DIY Side Tables From Wood Crates

side table from wood crates

Happy Monday! I feel like every time I post now I say it’s been a while. This case is no different. I’m working on getting back to a regular posting schedule. As most of you know, I just moved so it’s been time consuming to get my house it order.

Anyway, along with the move, we donated our old side tables and needed new ones. I thought it would be a fun Make Something Mondays craft to make my own. The whole project took 2 days and cost about $40. Not too shabby for two end tables, right?

These crate side tables are super cute and really easy to make. They’re time consuming though because of drying time. As long as you have something to do between spray paint coats, you should have no issues.

Keep reading to make your own!

 

Side Table Supplies

  • wood feet
  • spray paint
  • wood crate(s)
  • super glue

Supply Notes:

  1. Choose a spray paint that will stick to wood. I chose Design Mater brand in Blue Sky for mine.
  2. I attempted wood glue for the feet before moving to super glue. Wood glue works, but I was nervous that it might not hold.
  3. I got the wood feet at Lowe’s for $1.50 a foot.
  4. Buy crates and spray paint from Michael’s if you can. If you wait for the 20% off entire purchase coupons you can get 2 crates and 2 cans of spray paint for a little less than $30. Win!

 

Step 1: paint the crates and feet

Spray a few light coats leaving time between each for the paint to dry.

I added 3 coats.

 

glue feet onto wood crate side table

Step 2: glue the feet to the crate

Very carefully glue the feet to the bottom of your crate. Let the glue dry over night.

 

When you’re finished, you’ll have a lovely new side table for your living room, bedroom or wherever you need one. I’m a big fan of mine!

Please ignore the crap wallpaper in the background. Along with the new house came horrid wallpaper that we plan to remove this year. I’m very excited to have solid colored walls. Also, if you have any tips for removing wallpaper, I’d love to hear them.

Hope you enjoyed my side table project and try making your own. Happy crafting!

DIY Beaded Wire Wrapped Bobby Pins

diy beaded bobby pins

My hair has been short for a while so I haven’t been able to get it into a pony tail. I’ve relied heavily on bobby pins to add flare. But bobby pins are so boring, right?

I wanted to spice them up a bit. Add more color or excitement to them and I’ve always been a fan of wire wrapping, so I combined the wire wrapped jewelry design that I’ve always loved with the bobby pins for a neat hair accessory.

They’re super easy to make and only took about 15 mins altogether. The supplies are cheap too (wohoo)! Want to make your own? Follow the tutorial.

 

beaded bobby pin supplies

Wire wrapped bobby pin supplies

  • beads
  • bobby pins
  • jewelry wire
  • jewelry pliers and wire cutters

 

 

wire wrap sizing

Step 1: cut the jewelry wire

Pull your wire out and straighten it as much as possible. It should be about the length of both of your pliers.

 

Step 2: Thread the wire through the bead and bobby pin

connect the bead to the bobby pin by threading the wire through the bead. Then criss-crossing the edges through the bobby pin.

 

Step 3: wire wrap the bobby pin

Begin to wrap the wire in a circle around the bobby pin. Be sure to leave a small amount of wire. Wrap that up inside the wrapping to keep from exposing the sharp edges.

If you need to clean up the wire, use your pliers to squeeze everything together a bit.

 

diy beaded bobby pins

Repeat until you have as many designed bobby pins as you’d like. Use them when your hair is up or down or gift them to a friend.

Happy crafting!