Monday, November 14, 2011

Ode to the Dollar Tree...

There will always be Debbie Downers on the Dollar Tree.  People who claim to never find anything in there, they are way too good to shop there and blah blah blah...  But here's a little known secret to the world of crafters...it's the mother ship!!!  I'm not going to even tell you guys home much I spent in there the past few days on Christmas decorations. Yes, everything is only a dollar...and somehow I managed to add A LOT of dollars up. But I will share with you a fun craft for a few bucks : )





The bulk of my supplies came from the Dollar Tree...

I bought ornaments, glitter berries and 6 wreaths. 



The Dollar Tree has thin wire wreaths.  I put the flat sides against each other and twisted them together for a fuller wreath.


Fluff...fluff and more fluff...



I placed everything how I wanted it and then glued it on.  This is the best way to do it.  I put the hook side down on the ornaments then glued them to the branches.  It's a festive fun craft project for cheap : )

{ I wrapped the branches around my spindles to hold them up }



I "thought" I would need three wreaths for my stairs...but two worked just fine.  So with my extra set of wreaths and ornaments I decorated my light fixture in my dinning room.


It looks better in person.  I can't wait to decorate my table.  This years cookie exchange will be awesome!!!

Lastly, I bought some foam plates and glued them together.  I painted them to look like mints and plan on wrapping them with plastic gift wrap to make them look like candy mints.  They will be hung on my big pine tree outside.  I'm debating on making a plywood gingerbread house for the front yard.  It depends if I can find the time and energy.



I will show you on another post how to fake snow on your window : )

I scored these ADORABLE (reusable) straws too at the Dollar Tree.



How cute are they!!!  Perfect for my cookie exchange!

4 comments:

lori {the house of pruitt} said...

Those look great!!!! I love the look of greenery and ornaments on chandeliers :)

And I LOVE Dollar Tree. I make a new wreath every year (for some reason we keep losing our previous years' decorations in the hole in the earth known as the garage..) and for some reason i have never thought to go there for christmas items!!

~Nikki Pullen said...

Thanks! Nervous energy. My friend told me I'll have the whole neighborhood decorated by the time Eric gets home. I go to the Dollar Tree for a lot of my Halloween or Christmas decorations. I don't feel guilty if I toss it...it was only a buck. They have some really pretty glitter ornaments this year. The thing that sucks is you have to buy them early or they will be gone.

Hot Mama said...

Dollar Tree devotee here! What great ideas, and wonderful execution! Nice job!

Danielle said...

These are SO beautiful! I just found you at Give a Hoot Wednesday. I am always looking for new (preferably cheap) craft ideas. I really need to make better use of the dollar store. Thanks for the idea. I have started a new blog on homemade ideas, and I want crafts to be a major part of my writing.