Old Crate End Table & Candle Accents

After our birthday party and sleep over – I need some “craft therapy”.

I put this crate next to our love seat last week when we pulled out the Christmas tree.
I needed a shallow end table for one side.

The large candles, I purchased at Homegoods in the spring, fit perfectly but were plain and white.

For a little holiday color I added some wrapping paper to the middle and taped it around back. I cut down some wood sticks with my miter saw and used little eye hooks in the tops to hang them.

Looking into the family room from the kitchen now looks a little more festive.
The old crate is the perfect size and height.
Natural, Rustic, Old and Pretty
(don’t ask me what is on TV ???)
If you want to see another way I have used this same crate – see the following post.
To see these big candles on my summer mantel GO HERE.
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Sherry Thecharmofhome

Very pretty!Sherry

Down to Earth Style

Craft Therapy goes a long way….:)

Down to Earth Style

Barbara…I found those little mirrors at TJ Maxx a few years ago. I think Target might have something similar. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.Holly

Down to Earth Style

Thank you MOM!!!! I love you! SO glad you stopped by. 🙂

{northern cottage}

oh so pretty pretty pretty…the tagline at my shop is {a rustic modern boutique}…this display totally fits the bill. I cannot get enough crates!! love how you've put them to very good use.♥ NORTHERN COTTAGEhttp://www.NorthernCottage.net

Lawanna Brown

Holly, love the rustic look. With company around during the holidays it's always nice to have an extra place for guests to put their drinks. I love what you have done to the year around candles too. love ya, mom

Linda@Coastal Charm

Wonderful look you have here…love the little wood pieces. Thanks so much for sharing at my party.Blessings,Linda


Holly this came out so great and I can't believe the size of the candles. Love the added touches to them.Cynthia


the candles look great…and are huge! i can never find big candles–gotta go to home goods. great crate, too, holly!


Perfectly simple and rustic. Love the look:)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

Old crates are the best! Yours looks perfectly adorned with the christmas candles.~Shanon

must love junk

Oh, I love how you used this crate! And the candles look great :)Susan

home Barbara

I just love they way you use natural things in such a practical manner. I jumped over to your 'shoe storage' post. Where did you get your adorable mirror trio? They would be perfect for a small spot in my bedroom!Thanks!


A little craft therapy goes a long way for me! Love your simple candles and adore that crate. Never would have thought of turning it on end!

Dee M

I love how this looks! I have one old crate, but it has sharp metal edges and is on top of my cabinet. Really wish I could find some more.Dee 🙂

Michele Alger

The perfect craft for therapy is a successful one. Great job. So happy!

Christine Vandormolen

Crates, I love Crates…one can never have enough crates (and twinkle lights)..lol

BlueClearSky Elizabeth

Love it! The candles are so huge and look great with the added details.

Kathy Moreland

Very pretty! Love what you did to the candles, and old crates are a favorite of mine. Very pretty tree!

White Lace and Promises

I've been wanting to do something like this with candle. Thanks for the idea. I think I'll use a little twine with a red button. I always love a crate. I only have one small one. I end up selling them. It's quick money. They sell fast.

chateau chic

Your crate makes the perfect side table!! And the candles make it looks so festive! It's always fun to see your latest creations, Holly.Mary Alice

Becky M

How cute! Such a great idea and so festive!!agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage

I love that crate and the candles. I might just wrap some candles in some pretty paper this year as well. Love the idea! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and b-day party. ~ Jamie

ImSoVintage Laura Walker

I love old crates. They have so many uses. Yours looks perfect. xo Laura