What You Will Need
Before we begin, make sure you have enough wood crates on hand for this project. As a general rule, one crate makes one car on your DIY Christmas train. If you want to add “extras” to your train cars or make them bigger, you’ll need additional crates for that. For example, a mini crate is the perfect size to add on top of a large crate to form the engine car. Take the time to plan out how long you want your train, then be sure you have plenty of crates on hand to make it happen. You don’t want to have to rush off to find more crates in the middle of it!