Kristin Lenz creates four beautiful, simple and inexpensive DIY Holiday Decor projects that cost under five dollars a piece and take under five minutes to make.I challenged myself to see if I could create easy and pretty DIY crafts for Christmas that wouldn’t cost much. So I went to Dollar Tree. I was so excited with what I found there to work with and how the projects turned out. I made three wreaths for under $5 a piece and some festive little holiday trucks.
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Poinsettia WreathWhen I first saw these little thin wreaths they became my starting point. I thought it would be fun to decorate some wreaths for the inside doors of our home. This wreath didn’t even need any hot glue or florist wire. It took about two minutes to make. The poinsettias have a clip on them so I just had to clip them in place after fluffing the wreath out a bit. Then I tucked in a pinecone and berry spray. Even the roll of plaid ribbon, like everything from Dollar Tree was only $1. So this wreath cost $6. Some of the other projects were only $4 so this averaged out.
Snowflake WreathThen I was inspired to make a wreath for the door of my daughter’s bedroom. I found this silver tinsel wreath, some snowflakes and a black and white buffalo plaid scarf. It’s the perfect match for her room and she loves it! So this wreath took about four minutes and cost $4!
Nutcracker WreathMy youngest two live across the loft from each other so I wanted to make a wreath for my son’s door too. I started with the same greenery wreath, a nutcracker, some jingle bells and some battery operated star twinkle lights. The nutcrackers came in different styles and colors, but again only $1 a piece! Dollar Tree even had batteries for the twinkle lights. The lights can be turned on or off with a little switch on the battery pack. I hot glued the nutcracker and the bells on then wrapped the lights around. I used florist wire to attach the battery pack to the back of the wreath. To keep the nutcracker from falling forward I used a touch of electrical tape behind his hat and taped it to the door.
Christmas CarsOne of my favorite decor items I see in holiday vignettes the past few years are vintage toy cars decorated for Christmas. I found some little toy trucks, some pompoms to be snowballs, some Christmas Trees and bows. I hot glued a few of the white pompoms into the back of one of the trucks to make it look like it was full of snowballs. The other truck I glued one of the trees into the back and put a bow on the front. The tree package had two in it so I was able to use the other tree for scenery. Using two of the trucks, this project took about four minutes and cost $5. And I have extra bows and pompoms left for another project.
- Pine Cone Spray
- Plaid Ribbon
- Tinsel Wreath
- Jingle Bells
- Twinkle Lights
- Christmas Tree