For the most part, I don't use a lot of Martha Stewart's ideas. I think she's a very creative woman with lovely projects, but I just don't have much need for a fancy centerpiece when our table is usually set with mismatched cups and plastic plates. However, when I came across this idea for ornament storage on Pinterest, I knew that it was a Martha Stewart tip I would actually use. Before I took down our Christmas tree the other day, I got my supplies ready.
Check it out...
Pretty smart, isn't it? I already had the large storage box, but the flimsy little cardboard dividers it came with were pretty much worthless. I just cut two pieces the same size as the storage bin from a large cardboard box, then hot glued on some plastic cups. As I took the ornaments off the tree, I put them into the plastic cups, filled up one layer, then added the second piece of cardboard and cups!
Thanks, Martha, for this smart and easy solution. (Now if only she had some tips for vacuuming up all the pine needles that flew everywhere as I tried to carry the undecorated tree out of the house!)