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