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 of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. I LOVE that!! Thanks for sharing the idea -especially for school supplies.

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  2. This is awesome..what a great job you did on it...

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  3. Love this! What an awesome idea! I love the extra touch of adding a word. How perfect to bring the utensils and napkins "out back" for a BBQ.

    ~Shanon

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  4. Great job, it looks lovely!

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  5. Oh my goodness! You are amazing! Awesome job. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Susan ~
    That is so cool! I just love it!
    Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  7. Cute! What a clever idea for the divider.

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  8. I really LOVE this! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Very nice! I love that it can be used in different ways. Lesa

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    Beki :)

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  11. That looks great! I envy your woodworking skills!

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  12. This is wonderful, great uses! Thanks for sharing

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  13. That is awesome! I LOVE the old fence wood, so cool!!

    Kimberly @ THE BROWN EYES HAVE IT

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  14. What a great idea! I need to get handy with a saw again!

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  15. You are the queen of creating crates! Adding the piece from the dollar store was genius and makes it so useful! Love it!
    Jane

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  16. Thanks for the great tutorial. That's just the message I want my utensils to convey.

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  17. This is great -- I love it!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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