Simple Wooden Display Crate for Halloween

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When I went to Michael's this past weekend to shop for Halloween goodies, I was a bit shocked on how much they charged for a small bale of straw.  I just wanted something to give some height to the pumpkins. 

When I went home, I had the idea of using some scrap pieces to make a simple box to give height to the pumpkins in the back.  When I display it on the porch, I'll probably stain it and add some raffia to give it a charming look.

Here are the pieces I used.

2- 1"x3" - 16" long - top pieces for each long side
2- 1"x2" - 16" long - middle pieces for each long side
2- 1"x4" - 16" long - bottom pieces for each long side
6- 1"x2" - 8" long - top, middle and bottoms for the ends
8- 1"x2" - 9.5" long - top of crate (I used the thin strips of wood in the fencing area by the lattice)
4- 2"x2" - 12" long - legs

Attach two legs (2x2x12") to the 3 long pieces.  Make two of these.

Connect the two sides together with the 6 - 8" pieces.  This will form the four sides.
Attach the strips on the top

Ready to stain or distress for your display

The bonus of this little display crate is you can flip it over and use it to store some of your smaller Halloween goodies on the shelf for next year.

Check back everyday this month for another simple wood working project.  Most can be done with a hand saw, hammer and finish nails.  \


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  1. I love your idea for the 31 day challenge. I hope to visit often.

  2. @DogsMom Thanks! I hope you get a chance to check back.

  3. I need something just like this to hold a Halloween prop. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

  4. great idea! the idea is perfect for fall and halloween. I'm a new follower and excited to look at your other posts. take care.


  5. @Kathryn Michelle Jenkins Hi and welcome! Thank you for following. I hope you like the 31 days series.

  6. Very creative! A wonderful 31 Days series! Grateful to have found you. Blessing to you. Stephanie

  7. @Stephanie Awww, thank you so much. I hope you will check back this weekend.

  8. This is a good idea. I didn't see whether or not you used wood glue.

  9. @Edith Wood glue is always great to add, but I only used 1 1/4 inch finish nails.