A fun, creative way to top your gifts with holiday cheer. Use a Sharpie to draw on a car and tie on the bottle brush tree with some string.
Why stop at your tree when decorating with Christmas lights? Print and cut out colorful bulbs, fold each in half, and use a glue pen to attach to twine. Then, simply wrap around your package and secure with tape.
For this patterned ode to Christmas trees, you'll need paper card stock, scissors, a sewing machine, 2-inch rubber eraser, and a black ink stamp pad.
This technique is an easy way to keep gift wrapping clean and classy this holiday season. To personalize your gift tag, add a small letter sticker to the ball ornament.
You need: Butcher paper + construction paper + newsprint + twine. Butcher paper becomes the perfect backdrop for stag silhouettes.
These festive Mason jar ideas will fulfill all your Christmas decorating needs.
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 » - CountryLiving.com
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.