DIY // A wheeled crate gift carrier

DIY wheeled crate for presents!

Originally I had planned on making an unconventional Christmas tree DIY using tulle and lights, but it really, really didn’t pan out. In fact, now that I actually write out “tulle Christmas tree”, I probably should have known..

On a brighter note, I’ve been hoarding this DIY wheeled create idea in the back of my mind for some time now, and I decided it would be a perfect double-duty solution for the holidays for traveling presents and organizing them once they’re opened. Clever, no? Okay, so maybe Santa thought of it first, but it’s still debatable.

Materials:

  • Wooden crate ($7 at Home Depot)
  • 4 x Caster wheels
  • Screws for the casters
  • Spray paint (optional)

DIY wheeled crate for presents!DIY wheeled crate for presents!

All you have to do to make this wheeled crate is spray paint the crate (unless you like the au naturale look), and then screw the wheels onto the bottom. It’s really simple, but packs a big punch!

DIY wheeled crate for presents

 

DIY // A wheeled crate gift carrier

DIY wheeled crate for presents!

Originally I had planned on making an unconventional Christmas tree DIY using tulle and lights, but it really, really didn’t pan out. In fact, now that I actually write out “tulle Christmas tree”, I probably should have known..

On a brighter note, I’ve been hoarding this DIY wheeled create idea in the back of my mind for some time now, and I decided it would be a perfect double-duty solution for the holidays for traveling presents and organizing them once they’re opened. Clever, no? Okay, so maybe Santa thought of it first, but it’s still debatable.

Materials:

  • Wooden crate ($7 at Home Depot)
  • 4 x Caster wheels
  • Screws for the casters
  • Spray paint (optional)

DIY wheeled crate for presents!DIY wheeled crate for presents!

All you have to do to make this wheeled crate is spray paint the crate (unless you like the au naturale look), and then screw the wheels onto the bottom. It’s really simple, but packs a big punch!

DIY wheeled crate for presents

 

Comments

  • Yelle

    12.17.12

    This is so perfect! I definitely could have used something like this when I had to tote all of the gifts I wrapped from this town to the next town! Super cute, and super necessary!

    • Ashley said:

      Dang, Santa! There’s always next time, though! ;)

  • jewel7013

    12.17.12

    Fabulous,Fabulous, Fabulous! And the Christmas mouse, so adorable

    • Ashley said:

      Gotta love vintage! ;)

  • Lauren

    12.17.12

    Super cute! It’d be an adorable toy box too!

  • Allison

    12.17.12

    That is wonderful! What a fantastic idea. Your photos are beautiful…..also love your color scheme. Did you make that adorable red mouse?

    • Ashley said:

      He’s actually a vintage ornament we inherited (among others) from my husband’s grandmother :)

  • Stephanie

    01.14.13

    love this! here’s a nomination for a VBA in 2013!

  • Marisa

    11.08.13

    I know this is a year late, but this is SO cute! Every little bit. And the wrapping paper probably isn’t available any more, but can I ask where you found it? Darling!

    • Ashley said:

      haha, thanks Marisa! The paper was from Target :)