Makely School for Girls is also taking part in the series today; you'll want to check out her post here!
My dollar store creations are super-simple, but I'm pleased with how they turned out!
While browsing the aisles of the dollar store, I was especially inspired as I looked at the display of old-fashioned candies. So I bought three bags of Bob's "Sweet Stripes" peppermint sticks, along with a couple of red pillar candles.
First I used clippers to trim off the bottoms of the peppermint sticks, making them the same height as the candle.
Then one at a time, I simply hot-glued peppermint sticks to the candle, like this:
Or add a ribbon to the base of each candle, like this:
I'm tickled pink with my pretty Christmas candles! At first I was a little bummed because the pillar candles at the dollar store are smaller in diameter than they used to be, but I realized as I was gluing on my peppermint sticks that the smaller size is really better for the project. When you add the size of the candy sticks to the total diameter of the candle, it's just right for sitting atop a pillar candle holder.
The two pillar candles cost me a total of $5.00--$1.00 for each candle plus three bags of peppermint sticks at $1.00 each. I think that's a lot of bang for the buck.
I found these treats in the dollar store candy aisle, too:
I bought a couple of canisters and added these goodies to a bag displayed on my antique scale:
At Christmastime I keep the scale on my kitchen island, along with an old gift wrap holder:
|That's my DIY Noël hanging in the window; click here for tutorial.|
While I was at the dollar store, I found a number of items that I made into Christmas gifts. I'll share those later this week.
I'm so grateful to have had this chance to join the Dollar Store Decorating series! Tomorrow's posts will be contributed by Karen at The Graphics Fairy and Tonya at Love of Family and Home. You won't want to miss these.
If you shop at a dollar store, you can take part in this series, too. All eight of us in this series are hosting a huge link party. Write about your dollar store decorating and join Friday's link party!
So tell me--do you shop at dollar stores? Do you use dollar store purchases in your decorating? I'd love to know!
See this post for lots of gift ideas using dollar store items!