It’s a new year and I am MOTIVATED to get better organized! The day before yesterday my youngest and I started with his room. Grandma Nystul was coming to visit and since Sten’s room is the “guest room” when she is here, we had an impromptu purging and organizing session in advance of her arrival.
Yesterday, I decided to get started on another organizing project I’ve been meaning to tackle….my Christmas decorations. Ever since I first got married I’ve stored our ornaments, etc in cardboard boxes (which are in pretty rough shape now.) This year I was determined to find a better option.
After looking around online at the PRICES of the “better options” out there I decided a “DIY option” was in order.
So the day after Christmas I made a quick trip to the outlets near our home in search of a deal on some storage boxes. I SCORED when I found these large, see-through plastic bins with lids at Staples for half price…$7.00 each.
Now all I needed was a couple of pieces of cardboard, plastic cups, and my handy glue gun to create a my own version of an idea I had spied on MarthaStewart.com.
Despite the fact that yesterday was New Year’s Day and I prepared two large meals (one for a friend and one for my family) I still had time to create this because it was so quick and easy!
Make Your Own Christmas Ornaments Organizer Box
What You’ll Need:
- Large storage bin of some sort
- Plastic cups
- Glue gun & glue sticks
Simply cut your cardboard pieces so that they fit inside the bottom of your box. Depending on the height of your cups and the height of your box, you should be able to fit at least two layers. Maybe even three if the cups are shorter than mine.
Apply glue to the bottom of the cups (it might melt a little but you’re not going to be drinking out of them, so it’s fine!)
Attach as many as will fit evenly on your piece of cardboard. Repeat with 2nd piece of cardboard.
Now stack on top of each other in the box and you have your own compartmentalized ornament box for a FRACTION of the cost of the ones online or in the stores.
Total price of my DIY Christmas Ornaments Organizer???
The ornaments on my tree now have a safe and secure spot to rest during the off season.
They look pretty happy about it don’t you think? OK…actually Santa is looking a little confused and maybe even mad here…but that’s just because he needs a VACATION! :-)
Now to tackle the REST of the house! In the words of Scarlett O’Hara ……I’ll think about that tomorrow.