Wine lovers are often at a loss to discover ways to reuse their wooden wine boxes. Not everyone is arts and craftsy, so the crates pile up in the garage or basement. However, it doesn’t take a minute to knock together a couple crates to make a toy box for the kids or a night stand for their parents. Have fun with these seven unusual ways to reuse wood wine crates.
Make a crate into an ottoman by buying something at a yard sale or second-hand shop you’ll never use. Take the legs off and screw them onto the crate. Place a pillow atop the crate for an ottoman with built-in storage.
2. TV Tray
Buy a metal or wood frame. Using only the bottom of the crate, cut a groove in the edge. Attach it to the frame. When the frame is open, place the groove over the framework for a wooden TV tray.
3. Cat Condo
Attach several wooden wine boxes together in different ways. Attach carpet to some of them and scratchy cat grass material to the others. Make one crate something out of which cats can crawl and hide.
4. Baby Cradle
Find a rocking chair from which the rockers can be removed. Attach them to a good-sized wine crate. Line the sides of the crate with a soft material. Line the bottom with a good-sized pillow and baby blanket. Add baby, and you have the perfect cradle.
5. Tea, Anyone?
Attach handles to wooden wine boxes for imaginative tea trays or breakfast in bed for Mom for Mother’s Day or Dad for his birthday. They also make great trays for carrying hors douerve among guests at a party.
6. Dish Rack
To store dishes on kitchen walls for easier access instead of in cabinets, attach slats from other wine crates to the one you’re using. The plates will go between the slats. Make other wine crates into shelving to hold bowls, coffee mugs, and drinking glasses. Paint them in bright colors and attach to the walls.
7. Bird Feeder
Take apart one wooden wine crate to use as slats and moving parts on another crate. Make grooves in one end of a crate with a correspondingly sized door from another crate. Use slats from another crate to create a roof for the bird feeder. Make a hole in the door the birds can enter to eat the bird seed. Place straw and bird feed in the feeder, and remember they need water, too.
Today’s home renovation show-inspired décor is ideal for using wooden wine boxes. Not requiring many supplies to make them into other things, the crates fit the décor bill just right. Visit www.ekanconcepts.com to learn more.