Monday, October 17, 2011

Soda Crate Upcycled Tutorial - Soda Crate to Magnet Board - Xmas Countdown Week #4


Soda crates are super-easy to find online and at flea markets and this is another simple upcycle to turn one into an awesome magnet board organization shelf. Makes an especially cool gift for a teenager this holiday season!

(you can also make this with a cork bottom - just use foam under the cork to add stability and thickness for your pushpins!)

you will need : an old soda crate, sheetmetal (available at any hardware store or big box home center), foamboard, glue, sawtooth hangers, glazier points, ruler, drill, bottle caps


Measure the inner area of the bottom section of your crate - note - you can also use a soda crate with one opening and fill the entire area - cut pieces of foam core to fill the inner edge, glue foam core edges together and slide into bottom opening, cut sheetmetal to fit, add glazier points with flathead screwdriver, add sawtooth hangers to back, flatten bottle caps with a mallet

(optional, but I never miss a chance to hammer anything with a mallet - trust me, get yourself a mallet)

glue magnets to back of caps - I added little wood backings that I had from scrap cuttings and screwed my caps to them


To get yourself a soda crate check out these wonderful sellers on Etsy HERE

2 comments:

Sweet Mess said...

What a lovely idea! I bet it would be a neat mail organizer if you added a lip to the top compartment as well. :)

Catherine Ivins said...

yes, I love that idea! if I were keeping this I would probably hang it horizontally and maybe add hooks underneath!