Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge

I’m always up for a challenge, especially when it combines holiday decor and Dollar Tree!  My friend Kristen from the YouTube channel Eclectic Kristen is sponsoring the Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

Our challenge was to decorate an area of our home with a budget of $20 using Dollar Tree items.  If you’ve ever been to Dollar Tree, you know $20 can go a long way.  The area I selected is my shelving unit in front of my bedroom window.  It’s a 3 tier shelving unit from Amazon that I use for my plants and some decor items.  I thought it would be the perfect place to add some holiday spirit.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

I started with the mini Christmas tree ($1) that’s 18″ tall and comes in green or white.  It does have 3 plastic legs that are a stand, but I didn’t use them.  I placed a florist foam ($1) in the bottom of a galvanized bucket I already had from Hobby Lobby.  The lacy table runner I’ve had for years and is from Big Lots.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

I then used a set of red ball ornaments ($1), shiny presents garland ($1), bell garland ($1), battery operated string light ($1), Hat ornament used as topper ($1).

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

Next to the tree I have a gold sleigh votive holder ($1) with an led votive ($1).

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

I purchased 2 red and white gift boxes ($2) that I will later use for actual presents and put under our tree.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

The second shelf is a mix of new and old.  I fell in love with this little vintage camper mug ($1) and it was perfect for this little ornate bottle brush tree I got from Walmart.  The wood nutcrackers ($2) are keeping watch on the presents.  They actually work too with a lever on the back to move their mouths.

This wicker and gold tray is a Goodwill find and you probably remember it from my Fall Home Decor Tour, it sat on my coffee table then.  The wired pine garland ($1) makes it’s way through the shelf and is highlighted with Poinsettia flowers ($1) cut from a flower pick.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

Right next to this window I have my book case and on top of that I placed this DIY print.  It is the front of a gift bag ($1) cut off and then using mod podge, adhered to an mdf board.  It makes for an instant and unique holiday wall art.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

Are you keeping track so far?  That’s a total of $17!  I came in under budget and I’m loving the whimsical look of my Dollar Tree holiday decor.   I also like the fact that I was able to keep some of my plants on the shelf and it all works together.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

The bottom shelf has a vintage suit case and a milk glass bowl with pine cones.  Both of these special items are from thrift stores.

Dollar Tree Holiday Decor Challenge by Carmen Whitehead Designs

So you see friends, you can decorate on a budget and still have the spirit of the holidays.  I hope this inspires you and your home decor.

Blessings,

 




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