when she gets this adorable kids art crate and I can't wait to make another!

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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