My husband got these wonderful old soft-drink crates from his sister for his birthday this past year. We are just now getting around to finding some cool uses for them.
These particular ones were used to hold Ale-8 One bottles. If you grew up in Kentucky, you know this is a local soft drink that tastes sort of like a spicy ginger ale (but with caffeine). It's one of our favorites for sure when we treat ourselves to a sweet drink!
The first thing he did was to hang it above the stove for use as a spice rack. I think it would be prettier with little glass jars in it holding the spices, but for now it serves its purpose and there is no mess having to transfer spices to the glass jars. Simple and functional!
Next I thought the second one would also make a great container for seed storage with our gardening supplies. It works perfectly to fit all those little packets. I used a different slot for each plant and one slot holds all the herbs and one holds the flowers.
Another use could be as a decorative wall element to hold small trinkets. I also love the idea of it functioning as a table centerpiece filled with glass bottles and flowers. the crate can hold utensils as well. A rustic way to brighten a table when entertaining for guests!
What ways do you like to use old wood crates?