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DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

I had someone tell me that I make too many signs, so hopefully, this DIY decorative apple cider cart shows that I’m not a one-trick pony!

I’m always trying to think of new ways to make unique and exciting home decor, and I am so excited to share how I made this affordable fall decor with you!

Watch the DIY tutorial video

I shared the quick DIY tutorial for how to make this adorable DIY decorative apple cider cart along with three other autumn decor ideas in a video on my Youtube channel!

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

I recorded how I made this adorable DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

If you want to see the extended DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial replay on Facebook!

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

For this project, I will be using these items, but you can substitute where you want.

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DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

How to Make a DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

I started by spray painting the lids of the plastic jars then I set them to the side to dry. Then, I mixed a bit of petroleum jelly with Apple Barrel Burnt Umber acrylic paint.

I painted the mixture onto the Dollar Tree wooden crate and used a dry, clean paper towel to wipe off the excess from the crate’s surface.

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

Next, I painted the wood crate with Waverly white chalk paint. Once the white paint was dry (I dried each side with my heat gun as I painted them), sand the surface lightly with a sanding sponge.

Then, I lightly painted a small amount of the petroleum jelly/brown paint mixture over the white paint and wiped off the excess with a paper towel.

This creates the perfect aged look for your DIY decorative apple cider cart! Repeat the process on the small wooden hammer.

Next, I added the words to the side of the wood crate with my alphabet stamps from Michael’s. I went with “apple cider”, hence the title DIY decorative apple cider cart, but you can go with whatever saying you prefer!

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

Bring it all together!

Now it’s time to get all the other pieces of the apple cider cart together! I cut the cardboard to be slightly larger than the size of the wooden crate.

Decide how tall you want the roof to be on the cart, then cut four wood craft dowels to the same size. Cut a rectangle out of the cookie tin that is the same size as your cardboard piece and hot glue them together.

Then, I hot glued the jute twine around the edge of the cardboard/cookie tin rectangle. I painted the top of the cookie tin with Foklart Java chalk paint, then mixed in a bit of yellow and red paint.

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

I went over the top with some grey paint and a little more yellow, then dried all the paint. Next, I brushed on the paint/petroleum jelly mixture on each of the wood dowel pieces and each button.

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

The finishing touches!

Hot glue the spray-painted jar lids onto the apple cider cart as its wheels. Then, hot glue the wood dowels inside the craft at each corner and hot glue the roof to the top of the dowels.

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

Put the wood hammer through the handle hole on one side of the crate and hot glue it in place at an angle. This is your apple cider cart’s handle!

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

Fill the inside of your cart with the Dollar Tree excelsior and place the mini apples in the cart. Lastly, paint white rims on each of the buttons and hot glue them in the center of each of the jar lids!

DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart as much as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!

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If you loved this DIY Decorative Apple Cider Cart, you might also like these DIY ideas!

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  1. Oh my Amber that little cart is absolutely Adorable!! So Cute I think I will try it but for Christmas with Hot Cocoa. Now I’m on a mission to find my supplies. Thx Amber ❤️

  2. That is too stinking cute!! I’m going to try the petroleum jelly trick later this afternoon on a haunted house project I’ve been working on! I think this technique will give me the finish that I want! 🤞🏼🥰🥰