holiday decor on the cheap...




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We got a little snow and immediately it put me in the mood for some Christmas decorating. Plus, I'm hosting a baby shower here this weekend, so why not? :) I know we're moving in a few weeks, but I couldn't resist.



I put some bells from the Dollar Tree (I've had these for 2 years now, but I still see them there!) in a glass jar and placed it on top of a candle holder I snatched from my desk in the laundry room. You can buy them 9 in a box at the DT~I love them for glass fillers.

Inexpensive silver balls from Target 90% clearance last year with some moss:


My little kitchen corner is pretty similar to last years. My big candy sticks from the Dollar Tree (2 for $1 and my store had them again this year) survived the summer! I wrapped them individually in tissue paper and stored them in a shoebox. The green balls came in a tube from the DT, the milk glass vase was $1 at a yard sale this summer, and the big bell was from a Target clearance.
I just hot glued some moss on a foam tree and placed it on a cream plate. String some cream and red berries around the base with a little greenery and you're good to go:

I'll have more to show you as I'm froofing things for the shower~
thank you to everyone who has rated my project over at Michaels. If you haven't, you still can! Thanks, y'all!
Have a great weekend~

39 comments:

  1. What? You're moving?! How'd I miss that. Sheesh.

    Love your decor. The silver ornaments with the moss is a really fun effect.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. pk @ Room Remix
    I'm impressed that you're decorating even though you're moving! I can't seem to get done and I'm NOT moving! :-) It's all pretty, but I love that first photo of the snow on the red bench. Have a good weekend...

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  3. Love it. I thought of you when I picked up my peppermint sticks this year. =) You're a huge inspiration, and, I, for one, am selfishly glad that you're moving, so we can see you work or magic on a new house. ;)

    Merr Chtistmas, Melissa!

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  4. I am also impressed that the decor just didn't stay in the box!

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  5. You've got that touch. I just love your blog because I need the creative help. Keep 'em coming. Thanks!!

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  7. I copied your hurricanes...see what you think. I loved this idea and they aren't as good as yours but I have received several compliments. Thanks for the inspiration...
    http://amomandtwoboys.blogspot.com/2009/12/holi-day-four.html

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  8. I love that you kept your candy canes!
    Blessings!

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  9. It looks great, Melissa! Even though you're moving, it's nice to have a little something out for the holiday.

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  10. Beautiful!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  11. HEY I recognize those dollar store bells!! I've got them too! Woohoo! haha. Everything looks great....I need to find some peppermint sticks. Those are so fun, the stripes are GREAT! :)

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  12. Love the silver balls with the moss!

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  13. You make me want to decorate. You know that I'm not since we just moved but all your things inspire me.

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  14. i love the moss you added to the silver balls- it was just the right touch!

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  15. Love the jingle bells! So cute.

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  16. Love all the little touches. I really really wish we had a Dollar Tree here!

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  17. You are insane! Moving in 3 weeks, but still hosting a baby shower and decorating for Christmas. That is what I love about you Melissa!

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  18. Ikeep my candy canes too! Very pretty decorations...still working on mine...good luck with the move. cherry

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  19. I love all of your ideas, they are so inspiring! Where do you get your red berries? I want some to wrap around candles but haven't been able to fine them.

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  20. I love the container that holds the silver bells and the moss. Would you mind sharing where you found it? Thanks!

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  21. Love your arrangements! I've been meaning to get to the Dollar Store to get some of those bells, but I haven't had a chance. I sure hope they aren't all sold out!

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  22. Just bought some of those Dollar Store Bells, and I wasn't sure what to do with them, thanks to you they'll have a purpose, Awesome!

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  23. Oh, I love it that you still decorate even though you're moving! And such an eye! I really like the silver bells in the container snatched from the laundry room...and that star!!! oooh. Im having star envy!

    sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

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  24. Everything looks great...you are amazing!

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  25. Very nice! - good luck on the move!

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  26. So simple but soooo pretty! I love all your ideas!

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  27. I love your holiday decor and I love that even though you are moving, you still decided to decorate for Christmas!

    Chelsea

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  28. Yea, Melissa - everything looks beautiful and for dollars, you know I love it. :)

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  29. Beautifully done!
    I just posted a question on my blog. Can you help me? Thanks! Trish

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  30. Very cute! I just saw the bells at the Dollar Tree yesterday. I also found a ton of cute ornaments that I picked up to fill my apothacary jar with. It's amazing what you can decorate with on just a few dollars:)

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  31. Lovely lovely! I'll echo pk...I am impressed too that you have done such a great job making your home festive for Christmas, even though you are moving. :) Looks great!!

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  32. Love all your holiday fluffin'! Looks so festive:)

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  33. Love everything you did, very simple but all so unique. I don't know how you found the time to do all this in the middle of a move. My hat off to you my friend.
    Sandy

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  34. Just found your blog & so glad I did! Love your innovative decor ideas. Love the cheap too. I'm with ya on that score! The moss is a great touch. I'll be back to see more. Nerm

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  35. Dollar Tree should endorse you! You show me things that I wouldn't even imagine would be there! Thank you!

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  36. This is great! Your house was decorated so cute. And I was wondering where you got some of that stuff. Especially the candy sticks.
    Thank you,
    Dawnelle

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  37. Everything is perfectly lovely!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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