Upcycled Poundland Crate Using V&A Papers

I found a couple of wooden crates in Poundland a few weeks back and couldn’t resist buying them, who doesn’t love a £1 bargain for their home.



Trimcraft just released a new papercraft collection in collaboration with the V&A, it is beautiful with a capital B! there are some stunning floral prints. These are the papers I used on this up-cycling project.



I will post some pictures at the end of this blog post of other crafts I have made using the papers.

What you will Need

Crate or wooden tray

White chalk paint

V&A 12″x12″ Paper pad

Hot glue gun or Perma-fix double sided tape

How to Make



Make sure you crate is clean and dry. Paint the wooden box with your chosen colour chalk paint. I gave my crate two coats of paint.


Measure the sides of your box, then cut the front, back and side panels to fit. I used a hot glue gun to stick the paper to the crate but strong double sided tape would also work.



You could use a bit of sandpaper to ruff the edges of your crate to give it a vintage, well used look.


And there you have a lovely home decor piece that people wouldn’t think cost a pound to buy. You can use your favourite papers to create a home decor piece and you could also use alphabet stickers to add a quote.


Here are a few more projects that I made using the V&A collection, as you can see it is very versatile for a number of craft projects.


If you make something similar to this up cycled craft, let me know, I always like to see your DIY makes, tag @i_heart_maggie  for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.


Claire X


4 thoughts on “Upcycled Poundland Crate Using V&A Papers

  1. Julie says:

    They are beautiful , I would like to order some at the right price I am starting a small business and these would be ideal. Thank you


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