Over the years, old soda crates have become collectibles because of their vintage charm and convenient size. Aside from being a great piece of country home decor, a crate’s sturdy build also lends itself to an infinite number of craft possibilities.
Take a look at these seven different easy DIY projects that incorporate soda crates.
7. Succulent Planter
Rather than using an ordinary flower box, a coke crate makes a perfect planter for succulents, herbs or flowers. Note that if you are keeping your planter inside, you will have to add a watertight layer inside the box so that you can water your plants without seepage.
6. Jewelry Holder
Remove the bottom of crate (but keep the separators intact) and secure it to the wall to create an adorable jewelry holder.
With a few table legs, cute fabric and a comfy pillow, quickly transform a vintage crate to a functioning footstool.
4. Craft Organizer
If you are an avid crafter, use an old soda crate to easily organize your materials.
3. Spice Rack
The dividers of an old soda crate form pockets perfectly-sized for storing spices. Add a vintage touch to your kitchen by installing a crate on the wall to hold your garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper & more!
2. Snack Tray
For a charming alternative to a traditional platter, use an old soda crate as a serving tray for snacks at your next party.
It doesn’t get any cooler than this soda crate chandelier. Although this project requires some knowledge of electrical wiring, the end result is worth the work and sure to leave all visitors to your home in awe.
The moral of the story is that dusty old soda crates are good for much more than their original purpose of holding bottles, so keep your eyes out for one next time you are at an antique store or garage sale.