Today I am going to share some DIY Christmas decorations made with boxes. Last year was our first Christmas in this home and I grew tired of spending money on various Christmas decorations on top of furnishing the new place. By the time I got to the urns on our front porch I decided to spend as little as possible. I came up with my $2.68 Christmas Decorations! This year I decided to up my game and I will be sharing these DIY projects on Monday, November 28th at 7 PM ET on Hometalk’s Facebook Live!
This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.It is so easy to put cardboard boxes to work as Christmas decorations and you can get them in so many sizes! I have found the best prices on boxes to be at Walmart. The boxes I bought were 16 x 16 x 15 inch for $1.32, 12 x 12 x 10.5 for .67 each, 14 x 14 x 14 for .68 and 6 x 6 x 6 for .48. You can see that these are bargain prices! The first box I am going to show you I chose to decorate with this fun candy cane striped ribbon! First step was just to wrap the box with the ribbon on all sides and tie it securely on the top. You may want to add a few stones or a small bag of sand inside your box to keep it from blowing if you are placing it outside. My boxes will be outdoors, but on a covered porch. If you don’t have a covered area, you will want to wrap your box in a plastic-backed wrapping paper or foil paper to protect it from the weather.I wanted to add a little greenery to the top of my box, so I just tucked a small pick of faux white pine under the ribbon. I tied a bow with the remainder of the ribbon. The ribbon was too short to tie a nice size bow so I added a little white mesh ribbon to my bow. I added another pick of white pine and a couple of shatterproof ornaments. The box I used for this is one of the 16 x 16 boxes. I propped my box in an urn with the bag of sand holding the one corner down in the urn and tucked a little bit of dollar store greenery around the base. I think this is a lovely way to greet guests, don’t you?I will probably change my box up to coordinate with my front porch decorations. Now it is time to show you a different alternative! For this decoration I wrapped three boxes, two in green and one in red and tied them together with silver ribbon. This looks pretty on the front porch or would look pretty sitting by your fireplace. If you are using these indoors, of course you could use them to hold Christmas presents, too!