DIY Idea: Make Simple Patterned Wooden Crates For Storage

DIY Idea: Patterned crates

We can never get enough of using wooden crates for storage, especially when they look this sharp!

We’ve seen a few DIYs that use simple wooden boxes to create extra storage at home – like this and this – but we like this idea to step it up with a bit of pattern and geometry. 

If polka dots and scalloped patterns aren’t your thing, that’s ok, you can always try something much more straight foward, like basic triangles or stripes. Things you’ll need to create the designs:

  • Painter’s tape or sticker paper
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Sponge Brush

Create a pattern using the painter’s tape and paint one side of the crate. Wait for it to dry and repeat. You can use all black if you want to go for a Scandinavian look, but if you’re using this for storage in your kids’ room or your own bedroom, feel free to add the appropriate color.

Also, don’t worry about finding “vintage” crates since you’re going to be painting over them. Just buy some inexpensive ones at the craft store – they usually sell them for a reasonable $20 each – or whip up your own with some select grade pine and some wood glue and clamps. 

Image via: Kotipalapeli