A wall in my house is dedicated to crates right now. Not because I necessary want a wall of crates but I am storing them for an event. As they have sat there the past moth I have found...Crates are so useful! So many fun things to do with them. They are great for Christmas decorations. As you can tell by the picture below I use them to store stuff and my kids use them for their Lego's.
Staple the corners together to form a box.
Finally staple or nail those babies on.
Lately I have been using my crates for photo props but you can also use them for decoration. Grab that crate you just made and paint it dark brown, sand it, make yourself a cute burlap wreath and this is what you get....