Sunday, December 4, 2011

christmas book box

If you have been following along for awhile, you know I am a freak for traditions.

I LOVE them and I may or may not drive my poor family insane by my inflexibility with them.

One of my favorite traditions in December is for each child to take turns picking out a Christmas book each night. We snuggle on my bed together and read.

Although our books are beautiful and well taken care of, I sadly cannot say the same for the storage box. I've always hidden the old Easy-Ups box in our entry way closet in the previous years.


However, I wanted to display our books without the cost of buying something new to store them in.

So I headed to the Dollar Tree (they should be paying me for endorsements by now) for packing paper. I found ribbon at Michael's, and a glittery candy cane ornament (50% off!) at Khol's.

I have total glitter phobia, so this shows that I really had a vision for the project.

I wrapped the old box and gave the left-overs to my younger guys, Charlie and Jack.


It kept them busy while I finished the box.

I then taped AND hot glued the wide red ribbon.


Next, I layered the velvet green ribbon and hot glued it as well.


The grand finale was hot gluing the ornament. I choose the initial of our last name.


The final product...


I love it. It was so simple and cost me under $10! Now I have something adorable and practical for our Christmas book storage.

Merry Christmas!

Much love,

Linking up with April.


Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I think this is a great tradition. In fact I just ordered some Christmas books from the library the other day to do something very similar. The box looks great!

Nancy said...

Girl.... we are the same person! Glitter phobia right here too. Only outside, that is my rule. I love this project. Super, duper awesome. Brown craft paper is my go-to this year. keepin' it simple.

erin said...

i love the idea of packing the christmas books away...i always just leave them on our shelves. your box idea is perfect for packing away...and a little present to open each season with timeless christmas favorites! thanks!!

Sara @ Seeing Purple Stars said...

what a neat idea!! i love it!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

i like it!!!
I'm a sucker for traditions too...i still read my dad's falling apart 1930's Twas the Night Before Christmas, to my girlies every night.

Karrie said...

So cute!!

Laurie J said...

NEAT. traditions are the best!