I love my new milk crate seats! They were super easy to make and look great! See what I did with step-by-step directions with photos.

I love my new milk crate seats! They were super easy to make and look great! See what I did with step-by-step directions with photos.

If you need something lower to the ground, go for some DIY milk crate seats. | 35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

If you need something lower to the ground, go for some DIY milk crate seats. | 35 Money-Saving DIYs For Teachers On A Budget

Classroom benches- three different levels so everyone can see- the top level is a milk crate + a half one zip tied together- middle is a crate on the side and the bottom is a crate flat on the ground- 3 crates for each bench- I love them! (Picture only)

Classroom benches- three different levels so everyone can see- the top level is a milk crate + a half one zip tied together- middle is a crate on the side and the bottom is a crate flat on the ground- 3 crates for each bench- I love them! (Picture only)

This is a great site! This picture in particular has two great things: crates (that are on wheels!) and dry erase dots on the table. Great way to let kids show and do their work. Maybe even put them on students' desks? What a great idea!

This is a great site! This picture in particular has two great things: crates (that are on wheels!) and dry erase dots on the table. Great way to let kids show and do their work. Maybe even put them on students' desks? What a great idea!

Are you interested in trying flexible seating in your classroom? Learn ideas for creating an alternative seating environment for the 21st-century by click on the picture. There are 7 really cool options.

Flexible Seating for the 21st Century Classroom

Are you interested in trying flexible seating in your classroom? Learn ideas for creating an alternative seating environment for the 21st-century by click on the picture. There are 7 really cool options.

crate seats with ribbons! {I would do hot pink crates + zebra print cushions + black grosgrain ribbon!}

crate seats with ribbons! {I would do hot pink crates + zebra print cushions + black grosgrain ribbon!}

for my small group table....love the storage boxes inside :-)

for my small group table....love the storage boxes inside :-)

I am SO excited for this coming up 2014-2015 school year! I got a new classroom (one with a WINDOW and I am SO excited!!) this classroom is...

I am SO excited for this coming up 2014-2015 school year! I got a new classroom (one with a WINDOW and I am SO excited!!) this classroom is...

Superhero themed classroom

Superhero themed classroom

For the bench, just line up the desired amount of crates on their sides and zip tie them sideways first.  Once they are attached, place them on top of the wood to make the holes for the zip ties to hold the wood down.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PUT THE ZIP TIES IN READY TO GO, BEFORE YOU PUT THE MEMORY FOAM ON TOP.  This will allow you to cover it with fabric and then attach the cushion to the crates.  (Make sure to staple far enough in that you will not have kiddos cutting their fingers on…

For the bench, just line up the desired amount of crates on their sides and zip tie them sideways first. Once they are attached, place them on top of the wood to make the holes for the zip ties to hold the wood down. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PUT THE ZIP TIES IN READY TO GO, BEFORE YOU PUT THE MEMORY FOAM ON TOP. This will allow you to cover it with fabric and then attach the cushion to the crates. (Make sure to staple far enough in that you will not have kiddos cutting their fingers on…

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