July 17, 2014
5 Creative Ways to Repurpose Wine Crates
If you are fortunate enough to purchase wine in wooden crates or are able to score a few in your travels, there are many creative ways they can be repurposed into useful storage or as a decorator pieces. Today I’m rounding up 5 of my favorite and unique ways to repurpose these beauties.
1. CREATE A DRY BASKET FOR YOUR BIKE
by Biking in Dallas
You could definitely run your errands around town sporting this wine crate on the front or back of your bike.
2. TURN YOUR CRATE INTO A CHARGING STATION FOR ALL OF THOSE SMALL ELECTRONICS
An amazing way to conceal and charge your devices.
3. A SHABBY CHIC WAY TO MAKE THAT FLORAL CENTERPIECE AT A WEDDING POP!
by Style Me Pretty
Having varied sizes of wine crates with flowers on each table can be a fun way to decorate.
4. ARRANGE SEVERAL TOGETHER AS HERBS AND FLOWER PLANTERS
by miss stitch a wish
These create quick, easy access to herbs to snip from while cooking.
5. A QUICK STAIN CAN MATCH ANY DECOR FOR STORAGE.
by The Green Bungalow
With added rope handles, these boxes are perfect at home or at the river/beach cottage.
In what ways have you used wine crates for decoration or storage in your home?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Virginia based food writer, Tim Vidra, authors the blog E.A.T. where he advocates the principles behind supporting a sustainable food system. Tim's mission is in sharing his passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in. His ties to food are deep rooted — he fondly recalls his Hungarian grandmother citing "If you don't kill it, pluck it or grow it, I'm not eating it" as he spent hours with her in their backyard garden. Now living in the city, Tim tries to maintain these basic principles as he tackles building his own lush urban garden. His recipes and advice have been featured across food publications and he's led series' of cooking demos and classes throughout the Richmond area. Learn more about Tim via E.A.T. and follow him on Twitter @TimVidraEats.