I've nearly finished packing away the Christmas decorations and it's taken a lot longer that I thought it would. I know the decorations really should stay up until the 6th of January but when you have had them up since 29th November you really are itching to take them down the day after Boxing Day!
I have a set of Christmas plates and glasses that I only use for Christmas Day
and they have been taking up valuable space in one of my kitchen cupboards. I wanted to box them up in one of my plastic crates but was concerned that they would get damaged. I was searching the Internet with the intention of buying some quilted plate storage bags or bowl protectors when I remembered that I had some purple quilted fabric in my stash from making these horse riding hat bags for a friend.
I used it to line the bags and protect the hats. I had quite a bit left over as the first batch I bought had a flaw in it and the company sent me some more.
This was going to be a no nonsense, no sew, stash busting project and it worked out really well.
I lined the plastic crate with a piece of the fabric.
And cut squares of fabric just slightly bigger than the plates.
There was enough left over the wrap the glasses.
The whole set fitted into one crate.
And there was even room for the gold chargers and my new to me pudding plate that I bought on EBay just before Christmas for £4.
A job well done and a lot cheaper than buying storage bags.
Now I just need somewhere to store the growing number of Christmas filled crates that are now sitting in my conservatory.