Friday, November 20, 2009
Christmas Decorating With Dollar Store Items!
I bought this huge old tool tote several years ago, when I was in my Northwoods decorating stage. I filled it with greenery and those electric candles that you can get at Dollar Tree. I decided to give it a little makeover.
I gave it a whitewash, and decided to go with blue accents. I have never really cared for blue in the past, but this year I have been drawn to it again and again.
I added blue glitter to the candles, and made the bow from Dollar Tree ribbon.
I think I will go back to Hobby Lobby tomorrow and get more of those glittery berry picks, because I think it needs just a little something more. I'm so not good at this type of thing, so I'll probably keep tweaking it 'til I get it right. Any suggestions are very welcome!
These are just those snowflakes that Dollar Tree sells in a box. I added fishing line, and I hope you can see that I added tiny little mirrors all down the line. Enlarge the picture if you can't see. They add a pretty sparkle as they twirl when you walk by.
These are supposed to be trees, again from Dollar Tree.....
but I flipped them over and added silver pipecleaners to make them into cones to hang from the knobs on this chest. I want to put something inside them, but I haven't decided what yet. Probably just some greenery, but I would like something a little more spectacular than that. Ah well, no hurry. It is still just November! I just wanted to show that it's easy to decorate using inexpensive things, and let your creativity turn them into something great. I am in no way affiliated with Dollar Tree. I just love that store!