Boxes of Fun

After making 8 wreaths this year from vintage christmas ornaments I was left with quite a pile of old ornament boxes.  I love these old boxes as much as the ornaments that came in them. 

I've been burning blisters on the tips of my fingers with the hot glue and I've got a big batch of them turned into fun and kitschy decorations themselves.

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This is exactly the kind of thing I would have dreamed up to make when I was 10 yo.  Yeah, I'm thinking like a 10 yo these days.

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25 thoughts on “Boxes of Fun

  1. That is a BRILLIANT idea! They are really really cute. If that’s what thinking like you’re 10 gets you, yippee for you!
    Denise

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  2. All the best things are dreamed up by 10 year olds! I love them. I saw a box of ornaments at the thrift store the other day and thought of you!

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  3. These are great! Is that a flocked red coffeepot on the top left, or plastic? Either way, that one is my favorite- even a cuckoo clock!

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  4. A diorama of pure kitsch! What could be better?
    xo
    Pam
    P.S. I have added you to my blog-o-rama!

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  5. So cute! Great idea. I just bought some old ornaments in their original boxes at a garage sale and the woman wrote the price right on the front of those great boxes. Argh!

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  6. I loved these so much last year – I’m glad you made more! I just noticed the box on the ornaments I got yesterday has a little tab on the back that you can pop up – for hanging, it says, like you were supposed to hang up the whole box of ornaments? (Which would be cute.) Or maybe for a store display. (More likely.) Anyway, yes, I’m reading ornament boxes now, but somehow I thought you’d understand.

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  7. Hi Suzy – these are fab…a real waste-not, want-not idea.
    I remember as a 10 year old cleaning out the egg shell from my tea-time boiled egg, and adding a face, red hat and cottonwool beard and hanging santa egg-heads from the tree.
    Handmade decorations are great and hold the best memories,
    Niki

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  8. Haha! Those are awesome! I would have NEVER thought to use those old boxes to make new ornaments! What great ornaments you made!

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