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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Thursday, November 24, 2011

$$ Store Ornament - Only Better!

This year I want all new ornaments for our Christmas tree. Not becasue I don't like all of the ones I have collected since high school (I'll keep them all for another year), but just because I want a change.
We have a 7 foot, double-thick artificial fir tree. It takes TONS of ornaments to make it look fully decorated. So, if I want all new ornaments, I need a inexpensive way to gets LOTS of them.

So - off to the Dollar Store I went.
There was tons of useful stuff there, but everything seemed a bit simple and plain. But I had lots of ideas on how to improve what I found.

For this $$$ Store remake, I used these supplies: Buttons from my stash, hot glue, sparkly embroidery floss and some glittered snowflakes (sold in packages of 10 for $1.00).
I chose these button colours because they fit into my Christmas 2011 Colour Palette of red, green, pink and blue.
The plastic flakes are quite pretty, covered in a fine glitter. But they need more!
Bring on the buttons and the sparkly thread! I simply tied a bow of thread through the holes of the button. Cute, eh?
Then the hot glue-gun shot into action, adhering the button to the centre of the plastic flakes.

Now isn't that simple and pretty? I haven't decided if I will hang them using the small little wire ornament hooks or buy some thin ribbon to make loops. Hmm.....
The tree is going up on Saturday. We meet Santa that evening at a local event so I think that will be a good start to our very Christmas-y day.
Please leave a comment if you like my $$$Store makeover or my blog in general. Thanks!

8 comments:

  1. Those are so cute - snowflakes on a Christmas tree are perfect and the little hit of colour is great.

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  2. So pretty! have fun decorating!

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  3. These are adorable!! I love the buttons! I'm a new follower, awesome blog! :)

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  4. Cute idea...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

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  5. Cute! I love buttons and snowflakes. :o)


    Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  6. I love the buttons added to the snow flakes. I just saw those at the Dollar Tree and almost bought them, but just couldn't decide how to use them. Tanks so much for sharing this - I will definitely pick them up next trip!
    And thanks so much for the sweet comment on my hot pink breadbox!
    I'm a new follower :)

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  7. These are so cute! I may have to try this, we could use some more ornaments.

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  8. Simple yet sooo pretty! Thanks for sharing =)

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