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
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. 🙂
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.