I recently inherited my opa’s old tool box. My mom knows that I have a “thing” for old stuff, and I was delighted to take it out my parent’s garage where it was collecting dust.
I didn’t use it for storing tools, but instead….
…..I made it my centerpiece in my family room and filled it with Christmasy items!
In the tool box from left to right:
a “tree” with red berries, a red bucket full of real greenery and pine cones, and a poinsettia.
For the “tree”, I found a dead branch that had lots of mini branches coming off of it. I then randomly hot-glued little red “berries” that I already had to the branches. I placed a hedgehog (?) I already owned under the tree. To keep the tree sturdy, I placed it in an pretty, glass canning jar and put pebbles found in my garden into it.
For the middle greenery, I placed some wet floral foam in a red tin tub, cut some fresh greenery, and had a hay-day shoving it all in. I then wired some pine cones onto floral wire and stuck them throughout the greenery.
I’m hoping this will last quite a while, as long as I keep watering the foam. 😉