My favorite thing to do this Holiday season is my Christmas Stockings, especially since I am making and extra one for my little baby girl. I decided to make a little vintage crate stocking holders instead of my wooden letters I did a previous year. In each box I added a key element which made it especially for that one person I love so much in my life.
I got the small crates at Hobby lobby but you can find different one at any craft store. I stained them dark wood.
I used Minwax which is my favorite stain ever! One small can has lasted me over a year.
I added a stain with a brush across the front part of the mini crate.
I waited about 30 seconds and wiped off any extra stain left on the top of the wood. I used gloves and a old rag for this part. If not your hands will smell like stain for a couple of days.
Once it was all stained, I let it dry over night.