Soda Crate Craft Storage

Today was a beautiful Fall day in North Carolina, so of course we packed up the kids and headed to the Raleigh State Fairgrounds for the Flea Market.  It’s my favourite weekend hangout.  Does that make me old?  I guess I am.

We did our usual trick to occupy the boys and gave them each $1.00 to buy a little toy. And while they were occupied with their treasure hunt I was on the hunt for a soda crate.

And I found one for $25.  You can find these at any flea market, antique markets, or even Craig’s List now, as soda crates are the new hot item.  This one is actually too perfect looking for my taste but I had my heart set on a yellow Pepsi crate.  You know, since I have a little thing for all things yellow and since Pepsi is a North Carolina product, I had to have one.  There were a ton of super cool really aged Coke crates at the flea market too.

One problem.  I set it on my kitchen table for 3 seconds and pulled it off and left a giant scratch.  Uh oh.  Now if I did that much damage, my boys could do some serious, like tear the whole house down kind of damage.

My quick solution.  Glue a piece of felt to the bottom.  So far so good.

Now to figure out what to do with all the vintage bottles that came with the crate.  Any ideas?

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

5 thoughts on “Soda Crate Craft Storage

  1. Hi Danielle, I loved your idea so much and I hope you don’t mind but I completely copying it. I have family in town and we went to the Raleigh Flea Market this morning and I found one of these crates. I just thought this was such a cute and creative way to store all of my kids colored pencils, markers, glue sticks, scissors, etc. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome idea! : )

    • No of course I don’t mind at all. I stole the idea too! I saw someone use one to store wool. So please post it on your blog, I’d love to see what yours looks like. I think I may go back and get one for myself and my crafting supplies.

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