There are few things I love more than Christmas decorations and one of those things is inexpensive Christmas decorations. I used to shop at the dollar store because I thought that was the only way to get the best bang for your buck. Then every year I’d pull out last years decorations and I would hate them, thrown them into the donation bin and then go spend more money.
So then I started getting crafty and I am NOT crafty.
Do you see all of those Christmas bulbs leftover from trimming the tree? Those are the centerpiece of this first craft. One day while I was at Walmart, I saw cute tree clips and I KNEW for what I have already lying around the house these cute clips would make amazing side table pieces.
Tree Clip from Walmart $1.97 a piece
Any size of glass bowl/cylinder
What you get:
and if you don’t have a clip… How about a cute bushel of flowers instead…
I also have envisioned an elaborate stair railing piece and then the one year I went for it…I put normal garland on the stairs and the red seeped into the paint and I had a stripe of pink (yikes). So when I was at Michael’s I noticed these great long pieces of foliage and flowers and thought PERFECT. They were 60% off and I was able to use a coupon on Black Friday so I bought two of these for $11.00.
What you need:
Flower Vines (Mine was $5.50 a piece)
What you get:
Gorgeous (non-pink) railing
I love my kitchen table, my husband convinced me to spend the extra money when we first moved in and I am so glad he did. The centerpiece is just that… it is what everyone sits around eating ham, turkey, and pie. So I love to get create without spending a lot.
What I did:
I bought two more strands of Christmas beauty from Michael’s (these ones were pricey at $9 a piece but they make it). Then I found some flameless candles at Kohl’s for $5.99. I had a couple more clips and a sled lying around (it had chocolate in it last year ;)).
So in total, this table top was around $25.
Lastly, Candles do not work anymore and I can’t see spending a lot of money on a christmas themed scentsy I would only use for 45 days out of the year. So last year at the end of the season I grabbed this cute snowman from Bath and Body Works for $3… Now I plug-in smelly stuff and it’s safe for a two-year-old (i.e. no flames).
How do you decorate on a dime?