Tips, Snips, and Clips – CrateTastic – Part1

Jennifer —  September 16, 2011

Do any of you have those ugly milk crates that are so great for storage?  I needed some storage in my laundry room and these crates were on sale at Home Depot for $3.00 a pop.  I knew that these would go in my laundry room and I wanted them to spice it up a little.

This was what I used:

  • 1/2 yard of upholstery fabric (more or less depending the size of the crate)
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Milk Crate or storage crate
  • Iron
  • Spray Starch (optional but this is if you are particular like me)
Here is what I did.  
  1. Cut 4 individual pieces about 1/2 inch wider than the four sides of the crate and about 4 inches longer.
  2. Spray starch and iron your pieces.
  3. Hold one piece up and mark with a pencil where you should seam the sides of the piece.
  4. Fold the sides at your mark.  Hot glue the fold down (or heat bond if you have that)
  5. Hot glue the edge to the bottom of the crate. 
  • Fold opposite edge like an envelope.
  • Hot glue the edges
  • Secure to inside of crate.
  • Do this on all four sides
  • Glue the edges to the corner of the crate so they make a corner.


This is what you had before:
This is what you get after:
Hope this helps you transform your functional storage into “fun to look at” storage.
Thanks for reading,


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4 responses to Tips, Snips, and Clips – CrateTastic – Part1

  1. Great idea! Where did you find that awesome green-striped fabric???

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