DIY Pallet Crate

Have you ever looked at a pallet and wondered about all the things you could make? This tutorial is a great idea and shows you how to make a DIY Pallet Crate to carry whatever you need or just to use as a decoration.

I am so excited to share this DIY pallet crate with you made by my friend Sabrina. She is a super-talented DIYer and this crate came out just perfect!

Be sure to let her know how much you love it below!

Hi Everyone,

This is Sabrina over from Meet Our Life and I am so happy to be here today.   I don’t know about you but I have a thing for trays and crates.  

So naturally, whenever I was looking for a solution to store our cookbooks I immediately thought of a crate, a dutch tulip crate to be exact.

Dutch Tulip Crate - Create your own DIY dutch tulip crate and get the fixer upper look.

Supplies for DIY Pallet Crate

For the outside frame you need:

  • 2 slats (3″ x 18″)
  • 2 slats (3″ x 11″)

For the inside you need:

  • 4 square pieces ( “x ” ) and 4 1/2″ long

For the bottom you need:

Step 1. Cut pieces for DIY Pallet Crate

Hubby and I used old pallet wood that we had lying around.  So we started by ripping the pieces with our table saw and then cut our pieces to the desired size with the miter saw.  

Some lumbar yards or home improvement stores might offer to cut pieces of wood for you.  Which is really helpful in case you don’t have the necessary tools.

Cut wood in varying lengths and widths to make a DIY pallet crate for a rustic farmhouse decoration

Step 2: Put Frame Together with Finish Nailer

The next step after cutting our wood was to put the frame together.  We used the 2 longer slats for the sides and the shorter ones for the ends.  

I started by nailing the shorter piece inside the longer piece to make the crate wider. We continued until all the pieces were nailed together and we were left with a rectangle frame.

Nailing together a couple pieces of pallet wood with a brad nailer to make a box that will be a DIY pallet crate

Step 3: Attach Square Pieces

Once the frame is done we went ahead and nailed the square pieces into place.  Make sure that you line up all the pieces at the bottom before you nail them together.  

After I lined them all up nailed the square pieces to each side.

When building a box be sure to add in corner supports so the structure remains solid and does not bend or flex

Step 4: Adding Wire to the DIY Pallet Crate

Now that we have nailed all our pieces together we turned the crate with the bottom side up.  First I placed the mesh onto the frame.  Then I used the staple and started by stapling the corners first.  

I readjusted the wire after each corner to make sure it stay aligned.  Once the corners were done I moved on by going down from one corner to the other.

Adding chicken wire mesh to a DIY pallet crate to have a bottom to hold decorations and other kitchen utensils

Step 5: Add Bottom Slats to the Crate

The last and final step is to nail the three 2″ x 12 1/2″ slats to the bottom.  I placed two of them on the far outside corners and nailed the last one in between the two corner slats.

Once the chicken wire is secured with staples you can ad the bottom supports with a brad nailer to finish up the base of the DIY pallet crate

And there you have it.  This was such an easy and fun tutorial and I am so excited about how well it turned out.   The best part is you can use the crate for pretty much anything.

This DIY pallet crate is super easy to make and adds a nice rustic farmhouse feel to any room

As always thanks so much for stopping by and happy DIY’ng!


Wasn’t that just the cutest little DIY pallet crate? I love the way it comes together so simply that even I could handle making it!

Now that you have your crate made check out these other DIYs to decorate that crate!

What would you put with/in your new crate?

Wishing you a joyful day!


DIY Pallet Crate

Dutch Tulip Crate - Create your own DIY dutch tulip crate and get the fixer upper look.

A pallet crate DIY with left over pallet wood and wire mesh to hold just about anything or use as a decoration around the home

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $35


  • 2 slats (3" x 18")
  • 2 slats (3" x 11")
  • 4 square pieces ( 1" x 1") and 4 1/2" long
  • 3 slats ( 2" x 12 1/2")
  • 12 1/2" x 18" wire mesh



  1. Cut Pieces for DIY Pallet Crate
  2. Put Frame Together with Brad Nailer
  3. Attach Square Pieces
  4. Adding Wire to the DIY Pallet Crate
  5. Add Bottom Slats to the Crate

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