28 comments on “A Texas License Plate Becomes a Box

  1. That is too clever! Now I will be scouring the garage sales for cool license plates! And then handing them to the mr. so he can get busy with them.

  2. Your home and ideas are truly a treasure trove. I just want to come over and wander {snoop with envy} around looking at your fabulous ideas!

  3. Very cool! Love it. (but aren’t the edges sharp? I worry about that as I tend to slice my fingers a lot …you know paper, knives, cardboard) 😦 Then again maybe it’s just me.

    • Hi Amanda!!!! Didn’t know you had time to cruise other blogs…..(Love yours BTW) I’ll bet these would be great filled with small succulants…HHHMMMM

  4. Just a note, if you’re using Michigan plates, the 70’s are the way to go for sure. I used one from ’78 and it worked great, whereas my plates from the 90’s were way too thick, which only becomes a problem when bending on a letter/number, so both short sides were difficult to fold over. I also used an orbital sander to smooth all the cuts – I’ve got small children and drunk friends, so someone was bound to slice their hand if I hadn’t!

    • I love those old Michigan plates with the American flag….I have one here somewhere. Great idea to sand down the edges. I have some friends that are familiar with the drink as well……

  5. I thought that on your article on “Hometalk. a women replied on how unique the boxes were. She wrote that she’d love to make one, ” PROBLEM “, no chance of getting a plate. You replied saying you had thousands of them. Does that mean you have some for sale? I’d like to make one for my son, who worked on a crab boat in Dutch Harbor, AL this past season. His boat ” Neptune 1 “, wound up sinking in the Bering Sea, fortunately all crew members were rescued. As he stated, “too close for comfort “, a time he began looking at life differently, and started smelling the roses—–as they say!!

  6. OMG, I love this project and just happen to have a lot of old license plates hanging around (just waiting for a cool project).

    BEST of ALL – no power tools !!!!
    Kudos guys

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