The final season of the year is here, and our Christmas home tour walks you through our new holiday house for the 12 days of Christmas. Don’t miss the whole 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor series with pictures of gorgeous holiday interiors – subscribe for free!
More 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor
- 12 Days of Christmas- Day 1 Entryway Welcome Table
- 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2 Porcelain Pets
- 12 Days of Christmas – Day 3 Holiday Bathroom Towels
- 12 Days of Christmas – Day 4 Faux Present Boxes
12 Days of Christmas Home Decor: Day 4 Faux Present Boxes
Getting your house to look ready for the holidays quickly is a snap when you use faux Christmas present decorative boxes! I have a little secret – the gold box pictured is not a real present. It’s not even really a wrapped box. This decorative “present” is from a craft store’s day-after-Christmas clearance sale. It cost about $2 if I remember correctly, but looks very expensive!
The lid lifts off the box and it’s empty inside. The permanently placed ribbon never comes off the box, since it’s glued on, and always looks picture perfect. Plus, as long as you take care of these decorative boxes, they can be used year after year. What a little investment for a big return!
This type of faux Christmas present decorative box has a lot of uses in your holiday home décor. Faux present boxes are great for storage of little items out in the open. They’re also deceptive when used as filler to make a pile of wrapped Christmas presents look even bigger and fuller: just mix them in with your stack of presents under the tree, but don’t put any gifts inside or labels on the outside.
Faux presents can also be set out with holiday displays, which is what I like to do. The gold box in the photos is currently on one of our holiday tablescapes as part of the centerpiece, as you can see in the photo below.
Read more of our holiday articles before you go. Plus, check out our check out our other eye candy here or specifically Winter Eye Candy here. We originally published the 12 Days of Christmas Home Décor: Day 4 on Home Ever After on December 16, 2010.