Wooden wine boxes have many uses…
If you want to create a more rustic look to your party, consider using wooden wine crates in your decoration scheme. It’s a great way to upcycle a lovely container that offers a fashionably functional way to enhance your buffet decor. Over our 4th of July this year we presented our pot-luck buffet with this whimsical technique. I would also suggest this as a decoration idea for any wine tasting or wine and cheese party for a nice thematic touch.
I have always liked beautiful packaging. Growing up in a toy store I often took note of the toys that arrived in delightful boxes. It sometimes seemed worth purchasing the package regardless of the contents. These products always stood out against the sea of clear plastic packaging. Invariably, these toys were the top shelf toys.
As an adult, I have also taken note of the products that come in beautiful packaging. Such beautiful packaging can even have a place in the home as part of your kitchen decor. This is different, however, from the habit of many a co-ed during their collegiate years of lining up liquor bottles on the top of kitchen cabinets, mantles, you name it. I am not sure why that’s a thing, but it is. That said, the majority of wine ships from the manufacturer in the cardboard boxes all too familiar to most of us. There are many high-end or boutique labels that are transported in wooden crates. Even if you aren’t buying a case of wine, ask the purveyors in your local wine shop if they might have any lying around, since often they sell their libations by the bottle and do not have a use for the boxes.
The wood is sturdy and the warm natural tones are pleasing to the eye. Use them on your buffet table to change the elevation of your dishes. Doing this can add depth to your presentation, allowing each dish to stand on its own, in addition to enhancing your ambiance with a rustic feel. This look can be achieved both by using the box as a simple stand for your platter or, depending on the dimensions of the box, you can stand it so that it is open, creating a shelf for presenting either food, centerpieces, or as a fun gift table structure.
If your event does not call for the rustic theme, they can still be utilized to create the same depth of presentation by placing them either underneath your linens (if they are long enough) or underneath a coordinating linen. In this way they can enhance your buffet or gift table.