I’m Jasmine Roth, founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of my online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth, and host of HGTV’s hit shows Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House. I was also on HGTV’s Season 1 of Rock the Block, but I won’t spoil the winner for you 😉 Building custom homes is my bread and butter and I love finding ways to make homes as personal, functional and beautiful as possible. Whether I’m exploring my TV projects, or sharing secret pro tips for everything from design to entertaining and cooking, I’m here to help you build Your Happy Home. Let’s build something together!



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How To: DIY Crate Wall


HGTV Jasmine Roth creates DIY crate wall for nursery

You guys, I created the cutest Vintage DIY Crate Wall for Baby Girl Roth’s nursery, and I just HAVE to share it with you so you can make one in your own home!

The inspiration for the DIY crate wall project was to add something vintage to the room while also creating functional art.  I saw that my friends Kim and Tim (owners of Ripe Designs) had these awesome vintage produce crates, and I instantly knew I wanted to use them in a BIG way.  I bought enough crates to cover almost an entire wall in Baby Girl’s nursery, and my team and I got to work.

HGTV Jasmine Roth creates DIY crate wall for nursery

In order to use these crates in a baby’s room and feel that they were totally safe, I had my team power-wash them, lightly sand them, and seal them so they were super clean for the nursery.  Once they were sealed and dry, we hauled them into the nursery and my husband Brett, my carpenter Brian, and I got to work installing them floor-to-ceiling on one wall of the nursery.

Whether you’re creating a dramatic statement wall like I did, or just adding a few crates to one wall nook in your home, this DIY crate wall project is easily achievable and adds a warm, custom feel to the space.  Plus, it takes something every home could probably use more of – storage! – and makes it pretty.  That’s a win for me!

If you want an even better behind-the-scenes look at how we installed this wall, check out this episode from my HGTV digital series, New Addition!

Okay, grab some vintage produce crates, your screw gun, and an empty wall, and let’s get started.

tools needed to create diy crate wall

How To Create Your DIY Crate Wall

What You’ll Need:

  • Wooden crates (that have been washed, sanded, and sealed)
  • Painters tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Screw gun
  • Long screws
  • Stud finder


Step 1:

Measure the wall, or section of wall, where you’re planning to hang your crates.

HGTV Jasmine Roth on hidden potential

Step 2:

Lay your crates out on the ground the way you want them to hang on the wall, making sure to follow the measurements you took from your wall space.

HGTV Jasmine Roth creates DIY crate wall for nursery

Step 3:

If you want to hang a mirror or artwork on your crate wall, hang that first.  It will be easier to hang the crates around it than trying to leave the exact-sized space needed for your mirror or artwork.

Step 4:

Start screwing the crates onto the wall, using your stud-finder as a guide.  Your screws should hit a stud (luckily our wall was a shear wall so the entire thing was plywood behind the drywall).

Step 5:

Take a step back and look at your work; make a few adjustments if needed.

Voila!  Custom crate wall.  Have fun styling!

Create the Look!

And psst, a lot of my favorite baskets and decorative items I got from my own shop!

Pink Pop Up Basket // Pink Race Car // Rattan Lantern 
Bunny Throw Pillow // Sunburst Frame // Infant Moccasins
Potted Maiden Hair Plant // Fern in Ceramic Pot // Coiled Rope Basket
Black Desk Clock // Glass Storage Canister // Toy Crane Train
Wooden Teething Rings // Alphabet Puzzle // Pink Knit Bunny
Stuffed Brown Bear // Pastel Stacking Rings // Etched Wooden Blocks
Rainbow Abacus // Velvety Blanket // Stuffed Lion


  1. Kathy Brown

    This is such a clever idea. We just bought a house and need ideas for different wall ‘art’. I think we’ll try it!!

    Thanks for the idea 🙂

  2. Darrell Shuman

    Hello, Though I love the idea, I believe you glossed over the “I bought enough crates” part. You should have given the source as the crates I have found have the wrong dimensions or are prohibitively expensive.
    Thanks for all you do.

  3. Paula Ross

    So where does one get these crates? Its really a great idea but you should include where to purchase them or something similar. Thanks !

  4. Stephane

    What would you suggest if there are cable or electrical outlets on the wall planned for such a project? Can crates be cut to allow access to those without compromising their strength?


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