From Wine to Divine: Repurposed Wine Crate Ideas

Mar 23, 2009 by

Rachel at Heart of Light recently shared with us her balcony’s lovely repurposed wine crate planter, and it reminded me of the wine crate entertainment system that I construted fresh out of college, without any furniture and a breadcrumb non-profit job salary.  Alas, I don’t have any photos to share, as I only picked up digital photography in the last few years, but here are some other repurposing wine crate ideas that will have you thinking twice about befriending your local wine shop’s owner.


Ciclismo Jewelry repurposes wine boxes, transforming their sizes and finishes into quite lovely bike trunks!


The Man of Steel, whose repurposed work I’ve featured before, shares a peek into his workshop, which is cleverly organized with upcycled wine crate shelves.  For directions on how to connect fruit crates or wine crates together to make a bookshelf, visit this tutorial.


In Tracy and Michelle’s home via The Selby, wooden fruit crates and wine crates turn into an efficient and lovely organizational vignette.


While this nifty storage solution by Living Etc. is made with an antique apple crate, you can easily attach cute little wheels on a vintage wine crate for the same type of portable appeal and convenience.

repurposed wine crate as bathroom organizer

No tools are necessary for this repurposed wine crate bathroom organization solution from Real Simple!


Whiner and Diner repurposes wine crates into pet beds and feeders.


While this unit costs $1,800 from Seletti, you can create this storage masterpiece with paint, wine crates, and a few heavy duty straps.

Have you perchance repurposed wooden crates in your home?

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  1. I have an old wine box, the kind that are supposed to hold two bottles and have the cut-out shapes to stabilize them. I have had it since I was in high school and someone brought it to me from their after-school grocery job. I have yet to do anything with it but this certainly got me thinking.

  2. Becca

    Great ideas! Now it’s time to scrounge up some wine crates…

  3. Love this idea! I have been eyeing that pic from the selby for some time now. I think I may need to do something like this in my library.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love the pet bed and feeders but the household storage looks a bit cluttered

  5. Wow, what neat ideas. Thanks for always passing them on to us. Hmmm…inexpensive and chic storage systems. Always a good thing.

  6. Getting a good Pet Bed is one of the most important things you can do for your pet.

  7. Thanks for the mention, Grace!

    Now the wheels are really churning, after looking at all these great pictures. I think I’ll have to go back and pick up some more crates.

  8. vintage crates + casters = perfection

  9. ooh those are all great ideas! now i want to make something.

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  11. Wow, what neat ideas. Thanks for always passing them on to us. Hmmm…inexpensive and chic storage systems. Always a good thing.

  12. I think that is an interesting point, it made me think a bit. Thanks for sparking my thinking cap. Sometimes I get so much in a rut that I just feel like a record.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this. The ideas are great. The Seletti piece with wine crates is amazing.


  27. Borrowed a picture from you to my wooden crate loving blog.
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