I had the top of this antique egg crate leftover from a hanging pendant light I created (similar to this one) and I just couldn’t get rid of the top. Even though the handle was long gone, I loved all the markings on it. You can just make out an address, and the collection sticker is still hanging in there.
I took a Kraft cheese box and nailed it to the front of the crate. Then, an old cast iron hook and it’s ready for mail, keys, and anything else little in need of a home.