5 Fun Back to School Crate Projects

Here we are, knee deep in Summer and before we know it will be time to jump back into school mode. And, while the summer days are flying by, the sun is still shining outside, which means there's still time for some DIY projects. Luckily, we had the opportunity to work with four DIY bloggers to come up with some creative Back to School Crate Projects making getting back into a school schedule a lot more exciting! Bloggers primarily used small and large crates which are available at The Home Depot stores now through August 5th or while supplies last and always online at http://thd.co/100G1wG

Locker Cubbies by That's My Letter

Jaime Costiglio from That's My Letter made these beautiful farmhouse style locker cubbies using 6 large crates and 6 small crates. Locker cubbies are a great way to organize your family during the school year and even during the summer to store crafts, books, crayons, etc. This piece is so versatile and pretty to look at; you could even use it as a kitchen or dining room piece! For project details and build plans, visit Jaime's blog and read her post, here

Modern Mudroom by  My Altered State

Pauline Henderson from My Altered State created this modern mudroom look using five large crates and three small crates. Kids and adults of all ages will stay organized with these cubbies where they can hang up backpacks and jackets, store boots, and sports equipment. What makes this mudroom so great is that you can put it anywhere - closet, garage, laundry room, etc. the possibilities are endless! You can read her blog post on this project, here

Mudroom by @MyAlteredState

Garage Unit by @DomesticallySpeaking

Garage Organizational Unit by Domestically Speaking

Maryann Caballero from Domestically Speaking designed this garage organization unit pictured above. The project is the perfect solution to keeping your garage organized throughout the year. Everything from beach chairs to tennis rackets have their own place in the puzzle keeping clutter off of the floor! Maryanne used two large crates, two medium crates, two extra large crates, two half wall crates, and two vegetable crates to complete this project. Check out project details, here!

Stackable Crate Unit by My Sweet Savannah

Melaine Thompson from My Sweet Savannah created this stylish stackable storage unit. What's great about crates is that you can stack them anyway you want, which is why this storage unit is great for a mixture of sports equipment, boots, totes, awards, and so much more. Melanie used six large crates to create this functional and economical way to store all your families outdoor gear year-round. For more details on this project, visit Melaine's blog and read her post, here

Porch Crates by @MySweetSavannah

Writing Utensil Caddy by @MySweetSavannah

Writing Utensil Caddy by @MySweetSavannah

Crate Desk by Crates & Pallet

Last but not least, we joined in on the fun and created this Crate Desk out of eight large crates and six small crates used for drawers. Students of all ages can do their homework on this fun and thrifty desk. The easy design is one of several you can create using crates. Adults can use it in their office or it can be used as a crafting desk. Dress up the drawers with cool handles, and paint or stain it to match any decor. For project instructions on the Crates and Pallet Crate Desk visit our Project Page

You can find our small and large crates at The Home Depot stores to get started on your Back to School Project. You can always find all of our different sized crates online, here: http://thd.co/1AjStQP. Stay tuned for more Back to School themed projects coming later in July! 

Which project is the best organization solution for your family? Let us know in the comment section below!

RYOBI Nation Party Station

Memorial day Weekend is here and we built this Party Station just in time! If you're anything like us, you'll be spending your weekend outside with family and friends while honoring the memories of those men and women who died fighting for our freedom. The Party Station is the perfect addition for your backyard BBQs and summer parties. You can build your own Party Station for a chance to win $1000 in RYOBI power tools! Be sure to check out RYOBI Nation and our Project Page for build plans and instructions. 

Our Party Station is a great project for the beginner/intermediate DIYer! We've provided you with detailed instructions on our Project Page but here is a basic breakdown of the project. We built a frame for the cart and incorporated a variety of our products to finish it off. The sliding counter is made from two quarter pallets. We added a folding shelf for the pallets to rest on when the counter is open. We used our large crate for easy storage drawers. Additionally, our wood slatted shelves are actually three crate lids that fit snugly with the frame! And, to top it off we added a bottle opener and hooks to hold our grill utensils. We also used our medium crate as a cooler and toolbox as our condiments caddy. We had  great time building our Party Station. Be sure to tag us when you post your version. We can't wait to see them! 

Check out our Project Page for detailed plans and instructions.