Cola Crate Christmas Craft

Cola Crate Christmas Craft

If you ever find yourself in our house during the month of December, you’ll quickly realize that I love anything “Vintage Christmas”- from Shiny Brite ornaments, to Putz houses, to old sleighbells on cracked leather straps- we enjoy a little bit of everything from Christmases past.

So it should come as no surprise that I fell in love with this pin on Pinterest. For a few years now, I’ve been passively looking for the perfect vintage soda crate. But unlike the pin, I wanted to use some of my larger Shiny Brites, which are usually relegated to fill bowls and jars. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Vintage red and green Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments to be displayed in a retro wooden soda crate by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Hurray for old ornaments!

Very recently, I found the perfect crate- now, it’s not as old as some of the crates I’ve admired (there’s a “77” stamped inside, which makes it just two years younger than me!), BUT, it’s designed for 1-liter bottles. So the openings are large enough for plump ornaments…plus it’s red…AND the RC could stand for either Royal Crown or Retro Christmas. SOLD!

Vintage wooden soda crate to be repurposed as DIY Christmas ornament display by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

RC = Retro Christmas!

I then purchased some small brass cup hooks– other than the shiny gold color, they were perfect (i.e., I needed the screw end to be short, as to not poke through the narrow dividers of the crate).

Small brass cup hooks to screw into vintage soda crate to repurpose into DIY Christmas ornament display by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

These will do…after a quick, vintage-y makeover!

I did a quick-and-dirty spray paint job to tone down the brassiness using an antique bronze paint.

Small brass cup hooks to screw into vintage soda crate to repurpose into DIY Christmas ornament display by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

There! A little less brassy.

And then I just set to work- screwing in a tiny cup hook in each opening. Now, I could have spent time measuring and marking, ensuring each hook was in the very center…but I was way too excited and guesstimated the center in each of the 12 openings. I used a small craft hammer and small pliers, as well.

Small brass cup hooks to screw into vintage soda crate to repurpose into DIY Christmas ornament display by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easier to say than do…the cubbies don’t give you much room to push these suckers in.

When all 12 hooks were attached, I grabbed my beloved ornaments to hang in each cubby-hole. And then… ta-da! How adorable is that? Perfect to top a bookcase or the mantle this coming holiday season!

DIY vintage Christmas ornament display with a repurposed antique wooden soda crate by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

How pretty!

Super easy and not even messy! And heck, you could even store your old ornaments in the crate for the other 11 months of the year. And if you swing by this Christmas, you’ll certainly see my Christmas Cola Crate somewhere in the house. And be sure to check out my other Christmas projects for festive repurposing inspiration!

Craft on!

S

PIN ME!DIY vintage Christmas ornament display with a repurposed antique wooden soda crate by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. Melissa @ Simply Sweets by Honeybee says:

    I love this! My mom has handed me down a lot of her ornaments. They would great in a display like this. I’m on the lookout for a crate now.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Make sure you look for a crate with big enough cubby-holes…that’s the trick! (Unless your heirloom ornaments are little…then it’s not as big a deal) 🙂

  2. Now I just hav to find a cute crate. Awesome idea!

  3. I would love to find a crate like that. The cool thing is you can change out what’s in it throughout the year.

    Perfect!
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is so cute!!!

  5. Sadie, what you made is adorable! TFS 🙂

  6. Definitely cuteness!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show-Licious!
    ~ Ashley

  7. That is what I call organised Christmas! 😉
    Love that you used the old crate!

    Thanks for linking up with Big Christmas Link Party:)
    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

  8. So,so cute! What a great idea! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday lives!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrate-it-blog-party-19.html

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