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DIY-Make Your Own Holiday Art

Are you looking to make your home festive on a budget? How about making your own holiday decor? It’s quick, easy and cheap.  I bought all of the items used from the Dollar Tree where everything costs one buck unlike Family Dollar or Dollar General.

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Picture frames in a variety of sizes

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Holiday cards

 

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Gift bags

Gift paper and decals.

Let’s start with the pictures…..

Take a card and place it inside the frame. Some will fit perfectly. Others you will have to modify with a little cutting. It literally takes less than a minute to make these pretty pictures.

Hard to believe that each of these pictures cost two bucks. Now having said that. I must admit that these frames are not the best quality. I had a few break, but that’s what you get for a dollar. I think I’ll invest in some higher quality frames from TJ Maxx, Kohl’s or Marshall’s for next year. I still love the idea, and I think the end product looks great.

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The pictures look fabulous on my bookshelf with some other Dollar Tree items I’ve bought.

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I wasn’t happy with this piece. I glued the gift paper on some poster board and glued the deer decals on it. I’m going to redo this with different wrapping paper. This looks a little too cheap and tacky. Fail.

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I described how I made this picture in a previous post Reindeer picture. I like how it turned out. Two thumbs up.

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I also made this picture and I hated it…so I dismantled it and created this look

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The Believe sign came from the Dollar Tree as well.

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More Dollar Tree items on my plain white walls.

My last project is my favorite. Using gift bags to make pictures.

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Isn’t this cute? Simply cut the gift bag to fit the frame and here you are.

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I searched and waited and searched again after seeing this gift bag on Youtube. My Dollar Tree finally got it in and I framed it. I love it.

It doesn’t seem like it but it was easier for me to make these pictures than dig out my Christmas boxes.  This year I’m not putting up a  tree or unboxing my decorations. I just don’t have the energy for it. So it was a Dollar Tree decor year for me, and I’m enjoying the look.

Stay Blessed,

Barbie

 

 

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I'm a Midwesterner who explores the world via the Internet, books, and movies. I share what I learn whether its beauty tips, health advice, recipes or literature. I'd call this blog a melting pot. I named it Barbie's Bookmarks because I love literature, and I love documenting things I find important in my life.. big and small. Thus, these are my life's bookmarks. I look forward to sharing them with you and learning about your bookmarks as well.

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