Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dollar Store Christmas Crafts

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I'm probably one of the least crafty people I know. And one of the most thrifty. Today I'm going to show you the extent of my thrifty-craftiness with two copy-cat Pinterest crafts that I did for the upcoming holidays.

First up is a "wreath" type thing made out of cookie cutters. This is great because a) I need a wreath or SOMETHING to hang on our front door. It's the only outdoor decorating we do. And b) it was inexpensive. $3 to be exact.

Secondly, we have a Christmas cardholder so that my bulletin board and fridge don't get all cluttered (you know how I hate clutter) with cards. This year our first Christmas card came around November 7th. Over-achievers. So from whenever the first Christmas card arrives until after New Years, this cardholder will be hanging in my kitchen to prevent clutter.

What you need: $6.00 and about 10 minutes. And a dollar store near your house.
  • A hanging Christmas-y decoration, something more wide than tall and narrow to give you optimal ribbon hanging room
  • 2 rolls of coordinating ribbon
  • 2 packs of plastic cookie cutters (or about 10 cookie cutters)
  • 1 pack of clothespins
Things you should have at home already:
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Command Strips or something to hang your masterpieces with

Cookie Cutter "Wreath"

Assemble cookie cutters on a counter top into the shape you want (ideally a Christmas tree) but could be any shape you... star, candy cane, etc. Use your hot glue gun to glue cookie cutters together. Let cool for a minute. Tie ribbon around cookie cutters at the places where you glued or randomly as you see fit, whichever you prefer. Tie a large bow at the top. Hang on your front door using a wreath hanger or extra ribbon.

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Christmas Card Holder

Cut several strips of ribbon that will be evenly spaced along the bottom of the hanging Christmas decoration you have picked out. Use hot glue gun to attach ribbon to the decoration. Let cool for a minute. Hang and use clothespins to attach card to holder. Bonus points if you have/make decorated clothespins.

Get this on Etsy for $35.00.... or DIY at home for $3.00!

What kinds of Christmas crafts and activities have you done? Are you super thrifty when it comes to house decor?


  1. I like yours better than the one you can buy. My mom would love it. I might make 2 of them. Jovie loves crafts already. I'm in trouble. Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Thanks! I liked it better too but didn't want to say anything - lol!