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DIY Storage Ideas: How to Store Christmas Decorations

When you're finished decking the halls, use these storage hacks for your decorations.

By: Rebecca Gonner & Laura Plack, Editors, diyideacenter.com
DIY Storage Ideas How to Store Christmas Decorations

If decorating is the best part of Christmas, then putting the decorations away is probably the worst part of Christmas. When it comes time to un-deck your halls and you want better ways to store Christmas decorations, look to this DIY Storage Ideas: How to Store Christmas Decorations collection for inspiration.

Christmas is a magical time of year, and decorations are one of the many great Christmas projects that can help you feel that magic surround you. It may seem like a good idea to have 5 nativity sets (one for every room on the main floor), 6 strings of garland, 10 sets of lights, and 15 variations of Santa Claus, but you don’t want to be regretting those buying decisions when it comes time to pack it all away till next winter.

This collection of DIY storage ideas will provide you with projects and inspiration for storing all your Christmas decorations. Whether you have a plethora of cords and wires that constantly tangle in mangled up knots, or you simply can’t find a storage box that fits all your tree ornaments comfortably, you can find a solution to your storage struggles in the collection below.

DIY Shelves for Storing Decorations

Sometimes, installing some decent DIY shelves is all you need to fix your storage struggles. Instead of piling everything in a heap on the floor, why not use that wall space for shelves so that all your boxes can be easily accessible and clearly seen? When you build your own shelves, you are guaranteed that they will fit in the space you have available, and you can personalize their size to whatever you need to store.

Have a space for that tall box for the snowman statue you keep by your front door and a spot for the wide box that holds the display trays for your famous Christmas cookies. Make shelves on wheels so it can be pulled out when needed but tucked away the other 10 months of the year. These DIY shelves projects will help you store everything exactly as it needs to be.

  1. Basement DIY Shelving
  2. How to Build Industrial Shelves
  3. Easy DIY Barnwood Shelves
  4. Rolling Pantry DIY Storage
  5. DIY Mudroom Lockers
  6. Unexpected Dresser into Shelves Makeover
  7. Unique Geometric DIY Shelf Project

Unexpected Dresser into Shelves Makeover

DIY Storage Boxes for Christmas

The proper storage container can make such a difference when trying to get organized. Upcycling some average cardboard boxes with a bit of spray paint can give you the option to store your Christmas decorations in a more visible place. With wheeled crates, you can tuck your storage under low shelves or into odd corners and easily wheel it out when you need it.

By putting together a simple PVC stand with some laundry bags attached, you can have plenty of storage for Christmas pillows, stockings, garland, anything you can fit in the laundry bags! Try these organization projects to store your Christmas decorations.

  1. Fashionable Stock Box DIY
  2. DIY Wire Mesh Storage Baskets
  3. DIY Storage Box with Wheels
  4. Easy DIY Pantry Organization
  5. PVC Project DIY Organization
  6. DIY Wooden Toy Box

DIY Wooden Toy Box

Unique DIY Storage Ideas for Christmas Decorations

Still want more brilliant DIY storage ideas for your Christmas decorations? Check out these unique DIY storage ideas for some inspiration. Build a rolling cart of peg board and add hooks and containers to hold any decorations you like. 

Design a fold-out storage space with hooks for all your lights and garland that easily tucks into the wall, taking up minimal space. With a little organization in your garage, you can find room to store decorations out there. Create these DIY projects, or use them as inspiration for your own great storage idea.

  1. Folding DIY Organizer for Cords
  2. Cardboard Christmas Lights Organizer
  3. How to Organize Your Garage
  4. DIY Portable Storage
  5. Leather DIY Cable Organizer
  6. Ribbon Organizer DIY IKEA Hack (For your gift wrapping!)

Cardboard Christmas Lights Organizer

What's your best storage idea for Christmas decorations?

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What great ideas! Especially for storing the lights. They're always a tough thing to store

These ideas are so great! Our family usually just ends up tossing our decorations in the top of our hall closet, so come holiday season, it's just an avalanche of lights, ornaments, and glitter. Thanks for ideas!

My family is notoriously bad at storing our Christmas decorations. The lights are always tangled or some of the bulbs are broken. Our nativity set has seen better days. It's covered in glitter and some of the wise men are missing heads. I'm going to have to forward this to my parents so maybe we can do better this year.

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