Day 6: Storage With Care
Have you ever brought out your holiday storage boxes and excitedly opened up the lid only to find that some of your prized ornaments had shattered?
Ornaments can be the most fragile of Christmas décor, and as such, they need the proper care and protection to maintain their condition. Especially when there’s a vintage collection that would be difficult or impossible to replace, it’s important that you feel confident about the way your ornaments are stored.
But ornament protectors can get pricey, so we’ve rounded up our favorite budget-friendly ornament storage options that you can make yourself to keep your ornaments safe as they’re nestled and snug in their off-season beds.
Ornament storage can be both functional and beautiful! PMQ For Two shows how to combine the two with this DIY crate storage option.
A simple ornament storage option involves a plastic bin, cardboard and plastic cups. Each ornament gets its own compartment, and they’re easily stackable. Check out Living Well Mom for more!
Cardboard File Box
If you want to make your own ornament storage box out of cardboard, here’s a tutorial by Midwood Design Studio.
For round ornaments, consider a plastic apple container! It’s free if you were already planning to buy apples, and it doesn’t require assembly. Photo courtesy of Make Life Lovely.
Hello Glow suggests keeping any special bags your ornaments may come in for optimal protection. You can always purchase small bags to keep your ornaments separate if they didn’t come with any, but that can get expensive quickly depending on the size of your collection. We suggest saving this option for your most prized pieces.
Containers such as drink holders and take-out boxes make great ornament storage options in a pinch. You most likely get one when you go to Starbucks or any fast food chain, so you can save them for your storage needs at no extra cost! Photo courtesy of Sew Many Ways.
If you didn’t catch our post on rejuvenating old frames into holiday art, click here. And see our checklist below for a glimpse at what’s coming next!