6 Ways to Use a Half Wine Barrel
Half wine barrels are so versatile and add a rustic look to any space. Check out these six fun and creative ways to put your half wine barrel to use.
1. a Classic Planter Box
Fill with flowers or edible plants of your choice for an efficient and long-lasting planter box. Learn how to properly prepare your half wine barrel for planting here.
2. a Pond or water feature
Half wine barrels work perfectly as mini ponds or D.I.Y water features, and will spruce up that empty corner of your garden. For ponds in particular, it's a good idea to line the barrel to prevent the wood's residue from seeping into the water.
3. a Durable drinks cooler
Use a half wine barrel as a drinks cooler to bring a quirky look and feel to your next BBQ or event.
4. a Pot For Small trees
Planting dwarf fruit or citrus trees in a half wine barrel is a popular choice, especially in smaller gardens. Remember to plant the tree at the same level of its original container and water well. You may need to add some natural Tree Ties and Stakes to help support the tree and encourage growth in the right direction.
Read our guide to preparing your half wine barrel for planting here.
5. a D.I.Y table or backyard seats
Half wine barrels can transform into effortlessly beautiful and charismatic furniture. Secure a piece of glass on top for a classy coffee table. Turn over and place a round cushion in the gap for extra backyard seating. Or simply flip over and re-purpose as an instant rustic side table.
6. a Fairy garden
Why not bring a little magic into your garden? Fairy garden's instantly add a unique touch to your space and are a fun project to do with the kids. Half wine barrels are the perfect fairy garden container. They are deep enough for plants to flourish and provide a wide surface for your imagination to run wild.