Saturday, June 4, 2011

a crate made out of yardsticks...♥

i ♥ these crates...sometimes i dream about where i will put them 
& what will go in them...
trust me, once you make one, you will make many :)
this was actually my first, very own, using power tools project! thanks to the chief i now know how to use a table saw, chop saw and super duper powerful air nail gun thingy...thanks honey for teaching me ♥

to make one (or 20) of your own you'll need...

• yardsticks
(69cents @ Lowe's)
• 3/4inch pineboard or any scrap wood you have layin' around will do...
• power tools: we used a table saw, chop saw & nail gun
• wood glue

...cut 2 end pieces...mine were 7x7 some were 8x8
i used 4 yardsticks cut in thirds for a shorter crate
and 5 yardsticks cut in half for a longer crate...


 use wood glue for extra reinforcement
line up the yardsticks and nail together...i used 4 on the bottom and 4 on each side

  i mod podged paper on the insides & outsides of the 2 end pieces and filled the crate with mason jars...
aren't they so cute!! i plan to use these for storage in my pantry for right now...but wouldn't these be perfect in a craft room?

go crazy 'n make yourself some...
Update! Check out these crates and some of my other projects on Colorbok's blog...the official makers of the Flea Market Paper line!

  I'm Linking to these great sites:

The Shabby Nest

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
 The DIY Show Off

Nothing But Country


  1. These are so cute and creative and unique! Love it!

  2. Love these! I've been looking for something cute but rustic looking for my son's school supplies that stay out all week long. These would be perfect!

  3. Super cute! Had to 'pin' this idea!

  4. Those look so great. I love the look of yard sticks! I'm pinning this for future reference!

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  5. I am going to Lowes for yard sticks this afternoon, for a different project, but still! This is so creative. I love it! thanks for sharing!

  6. Love this idea. Just became your newest follower!!! Love your blog! Wish you had a subscription button on your blog so that I can get your post in my email!!

  7. What a great idea!!!! I'm a teacher and have A LOT of yardsticks that would be perfect for this project and would look super cute in my classroom. Thanks for sharing! I'm also your newest follower and would love for you to visit my blog and follow back! =)

  8. What a cute idea! I love this for a craft room or kids play room!

  9. Genius and lovely...definitely copy!

  10. This is fantastic! I could use these all over my house...diapers, craft supplies, electronics cords, snacks, toys, socks....oh my! I think I need to get to Lowes stat! :)

    PS: I'm your newest from TDC B&A Party!

  11. That is a great idea! I think of the fairs I go to where they give out yard sticks from banks and stuff! I'm going to start having everyone in the family pick 1 up so I can do this! We will be a family of yardsticks walking though the fair! LOL!

  12. Love the crates and the added yardsticks are so creative and super cute! Perfect catch alls. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Monday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

  13. Love it, just "pinned it" as fast as I could! Can't wait to make some of these for my studio! I love the simplicity of them, and how easily they can be built! (Well, hope so!) Love your blog wallpaper too!

    Hopped over from T&J. I linked up my 4th of July ribbon wreath...

  14. Way cute! I 'd love for you to share it at my link party.

  15. Absolutely love your project. I saw it featured on Tatertots and Jello and had to drop and tell you that this is a great idea. Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. This is awesome! I so have to go to lowes today. Great stuff.

    Jeanna. @.

  17. These are seriously COOL!! I just love 'em! TFS!!

  18. Love this! So cute!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would love if you would link this up this weekend to my Delicately Constructed Fridays linky party!!
    Have a great weekend!

  19. SO cute! Thanks for sharing! I'll be forwarding to some of my teacher friends - these would be SO PERFECT for their classrooms! :) Best, Michelle

  20. Found it from TT&J. Love it! Wanna make some right now... but I guess I need to go out and buy some yard sticks!

  21. Oh my goodness!!! i wanted to make a crate to keep all our homework supplies in it( we do homework @ the kitchen table) and this IS PERFECT!!!!!! I will be making several of them. Thanks for this inspiration. Came over from AGAAGG Sunday Shoutout!

  22. This is my favorite yardstick repurpose! Just plain awesome! I really hope to try this.
    Stopped by via Tater Tots & Jello.

  23. I am back to let you know that I am featuring your amazing boxes tomorrow at my blog.
    Thank you so much for sharing it at the party.

  24. This is SO clever, and I featured this project on my blog today. Here is the link:

    Thanks for inspiring!

  25. I featured this fantastic idea on my blog today.
    Thanks for the inspriation!

    - Emilie

  26. I LOVE this! I've become a little obsessed with yard sticks this is totally got my attention. :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. I LOVE these! I saw a bin of yardsticks for sale at Lowe's, and I thought, "What can I do with these?" Now I know!!!

  28. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!

  29. Wow. This is beautiful! As your first DIY using power tools, it is amazing! I want to try this with my tools from More power. Thank you!

  30. This is awesome!! It would be so perfect for sewing supplies. Soon I will have to make one of these!


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