Tell me, do y’all ever buy something with every intention to personalize it and display it, but yet you never do? Kind of like when you see a picture frame hung with stock photos because someone hasn’t replaced it with a family photo yet? Yep, that’s me! I purchased these vintage herb boxes a while ago and they’ve sat empty on my kitchen wall for about six months. It was time to finally decorate my vintage style nesting herb crates.
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My first intention when I purchased these vintage herb crates was to use them for what they really are; herb crates. Then I remembered that I have a black thumb. Honestly, I can’t keep anything green alive.
I purchased these nesting herb crates from decor steals, and unfortunately they are rarely available. If they aren’t available there you can also get a similar pair of nesting boxes HERE.
How to decorate with vintage nesting herb crates?
With faux greenery of course!
I received a pack of faux boxwood sprays from a company called Commercial Silk. I was really pleased with these faux sprays. I’ve purchased lots of faux greenery from all sorts of craft stores, and I have to say that I like this product better than any I’ve purchased.
I knew when I received these boxwood sprays exactly what I would do with them; fill my vintage style nesting herb crates.
After I started filling the herb boxes with this lovely greenery, I had the brilliant idea to create a faux Topiary Tree with the boxwood sprays. I was so pleased with the end result!
You can see more of my spring inspired mantel here.
I had fun with the faux topiary tree project, but I still hadn’t solved my empty herb crate problem.
I started by adding the faux boxwood sprays to the two middle herb crates. I didn’t have enough of the boxwood, and I wanted a little variety, so I added 3 faux herb plants to the bottom nesting crate.
For the top herb crate I wanted a little color (well, something different than green). I had purchased those white flowery twigs from Walmart a few years ago. I thought they would accent the crates well.
I love how the mix of vintage and greenery really adds warmth to a home.
My styled Nesting Herb Boxes
You can see more of this space and my chalk painted dining room table makeover here.
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