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Demijohn and Crate Vintage Inspired DIY

How to Create a Vintage Inspired Demijohn and Crate – DIY

Can I just tell you how excited I am to share this Demijohn and Crate Vintage Inspired DIY with you! I have wanted one of those expensive crated demijohns forever!

How to make a Vintage Inspired Demijohn and Crate from RefreshRestyle.com

I’m sure you’ve seen these before, like this one from my friends at Painted Fox Treasures for $299:

https://paintedfoxtreasures.refersion.com/l/93d.41048
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This one is larger than the one I created, but I get the same farmhouse vintage look with my smaller version. Recycling and creating a look that I love!

Here’s what you will need:

  • empty jugs (wine or other)
  • contractor shims
  • hot glue gun
  • stain or watered down brown paint

Each bottle was a different size. Measure and cut the shims to fit around the base of the jug. Measure and cut shims to the height of the jug or as tall as you’d like. These crates can be shaped any way that you like, with cross shims in any direction. See the diagram below, start glueing your shims around your jug, building your crate as you go. When complete, use stain or watered down brown craft paint to transform the crate from bare wood shims to an awesome vintage, time-worn look . If needed, re-coat in areas to achieve a weathered look. Don’t worry about being perfect, you want your crate to look like it’s been around for a while.

How to Create a Vintage Inspired Demijohn with Crate from RefreshRestyle.comStaining the crate for your demijohn at RefreshRestyle.com

How to make a Vintage like Demijohn in a Crate from RefreshRestyle.comTo achieve a  handcrafted appearance, I designed two different looking crates. The size of your demijohn wine jug will determine the size of your crate. These are not as large as the true crated demijohns but they are perfect for decorating bookshelves, tabletops or anywhere you need farmhouse decor at a thrifty price.

Vintage Demijohn Wine Bottle and Crate Idea from RefreshRestyle.com

Make a crate for your demijohn from RefreshRestyle.com

Creating vintage home decor with farmhouse flair doesn’t have to be expensive. I love finding solutions for my expensive taste 😉

I’m sure you’ll be seeing these around the house a lot!

Crated Demijohn - Easy DIY Idea from RefreshRestyle.com

 

I used these same bottles in this table display too:

Decorate your table for free,let me show you how.Another farmhouse DIY:

Rustic tote with flowers and mason jars for centerpiece

Refreshing farmhouse style on a budget!

10 comments

  1. I am going to have to go buy myself a jug of wine. I wonder if restaurants use these big jugs, maybe I could get one from one of them…loving it but I have a feeling the hubs would wonder why I don’t throw it all away.

  2. Debbie, I love this project… I’m pinning 🙂

  3. beautiful job on the vintage knockoff of a demijon crate Debbie! I should make some of these for staging. 🙂

    pinning!

    gail

  4. Awesome DIY. I have always admired demijohns. I collect old bottles and love how you replicated this ‘out of budget’ original. Thank you for the tutorial!

  5. Well, aren’t you too smart to come up with this idea. They look so real. I actually have seen smaller crated bottles, too, but they are pricey. Hmmm, I may have to try this some time around one or two of mine.

  6. WOW! Girl…you are blowin’ are minds! this is a fantastic project! These look so authentic and vintage! great job. Do you need our address?

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