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Everything Looks Better in a Crate

The Pinterest Challenge this month is to style a crate or basket for Christmas! I’m excited to join a talented group of blogger’s for this challenge hosted by Cindy at County Road 407.

Here is how I styled a crate without spending any money, because I think Everything Looks Better in a Crate! Am I right??

If you are coming over from First Day of Home, thank you for stopping by.

This months inspiration photo comes from a blog post by Jennifer at The Grace House ! Be sure to check out the other participants of this challenge at the end of this post.

FInd The perfect Crate

I am a fan of wooden crates, boxes, etc., therefore, the selection to choose from is quite extensive. Since this is a Christmas Inspiration, this green crate will be perfect. In addition, the shade of green matches my vintage COKE sign perfectly and no money has been spent so far!!

Vintage Crate and old trunk

Add a Mini Christmas Tree

There are so many options to fill the crate for a festive holiday look. However, I have an over abundance of mini Christmas trees and this one with the vintage ornaments looked perfect to add to the crate. Two items down and not money spent yet!!

Old Crate with Christmas Decor.

The crate will sit on top of an old trunk at the top of the stairs and since I’m a more is better kind of girl, the area around the crate will be decorated as well. Here, I’ve added a small wreath beside the crate.

Everything looks better in a crate that’s been decorated around!

There are plenty of snowmen around my house this time of year and this regal fellow fit perfectly into the small wreath. Oh, I’ve still not spent any money.

I love reusing old décor in unique and different ways each year and you can see other ways to repurpose old Christmas décor here.

Vintage crate filled with Christmas Decor

Let’s fill that crate up

Since everything looks better in a crate, why not fill it to the brim?

First I have a collection of vintage children’s Christmas books so I added a stack to the inside of the crate.

Everything looks better in a vintage crate

In addition to the books, I added a few of the pinecones that were foraged around the property. However, before they were added, I use my 2 Easy Step Flocking Method on the tips of the pinecones to give them a snowy feel.

Christmas in vintage crate

I’m loving this crate filled with Christmas goodness and guess what? I didn’t spend a penny. YaY!!

Another inexpensive DIY Project is this Easy Dried Fruit and Herb Garland I have in my kitchen.

Vintage Christmas ornaments

It is the perfect addition for this small space at the top of the steps. The rustic feel is a great addition to industrial loft vibe.

Christmas Scene
Vintage Crate filled for Christmas

If you love Christmas trees throughout the house, this easy DIY Shiplap Tree might interest you.

old books and pinecones in crate

I hope you enjoyed this Pinterest Challenge. How it’s time to take a look at all the other creative ideas from the other participants. Next on the list is Kristin at White Arrows Home.

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Vintage inspired Christmas Tree in a crate
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Christy @ Our Southern Home

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

So gorgeous!!! You have quite the crate! It works with the tree perfectly. It gives me such feelings of nostalgia. XO, Christy

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Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Christy, I really appreciate this. Rachel


Friday 27th of November 2020

Love, love, love your entire display. The tree in the crate with children's books is so perfect and the snowman just finishes off the trunk vignette. How fun is this.

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Saturday 28th of November 2020

Marty, Thanks so much!


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

That'a a beautiful crate, Rachel! I love the color and how it coordinates so well with your vintage sign. I also appreciate all the little details, like the flocked pine cones and children's books. My boys would love to take a peek at those! Happy Holidays!

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Friday 27th of November 2020

Crissy, This was so fun. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Rachel, what a great crate! The green color is so perfect for the holidays. I love the children's books you included. Your Christmas tree has a wonderfully natural and rustic look. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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Friday 27th of November 2020

Carol, I appreciate you so much. Loved doing this with so many talented ladies such as yourself. Rachel


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Rachel--- a vintage loving "more is better kind of girl" after my own heart! Your take on this Pinterest challenge is pure vintage perfection! Green is my favorite color and that chippy green crate is wonderful, especially displayed so near the cool coke sign. Of course I am loving that tree and all your other Christmas treasures. I am pinning away!

So fun to hop with you again. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday 27th of November 2020

Oh Amber, I appreciate all these sweet compliments.