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Festive Holiday DIY Inspiration from #DollarTree

I love decorating for the holidays. It's something that brings me and my family a lot of joy. I have some standard decorations that I have had since my hubby and I got married, seven years ago, but I like to add new pieces to our collection each year. I really like to add pieces that I can mix and match and be creative with. Having lots of little decorative items on hand allows me to be creative and use them in different ways, year after year.

The Dollar Tree is a great place to go for Holiday decor. Decor can be pricey, but Dollar Tree has an incredible selection of lights, ornaments, decor, and more- and every item is just $1.00! It's like a DIY-er's dream come true to be able to get so many wonderful holiday items for so little!

The kind folks at Dollar Tree sent me a big box of holly jolly goodness...

...look at all of these great items to decorate with!

My goodie box was filled with items like decorative florals and picks, ornaments, battery operated tea light candles, decorative ribbon,bows, wreath forms, and more! I couldn't wait to get creative and start decorating my home!

Since Dollar Tree sent me those tea light candles and glass candle holders, I decided to use those as par of the centerpiece for my dining table.

In my dining room, I placed a table runner down, and placed a large hurricane that I already owned in the middle of the table. On either side of the table, I added the two glass candle holders, with a gold colored tea light candle. At the base of the candle holders, I arranged pine cones, berry picks, and small ornament balls (also from Dollar Tree) to create an elegant look.

Candle display on the dining table- thanks to great decor from Dollar Tree and some items I had lying around at home.

On our fireplace mantle, I was able to use the garland and mini strand of lights from Dollar Tree.

I love decorating my mantle, and sort of build it by layering and stacking different elements.

To create my mantle, I started with the backdrop. I made sure all of the larger items were in place- like the framed photos, clock, wooden blocks, etc. Next, I added one long strand of garland. I then added two large candles, which I already owned. I laid a large poinsettia swag over the middle of the garland on the mantle. Next, I added eight gold and cranberry colored picks, which I already owned. I then added a mini strand of lights from Dollar Tree, and arranged it over and around the garland, so the light would shine through. To the clock, I added floral sprays from Dollar Tree, mixed with gold picks I already owned. I also added two frosted glass votive holders from Dollar Tree to my candle sconces hanging above the fireplace. I wound up with a gorgeous mantle that glows in the night, created with pretty pieces from Dollar Tree, and my own collection. 

I have a little mini tree on my dining room sideboard, decked out in Dollar Tree loveliness!

I added Dollar Tree pine cones and berry picks to the base of the tree, and added Dollar Tree ornaments and berry sprays to the body of the tree.

I always want a little holiday pop of color in my kitchen, which is yellow, but accented with green and black. Dollar Tree sent me lots of ornament balls, so I added those to a large hurricane that I already owned, and let that be a counter top decoration in the kitchen!

I added a holiday towel underneath to play off the ornament balls and placed my countdown to Christmas wax warmer next to the hurricane, to complete the look. I really love how the hurricane idea turned out.

B claimed the festive red and gold wreath, and the gold star for his room, as soon as he saw them!

I figured the wreath and star would look great paired together, so we hung the wreath on B's bedroom door, and then added the star over it. Then, I had an idea to hang our Advent calendar on his door, as well, and the wreath and star tied in perfectly with it!

I used Dollar Tree ribbon to make the hanger for our Advent calendar. The Advent pocket calendar is one of my past DIY projects, made from felt, ribbon and puff paint. You can grab the DIY Advent Calendar Tutorial, and make your own with items from Dollar Tree!

We couldn't leave B's room out when it came to decorating... so we added some decor we already owned, complete with a mini tree and Dollar Tree decor. We also hung Dollar Tree ornament balls from the light fixture in B's room for a festive touch!

Bathroom decor

A simple nutcracker with ornament balls and pine cones gives a holiday look to our otherwise beach-themed bathroom.

I didn't want to leave our bathroom out, either. We have a beachy-themed bathroom, so I played off of those colors, and added a blue mini nutcracker, and blue ornaments to some existing decor in the bathroom for a winter wonderland touch. We also added the big silver star from Dollar Tree to complete the look.

I can't even begin to tell you how many awesome Dollar Tree decor ideas I have seen floating around. I have some unused items left from my box, and still have a couple of DIY Holiday projects up my sleeve- so be on the lookout for those!

Want to get decorating? Head on over to your local Dollar Tree and take a look at what they have to offer! You can create great gifts, stocking stuffers, teachers gifts, craft supplies, and great decor- and remember, everything is just $1.00! Check out Dollar Tree's I Leave Happy website for more holiday inspiration!

Special thanks to Dollar Tree for sending me these great holiday items, and for allowing me to get creative with my holiday decorating this season!

Happy Holiday Decorating & Crafting!

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