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In this post: Small quick crafts are my favorite. This mini crate with catalog pull definitely fits the bill! Make your own with these directions to hold all sorts of things like office supplies, napkins, toiletries or even straws!
Oh how I love quick little crafts that can be done from start to finish in less than an hour, don’t you? This cute mini crate with catalog pull (similar crate boxes can be found at other craft stores and even big box stores like Walmart) started out as a plain Jane unfinished mini wooden crate. But now it’s a handy, stylish, small organizing box!
Mini Crate with Catalog Pull
- Mini crate
- Small catalog pull
- Dark walnut stain
- Lint free rag
- Screwdriver or Hammer (depending on how your pull is attached)
1. Lightly sand any areas of the crate that seem rough to the touch. Unfinished wood craft pieces can some times be quite rough.
2. Stain all surfaces and grooves of the crate using a rag and dark walnut stain. Let dry.
For a step-by-step tutorial on how to stain wood, check out this post.
3. Using the screws or nails that came with, attach the small catalog pull to one end of the mini crate. I purchased the small catalog pulls shown at Michael’s in the craft wood section. But it may be possible to find some small enough at the hardware store too.
It couldn’t be any easier!
These little crates are geat for organizing straws, elastics, coasters and more! Although you may have to put a simple piece of paper in the bottom to keep small items from falling out.