Diane S
Diane S
  • Hometalker
  • Wantagh, NY

Made a Storage/Shelf With Plastic Crates for Daughters Room for $16


I found these small plastic crates at the store Five Below for just $2 a piece.
They connect together with a small peg and hole and a snap on the sides.
To hang, I simply drilled a hole in the bottom of each crate, used an anchor and screw to attach to the wall and Viola! I would also recommend using a large flat metal washer behind the screw, since the plastic can crack, it will also add stability.
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, Finished shelf
Finished shelf
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, individual crate
individual crate
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, Connected crates
Connected crates
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, hole drilled in bottom
hole drilled in bottom
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, added large metal washer for stability
added large metal washer for stability.
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas, Finished shelf
Finished shelf
3 step storage solution, bedroom ideas, shelving ideas, storage ideas
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  • How did you connect the bins to each other?

  • Tori
    on Sep 27, 2017

    How did you get them level?

  • Crystal Thursby
    on Aug 21, 2018

    What is the size of each crate? Also, where did you find them that fit so well by snapping together? Oh my. I'm having a difficult time finding any around for $2. This is absolutely perfect I'm thinking 3 baskets above and 3 baskets down one side and 3 baskets down another and place a mirror in the middle? For an 8 year old, may have to do 4 to get the heighth necessary, I'll wait to hear the size of the baskets, great great idea!! Thanks so much.

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  • Mary M
    on Jul 18, 2018

    I have the plastic crates for grandkids and they are just stacked/piled! I'll going to attach to wall now. Thanks for inspiring me!

  • Katie
    on Jul 25, 2018

    So cute! And decorative neat! Love it!

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