Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Beauty on Budget


Strolling around the dollar tree this weekend, I noticed that they have some beautiful things, if you know where to look!
This garland was made with objects bought exclusively at the Dollar Tree. It contains one garland, two spools of wired ribbon and one strand of lights. Total: $4. I wrapped the ribbon around something round, and then gently pulled it out so it would be in a spiral. I then carefully placed it around the garland, which was bunched carefully with the lights. It may not be as pretty as a gorgeous $100 version in a catalog, but I think it gives them a good run for the money.
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For more gorgeous garlands, see what others have up at Nester's Garland Party.

19 comments:

Firefly said...

Oh I love it so cool :) Love stuff in the dollar tree stores too :)I'm there every week LOL

Blessed said...

that sounds exactly like something I would try!

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Wanda said...

What a bargain! Oh...and it looks really good. Very chic!

Good for you.

I'm a dollar tree gal myself. Only I don't go in often enough.

They have the best chocolate mint cookies (makes Girl Scouts look puny).

DESJ and Company said...

looks great!
I love the dollar store-95% of my family's snack food comes from there.

Ms. Tee said...

I think it looks very pretty. :) You can find all sorts of pretty things at the dollar stores if you just stay on the lookout!

Aimee said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Your mantel looks lovely!! You gotta love a good bargain!

Sit A Spell said...

Very creative and pretty! We have Big Lots up here. I think I should go take a look.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Gina, your garland looks very pretty! I love the dollar store and find things each year to add to our tree.

:) Becky

Meme said...

I also have a Dollar Store addiction! Love what you've done!

rachel said...

very pretty and i love the birds!
-rachel

Holly said...

Looks great! I found a lot of cute stuff at DT too!

Bonita said...

$4 sounds like my kind of garland! Very nice!

The Nester said...

Dollar tree garland? YOU go girl!

love the birds too!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love dollar tree too!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Yes, the vote is in...we all love the Dollar Tree and your garland.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Love the dollar store! You did great.

Michelle said...

very cool :) thanks for sharing!
~Michelle

Kathy said...

WOW! Only $4.00 dollars! And it looks great!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love it!

Dollar Tree is my fave by far.

:)