DIY Dollar Tree Challenge by

Hi all! I’m so excited with this months challenge because it’s all christmassy yay!! I can’t believe that a year has gone by so fast , I mean as fast as zoom!!! Rather shocking really .. I’m not a lover of the saying that my grandma used to say ” The older you get the faster time goes by” naw!! I’d rather just pretend I’m not ageing and time is just flying by lol!!! But I’m not getting a day older, yep I’m sticking with that one!!!

Christmas has always been my favourite time of year and our beautiful and talented host Terrie has once again come up with a wonderful challenge for this month which happens to be a tree from the Dollar Tree store.

If you haven’t already checked her out , you need to go and you will find her here http://www.decorateandmorewithtip.com ….you won’t be disappointed!!!

Don’t forget to check out all the other participants which I have linked at the end.

The Challenge!

Purchase a tree from the dollar store… Unfortunately we don’t have a dollar store in Australia but we do have a similar store but it doesn’t sell the trees that Terrie wanted us to use for the challenge. Terrie allowed me to use one that I thrifted so I could be in this challenge.

So my tree costed $5.00 , not very much hey!!!

So here’s my tree below in its full glory before I got to work on it. I used the tree on the right for this project because it’s a little less fluffy…

I wanted to use the idea from an instagramme account I love and follow. But mine is a dressed up version of hers as she didn’t decorate hers at all .. She titles her her project , Skinny tree

The first thing I do to make my tree skinny is start by cutting all the branches .. I kept mine to approximately 1/2″inch as I didn’t want it to look like a scolded cat!! but you can go as skinny or thick as you wish!! I just used an ordinary sissors for this and had no dramas… It took a bit of time but I got there in the end and it wasn’t that bad!!!

Just before the cutting stage I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do but somehow I manage to put the tree right beside a basket that was destined for the shed !! The reason it was going to the shed is because I purchased it two years ago and never used it but when the tree landed beside it, I said what the hec! I’ll use that!

In the bottom of the basket was some rope that I purchased last year as I was going to use for a shelving idea I had but didn’t get around to it so low and behold my project was unfolding before my very eyes!!! Oh and a bonus was that this rope has lights on it 😊

As I’m looking around the house to see what else I could use to dicky this project up I noticed a box of maybe 20 poinsettias which I usually use as a shirt for my tree!!! But because I’m getting my house ready for a sale I didn’t want to clutter the house up with lots of Christmas decor.. At the moment I have some off market people viewing the house…

I’m such a lover of poinsettias and literally would put them everywhere in my house…I really didn’t want to put these back into storage so what better motive did I have to keep them out , hey , just use them on my project !!!

So I needed something to give my tree some height, so I used a bowl from my cubbard.

I used some baubles that I had on hand

And I used three little poinsettia flowers. And a small pine cone as a tree topper!

So firstly I put the bowl in the basket for some height

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Then I add all the poinsettias ( I used five) I put them around the bowl and they fitted perfectly…

I then placed the tree in the middle!

I started to decorate it with the rope… I used two ropes for this tree ..

Then the baubles and tree topper went on! And whoopa!!! My project was finished!! Simple but effective and I had everything on hand all I purchased was the $5.00 tree…

Hope I have given you some if only even a little inspiration today!!

Don’t forget to pop over to the other participants just click on there links…

Be blessed all and Merry Christmas!!!

Teresa!

First I want to show you this tree from Jessica isn’t it just so cute and elegant and would fit in to almost any space

Jessica – Jessica Welling Interiors
 https://jessicawellinginteriors.com/decorate-a-dollar-store-mini-christmas-tree/ 
 

And then there is this pretty project from Michelle from blessings by me.. who would ever of thought of turning a tree into something so pretty!

Michelle – Blessings by Me
https://www.blessingsbyme.com/?p=4491 

Terrie – Decorate and More with Tip
 https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/dollar-tree-tabl…p-christmas-tree/  
Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest
https://olympicnest.com/blog/dollar-tree-christmas-tree-hack-creating-a-farmhouse-buffalo-check-christmas 
 

Shae – Sweet Southern Grace
https://wordpress.com/post/sweetsoutherngrace.blog/1001 


Rebecca – Rebecca Anne Home
http://rebeccaannehome.com/?p=315 
 
Dayna – Just Another Farmhouse
https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/diy-christmas-tree 
 

Christine – CD’s Country Living
https://cdscountryliving.com/diy-rustic-mini-christmas-tree-centerpiece/ 
 

Dani – Welcome to the Taborhood
Http://www.thetaborhood.com/blog/mini-tree-diy 
 

Tammy – Patina and Paint
http://patinaandpaint.com/diy-challenge-dollar-tree-mini-tree  

Carol – Bluesky at Home 
https://blueskyathome.com/3-ways-to-style-a-dollar-tree-christmas-tree 
 

Mary – Shady Oak and Sassafras
https://shadyoakandsassafras.com/dollar-tree-thrift-store-christmas-tree-challenge/ 
 

Jessica – Jessica Welling Interiors
 https://jessicawellinginteriors.com/decorate-a-dollar-store-mini-christmas-tree/ 
 

Teresa – Through a Vintage Door
https://throughavintagedoor.com/03/12/diy-dollar-tree-challenge/


Michelle – Blessings by Me
https://www.blessingsbyme.com/?p=4491 
 

Jessica – Jessica Simmons
jessicabsimmons.com/decorating-a-mini-dollar-tree-christmas-tree 

Seasonal Decor

I totaly fell in love with this little table when I saw it at the back of our friends dad’s house. I didn’t even know it at the time but it was destined for the Skip. I asked my friend  why its around the back of the yard and he said “I told my dad to paint it or get rid of it” Suddenly I just lit up as I do when I see something like this, I “said please don’t throw it out ill take it’ 🙂 What I love about this table the most is all the paint chippings etc. As much as a chalk paint fanatic that I am, I just felt this gem speaks for itself, I just couldn’t take its charactor away and  I love the rusty stand too. I used it at Christmas and I’m pretty sure i’ll fit it somewhere in the new house. Vintage table

I just love pine cones and at Christmas I just have to have them all over my home .. I found this cute pic on Pinterest and thought id save it here on the blog. This will be a DIY project in my new house this Christmas for sure