I had a few locker crates around the house and just stored items in them until I was visiting an amazing blog I'm sure you all know about called What the Teacher Wants. Rachelle saw it on Gwen's awesome site: Fantastic in First: Click here to see it.
Here is Rachelle's post. Check out her site--it is simply great. This is how my crate seats turned out:
Anyway, I did mine a bit different. I have tons of wood in my garage and I already had the crates. My husband cut the wood for me. I stapled backing and fabric on all the way around with a regular stapler. I used softer wood so it was easy. I paid 4.50 for fabric, 6.99 for backing and 1.49 for ribbon. I made 2 but I have leftover of everything so I may buy a crate at dollar tree and make one more. I didn't realize I found the same exact fabric as Rachelle. I knew hers was striped but it's identical. I hope, Rachelle, you are not upset about that. I am totally giving you all the creative credit and since yours was so spectacular I hope you see it as flattery:)
I plan on storing reading buddies (stuffed animals) in these for use during Daily 5.
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