When it comes to decorating my house, I like to save money. That way, I can spend my Christmas budget on gifts for the grandkids. Whenever I’m planning a holiday party or need a quick centerpiece, I like to run to my local dollar store to see what craft ideas I can come up with. While browsing the aisles, I came up with this easy Dollar Store Christmas Tree Craft. I love the way it turned out.
We’ll get started on this easy Whimsical Dollar Store Christmas Tree Craft project in a minute. Before we do, let’s welcome the hosts of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. I especially want to give a shout out to Shirley for organizing this and putting up with all of us. She’s the best.
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Dollar Store Christmas Tree Craft
For this craft, you’ll need:
- Sparkly Tape
- Picture Frame (I’m using a 5×7 frame)
- Mini Ornaments (2 packs with a few left over)
- Glue Gun
I purchased all the other items (except glue gun) for this project at my local Dollar General for less than $10.00.
The beauty of this Dollar Store Christmas Tree Craft is that you can personalize it to fit your color scheme. If you want a larger frame, go for it. Just be sure to purchase additional ornaments.
Remove the glass from the picture frame. Carefully, cover the glass with sparkly tape. I like to run the tape horizontally, but vertical works, too.
Remove the ornament caps from the mini ornaments. I like to lay out my design before I start gluing the ornaments into place.
Start at the bottom and glue 5 mini ornaments, then repeat rows with 4, 3, 2, and 1 ornament in the shape of a Christmas tree. You are done!
Place the glass back into the picture frame and enjoy your Dollar Store Christmas Tree! I’m using mine in the bathroom to add a little Christmas sparkle.
Helpful Hint: My tree needs a little something to go on top. I searched the house and finally found one of those cheap little balloon weights. It has a burst of metallic ribbon at the top. I cut off the top, ran tape around the bottom to keep it together and hot glued it to the top of the tree. I think it fits this whimsical tree to a tee. You could also make a glitter star in place of the ribbon.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!