Christmas is almost here, and we can’t wait! As much as we love this time of year, the holiday season can strain our budgets. For this reason, we’re sharing how to update your holiday decor without breaking the bank. Here are our favourite clever ways to use inexpensive dollar-store holiday decorations in your home to celebrate the most wonderful time of year.
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DIY #1: A Colourful Star Garland
- Colourful stars
- Nylon thread
How to Style It: Start by threading the stars (one by one) using a transparent nylon thread and make a knot to hold each star in the garland. Cut the nylon excess with your scissors and hang your new beautiful garland in your favourite spot.
Total Cost: $2.25
DIY #2: Make a Modern Star Candle Holder
- Wooden stars ornaments
- Hot glue gun
- Any ribbons you have at home to decorate
How to Style It: Ornaments as candle holders? It’s easier than you think! Firstly, remove the cords from the star ornaments with your scissors. Add a thin line of hot glue directly into the wooden stars and glue a second star on top. We glued four stars in total to create each candle holder. Add a little ribbon as a special detail to finish this project (and cover the ornament hole). Super cute, right?
Total Cost: $3
DIY #3: Upgrade your Shelf with This Adorable 3D Wooden tree
- 3D wooden tree
How to Style It: This tree is a show stopper (especially at this price point, right?) You just need to assemble the wooden tree by sliding the two pieces together, so simple – no tools or glue required. We didn’t paint the natural wood to complement our cheerful, colourful scheme, making this #shelfie perfect for the holidays.
Total Cost: $2.75
DIY #4: Pom Poms Are Always a Great Idea
- Flocked Mini Christmas Trees
- Hot Glue Gun
How to Style It: If you love pom pom decor, this project is for you! These mini-flocked trees are new this year at my local dollar store, and what better way to style them with a colourful touch?Add a tiny dot of hot glue and attach your beautiful pom pom to the top of the mini tree. And if it’s your first time making a pom pom, don’t worry! This guide will show you how it’s done.
Total Cost: $8
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DIY #5: Fluffy Tree Ornaments
- Tree Ornament
Total Price: $1.75
How to Style It: A Christmas tree is the centrepiece of our holiday decor, so finding unique ornaments is essential to make your tree look incredible. We found this fluffy Santa ornament and styled it using classic ornaments in pastel colours, mixing hues and depth.
We can’t wait to hear your favourite styling and what you’ll try next at home these holidays. For more holiday DIYs and entertaining tips, be sure to check our Holiday section.
Images Courtesy by Maca Atencio
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