Christmas Decor In Trunks, Buckets and Baskets

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Like container gardening, Christmas decorating can be done in small areas by filling trunks, buckets or baskets with various festive items.  This is an easy way to highlight a certain area or make a focal point.

I love to decorate in this way and find it less overwhelming to work on one contained area at a time.

A vintage salesman case was used for this display in our entree way.  I just filled it with some favorite Christmas decor and it made a nice welcoming focal point.

Since I don’t have an area large enough for a table or shelf that is big enough to display Christmas decor in our foyer, it worked out great to use a container and place it on the floor.


I also have plenty of different metal buckets that I have decorated and use to hold birch logs or greenery:

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Here are some more inspirational ideas that I have found:

Christmas decor in a laundry cart by Savvy City Farmer

This is a great use for a cool looking laundry cart.  It just shows that anything can be used for container Christmas decorating!

photo via 1.bp.blogspot

I love the natural look of the twigs and the white Christmas bulbs almost look like snow balls.  The tin bucket is a perfect container for this display.

Christmas tree in a can by Apartment Therapy

This small Charlie Brown Christmas tree looks grand displayed in the large tin can bucket.

photo via Announcing It

I happen to love using vintage trunks for Christmas decor and filling them with simple greenery is easy and impressive.

photo via The Inspired Room

A tree in a basket is a warm and natural way to secure the base.  It also creates a perfect backdrop for neutral and naturally wrapped presents.

Christmas porch decor by Cumming Local

A porch is a perfect place for some container decorating.  I like this rusty tin metal bucket for displaying greenery.

Happy Decorating!

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  1. Renee, these are WONDERFUL ideas!!! I have some small trunks that I’ve been wondering how I could use them other than ‘just another flower arrangement’. Problem solved! Wish I had thought of it! lol

    1. Oh good Camille! I’m glad you have been inspired 🙂

  2. You’ve got some gorgeous arrangements here.

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