Dollar Store Christmas Decor

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I love decorating for Christmas. I listen to the music as soon as it starts playing on the radio. I love putting up lights and the gawdy glittery ornaments.

At our old house I went through a brief stint of lighting up every single bush in our front yard.

I say brief because first off, I had to put everything up by myself (except lights on the house, the husband did that.) Second, the power bill. Our bill was well over twice the norm one year. That was it for me.

But I still went pretty crazy inside. At least in our main living space.

Now at our new house, we have two main living spaces. And we’re hosting Christmas, so I need to decorate accordingly.

Unfortunately, brand new Christmas decorations just aren’t in the budget this year, (if we want to buy presents, anyway.) So I thought I would check Pinterest for some budget friendly, DIY Christmas decorations.

Here is what I found, followed by what I did…

1. Easy Wreath

I hit up the dollar store with high hopes for the ornaments. Sadly they only had three colors, but I was willing to make do. They didn’t have the foam circle so I cut up an aluminum pan I already had.IMG_3398.JPGThey also didn’t really have much of a variety of sizes, so any random gaps I had, I just stuffed a coffee filter in there (left overs from the wreath I made last week.) This wreath cost me about $3.IMG_3424.JPG2. Giant Wall Snowflakes All I needed to buy for these were Popsicle sticks, so they only set me back a dollar.IMG_3444.JPG3. Ornaments in the window I was pretty excited about this one because I have some ornaments that I love but couldn’t put on the tree because they’re too breakable.IMG_3433.JPGNot the most impressive photo, but it looks pretty cool in person. And it brings Christmas to the room!

Do you have any inexpensive decorating ideas, Pinterest or otherwise? Please share! I have a few open spaces!

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26 Comments

  • Reply coffeemugsandsippycups

    Love these ideas! Heading over to give you a follow on Pinterest. 🙂

    December 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm
  • Reply maggiemaysgifts

    love all of this…the popsicle sticks turned out so cool and I love the hanging ornaments!

    December 5, 2014 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply threeboysandamom

    You are so creative! Love this! Great job

    December 5, 2014 at 11:21 pm
  • Reply andthreetogo

    I love the snowflakes! I am going to make those with z next week!

    December 6, 2014 at 12:50 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Yes! Those were awesome-I love how they turned out! Have fun!

      December 6, 2014 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Akaleistar

    That wreath is so pretty!

    December 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Ai

    Love all your ideas! I have some extra ball ornaments, so I’ll try the window thing!

    December 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm
  • Reply NerdyKoreanMom

    I love the ornaments hanging down the window! We decided not to put up our big Christmas tree this year because I’m 100% sure my baby will be tugging on the tree from the bottom… I’ll have to try your window idea! Thanks! 🙂

    December 9, 2014 at 7:45 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! We love it! Its so festive!!

      December 9, 2014 at 7:47 am
  • Reply Traci@tracesoffaith.com

    What a good idea to hang the fragile ornaments from the window rather than on the tree. We have a kitten. We have concrete floors. The tree is a ticking time bomb for me this year! A good post with nice pics!

    December 9, 2014 at 8:39 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you so much! Haha! “A ticking time bomb” is a great way to put it!

      December 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply Jess

    I love the snowflakes – they came out awesome! How festive!

    December 9, 2014 at 8:46 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! They might be my favorite!

      December 9, 2014 at 8:46 am
  • Reply Theresa (Capri + 3)

    The ornaments in your window look really pretty. That is really festive and fun!

    December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! Next year I’ll probably get some more to add. 😀

      December 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Tricia the Good Mama

    So pretty! These are great. I love how they are cheap too!

    December 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! Ha, yes, the price was almost my favorite part.

      December 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply katie

    love it’s! The snowflakes looks awesome!!

    December 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you-they’re my favorite!

      December 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply breetalks

    What great ideas! I’d never seen the giant wall snowflakes before! I’ll have to put them on my to-do list! Pinning them. Thanks!

    December 9, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire

      Thank you! It was so much easier than I thought it would be. And I love how they turned out!

      December 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

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