Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring Decor: Dollar Tree Style.

I love to decorate.  I love to decorate, but I hate spending tons of money for decorations that I only put out once a year.  Recently I have started a love affair with the Dollar Tree.  Its shameful really.  I start in the seasonal aisle and I pick up anything and everything that I think would make a cute decoration.  Then I scour the other aisle's looking for things that you wouldn't traditionally consider a decoration, but that I think could work.

Here's the beauty:  EVERYTHING is a dollar (or sometimes less!).  Here's the downfall: even things that are a dollar start to add up... Picture me at this point in the trip: I realize I have 63 items in my cart, hence defeating the purpose of going to the Dollar Tree to spend less money.   Queue my mad dash back through all of the aisle's, systematically putting everything back that I don't really need.  :)  Happens every time!  

Once you make it home the fun really begins!

And look!  I got tons of stuff and only spent $15.00!  All it takes is a little creativity and thinking outside the box and you have an awesome centerpiece for a table... or in my case, countertop.  

Some of my best finds were the moss covered stones, the chocolate bunny, and flower pot.  I usually don't buy fake flowers, but I've found that if you use them right they can actually add a nice touch.  If you think outside to box and get creative you can come up with some really great stuff!

This is my favorite spot to decorate.  We don't have a mantel or a table so this is definitely the best spot.  

Add a few Dollar Tree placemats... your Dollar Tree knick knacks and such... and there you go!  I love using my cake stand and Mason jars.  And adding a couple candlesticks always dresses things up.  I was really excited about how this turned out!

Have you done any decorating lately?  Whats your "go to" place to find decor?

Sometimes the simple things are the best things.

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