One of our favorite Christmas traditions is reading Christmas books and stories every night in December. We finally have enough to have a new one every night – some are more silly than meaningful – and we’ve wrapped them all to open one each night. This year, I’m keeping the holiday SUPER simple and we’re just putting them all out. Unwrapped. (Gasp!) Here’s a fun book box I made to hold all of the books on our bookshelf so that they’re separate from the regular/library books.
Here’s all you need to make a festive box to hold your favorite Christmas books (or anything else you need to store!)
- artificial pine wire stems (found mine at Michaels for 1.99)
- wicker or wooden crate/box
- hot glue
I knew I wanted to use cursive lettering, but didn’t dare try to freehand it, so I just used one of my favorite fonts! All you need to do is print out a word in the size you need and lay the stems on the top to match. It takes a little bending and twisting to get it just right, but it only took a few minutes to finish! I cut a small piece for the dot on the “i”. Since the stems are only about 12″ long, I twisted several together to make one long piece before making my word.
Once your word is made, just use hot glue to attach it to your crate! I love easy projects that don’t look like anything you can buy in stores! Wouldn’t this be a fun gift with a few of your favorite Christmas stories or an Amazon gift card?
Our box fits perfectly on our bookshelf right by the tree and I love the holiday touch it adds to a normally boring piece of furniture!
What are some of your favorite Christmas books to read as a family? Here are 12 of our favorites:
We have a lot of fun holiday projects and GIVEAWAYS coming your way this week so check back!
If you’re traveling this week, be safe and stay warm!
Here are some more ideas for DIY Christmas Decor to check out: