Christmas Ornament Organization

Small ornament sotrageUsually I save all my egg cartons for the farmers who sell their eggs roadside, but this year I am keeping a bunch of them for myself as they are perfect for storing small Christmas ornaments.  No tangles! For larger ornaments I use the boxes you find in stores because they save me so much time when putting up and taking down the ornaments. Clear boxes let you see in before you even get started so if you like to put a certain type of ornament on first you can find them easily.

ornament storage boxIf you have a wine box with compartments use it for large ornaments.

If you have a great many ornaments and display items, consider having an “Open this Box First” container.  Depending on you, it might be lights or it might be something that gets you in the mood to begin decorating.  Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Christmas ornaments

Christmas Wreath ideas

Christmas Wreath

If you have not discovered Pinterest yet, and you are looking for ideas for decorating you will find a huge selection of wonderful ideas. You do need to make an account to look, but you will find thousands of photos.  Today we are really digging all the wreathes for Christmas.

You can make a wreath from scratch or buy one, but I will tell you, if you have the time, there is great satisfaction in piecing together a door wreath. Christmas is an especially fun time because there are so many things available to create one. Wreathes are laborate, fun or whimsical- do what makes you happy.

Christmas WreathYes, those are beer caps.  What a great way to display a collection.

Christmas WreathChristmas WreathAnd if you are super busy this December and time is precious, a bell wreath is festive every time the door opens.

Christmas WreathMerry Christmas!