What is a box? Five~sided container, with or without a top. Perfect to use in decorating. Let me show you 3 ways to style a box for Christmas decor.
Have you thought about using a box in your Christmas decorating? If not, I have a few ways to style a box for Christmas decor.
Boxes can be new or old, wood or glass, metal or cardboard. Maybe your box is a crate. Maybe it has a lid or not.
Whether you use a crate or a box, whether it’s made of wood or cardboard, the result is the same ~ a wonderful container for Christmas decorations.
Ways to Style a Box for Christmas Decor
When my friend Cindy of County Road 407, our monthly Pinterest Challenge hostess, proposed this Christmas scene, I knew I was in for this challenge. I have boxes, I have crates, and I am ready to roll.
Are you coming over from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane, my fellow Texan and co~hostesses at Tuesday Turn About? You can’t beat her poinsettias.
Our inspiration for this wood box scene was created by Jennifer of Grace House.
What does this Christmas vignette have going for it?
- the box (duh!)
- Christmas trees
- red berries for a pop of color
My Boxes for Christmas Decor
I didn’t have to buy a box or crate to create these Christmas vignettes. I had 2 boxes and one crate that would be perfect. In fact, I had everything I needed to create 3 ways to style a box for my Christmas decor.
I hope that these 3 approaches will give you ideas to search your home for boxes to use in your Christmas decorations.
Vintage Box for Christmas Decor
When you find vintage boxes at a flea market or estate sale, you feel like you have hit the vintage jackpot.
I found my Remington Sure Shot box at an estate sale a few years ago. It’s one of my favorite finds. This old box is perfect for adding a vintage vibe to my Christmas decor.
I’ve used this box in different seasons in different settings.
I have used this vintage box all during the year, but it seems special for the holidays.
This Christmas, I decided to use my Sure Shot box as part of our entry decorations. Styled on our entry commode, it provides the focal point every entry needs.
I set it on our commode and filled it with greenery, a Santa, and a reindeer.
The Santa is one of our extensive collection. We have had this reindeer for over 20 years. He got a new bow with ribbon that I bought a few weeks ago for our new Christmas tablescape (coming next week!).
I added my large wood slice as a base for a Christmas tree in a galvanized container and red candle in a cloche.
The vignette needed more color so I added a string of red beads to the greenery and some red jingle bells to the Christmas tree. A couple of white bottle brush trees from the Dollar spot at Target completes this box Christmas vignette.
I wanted to be sure that this entry could be candle~lit, so I exchanged the cloche for an open vase.
Captain’s Box in the Entry
Across from the entry commode is our staircase. Next to that, we have a tall metal candle stand. Below the candle stand is another vintage box. This is my second way to style a box for Christmas decor.
I bought this one in Jefferson, Texas, decades ago. Supposedly, it is a traditional ship captain’s storage box. Over the years, it has held everything from legos to DVDs to blankets.
The first I did was wrap a garland of greenery and fairy lights around the candle stand.
Next, I opened the lid and filled it with cardboard boxes. Then I draped a piece of Christmas plaid flannel that I bought at Joann on the lid and over the cardboard boxes. My plan is to add either fringe or pom~poms to the flannel, but that will wait for now.
The tall snowman gives height to the scene.
I added another tree in a galvanized pail.
My favorite thing was getting to use the little vintage truck that Sweet Shark and I bought last month on our anniversary weekend in Granbury, Texas. OF course, I stuffed fairy lights inside. A couple more bottle brush trees and I have my second way to style a box for Christmas.
Use a Crate for Christmas Decor
Now your box doesn’t have to be vintage from an estate sale or flea market. It doesn’t have to be old. It doesn’t even have to be a box. A crate from the craft store will work ~ I have painted and decorated one of those.
I have had this crate for several years. (Long before I knew what a blog was, I was painting and DIYing ~ wish I had taken pictures of all those projects for future blog posts.) You can find this type of crate at Joann, Amazon, or other craft stores.
I painted it a light grey and used some old~style vinyl stencils (This was long before A Makers’ Studio) to add Christmas words in red on both sides.
Later I found some birch branches at my local Central Market. I bought 5 of them and then sawed them into 12 ~ 14~inch lengths.
Next, I sprayed them with adhesive and sprinkled glitter on them. I’m not sure I would recommend that as the glitter is always leaving sparkles on the floor.
Another Santa is the center of this box vignette.
I divided my birch logs into 2 parts and used galvanized pails to hold them. Then it was easy to “stuff” and piece of greenery in the crate.
The red candle in my large candle holder finishes off this final way to style a box for Christmas decor.
When we light the fireplace, I may have to move this box vignette away from the fireplace.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my ways to style a box for Christmas. I actually have a few more boxes that I have to decorate for Christmas.
I hope you’ll take the next step on this blog hop by visiting Katie from Let’s Add Sprinkles, another of my Texas friends. Enjoy our last Pinterest Challenge of the year. More will be coming in 2021.
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