Today we’ll be talking about a current home decor trend that has been a staple on craft store shelves for years—the humble wooden crate! Wooden crates are having a serious moment thanks to the hint of vintage flair they can bring to a space. I’ve had my eye on this trend for a few months now, and apparently so have a lot of stores! You can find wooden crates that aren’t very expensive at Michael’s, Walmart, and on Amazon.
Not only do wooden crates look great, but they can be super practical too. You can use them to make furniture, to organize your stuff, or simply use them as a nice piece of decor. In fact, I’ve come across SO many different ways to use these crates online that I’ve decided to share some of my favorites with you today! Below, you’ll find 16 brilliant ideas for using wooden crates from some of the best DIY and craft blogs on the web. (Full disclosure—there are a couple of ideas in this list that feature plastic crates instead of wooden ones. But I figure they’re similar enough that they could be used interchangeably a lot of the time!) So follow the links provided to view the tutorials, or just use these ideas as inspiration for your own unique crate creation! 🙂
16 Brilliant Ways To Use Wooden Crates
1. Organize Your Mudroom
Use storage crates as shelving to control the chaos in your mudroom. A smaller bin or basket fits perfectly inside when the crates are turned on their sides! You could store umbrellas, gloves, sunglasses, and other accessories in them to keep them near the door without making your mudroom feel cluttered.
2. Make A Bookcase
Stack a few crates on their sides, and voila, you’ve got yourself a bookcase! I love how these ones were stacked in a descending order to accommodate the sloped ceiling of the room. It maximizes the amount of usable storage space, and it looks great too!