DIY Crib Baby Gate

In our household, we try to re-purpose and reuse things whenever possible. It not only saves money, but keeps things from going into the landfill. A couple of months ago when I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she had used part of her son’s crib to make a baby gate. I asked her about it, because it’s a genius idea to keep little ones out of unsafe areas! We decided to do it at home since it looked like a pretty simple project, plus it gave our 4 year old’s old crib a purpose!  This is a great way to re-use those cribs that are no longer deemed safe for a baby to sleep in.

What you’ll need:
  • Crib
  • Hinges
  • An eyehook (to latch the gate)
  • Screws (2″ or longer)
  • A drill
  • Saw (maybe, if you need to adjust the size of the crib)
  • Some one handy (in this case, that’s my husband!)
Joe explained that he basically had to make sure the side of the crib would fit the doorway we were blocking. He simply installed the hinges on the wall and the crib. Using long screws are better since they will stay in the wall better. In our case, he decided to remove the crib legs and use them to make the gate fit perfectly. 
I hope this is an idea you can use in your own home. If you have any questions, let me know!

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  1. December 16, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Great way to upcycle! I love that you were able to do this!

  2. December 17, 2014 / 12:56 am

    That is extremely genius and the gate you created works well with your home. It is not an eye sore. Good job.

  3. December 17, 2014 / 1:22 am

    I love this. I saved my daughter's crib sides but couldn't decide what to do with them.

  4. December 17, 2014 / 4:03 am

    I absolutely love this idea. We have a doorway we need to block but I am not fond of the look of baby gates. I do have an old baby bed though!

  5. December 17, 2014 / 5:53 am

    I love the frugal ideas I wish I had this idea when Bella was young enough to need one. she 7 now.

  6. December 17, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    What a great idea!! It's a great way to re purpose an older crib!

  7. December 17, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    What a great idea and are probably way more sturdy than an actual baby gate. I will have to share this idea with my daughter for her dog she is always trying to find ways to keep him off the areas with carpet.

  8. December 17, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    This is such a great idea. We have a baby gate at our stairs (I wonder if we'll ever take it down), but haven't found anything that fits well in other areas.

  9. December 17, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    It looks like it fit perfectly! What a great project!

  10. December 17, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    This is such a great idea. It looks so much better than a plastic baby gate!

  11. December 17, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I didn't even consider this and just bought a gate! this is so much better!

  12. December 18, 2014 / 1:41 am

    This is a great idea. I wish I would have thought of this when we were getting rid of our crib.

  13. December 18, 2014 / 1:45 am

    That is GENIUS! We are at this stage in our life too, our son just turned two.

  14. December 18, 2014 / 2:55 am

    That is a great idea. They would work great for doggie gates also when the kids out grow the baby gates.

  15. December 18, 2014 / 3:08 am

    This is a perfect way to make a baby gate. I need one for my kitchen. I will have to see if i can get it to work for my house.

  16. December 18, 2014 / 3:22 am

    That's such a great idea! Perfect way to recycle!

  17. December 18, 2014 / 3:59 am

    What a great idea! I love this. Actual gates aren't sturdy enough with our boys so this would be a fantastic option!

  18. December 18, 2014 / 5:18 am

    I've been there and done that; always great to reuse them to help the little ones stay safe!

  19. December 18, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    I love that idea! Our dog just broke our fancy gate so I need one that looks pretty.

  20. December 18, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    That was a smart way to reuse the crib. And the crib is still keeping baby safe, just now in a different way. 🙂

  21. December 19, 2014 / 12:03 am

    This is genius, truly! What a great way to upcycle. I have never seen this done before.

  22. December 19, 2014 / 3:59 am

    I love the way you did this!! It's so much nicer looking than a plastic gate.

  23. December 19, 2014 / 11:44 am

    What a great idea! Recycling helps to control the pollution and global warming as well. Really love your creativity. Will have to share this with my friend's circle. Nice article.

  24. December 19, 2014 / 12:08 pm

    What a great way to upcycle things – I wonder if it is cost effective for ours…

  25. February 1, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Great post 🙂

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