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Dollar Store Decor

Dollar Store Decor

Around the holidays, it seems money is going in a lot of directions. Whether it be on presents, or new outfits, food and parties, often there isn’t a whole lot left to buy things to decorate your house. Luckily, with a quick trip to the dollar store, and an afternoon of arts and crafts, you can transform some cheap buys into fabulous statement pieces.

One thing that almost every dollar store always has in stock are glass vases, containers, and bowls. The great thing about glass pieces is, that unless someone gets really close to them, they can’t tell its from the dollar store. You can easily spruce them up easily too. Fill them with plain ornaments, that will shine brightly in the light. You can put candy – holiday colored packaging will not only be decorative, but will double as a fun candy dish as well. You can even fill them with extra ribbon and bows that will bring a pop of color into the room.

Another great project is creating a wreath for your door – and even better it will be one that you can use year after year. What you need to buy is a few boxes of the plain round ornaments and some ribbon, and you will need a wire hanger. All of you have to do is unwind the hanger, and form it into a circle. Take the ornaments, and thread the circle part (where you would normally hang the hook for the tree) through the wire. As you fill it up the balls will fit on to each other, and it will form a wreath. At the end (when it is full), twist together the ends of the hanger. Create a pretty bow, and make a loop so you will be able to hang it on the door. It will look like you spent a lot more than $5!

One more fabulous idea I’ve used many times, is taking something bland and bringing it to life. For instance, if you are looking for some candle holders, buy the plain white ceramic ones, and coat them with glitter paint, and you have instantly changed the look. You can do the same thing with picture frames, mason jars, and even cute little holiday decorations (that might look cheap because of their colors). Happy decorating!!

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Di-stressing Yourself for the Holidays

By: Kayla

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‘Tis the season! The holidays are almost here, and that means family and friends, entertaining and decorating your home as cheerfully and festive as this time of year makes you feel. Trying to obtain that warm and inviting, cozy atmosphere by bringing the festivities inside? Adding a new accent to the room is a great way to accomplish that.

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How to DIY Centerpiece

By: Kayla

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The winter is fast approaching and everyone is wanting to get into the holiday spirit.  With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is looking for ways to celebrate the season by bringing it into their homes.  In this blog we are going to tell you how to make your own decorations, while having that wow factor to warm up the room with holiday cheer! The best part of doing it yourself is that it can all be done on a budget!

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The Holiday’s Are Here

By: Karen

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My first reaction when I walked into the mall the day after Halloween, was how is this possible? How are they getting ready for Santa already??  A couple of weeks later, and I’ve resigned to the fact, that like it or not, it is time to turn on the holiday music, and get out the decorations. So I’ve got some suggestions on how to approach the holidays this year.  As time becomes limited with everything going on, people tend to go the fast and easy route, which usually looks as such.

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Fall Is Here…

By: Karen

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Around this time of year, there are a lot of people trying to update the interior of their homes.  Summer projects have drawn to an end, and with cooler temperatures, it is a good time to focus on indoor projects.  For starters, with the nights being cooler you want to bring some of the warmth back into your home.  All of the bright, colorful accents, and light colors you used to decorate for the summer have started to look out of place.

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Naughty or Nice, Sugar and Spice Children’s Holiday Rooms

By: Meghan

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Parents, want to make your child’s room or play room extra special this holiday season? Want to add decor- yes decor! as decor is the first step of DECORation- that will make the room cheerful and bright? Of course you do! You’ve already got tinsel, mini trees, garland, twinkle lights, personal menorahs, dreidel, but lets step it up further (and avoid clutter in small rooms or even potential fire hazards!) Themed rugs and bed spreads or furniture covers are great but the windows need something.

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Baby it’s Cold Outside

By: Meghan

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost- brr! Something is nipping at your nose, your toes, and it’s only November! It shouldn’t be that cold, and oh the heating cost! Time to do something about those windows where the chill is coming in. You could crank up the heat, oh wait- you want to buy presents this year- and not everyone has a fireplace. Even if you do you are already cleaning- soot isn’t a good look. Maybe wrap the windows in plastic? Make everyone where parkas, and mittens? Though plastic takes away from your decor, and eating cranberry sauce and pie in parkas? Eating cookies in mittens?

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Helping Hand this Holiday Season

By: Meghan

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This is the time of year that we entertain, and as we all know entertaining means decorating, cleaning, and making the house look “perfect”. Between running around to make your house showroom perfect to presents (and yes window decor does make awesome presents!) to cooking pumpkin pie to egg nog- it’s always good to have a helping hand. So let me help you dress up those windows.

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Home, Home, Home, and a Merry Decor!

By: Meghan

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Hot cocoa with marshmallows, cookies and milk, carolers hung on the hearth, gum drops, sugar plums!, and the focus of the room- that grand tree with bundles of presents. Piled high and wrapped- the whole room festive. It is Christmas time and you are on a decorating frenzy. The only thing to bring the figurines, candles, throws, tree skirt, garland- oh those twinkle lights! altogether are your window decorations. This isn’t about single tapered candles or spray on snow (what a mess to clean up!), this is about decorations that are decor!

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Tis the Season to make this House a Home

By: Meghan

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Fall- the air is as crisp as granny smith apples. The leaves have changed from green to gold, to russet, to pumpkin orange. We are bundling up, drinking hot cider, and some homes have that tell tale silver smoke coming from chimneys. We are warming our homes, our hearts are full, and soon our bellies will match. Loved ones will be flocking like geese soon to our homes- and oh no! Our tables are set with our finest china, with Autumn colored runners- in rich browns, greens, reds, yellows- we have our best silver- but our windows! So long basic vinyl and aluminum, items that we bought ions ago to cover windows, items that came with the house, things to put on windows, but things that don’t have our touch, our signature! We need items to turn this house into a home!

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