The Pin Junkie: Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland
Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

The dollar store has become my new favorite place for craft supplies!  On a recent trip, I found the cutest little chocolate candles and I scored some really nice Christmas washi tape.  While I was there I grabbed some red and green straws to make a wreath that I saw on Pinterest.  My project turned into something completely different and instead of making a wreath, I decided to make a garland for my little Christmas tree.

We always buy a big tree to decorate for Christmas, but it takes time to get it home, get it inside, and set it up.  Sometimes I get impatient and can't wait for the Christmas decorating to start, so I get out my little tree and decorate it with ornaments I've made.

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

Here's what I used to make my garland:
paper drinking straws
scissors
yarn
wooden beads

crafts to make with straws

I cut the straws into one inch pieces.
I love how they look like pieces of candy! 

crafts to make with straws

Then just string the straw pieces and wooden beads onto the yarn. 

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

I made the felt gingerbread man ornaments a couple of years ago.  
You can get the instructions and patterns here.

felt-christmas-ornaments gingerbread men

As I was making my garland, I didn't realize how much it would look like candy when it was finished.  With the candy garland and the gingerbread men, I'm seeing a whole new theme for my little tree this year!  It's still looking a little bare and needs a few more ornaments.  I'm working on one more set of ornaments and hopefully they'll be ready to share tomorrow! 

Dollar Store Christmas Craft Garland

The last couple years, I've done a "homespun Christmas" theme.  
Here's how I decorated my little tree last year. 

felt-christmas-ornament patterns


felt-christmas-ornament patterns


Inspired by this pin for a straw wreath.


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15 comments:

  1. That is so cute. I might pick up the supplies and do this with my Grandson!

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  2. I love these decorations!! They are fun and adorable. xo Catherine

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  3. LOVE the garland and those gingerbread men are absolutely adorable!! The dollar store has always been one of our favorite places to shop for craft supplies as well :)

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  4. Adorable! So clever using the straws as candy!

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  5. Very cute! I think my kids would enjoy doing this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is so cute! I love it. Pinned to my Dollar Tree (store) Pinterest board. :)

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  7. Your garland is adorable!
    Thanks for sharing with us :)
    XOOX

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  8. This is so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing :-) I'm going to share on my FB because I think that my readers will love it too!

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  9. The garland is darling and you're so creative. Cute gingerbread men, too.

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  10. Yay! Love how colorful,cute and easy this is!

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  11. I love the garland! You are right...the garland with the gingerbread ornaments is a smashing combination!

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  12. Seriously LOVE the Dollar Store!!!

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  13. Cute ideas ! Thank you for linking at Bloggers Brags . I have pinned to Bloggers Brags Pinterest board. We would love to see you today at the party.

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  14. Love this idea! So colorful and perfect for a children's Christmas tree!
    ~ Ashley

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  15. These are adorable! Love the garland & ornaments. Thanks for sharing at the party! Pinned Theresa @DearCreatives

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