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Doodle Crate is one of the new(er) lines in the Kiwi Crate family. Designed for girls ages 9-16, Doodle Crate includes all the materials and inspiration for DIY projects such as patterned pouches, friendship bracelets, or colorful candles. Crates encourage girls to tackle new challenges and gain creative confidence!
Doodle Crate ships via FedEx Smart Post and usually takes about a week to arrive to me.
This looked like it was going to be another fun one!
The July 2016 Doodle Crate project was “Make Your Own Canvas Bin” and explored the technique “Block Printing”.
The information booklet included details on the technique and detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the project. The Doodle Crate You Tube channel also has videos if you need further instructions / advice.
Step #1 – Prepare to Paint
The first step was to think about what pattern you wanted to use for your bin. The box included a bunch of shapes and patterns to choose from, or you could opt to design your own pattern.
Step #2 – Make Your Painting Block
The second step was to make your block. The box included two blocks in case you wanted to do two all different patterns (there were plenty of sticky foam shapes to use) or just to have a spare. I opted to only prepare / use one block and it worked out fine.
Step #3 – Practice Painting
Step #4 – Build the Mock-Up and Step #5 – Block Print Your Bin
The box included a paper bin “mock-up” that could be used to get an idea of what your final bin would look like. I opted to skip doing the paper bin because I knew I wasn’t going to use it for anything and I could visualize what my pattern was going to turn out like. I decided to do a simple circle pattern – big circles and little circles. I did one coat of paint on my block and then stamped my bin two times (resulting in the “light” and “dark” circles). I love the way it turned out!
Step #6 – Build Your Bin
I thought building the bin was going to be difficult, but it wasn’t bad at all. It’s held together with brads and supported with cardboard pieces. The top canvas flaps are glued down. I do wish that the box would have included more glue. Maybe I overglued, but I could have used more.
The Final Product
I love the way this turned out! I am going to use it in my office and had a great time making it.
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