We’re only 3 days into the new year and my house is already devoid of holiday decor. The twinkling glow of Christmas decorations has been replaced with the flashing lights (and noises) of children’s toys.
Packing up the boxes and bins of holiday things is an opportunity for the part of me who loves organizing to have a party. I was one of those kids who constantly rearranged stuffed animals and trinkets. I even collected Pokemon cards just to reorganize them in a binder – by color, by creature type, by rarity, or alphabetically.
Today I want to share with you how I store our ornaments during the 11 months of the year they’re not beautifully displayed on the tree. I found this idea on Pinterest years ago and our keepsakes have been safe. Even through a move! I did lose one ornament from my childhood to the moisture in FL though – I don’t think it was the salt dough that’s so popular, but something similar. But nothing fragile has been jostled into smithereens yet!
Here’s what you need:
- storage bin
- plastic drinking cups
- hot glue gun (and glue)
Here’s what you do:
- Cut your cardboard to the size of the bottom of your storage bin. Do this twice.
- Hot glue cups to one of the pieces of cardboard. You’ll need to press the bottoms flush with the cardboard until dry.
- Use the second piece of cardboard as a top or “shelf.” If your bin is deep enough repeat with more cups. (You’ll need a third piece of cardboard to top this layer.) I put ornaments that come in boxes (such as these) on top of this “shelf.”
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