It is hard to believe that it is almost December. In order to start to get my house decorated for the holidays, I made some decorations from items from the dollar store. These are three simple crafts that took less than an hour to make (combined). I visit my mother every week and sometimes we work on crafts. I cherish our time together, and lately we have been working on creating inexpensive holiday decor.
Today I wanted to share how I made some decorations for my fireplace mantle. By the way if you are wondering, I looked it up and mantle can be spelled either mantle or mantel, who knew? Ok, back to my topic. Here is how I put the items together. These are some of the supplies I purchased.
So for the first project, we took the berries and glued then to the dollar store candlesticks with hot glue.
Then we attached two bows to each one and put the dollar candles in the holder. This is the end result:
Next I took a glass container and a string of bells and attached the bottom string to a cardboard base I glued on the base (outside of the holder). Then I wrapped the bells around the holder in a spiral.
I tied a bow around the top, and attached the other end of the string of bells with hot glue. It is ready for a candle to go inside.
Then I made my little Christmas tree decoration. I put the ornament into a foam base (both from the dollar store),
then covered the sides with ribbon, the top with paper and put the little gift boxes around the base.
I put everything together on my mantle and this is how it looks.
Can I just say that I just love the dollar store? Be sure to check out my previous post on dollar store crafts for my buffet table. I am going to do something with the candy canes in a future post. What is your favorite type of craft?