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Repurposing wine crates to add some fun into your home

by DrPrem Jagyasi

It is time you take out those old wine crates gathering dust in your garage and make so fun projects with them. Following are some of the coolest ways you can repurpose wine crates:

Wine crate planter

 Wine crate planter

Wine crates become great planters after repurposing them a bit. Well, depending upon your creativity and the material available, you can add a number of additional features to wine crate planters. For a basic project, simply drill some drainage holes in its bottom, put soil and plant flowers in it. To make the planter look more attractive, you can paint its outer sides, and add four wheels to it, so that you could shift it easily from one place to another.

Antique style wooden shelves

 wooden shelves

This design looks so pretty and it seems it might be a tough design to make but it is not. Yet another easy to make DIY project for which you require a number of wine crates and depending upon the space available, you can decide what sized wooden shelf you want. You have to stick crates to each other following a pattern – vertical – horizontal-vertical, or you could start with horizontal and then vertical, whichever way you like.

Wine crate table

Wine crate table

Such a classy piece this is, and what is even more impressive is the thing it is made from, i.e. old wine crate. You can make this superb table design by combining four wine crates. The hollow space in the middle you can use to place a vase, and the side space to store magazines, newspapers, coasters and more.

Pet feeder

Pet feeder

You have a pet at home, and you have a wine crate lying useless in your store, great, as you can make an elevated pet feeder with it. Place the wine crate upside down and make two holes on the bottom that match the size of two pet bowls, one for water and the other for food. Before placing the bowls, it would be better if you paint the outer sides of the crate so that water does not cause any harm to the wood.

Pet Bed

Pet Bed

You can turn that old wine crate that has started to appear useless now into quite a useful thing, i.e. a pet bed. You can use your creative thoughts and give it a very modern and functional design. You can also decorate it well on the outside, so that it looks good kept in some corner of your room. You can make a covered pet bed as well, for which you will require two wine crates.

Wine crate storage

Wine crate storage

Wine crates serve as a very good storage units, whether placed in a living room, kitchen, bar area, bathroom, or a study room. You can make a mini library in your home without spending so much of money on purchasing new bookracks and shelves. In your kitchen, you can design a big storage running from wall to wall to keep utensils, for your bathroom you can design a wine crate vanity, and your bar area can display a rack that holds glasses and whiskey bottles for you.

Wine crate basket

Wine crate basket

A person with an eco-conscious mind set would at once understand the value of this project. A basket installed at the back of a bicycle that is made of a wine crate. It is like doubling the green quotient of a bike, which is an eco-friendly commute and on top of it carries an eco-friendly carrier at its back. Again, it is a very easy project to make.

There are numerous wine crate projects that you can consider making in order to bring into use old wine crates lying in your store.