An Illuminated Shutters Christmas Toolbox Centrepiece?! Yes!


My home tends to be a little on the dark side this time of year. So I was trying to come up with a centrepiece that would be safe, yet illuminate the surrounding area.
Two shutters and a few mini lights later, this happened!
And you just won't believe how easy this is...
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This shutters toolbox was so easy and fun to make!
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It all started with a knock on the door. That led to me sprinting across the road in pjs and bare feet to check out a big pile of shutters my neighbours wanted to get rid of!
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Two shutters were screwed onto two pieces of wood, designed to be the end pieces of this toolbox. A branch was perfect for a funky handle.
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Being that this toolbox was so sturdy, it didn't need a bottom. Mini lights were simply placed inside. Then jars of water followed.
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Fresh green branches, cranberries, faux snow and rusty relics were also sprinkled in for good junk measure.
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The result is one very funky, glowy centrepiece that would make any dark area sparkle!
Visit the blog post below to see how else I used this toolbox... hint... every office needs one. :)
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  • Julie Moyna
    on Dec 18, 2014

    So funky! Always inspiring. Merry Christmas!

  • Jan449876
    on Dec 19, 2014

    Grab the shutters while you can so many uses. But expensive. So don't pass an old one bye

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