Hi friends! I made a Dollar Store Garland Christmas Tree for the very first ever Dollar Store Design Squad party! I’ve put together a great group of bloggers to bring you awesome dollar store projects six times a year. I’ve tried to make it easy to remember. New projects will be on the FIRST Friday of EVEN months.
We have great holiday projects to share with you today.
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First, let’s see what I did . . . .
I shopped for Christmas Items at the Dollar Tree. The main piece of my project is a birthday hat!
Here’s what I purchased for my Garland Tree
- XL Birthday Hat
- Red Garland (50 ft)
- Jingle Bell Garland
- Glitter Star Ornaments
- Glitter Angel Ornament
- Silver Garland
- Battery LED Lights (2 sets of 10)
- Small Tree Skirt
What I had on hand
- Red Spray Paint
- Hot Glue Gun
- Painter’s Tape
Use spray paint to paint the birthday hat red
To prevent the design of the birthday hat showing through the garland I spray painted the hat with two light coats.
Put holes in birthday hat
I used my drill and a small bit to poke holes in the birthday hat so I could insert the LED lights.
Wrap birthday hat with red garland
The 50 feet of garland easily filled all the space of the birthday hat. This is about halfway through. I wrapped from the top down, then worked my way up again. No glue was used for this step. I wanted to use spray adhesive but I couldn’t find it. I sprayed another light coat of paint and attached the garland while the paint was still tacky.
Install battery operated LED lights
I used a little painter’s tape to help hold the hat in place as I installed the battery operated LED light sets.
Decorate Garland Christmas Tree
Now, the fun begins! Decorate your garland Christmas tree. I used white and silver snowflake garland, but I ended up snipping the snowflakes off. I thought the jingle bells were small ornaments. They were in fact a garland. I cut them apart and hot glued the strings onto the red garland of the tree. I placed the sliver glitter angel ornament on top of the garland tree as a tree topper. It had a bell inside of it—I just took it out.
I added these cute tinsel stars using hot glue.
Admire your Garland Tree-Tweak
Make adjustments to get everything looking just so/so.
I dabbed a little hot glue on each light to secure it inside the birthday hat. NOTE: I accidentally picked up 1 set of white lights and 1 set of yellow lights. I didn’t realize it until I inserted the batteries and turned them on.
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I hope you love these projects as much as I do! The Dollar Store Design Squad is off to a fabulous start. I appreciate them coming through with such short notice. 🙂
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
What a great way to think outside of the box. I never would have guessed it was a hat!
Fun and cute. I love the dollar store.
I love the idea of a dollar store challenge. We have a really nice dollar store near our new house. I’m not sure about where you are, but here the dollar store now means $1, $3, and $5 items so you really have to shop. The day after every holiday is when you can get really great buys. This makes me want to go to the dollars store.
We still have Dollar Tree, where everything is a dollar. We also have Deals and Dollar General. It amazes me what I can buy for a buck at Dollar Tree!
I love shopping there.
Serena @ Thrift Diving
That’s really cute, Gail! This is something my kids would enjoy doing with me. I’ll keep this in mind next time we head there. Very creative and can easily be done in an hour. 🙂
Karen @ The DIY Bungalow
That is too cute! I love this idea! Would be great for a table top or mantel! Pinning!
Party hat! I would have never thought of that! You are so clever to come up with this cute idea Gail! Pinning!
Super cute - I would never have thought to use a party hat like that - great job!