Do you find a few more broken ornaments every time you dig them out for the Christmas season? It’s so disappointing, especially when you have heirloom ornaments and keepsakes from your kids that mean so much to you. Luckily, folks have figured out lots of clever Christmas ornament storage ideas, so you can put them away this year knowing that they’ll be well protected until next Christmas.
Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas to Protect Your Keepsakes
Make your own Christmas ornament storage box on the cheap. Glue plastic solo cups to cardboard, fill them with ornaments, and stack them inside the box.
Store beaded garland in plastic soda or water bottles. Don’t worry; they won’t get stuck. They’ll slide right out when you need them.
Use felt scraps to protect ornaments from thumps and bumps.
Keep your favorite ornaments in holiday tins. They’re so pretty, and you probably get several with goodies during the holiday season.
Save your fast food drink holders when you go through the drive through!
Plastic apple cartons are the perfect size for storing delicate glass Christmas ornaments.
Smaller ornaments will fit nicely inside egg cartons.
Cupcake liners are ideal for smaller ornaments.
Create your own cardboard dividers, and put them in a plastic bin to keep them safe.
Fragile ornaments that are cracking or are covered with glitter are at risk of chipping when they’re pulled out of the box or rattled against other ornaments. Protect them with archival tissue paper free of dyes.
Create hanging ornament storage by cutting holes for two rods into a plastic tote. You can store your tree skirt underneath the rods!
If you decorate several trees in your home, organizing ornaments by color can be so helpful.
You can also use baggies to organize ornaments by color, but consider adding some tissue paper around each ornament (see above) to protect the ones that are fragile.