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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What Inspires Me: Wooden Crates #2

We had a gorgeous Saturday (and Monday for those who were in the city, it was a little grey out in the East Bay) here in San Francisco and that got me thinking of Spring and of picnics. 

In my previous inspiration post on crates, I showed how they could be used as part of your centerpieces or table decor. I also highlighted how they could be used as part of a buffet. 

What about using them when you need a piece of furniture and you just don't want to haul that chest of drawers out to your field? Stack crates on their sides to showcase escort cards or wedding favors. Be sure to secure them to each other so that they don't accidentally topple over. Also weight the bottom crates to keep the structure from being top heavy.

Facing restrictions on taping or nailing items to walls or trees? Maybe you don't have any trees available. Try stacking crates to inform guests of what's available to eat.  Or use them to direct your guests to the meadow where you've set up picnic tables.
Photography Credits (Left to right clockwise)Elizabeth Messina via Green Wedding ShoesJoielala Photographie via RuffledDave Robbins Photography via True EventGlen Allsop via OnceWed.
Looking for other ways to use vintage crates? Daniel and Valeria from Hindsvik wrote a great guest post on Poppytalk to get you inspired.

Did you use crates at your wedding? How did you find them - Etsy or local flea markets?

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