shelving made from crates. Well, I had a coupon for half off one item at A.C. Moore and snagged another crate for only $5! I haven't had time yet to seal it, so it is not the same color as the other crates. Though, I don't mind, I love them!
Even more than I love my shelves, I love decorating them. I just wanted to share with you my Christmas decorations on my crate shelves.
I didn't change much of what I had, just took the leaves away and used some Christmas tree clippings. I even found those berry things in the vase up top in Christmas colors to replace my fall ones at A.C. Moore. They were about .40 each! I think they are meant to be floral picks...you know, to spruce up floral arrangements.
Then, I used the vase filler I picked up for $3 at Wal Mart after Halloween. Remember, I put some leaves in it fall it up a bit. I took out the leaves and used Christmas tree clippings that I got for FREE! I purposely got the vase filler pack that had pine cones, red fruit and red berries so that I could reuse it at Christmas time. I took a larger Christmas tree branch (FREE) and put it in the unfinished crate (sigh) I'm in love. I had to move some of the books around so that this new crate felt just as much a part of my shelving solution as the rest. I finished off the shelving with some snowflake ornaments (10 for $1 at Dollar Tree), some small ornaments I had left over from my other decorating projects (12 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and the rest of the left over red berry stuff I used on my wreath ($3 for the whole spray at A.C. Moore). I must say, I love how this turned out and it took me maybe a total of 10 minutes...even better!
The last thing I added to my shelves were some little Christmas trees I made (I will give you a tutorial later). they weren't my favorite when I first finished them but, they are growing on me. OH, and I can't forget my precious little sparkly green present ornament that I am in love with (and not just because it was a buck at Wal Mart!).
There you have it...my shelving gone from fall to winter in one fell swoop! What are your decorating ideas for Christmastime?