Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dollar Store Decorating-Christmas Version

I'm at it again.  The decorating bug has hit me this holiday season for sure.  I stopped by the local dollar store and the $1 Spot at Target to get some dollar cheap decorating inspiration.  I wanted something simple and clean that wasn't going to take me a ton of time to whip together.  This is what I came up with...

I purchased a few packages of plastic Cracker Jack-proof ornaments.  They are just the basic round balls in several classic colors with a few glitter to add some sparkle.

I pulled out almost all of my glass vases and a few serving pieces.  When I was teaching I worked part-time for Pottery Barn for several years.  During that time, I took advantage of their amazing employee you can see!

I cleaned and shined the vases, arranged the ornaments, plopped in a couple of candles, added some red tulle around the bottom, and there you have it!

A cheery, classic Christmas vignette that took very little time and even less money.

Check out many other Christmas decorating and frugal ideas over at The Shabby NestRhoda'sBetween Naps on the Porch, and...


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  1. Wow! I don't have a dollar store in my town (sad I know) and the closest one to me is over 25 miles away! But you have shown me that it's worth my drive! Thanks for sharing. I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  2. Love it! Simple and pretty! Very similar to the dining centerpiece I have in the works. :)

  3. Oh, btw, the title of your blog made me laugh! :)

  4. Thanks Carrie! The local dollar store is my new obsession. I joined your blog party. Thanks for the invite!

  5. Carmen, please share your centerpiece when you're done! Yes, my darling Jack is a quick one!

  6. Oh, this is beautiful! Great tips on how to make pretty and not have to spend so much money. But no fair - you have all those wonderful Pottery Barn glass pieces! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. It looks beautiful! You have love the dollar store and how you can take inexpensive things and make them look so elegant!!!

  8. Oh it's just wonderful. Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Beautiful job, so festive.

  10. This looks so beautiful. I love it. Love the fabric, and how you arranged everything. Wow. Very festive. Wouldn't it look gorgeous with white and gold or white and silver? What a great idea you have given all of us!

  11. I. love. it.

    I am a big fan of your blog! Hope you can stop over to visit me at Free 2 Be Frugal sometime.

  12. Thanks you guys! I just LOVE link parties...they are too fun!

  13. Lovely and the tulle is perfect! Visiting from marty's. merry♥O

  14. Beautiful!! I love dollar store decorating!!

  15. It's not that Stockholm don't a cheap stores for a worth novelties or bits and pieces but I been to $ store 2 yrs back when I was in California.
    I was really amazed how they sell the things so cheap.

    Ahhh… it's my haven…

    Happy TTT and hope you enjoy your day & mid-week ahead.

  16. I did most of my decorating with dollar store items and thrift store items. I love what you did with it! Everything looks great!

  17. Very creative and pretty!

  18. I'm so impressed that you did all that beautiful decorating from the dollar store!
    Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!

  19. Great job. Don't you just love those non-breakable ornaments?!

    Cracker Jack and Jude are pretty cute looking. Hope they'll find good things in their stockings.

  20. That is perfect! Colorful and it doesn't break the bank.
    Another friday's favorite for sure :-)


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