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DIY Crate Seats for Your Classroom

Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Happy Thursday everyone! I wanted to share a “how to” on the crate seats I made in my classroom last week. I know that this isn’t a new idea (thank you, Pinterest!) but I never could find a good set of directions and measurements for how to create them.

Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
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I was lucky enough to have had someone donate their old crate seats to me so I got the wood for free! These are super easy to make and take no time at all if you have all the right materials ready! I found most of the materials at Walmart (Crates were on sale for $2.50, score!) and Joann’s (Paired with coupons and sales!). The completed cost for 5 crate seats was about $30, which isn’t bad considering you get extra storage in your classroom especially because my classroom seems to be lacking in this area!

Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.

Materials Needed:

5 Crates (Mine are Sterilite)
5 – 1/2” plywood boards cut to the measurements of 15 1/2 by 12 3/4
2 yards fabric of your choice
2 yard foam of your choice (I used 1/2 inch)
Spool of heavy duty ribbon
Heavy duty stapler and staples (I used 1/8mm staples)
Scissors
Sharpie
Hammer

 

 

Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.
Need more storage in your classroom? Create these fun and DIY crate seats with little supplies. I'm sharing with you how to make these and use them in your classroom.

Like I said, easy, right?? Total time spent on this project was about a hour but totally worth all the storage I got. I decided to put clipboards, whiteboards and lap boards in them. I also ended up with a extra fabric which you could use for another crate seat or maybe pillows? The possibilities are endless. ;]

Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, I’m Alexis! I’m a 30 something bubbly and creative teacher turned web designer living in Seattle, Washington. I absolutely love designing unique brands + websites for fellow teacherpreneurs, creatives, small businesses, bloggers, & many more. When I’m not working on all things Laugh Eat Learn, I enjoy cooking, movies, reading (always with caffeine in hand), and organization of literally everything. I’m also a pure perfectionist which makes everything a little more fun!

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