I did this with red and white candles. It turned out super cute for the first stretch of the candles being lit, but once they started melting down and getting shorter, it wasn't as cute and now I just have a little metal bucket full of wax.
What a great way to recycle an old crate. I could use two of these in my living room. Since I do not have a coffee table, I could use these as side tables and then wheel them around to wherever I needed them. I am on a mission to find some crates!