DIY Mini Crates made out of Popsicles

How cute are these? They’re super cheap to make and don’t take a lot of time either. Bonus, you can use these mini crates in so many cute and rustic ways: use them as mini centerpieces for meals, store your jewelry & tiny stuff or even make them into candle holders. Quite useful and you can have them in any colour. 

What you need for this idea:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glue (the good kind, that dries fast)
  • Water in a container
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Paints (any kind works)

What you need to do:

  1. Soak the popsicle sticks in water for a few minutes. This makes them easy to cut. 
  2. Cut them into 12 pieces. 8 of a slightly bigger size and 4 small. 
  3. Paint the 12 pieces of wood & 4 toothpicks.
  4. Stick 2 shot sticks to 2 long sticks and add a toothpick before that. Make 2 sets. Make sure to leave a slight gap between the two parallel sticks.
  5. Stick the 2 sets made together to form a rectangle/square.
  6. Cut the toothpicks to the edge of the rectangle.
  7. Stick the 4 remaining pieces together to form a base for the crate.
  8. Paste the base to the rectangle made earlier. And Done!

Things to keep in mind:

  • Let the sticks dry before you try to stick them together. Damp wood does not stick well.
  • Get fast drying glue that dries up quickly when you’re sticking the edges. Otherwise they edge will move, making the crate wonky.

Hope you like these mini crates :) Happy Weekend!