Beautiful Ways to Use Wooden Crates at Your Wedding
Wooden crates have a beautiful and rustic look. While the main purpose of wooden crates is for storage, wooden storage crates can also look nice as decorations. There are many uses for storage crates, such as using them for bookshelves, flower vase stands, and even mini tables. Not only do wooden crates look attractive in homes, but they also look appealing at weddings. If you are planning a rustic wedding, you may be interested in decorating your wedding with decorative wooden crates. Today, let's take a look at some ideas for decorating your wedding with wooden storage crates. Hopefully, this article inspires you to use wooden crates at your wedding.
Wooden Crate Vase
At the wedding reception, you will probably want to display some flowers on the tables. Although glass vases look nice, it may be unique and rustic if you used wooden crates for the vase. To do this, you'll need some small wooden crates. Place a vase inside each wooden crate, and then place the flowers inside the vase. It is important that you use small wooden crates and not large wooden crates. If you do use large wooden crates, you'll want to place multiple vases inside each crate. That way, the wooden crates will look full of flowers instead of empty.
Wooden Crate Table
A wooden crate table is very easy to make. All you do is stack some wooden crates on top of each other until you reach the desired height. Repeat on the other side, and then add a long wooden board on top. To make this table sturdy, screw the board onto the crates. This easy DIY wooden table can be used for holding food, drinks, a wedding guest book, and much more.
Use Wooden Crates to Hold Wedding Favors
A wooden crate makes the perfect place for holding wedding favors and wedding program papers. Depending on how large the wedding favors are, you may need to put dividers in the crate so that the wedding favors don't fall over. This idea for using wooden crates at weddings is so easy and is a great way to put wooden crates to good use.
Display Photos on Wooden Crates
You can use wooden crates to display photographs of your significant other and yourself when you both were young, or you could display photos of your parents and grandparents' weddings. Either way, wooden crates are perfect for displaying photographs. Feel free to put a few flowers of this display. You can create an even more rustic look by using the wooden crate vase idea that I mentioned earlier.
Display Dessert with Wooden Crates
There are so many unique ways to display dessert with wooden crates. If the dessert is a cake, you may want to put the wooden crate upside down and set the cake on top of it. If you will be serving smaller desserts such as cupcakes, you may want to put them inside the wooden crates. There are numerous ideas for creatively displaying desserts on wooden crates. You could put a photo of you with your significant other in the middle of the display and you could add some flowers around the display. This same idea can also be used for displaying drinks and snacks.
Put a Wooden Crate Display at the Wedding Ceremony Entrance
Wooden crates aren't just for decorating for the reception. You can also decorate the entrance of where the wedding ceremony will be with wooden crates as well. In this picture, you can see that the flowers inside the crates are purposefully laid on their side. Use anything you'd like for the display at the entrance of where your wedding will be. You could even display a few signs on top of these wooden crates.
Wedding Escort Card Display
Consider using wooden crates to let guests know which table they should sit at. Unlike place cards, escort cards are for letting the guests know which table is theirs. Once they are at the table, they are welcome to sit in any seat they'd like. If you will be using place cards instead of escort cards, it may be more difficult to involve wooden crates in the display. But for escort cards, feel free to use wooden crates for setting the escort cards in.
Wedding Cake Stand
A wooden crate makes the perfect place to display your wedding cake. Simply turn the crate upside down and place the wedding cake on top of it. If you will be planning a rustic wedding, consider making a cake that goes along with your theme. For example, naked cakes are perfect for rustic weddings. They do not have any frosting on the outside, and fruit is usually placed on top of it for looks. Learn how to make a naked cake here.
Outdoor Wedding Wooden Crate Backdrop
This outdoor wooden crate backdrop can be displayed almost anywhere. You could have it be behind you during the ceremony, it could be where you display the desserts, or it could just be part of the wedding decor. All you have to do is stack wooden crates on top of each other and then add some flowers and vines to it. It is perfect for those who will be having an outdoor wedding, but this backdrop would look nice indoors too.
Use Wooden Crates to Display Signs
There are so many fun signs that you can display with wooden crates. A common saying is, "Come as you are. Stay as long as you can. We're all family here, so no seating plan." There are many other sayings that are often written on signs at weddings. Wooden crates allow you to lean the signs against them so that people can clearly see the signs.
The Photo Booth
Photo booths allow guests to have fun at your wedding in a silly way. To make this photo booth, all you need to do is stack the wooden crates on top of each other. Place the photo props inside the crates, and enjoy watching people take pictures of themselves wearing the funny props. You may even want to take your own picture with your significant other.
Where Do You Buy Crates?
Now that you can see the many different uses for wooden crates, you may be wondering, "Where can I buy crates?" There are many different stores where you can buy crates. Such places to find wooden storage crates for sale include Home Depot, Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores, and Walmart. You should be able to easily find wooden crates at craft stores. You can also find wooden crates for sale online. There are many online sites that sell cheap wooden crates.
How to Make Your Own Wooden Crates
Wooden crates are very easy to make. All you need is some wood planks and wood glue, plus a few extra tools such as a saw, sandpaper, and stain. Here are the steps to making a DIY wooden crate.
- Cut the wood planks to the dimensions of your box, plus one inch. Before you begin building, decide how big you want your wooden crate to be. Once you know how large you want the crate to be, you can cut the planks to that size.
- Using sandpaper, sand the wood so that it is smooth. Double check to make sure you cut the boards the right size.
- Place a line of wood glue on each end of the slat and attach it to the ends. This will make up the bottom of your crate. Start with the slat closest to the end so that you're making the corner of the box first. You'll be gluing these slats onto two large pieces of wood, which are the edges.
- For each slat, pound in two nails. This will make your wooden crate stronger than if it was just connected with wood.
- Stain the wooden crate if desired. You can also leave it unfinished without any stain. Decide which look you like best.
There are so many uses for wooden creates beyond using them for storage. They can be used as bookshelves, tables, and centerpieces. For weddings, wooden crates could be used as a wedding centerpiece, a cake stand, an escort card display, and much more. You can even make a table out of wooden crates by stacking them on top of each other and then adding a wood board on top. Wooden crates are not only useful at weddings, but they also look nice. Wooden crates are rustic looking, which makes them perfect for barn weddings or outdoor weddings. Crates can also look nice at vintage weddings, especially if you painted the wooden crate white.
Wooden crates are available at almost all craft stores. You can also easily find wooden crates online. If you are feeling crafty, you can make your own DIY wooden crate using wood planks, wood glue, some nails, and stain. Whatever you choose to do, I'm sure you will love the look of wooden crates at your wedding. When your wedding is over, you can reuse the wooden crates for decorating your home. I hope this article has inspired you to use wooden crates at your wedding. Have fun using wooden crates as decorations for your wedding, and I hope your big day is a success!
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