Let me show you how I turned an unfinished gift crate into an adorable snack station perfect to keep in my home office.
I received a pancake kit basket as a holiday gift. The mix came in this cute little wooden crate. I couldn’t just throw it away, and needed to figure out something to do with it. Then it came to me … a snack station!
Here is the original wooden box the gift basket came in. It held pancake mix on one side and syrup on the other side. You can see why I wouldn’t want to just throw it away.
I wanted it to go in my office and there is a lot of dark wood in there. I used Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint in the color Walnut which I already had on hand.
It’s water based which is nice for easy clean up. I do wear gloves while using it. I paint on the wood tint and let it dry completely. More coats equals darker color, and if you like you can wipe off the excess.
The wood tint dries really fast. Here is the completed box.
How do you display snacks?
I added the snacks I wanted into my snack box and placed it in my office. I was able to add tea, a mug, a spoon, some protein bars, and nuts.
I placed it next to a container holding water for my tea. I can fill my cup and place it on my mug warmer.
What is a snack station?
A snack station is a place where people can get a little snack and there is usually a variety of choices. It’s also often a place where you can get a beverage like coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, and get refills.
What are good office snacks?
I like to keep a variety of snacks at my snack stations. So for this snack station, I focused on more healthily like tea, nuts, Kind bars, etc. For my kids in our pantry, our snack station consists of one container of salty and sweet snacks and one container of protein snacks.
What are some go to snacks?
I always like a variety of sweet, salty, and healthy. For example packages of crackers or chips, some fruit leather, and nuts. This offers a diverse selection and hits all of the tastes people look for in a snack station.
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