How I Decorated My Home With Items From The Dollar Store For Less Than $20

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Like some, I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on Christmas decorations this year. It’s not that I’m not in the Christmas spirit, because I certainly am, but I would rather save the money to get each member of my family something special. Extravagant decorations would be lovely but is nothing compared to providing my family with a token of my love and appreciation.
As much as I love Target and Walmart, I wanted to get as much as I could for the least amount of money as possible so I made a visit to my nearest dollar store. I was happy to find that they were fully stocked with a wide variety of Christmas essentials. Here’s what I bought:
  • Clear Glass Saucer
  • Small Red Vase
  • Glitter Bow With Bell
  • Tube of 12 Ornaments
  • Tube of 5 Ornaments
  • Roll of Red Ribbon
  • Red Tree Skirt
  • Blanket of Fake Snow
  • Iridescent Shreds
  • 2 Red Fake Pillar Candles
  • 1 White Fake Pillar Candle
  • 1 White Fake Candlestick
  • Box of 5 Inch String Lights
  • 2 Bundles of Red Fake Flowers
  • Bundle of Gold Fake Flowers
  • Jar of Gel Beads
  • Box of Ornament Hooks

The pre-tax total was $19! Here’s how I used all of it:
I placed the fake candlestick in the middle of the saucer and arranged the ornaments, from the tube of 5, around it.
To make it extra festive, I used some of the red ribbon to make a bow around the saucer.

Next, I spread iridescent shreds across the mantelpiece, with pieces hanging over the edge, and placed the 2 red fake pillar candles on each side of it. I finished it off by placing the bow in the middle.

I kept the kitchen simple. First, I filled the small red vase ? full with gel beads. I then placed the red and gold fake flowers inside, with the gold in the middle of the two. I finished it off by tying another boy around the neck of the vase.

The tree skirt, fake snow, string lights, and 12 pack of ornaments were placed on and around the tree as is customary. The tree lights weren’t long enough so I had to buy another strand. We already had outdoor lights so that did not factor into the expense.

As you can see, my decor wasn’t extravagant and none of it took much skill. It’s all about getting creative with what you have. Making something beautiful out of a limited amount of resources will make your holiday decorations even more special. 

Show us how you decorated in the comment section below!

By: Alecia Stanton

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