The holiday season is well underway and today you’ll learn how to use a crate in your winter decor. This is a super-easy way to add a tiny entryway Christmas crate to your home.
HOW TO ADD A CRATE TO YOUR WINTER DECOR
Holiday decorating has more than started at My Wee Abode, in preparation for all the wonderful Christmas festivities (and blog posts)! #bloggerlife
How ’bout you? Have you started your Christmas decorating, or do you like to wait until after Thanksgiving?
My sister’s mantra is ‘we all need a little extra Christmas this year’, and I must agree. My sister NEVER puts up Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but this year? She started at least two weeks ago!
Tiny Entryway Christmas Crate – A Pinterest Challenge
It’s that time again! The monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by my dear friend Cindy from County Road 407!
If you are visiting from The Farmhouse Life, welcome! Kori’s farmhouse style is so authentic (heck, she actually LIVES on a farm), and she’s a sweetie, too!
The Pinterest Challenge involves a group of bloggers taking one inspiration photo and creating our own version of the photo! Fun, right?
This month, we have 19, count ’em, NINETEEN bloggers sharing inspiration for your home!
The Inspiration Photo – How to Add a Crate to Your Winter Decor
This month’s inspiration comes from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors. Her Christmas Home Tour includes a lovely crate, simply decorated for the holiday season.
This sweet crate looks wonderful on Jennifer’s entryway table. Elements include:
- Rustic crate (from Magnolia yet!)
- Greenery and berries (natural texture)
- Carved wood trees
Super simple, right? You probably already have similar items in your home! I know I did!
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What You’ll Need
Well, as noted above, this is so simple, and you really only need a few items!
- Crate of your choice (Try any of these rustic crates, or one from Michael’s, and make sure you check the size)
- Greenery… You can buy a faux/real mini Christmas tree (mine was from the Target Dollar spot) or use branches like the inspiration photo
- Snowy element… I used an inexpensive white blanket
- Additional textures… wood, berries, etc.
How to Use a Crate in Your Tiny Entryway
Unlike Jennifer’s home, My Wee Abode has a very small entryway, if you even want to call it an entryway. You may have seen it in my Fall Kitchen Tour.
But even small spaces need to look and feel cozy, right?
Well, this little rustic crate with some wintery Christmas elements is the perfect way to make a statement in my little entryway space.
Take a crate and add a simple white blanket to it. I picked up this one at IKEA several years ago for $3 (I think). It reminds me of a ‘blanket of snow’!
If your crate needs some paint, go for it. This one was a bit too dark for my taste, so using a bit of dry brushing with some white paint helped brighten it up. I may even add more!
If you don’t have wood carved Christmas trees, you can add a different wood element!
Although I’ve been wanting to add some birch logs to my Christmas decor, I didn’t have any that worked for this vignette. So, I splurged and DID buy this one item at Hobby Lobby for 40% off (don’t forget your coupon).
And I added some sparkle to it! My Wee Abode is all about frost and sparkle this year!
Then, use a little $5 faux tree from Target, add some flocking and sprinkle with a bit more sparkle!
Adding the Extras to a Tiny Entryway Christmas Crate
If your crate looks a bit lonely, like mine did, add some small elements to the side of your crate.
This sparkly tree was a purchase last year from Walmart, and was part of my faux mantel with a flocked garland.
And the pretty mercury glass ornaments will be making an appearance in another DIY coming soon!
And, yes, you can see my wall heater directly to the left of my entryway bench. It’s not pretty, but it’s real life, y’all! 😉 And, it’s mine!
Now It’s Your Turn
Now, make sure you go visit my blogging buddy and TTA co-host Michelle from Thistle Key Lane! You’re gonna love her unique twist on the challenge!
Is a Christmas crate in your not-so-distant-future decor plans? What might you add to a winter crate?
Be sure to visit all the amazing inspiration by clicking on the links below, or just follow by hopping from one blog to the next!