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What do I do with my extra ornaments?

After finishing my village and Christmas tree, I had a boat-load of extra “filler” ornaments that went unused. After watching the classic Christmas cartoon “Noel” as a child… I just can’t not use them. So, this evening, I came up with a really fun idea.

Read on to see how I did it!

Ornament Filled Wooden Crate

Step 1:
Use a wooden crate


I purchased this skinny wooden crate for $5 at Michael’s. I’ve used it for a variety of purposes in my home decor, and tonight, I grabbed it for this new idea.

Crate painted brown


I had painted it a dull “blend-in-with-the-background-brown, previously.

Sorry for the crappy pic.

Step 2:
Choose a ribbon

I found this spool of ribbon for only $1 at… you guessed it, Dollar Tree. Cheap and easy. Just like your mom. Sorry… heh.

I used some hot glue and stretched it tight across the edges of the crate.

Step 3:
Make a bow

I used to same ribbon, with some red as a backing, and made a simple, small bow. If you don’t know how to make your own bow, check out step 2 of my Christmas Tree tutorial here.

I then used a spot of hot glue to fasten the bow to the wooden crate.


Step 4:
Fill it up

Once the hot glue dried, I then filled up the crate. To cut down on the ornaments needed, I placed batting in the bottom. Then I filled it with assorted globe ornaments, and voila! You know have a simple and homemade, homo-made ornament basket with custom bow. I hope you love it!

The whole project took me less than 15 minutes. Let me know if you make one!


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