These festive Mason jar ideas will fulfill all your Christmas decorating needs.

Learn how to organize your Christmas tree ornaments to make next year easier.

When you glue these festive red cups onto a piece of cardboard, each ornaments gets an individual storage area. Plus, you can stack two trays of decorations on top of each other to optimize your bin even more.

To make this smart storage, just drill holes into the sides of a plastic bin and fit a wooden rod through the openings. Then loop hangers onto each rod so that next year when you're ready to decorate the tree you'll know each ornament is ready to go.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Not all decorations should be stored the same — a glass antique might required tissue paper and a separate box, while you can toss plastic ball ball into a bag without a second thought.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Line individual compartments with a few coffee filters to create a cushion for breakable ornaments that need a little extra protection.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Not only does this container offer six different compartments for different kinds of ornaments, but it's also transparent so next year you can peek through to see what's inside without having to lift the lid.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Protect ornaments from knocking into each other and chipping by making these DIY cardboard dividers.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Gallon-size plastic bags let you group ornaments by color or shape. Then when you decorate the tree the following year, you can make sure you hang up decorations evenly by focusing on one bag at a time.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Just like these plastic containers protect apples by the dozen at the supermarket, they'll keep your larger ornaments safe until next December.

Christmas ornament storage idea: Don't toss those nifty cartons after you finish your latest batch of scrambled eggs. It turns out the circular shape of each holder make them ideal for protecting ornaments from harm.

Make your post Christmas clean up easier by finding ways to reuse decorations (from those burnt out bulbs to pine needles from your tree and wreaths) all over your house. Wine bottles and corks can also be easily repurposed.

Make the post Christmas teardown (and next year's routine) less painful with these clever ideas for Christmas decoration and ornament storage.

When storing Christmas decorations, it's important to first determine what to keep and what to toss.

Christmas storage idea: Start by packing away decorations in customizable storage that doesn't cost a thing, such as the liquor-store castoff shown here. Tape an old holiday card onto each box, so you can easily spot it in the attic or basement, and add a label. That way, you don't have to look through 10 boxes just to find the tree topper.

Christmas storage idea: Use leftover plastic cups from holiday parties to keep your ornaments safe while in storage. Each cup can be glued to a piece of cardboard and provides a protective shell to delicate decorations — you can even stack multiple layers on top of each other in a plastic bin.

Christmas storage idea: If you go big when it comes to wreaths (we're talking every window, inside and out!) and don't have space in your closet for storage, invest in a clothing rack and keep 'em wrapped in plastic in your basement or garage. See more at Sew Many Ways » -

Treat wreaths with the same care you give your favorite party dress. Slip the hoop over the neck of a coat hanger, then cover with a plastic dry cleaning bag to prevent a year's worth of dust from building up. Hang in a closet or from a beam in your attic.

If you store your artificial tree in the garage, this trick will keep it clean and protected all winter, spring, and summer long. When you're ready to decorate it next year, just slice up the side of the wrap with scissors and fluff the branches into shape.

This handy closet organizer is often used to hold more hangers than your rod can handle — but it's even better suited for multiple wreaths. By hanging them in your closet you'll prevent your favorite Christmas decoration from going flat.

If your original ornament boxes are dented disasters (or you just forgot to save them), don't worry. Ask your local liquor store for wine boxes with cardboard dividers, which you can fold and cut as needed. Then layer two to three ornaments wrapped in tissue paper into each slot, placing heavier ones on the bottom. Try egg cartons for tiny trinkets, plastic produce containers or shoeboxes for bigger baubles, and paper-towel tubes for garlands.

Christmas storage: You'll know your ornaments are ready to be hung as soon as you pull them out next year if you loop the ribbon onto wooden rods in a plastic bin while they're in storage. This tip works well for "shatter-proof" balls — but consider storing your favorite glass heirloom ornaments in individual containers.

Christmas storage: Nothing is more frustrating than when long strings of garland get twisted around all of your holiday decorations. Prevent that mishap by storing your beads in a plastic water bottle — each container will hold two strings of beads!

Christmas storage: You can also try winding unwieldy strings of lights around coffee cans. Cut an X in the plastic top, and stick the plug through. Label each string with masking tape and a marker to remind you which lights go on the tree and which go around the door.

How to store christmas lights: When you wrap your lights around pieces of disposable cardboard before putting them in storage, you can write handy reminders ("only half this strand works" "use this set for the porch") that'll keep you organized next year.