How to Make a Utensil Crate for the Summer

5:50:00 AM

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

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

  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.


  4. Great job, it looks lovely!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  17. This is great -- I love it!



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