5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates: Up-cycling Ideas. Hello friends. Happy Monday. So how are you today? I am a huge fan of up-cycling, re-fashion old clothing, and re-purposing old items because I hate to chuck things away. So I blame my Granddad for that!!

Also, I like to see what old junk can turn into too. I love to recycle old bottles and jars and anything else that gives me an idea along the way. 

Glass bottles and clothing are my favourite things to up-cycle. Do you like to up-cycle too? What about old wooden crates too? There are so many ways to reuse new or old wooden crates and today I am sharing a few upcycling ideas with you. 

Table Of Contents:

  1. Firstly, Shelves In A Pantry.
  2. Secondly, Storage Crates.
  3. Thirdly, Wine Storage.
  4. Fourthly, Recycle Storage.
  5. Fruit Or Vegetable Storage.
  6. More Up-cycling Ideas.
5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates: Up-cycling Ideas

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates: Up-cycling Ideas:

Sometimes I receive them in delivery and always find a neat way to use them again. They just look too go to throw away because they are brand new.

I have used them for all kinds of things like popping and storing jars into them. Keeping my cookbooks all tidy together. Keeping all my baking ingredients in one place.

Once I even used them to store the game’s console bits altogether in the room. So neat and tidy. Today I am sharing some great ways people around the world have been using their crates for all different purposes too. 

5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates: Up-cycling Ideas:

Shelves In A Pantry.

  • Firstly, Shelves In A Pantry. Pantry ideas. How cool is this idea? Shelves in your kitchen, pantry, or even under the stairs. This would be great in a pantry to use to store all your food. Maybe even under the stairs for all your bits and bobs. Use it to store all your glass jars of food in it! I love being able to find what you need and when you need to use it. I also love to add some baking ingredients in jars like this too because when I need them I always have some in my jar because I keep them topped up. Sweets look great in these jars on a crate. A few cook books here, a few plants there? Do you have a shop or work in an office? Why not add some shelves in your workplace to easily find your things.
  • Secondly, Storage Crates. Pop on the floor in a cupboard for all your old plates that you do not want to chuck away.
Red Wine
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Wine Storage:

How cool?

  • Thirdly, Wine Storage. Storing your Wine* in a cellar or garage. (As soon as I buy a bottle of wine, I drink it). I would love to buy a lot at once and use this idea because sometimes you fancy a glass of wine and do not have any in. You pay more at your local shop than you could have got it for at a supermarket or online a few days earlier. Stack them up on their sides.
  • Fourthly, Recycle Storage. Great for keeping all your old bottles and jars together before you recycled or reuse them. I love to have a selection of bottles ready for anything that inspires you along the way.
  • Fruit Or Vegetable Storage. How about keeping them in your pantry with your season food in them.  Perfect for keeping your vegetables altogether.

So what do you think about these 5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Creates: Up-cycling Ideas? So do you also recycle old crates? Do you have any tips to share?

Also, have you got any food pantry ideas to share with us too? Up-cycling is such a fun thing to do but most importantly you are doing your bit for the environment so all is good.

5 Food Pantry Ideas Using Old Crates: Up-cycling Ideas

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Home And Upcycle.

  • Firstly, 5 Up-cycle Ideas For The Garden To Try Out. Firstly, how does your garden look lately? Love seeing different ideas? I love to see something old recycled into something new. The things that people make from other people’s rubbish are so inspiring. 5 Up-cycle Ideas For The Garden To Try Out.
  • Secondly, 5-Upcycled Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring. Secondly, some more garden ideas. How does your garden look? My back garden is so dull and boring after Winter, it’s not much fun walking into it. Especially now we are in lockdown and the garden is the only place we can visit!! 5 Upcycled Garden Ideas: Creative Ideas For Spring.
  • Thirdly, Homemade Garden Ideas. Last but not least, bunting anyone? I love to see bright colourful bunting. It looks beautiful blowing in the wind on hot summer days. As well as looking great outside in your garden, it looks adorable in the kitchen. Don’t you think so to? Draped all over a Welsh dresser!? Perfect. Homemade Garden Ideas: Bunting.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Updated post and photos. First published here on the 14th March 2016.

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  1. 14 March 2016 / 10:24 AM

    Oh wow! What great ideas. They really are pretty to look at and are useful too.#bigpinklink

  2. Kerry-Ann F
    14 March 2016 / 11:07 AM

    That's looks so awesome! I particularly love the wine rack – it looks so rustic! I think I'm going to go and find me some crates! Thanks for sharing…#bigpinklink

  3. This Mum's Life
    14 March 2016 / 7:43 PM

    I do love crates reused in this way! I'm keeping some that I'd like to paint white and put in my children's nurseries! Its such a simple, but beautifully effective idea, and these all look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with #bigpinklink!

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