How to style a Crate for the holiday season

Decorate with a wooden crate for a festive Holiday display!

Hello Friends. It’s time again for another round of the Pinterest Challenge. Today, I’ll be showing you a fun way to decorate with wooden crates this holiday season.

If you’re coming over from Lora at Create and Ponder – Welcome! And thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m glad you’re here.  Wasn’t her crate beautiful?!

And a special thanks to Cindy from Country Road 407 for organizing all of this! Well, there’s a lot to see so let’s get started.

This month’s inspiration photo comes from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors.   I love how she added these rustic wooden trees and beautiful evergreen sprigs! The berries give a perfect pop of color too!

The inspiration photo comes from Jennifer at The Grace House Interiors.

I decided for this Pinterest challenge that I was going to think outside of the box. Literally! Instead of layering Christmas goodies inside, I was going to stack mine in my fireplace along with my jars and crocks and Create a sort of pedestal.

I started with my two crates. I stacked one upside down first, that way I could put things on it. The other crate I stacked on its side so it lays vertically. I stacked them differently because I wanted to create varying heights to add dimension to my fireplace.

Next, I wanted to showcase my collection of jars and crocks. So I stacked them throughout the fireplace. Some I stacked on the crates and some right beside the crates.

Lastly, I decided my fireplace display was missing something and needed a pop of color. So I added this faux poinsettia. It adds just the right amount of color and also adds height to the overall display adding more symmetry throughout.

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Now it’s time to check out Julie from My Wee Abode ‘s Christmas crate! Don’t forget to check out all the other links too.  You’re bound to Pin and save several somethings!  😉


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Much Love,

Kori ~From The Farmhouse Life

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  1. Hi kori I love that wall and fireplace insert . Love it!
    Love the crocks too! Happy Thanksgiving.
    PS YOur profile pic makes me smile everytime I see it! laura

    • korilynmartin says:

      Thank you! I’m always on the hunt for more crocks! lol and i’m glad it makes you smile. I’m never far form a cup of coffee – thought i’d make it offical with my pic lol!

  2. Kori,
    Loved seeing all your vintage goodies. Excited to join you on this Challenge. Rachel

  3. My vintage loving heart loves how you decorated the inside of your firebox for Christmas with vintage jugs, your crate, and poinsettias. This looks fabulous and I’ll bet that any visitor to your’re home is going to comment on your creativity.

    • korilynmartin says:

      That’s so kind of you to say – Thank you! I’ve got 6 fireplaces in my home and not all are in use to it’s fun to create different styles which each.

  4. Yes, crates work perfectly for adding height and getting everything right where you want it. Loved seeing your Christmas mantle and shelves; fun idea to feature your crock collection. Love your mod farmhouse style!

    • korilynmartin says:

      Yes, exactly!! and thank you. I. have 6 fireplace here – not all are in use so it’s fun to decorate the fireboxes on the ones not in use and create different mantel styles too.

  5. I absolutely love how you were inspired by this challenge. Your collection of stoneware jugs is just charming!

  6. Your ‘outside of the crate’ thinking is lovely, Kori! The perfect addition to your fireplace, and gotta love those crocks and foliage you used, too! Pinned!

  7. […] you are visiting from The Farmhouse Life, welcome! Kori’s farmhouse style is so authentic (heck, she actually LIVES on a farm), and […]

  8. A cute display. I love your fireplace and your collection of crocks.

  9. How fun to decorate around that fireplace! I am a crazy person when it comes to fireplace mantels. I have 3 faux mantels and have had to stop buying them because I’m afraid of judgement. LOL. Love your bottles too and how you think “outside of the box.” Thank you for joining in. Looking forward to see the rest of you Christmas home.

    • korilynmartin says:

      Thank you!
      I love decorating fireplaces too. My house is 200 years old and there are 6 fireplaces here. So it’s fun to decorate each one differently!

  10. I love the idea of using crates as platforms to display a collection and what a collection you have with these vintage crocks. They look great framed in your fireplace too!

  11. Niky says:

    Love your crock and jar collection. I inherited a few from my mom, and I love seeing how other people use theirs! Such inspiration!
    I had such fun participating this month with you all in the Pinterest Challenge! Looking forward to next time! 🙂
    Niky & The House on Silverado

    • korilynmartin says:

      Thanks! I keep trying to grow my collection. It’s cool to think about how they were used 100 years ago!

  12. Amber says:

    Your collection of crocks is fabulous and using the crate to elevate a couple for interest is a great idea! Everything looks cozy, festive and merry for Christmas!
    So fun hopping with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Crissy says:

    You’ve done a great job arranging your beautiful collection of crocks and crates, Kori! (Try saying that five times fast..ha!) I love the color and style of your fireplace. The decorated crates added extra charm to your beautiful display. Happy Holidays!

  14. Marty says:

    How clever is this to decorate the firebox of your fireplace and using the jugs. Genius and so pretty and fun.

  15. Kristin says:

    This is such a creative idea! I love the idea of decorating your fireplace like this! Love your dark wall and shelves!!

  16. Kori, love your interpretation of the Pinterest Challenge. The fireplace, I assume it’s not a working one!!, is a great focal point for this arrangement . The poinsettia is a great addition. Welcome to the PC tribe.

  17. Kori,
    This month’s challenge was such fun. I love your collection of jugs. I have a couple and you’ve inspired me to do something similar with them. Your bookcase area is just lovely!

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