Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cute Crate Seats

Well... for those of you who know me, you know that I am NOT crafty.  But I saw this really cute idea on pinterest and decided to try it out for my classroom:

Where I got the idea

So in case you are interested in making milk crate seating for kiddos, here is the run down.  To make 5 seats, you will need milk crates (I got mine at Big Lots for $3.30), plywood, 1 yard of fabric, 1 yard of batting, a staple gun, and scissors.

You also need a way of cutting the plywood.  I bought mine at Home Depot, and they cut it some for me but my husband finished off the cutting with his dad's table saw.  Just measure the top of the milk crate to get the exact measurements of the plywood.

From there, cut the batting the exact size of the plywood, and the material a little bit bigger.  Lay the batting on top of the plywood, and then lay the material on top of the batting.  Turn it over and staple the material to the plywood with a staple gun... and VOILA!!!

Here is the finished product:

I am so excited about my crafty creation!!


  1. Your crate seats turned out super! I saw these on pinterest as well and have been considering trying them too!

  2. I am in love with this idea! Keep them coming : )