How to Make a Utensil Crate for the Summer

I'm making another crate today, this one is a tote.

I began by using old fence wood from the garage.

I cut it to lengths with my sawand assembled the box.

I painted the piece in a flat white.

I drilled holes for the handle and used a spindle from 
an old chair as the handle.

A skewer stick through the spindle keeps it in place.

I printed out the word "EAT" on my computer and used carbon paper to transfer the design to the box. 

Then I painted in the letters with a black paint stick and sanded the image when it was dry.

I placed a sectioned piece from the inside of a dollar store 
utensil divider inside the box.

Added decorative napkins and a glass jar for a little color.

And a beautiful utensil crate was born!

A great crate for inside or out!

Just a little note, 
this crate also works to hold school supplies.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .