A trend that has been on the rise for several years now is the re-purposing, reusing and recycling of all types of containers. One especially charming option is the re-purposing of wooden wine boxes, particularly if you are a connoisseur of wine yourself. The following are just a few ways to use wooden wine boxes and custom wood boxes in your home or business decor.
Why Wine Boxes?
Part of the charm of wooden wine boxes are that each vineyard has its own signature design burned into the tops and/or sides of the wine bottle crates. If you have a favorite wine then you may like to use only crates from that particular vineyard; if you desire a bit more variety then try collecting wine crates from different vineyards. Either way, the following ideas are trending very highly right now and are all very easy to accomplish.
This idea would look charming in a kitchen or bar area where you have a small to medium wall space to cover. To get the most use out of each box, disassemble them before you begin. Ideally you want as many pieces as possible to have the vineyard’s mark showing. Before you begin adhering the planks to your wall space, lay the pieces out on the floor to get some idea of placement. Once you are satisfied with the design, you can adhere the planks to your wall space using a permanent adhesive such as Liquid Nails. You can leave them with their natural finish or seal them with clear or tinted wood stain. Just take care not to cover the vineyard marking on the wood.
Another way to reuse wooden wine boxes is to mount them securely onto your wall to hold such things as small plants, books or other decorative items. For visual interest, try varying the heights at which you mount the boxes. When mounting to drywall, be sure to pre-drill your hole and use drywall anchors. A simple keyhole shape cut into the back of the wine box makes these very easy to level and hang.
Modular Garden Containers
Custom wood boxes also make pretty and practical gardening containers for raised gardens. You can grow lettuce, strawberries, peppers, the ideas are endless! And because they are not attached to anything they are easy to move when watering or getting a little more sun when needed. When using the boxes for gardening, a handy tip is to seal the insides with a polyurethane sealant. This extra step makes the boxes last longer since they will be getting wet on a daily basis. You can also line the boxes with landscaping fabric to keep roots contained.