Make your own picnic crates, at Simple Mom

Make your own picnic crates

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Anybody planning a Fourth of July picnic? Anybody want to carry their picnic food in a REALLY AWESOME PICNIC CRATE?

Mmm-hmmm, I thought so. I’m at Simple Mom today making two different picnic crates, and I’d love for you to stop by and check them out! The complete how-to’s are HERE.

Make your own picnic crates

Friends from Simple Mom

Hello there! I’m Melissa. I have six kids, and I make things. Most of those things are words. I write here about our projects and our family (you know: cannibal toddlers, brand-new babies, and why we should never ever ever make gnocchi).

I used to think I would, eventually, one day, be the kind of person who had it all together. Now I understand that I’m never going to be That Mom, and honestly? I’m not even sure I believe in her anymore.

If you’re not aiming for perfect, either: well, good. We may be messy, but we’re real. And maybe really sleep-deprived. But we can live with that.

Make your own picnic crates

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here!

You might want to read more about me and this blog, find more of my writing and projects on other sites, or check out my Summer Camp at Home series, where there’s something new to do every week, all summer long.

And if you’re looking for more Fourth of July goodies, try these:

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Patriotic popsicles
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Pom-pom garland
Pom-pom garland


Red, White, + Blue activities for kids

As American as Apple Pie
“As American as Apple Pie” activities for kids

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