Abbie M
Abbie M
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Grab 2 Crates and Some Paper Napkins for This Stunning Technique!

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Ever see cute napkins at the Dollar Store and wonder what you can do with them? Try this! Check out the video for more how-to's!

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

First, grab some paper napkins.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique
grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

I found it helpful to remove the napkin lining but this is optional.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique
grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Then, grab a wooden crate & sand it.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Next, pour some hard coat Mod Podge in a roller tray and begin rolling it on the crate.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Then, add your napkins and roll on another layer of the Mod Podge on top.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Flip the crate and continue this process on each section.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

For tough areas, you can use a paint brush to brush the Mod Podge on.


After the crate is covered, allow it to dry overnight.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Then, use a combination of a craft knife and sandpaper to remove the excess napkin from the grooves. The napkin that was covered with the Mod Podge will stay and the excess will peel right off.

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique
grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Stack the crates to hold plants...

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Hang them on the wall with brackets for shelves...

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

Lay them on the floor with a pillow inside for a pet bed....

grab michaels crates and some napkins this stunning technique

OR... grab two stair treads for extra seating!

Begin by sanding staining and sealing the treads with polycrylic.

Then, predrill and screw in 4 caster wheels on the bottom.

Flip it over and apply glue to both crates.

Lay down the crates, add more glue on top and lay on the other tread

& that's it!

Now you have a one of a kind bench!

Keep it plain or add some pillows and baskets!

I hope this inspires you to get creative with crates, and make something new for your home!

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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Tonya DeKruger
    5 days ago

    are the crates strong enough to actually sit on them and/or do the stair treds give it more stability to sit? Love the idea.

  • Terry
    3 days ago

    Love the napkin cover on the crates. Wheels on a bench? Seems like it would move around and the wheels could scratch the flooring with the extra weight. Maybe screw in legs? Thanks for sharing this cute idea.

    • Joanie
      2 days ago

      safer to use feet, can be purchased at Home Depot. small children and seniors need extra precaution

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