Adorable Easter Craft Crates with Bored Widow Creations


RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — When Laurie Altheide’s husband passed away a few years ago, she needed to keep busy. So dive into the world of craftsmanship by turning a passing hobby into a true obsession. Now she creates every free moment she gets by calling her side hustle Bored Widow Creations.

Altheide has shared the perfect DIY craft that can be made not only for Easter, but for any holiday! And while these are Altheide’s supplies and instructions, the best part is that you can make your crates any way you want!


  • Small wooden crate (approx. 3″x5″)
  • Paint (acrylic or chalk) or stain
  • Floral foam or cardboard
  • Fake greenery or Spanish moss
  • Carrots or tulips/flowers
  • Floral or wooden wire skewers/dowels
  • hot glue gun
  • Paint a pen or cut out letters
  • small sign
  • Ribbon/string, buttons or bows – whatever you want to use to adorn the exterior of the crate.


  1. Paint/stain the outside of the crate, no need to do the bottom.
  2. Paint the inside of the crate about 1 or 2 inches; let dry completely.
  3. Glue foam or cardboard inside the crate to create a platform for the decorations. (The platform should be ½ to 1 inch from the top.)
  4. Cut flowers/carrots to desired size.
  5. Glue some greenery or moss to the platform.
  6. Fix the decorations in place.
  7. Enjoy!

Bored Widow Creations will be at the Mother’s Day Craft and Vendor Market at Andelin Farms on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact her before that, Altheide’s email is [email protected]

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