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:
Glue (the good kind, that dries fast)
Water in a container
Paints (any kind works)
What you need to do:
Soak the popsicle sticks in water for a few minutes. This makes them easy to cut.
Cut them into 12 pieces. 8 of a slightly bigger size and 4 small.
Paint the 12 pieces of wood & 4 toothpicks.
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.
Stick the 2 sets made together to form a rectangle/square.
Cut the toothpicks to the edge of the rectangle.
Stick the 4 remaining pieces together to form a base for the crate.
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.