Hello friends! I hope everyone is easing into the Christmas season with joy and merriment.
This year I’ve been able to complete several DIY projects to include in my holiday decor and I’ve got fun and simple one to share with you today.
It’s no surprise that I love to wrap gifts. I love paper, ribbon and all the fun embellishments that can make wrapped gifts special and unique.
During the course of the year I keep my gift wrap rolls and supplies stored in a basket in my office. But when the holidays roll around I want to make our holiday wrapping supplies accessible for me and the hubs so I created a mobile gift wrap crate.
I picked up a wood crate at HomeGoods similar to this one. The one I found was painted grey and black.
Since I wanted the crate to be mobile I added brass casters to the base. I had the casters in the garage and they were the perfect size for this project.
Once the caster were attached I decorated the crate.
The feature element of the crate is the darling Merry & Bright vinyl decal from Welcoming Walls. Candi, the owner of the Welcoming Walls Etsy shop graciously partnered with the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour and sent me and the other bloggers a decal to use in a holiday project. The Merry & Bright decal was the perfect piece.
The decals are super easy to use and will work on a variety of surfaces. I placed my white decal on the center board of the crate so the decal really pops against the black background. I used a decorative paper ribbon (from another favorite Etsy shop) on the top and bottom boards and secured them in place with white thumbtacks. It will be easy to remove the paper and change the look whenever I want.
To make the crate super functional I added two short tension rods to create sections for wrapping paper rolls, tissue paper and rolls of ribbon. I added a plastic shower caddy to the side to hold gift tags, scissors and small ribbon rolls.
Including the time it took to attach the casters, this project took less than 30 minutes to complete.
Vinyl decals are such an easy way to decorate and personalize the decor around your house. Welcoming Walls has over 150 amazing decals including designs for the kitchen, inspirational quotes, children’s decal and custom door decals. And not only do you have an amazing array of designs to choose from but you can select from 12+ colors so your decal will fit your decor to a T.
I’m hoping to finish up my holiday shopping this weekend so my giftwrap crate will be getting lots of use.
Cheers to the weekend my friends~