Happy Monday friends, and a great big Happy New Year!
I’m ready to move on from the holiday season and dive right into whatever this new year has to bring… even if it means more snow. lol. How about you?
Before I can move on I have to put the holidays away so I started with some Christmas decorations yesterday and I thought I’d share an easy way to create some inexpensive ornament storage.
Sometimes I’m lucky at the thrift stores and I find vintage ornaments in their original boxes, but more often than not I find a mixed lot in small plastic bags.
You don’t need to buy any fancy containers for glass ornament storage.
All you need are some ordinary boxes that are just tall enough for one layer of ornaments and some tissue paper. That’s it.
I’m using a a ankle boot box and a grocery store oyster box.
All you do is line the box with the tissue paper and then scrunch it to separate the ornaments.
The beauty about this very easy storage is that you can customize the interiors of the boxes to fit any ornaments no matter their shape and size.
Here the boot box in which I’m storing some vintage Colombia mercury glass snowmen, Santas, and altar boys… as well as a few assorted vintage glass balls.
Here’s the oyster box with a variety of vintage glass ornaments.
Creating these boxes is really very quick and easy, and I store all my vintage glass ornaments this way. The boxes can be easily packed on top of each other inside larger boxes.
For my newer and unbreakable ornaments I use free liquor store boxes.
I’m so excited that 2017 is here! Woo hoo!
I’m itching to get started on my kitchen makeover. I’ll be picking out my paint for the cupboards later this week and I can’t wait to start painting.
Painting is one of my favourite things to do. I love being in the painting zone. It’s one of my happy places. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!