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Easy Vintage Glass Ornament Storage

I’m ready to move on from the holiday season and dive right into whatever this new year has to bring… even if it means more snow. lol. How about you?

Before I can move on I have to put the holidays away so I started with some Christmas decorations yesterday and I thought I’d share an easy way to create some inexpensive ornament storage.

Sometimes I’m lucky at the thrift stores and I find vintage ornaments in their original boxes, but more often than not I find a mixed lot in small plastic bags.

easy DIY vintage glass ornament storage

You don’t need to buy any fancy containers for glass ornament storage.

All you need are some ordinary boxes that are just tall enough for one layer of ornaments and some tissue paper. That’s it.

I’m using a a ankle boot box and a grocery store oyster box.


easy DIY vintage glass ornament storage

All you do is line the box with the tissue paper and then scrunch it to separate the ornaments.

The beauty about this very easy storage is that you can customize the interiors of the boxes to fit any ornaments no matter their shape and size.


easy DIY vintage glass ornament storage

Here the boot box in which I’m storing some vintage Colombia mercury glass snowmen, Santas, and altar boys… as well as a few assorted vintage glass balls.


easy DIY vintage glass ornament storage

Here’s the oyster box with a variety of vintage glass ornaments.

Creating these boxes is really very quick and easy, and I store all my vintage glass  ornaments this way. The boxes can be easily packed on top of each other inside larger boxes.

For my newer and unbreakable ornaments I use free liquor store boxes.


easy DIY vintage glass ornament storage

I’m so excited that 2017 is here! Woo hoo!

I’m itching to get started on my kitchen makeover. I’ll be picking out my paint for the cupboards later this week and I can’t wait to start painting.

Painting is one of my favourite things to do. I love being in the painting zone. It’s one of my happy places. 🙂

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. So easy! I love the simplicity of storage. I found some of my fragile ornaments broken from last year so I will have to do this. I can’t wait to see your kitchen colors!

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! I can’t wait pick my kitchen colours. 🙂

  2. I have used the plastic cups glued to a board then stored in a plastic tote method for several years since I found it on Pinterest. There’s been no breakage despite my son’s less than delicate handling of the totes. I would be too afraid to store this way, at least while he is still home helping with the pulling out and putting away part. Lol

    1. lol. I get that. It’s not something I need to worry about. I’ve seen that method too Debbie, but I’m always trying to keep things a inexpensive as possible… or should I say cheap. lol.

    1. Thanks Kris! I can’t wait to get started!

  3. For very small ornaments I use old egg crates. It works really well. Can’t wait to see your kitchen paint colors.

    1. Wow Sharon, you just reminded me that my mom used the egg containers years ago. I’d completely forgotten that. I’ll have to give that a go.

  4. Happy New Year!! I’ve been house/critter sitting since Dec 17, so I feel totally out of the loop! You have so many beautiful ornaments! And this is a great idea for storage. I’ve just finished putting away my ornaments and all three trees!!! Dona

    1. Thanks Dona! Welcome back. I don’t dare put most of them on the tree because of the cats. Next year I need to come up with a project so I can use all my vintage ornaments. Maybe a huge wall tree. Who knows! Happy New Year!

  5. Fonda Rush says:

    Looking forward to your kitchen re-do. We have one of those ourselves, but that will wait for some time to come! Best wishes in the new year!

    1. Thanks Fonda! Best wishes to you too. 🙂