Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dollar Store Christmas Ornaments In Glass Displays

Now that Halloween is over (almost it's tomorrow), I'm thinking about Christmas decorating.  As I'm an online entrepreneur working from home my budget is tiny so I decided to investigate the dollar store this year.

Dollar Store Christmas Decorating

Actually this was my 2nd trip to the Dollar store.  I have a big apothecary jar that I normally store seashells in, and a couple of days ago I outfitted it with cheap Dollar Store ornaments and gathered pinecones.  I liked it so much I decided to make a smaller version to sit alongside.

Glass Jar with Dollar Store Ornaments and Pinecones

The large ornaments are about 3 1/2 inches across.  They were each $1 and the smaller ornaments came in a tube of 6 for $1.  Just cheap plastic and glitter so I have no idea if they will be durable enough to last more than one year.

The pinecones I gathered by the lake near our house.  I baked them for about 30 minutes in a 250 degree oven to make sure any critters that may have been hiding inside perished.

Apothecary Jar with Dollar Store Christmas Balls

I had been watching this smaller version of the same style apothecary jar in Michaels for a few weeks.  It was regular price $30.  This week there was a half price coupon in their ad so I moseyed on over and picked it up for $15.  The Dollar Tree is across the street so I got a couple more large ornaments and a tube of a dozen smaller round balls.  There was also a bag of tiny pine cones with a couple painted silver, and a few little glitter balls so I grabbed that too.

There were a couple other things that caught my attention, these big white bells and little white bottle brush trees.  Not sure what I'm going to do with them but for a buck I had to have them.

Dollar Store Bottle Brush Christmas Trees and Bell Ornaments

Here are the finished glass jar Christmas decorations.  Just randomly tossed in the glass jars - no specific method.

Glass jars with Christmas decorations

And here they are sitting high on a shelf in my dining room where they will work their magic making my Christmas guests feel festive. Total spent including the smaller jar - under $25 including sales tax. 

Glass apothecary jars with Dollar Store Christmas ornaments

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