a1is004a ~ Vintage Fruit Produce Crates
a1is004b ~ Vintage Vegetable Produce Crates

Required Resources for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit
  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto knife with fresh blade
  • Small good quality cutting mat
  • Waxed kitchen paper to use as gluing surface
  • Double-sided removable tape
  • Small artist's paint brush to apply glue
  • Piece of kitchen aluminum foil to use as a glue pot


1.  Cut out the four units from the pattern page.

2. Strategically place pieces of double-sided tape to the backs of the four pattern units. Each piece that will be cut will require a small surface of tape. In my case I straddled tape across multiple pattern pieces.

3. Position the pattern units as shown in the photo. You will want to align all four units on your wood before cutting to ensure that you use the wood as supplied. Press units firmly to adhere tape to the wood surface.

4.  Use a metal straight edge to help with cutting pieces. Cut out one unit at a time.

5. Remove patterns from wood.

6. Use the tip of the knife to remove unwanted tape remaining on the wood pieces.

7. Place a piece of waxed paper over your work surface. Glue crate end as shown. Ensure that the end is perpendicular to the crate base.

8. Glue second crate end. Allow to dry and check periodically to ensure ends remain perpendicular.

Peel crates from waxed paper.

9. Glue larger strut to the base of one crate side. Repeat for other side and allow to dry.

10. Glue thinner strut to the side as shown allow to dry and repeat for other side.

11.  Cut out the crate labels and paint glue to crate flat end using an artist's paint brush.

12. Adhere the first crate label to crate end. Repeat for other crate end.



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