Kensington Craft Off! Michele S.

Dollar Store Christmas Wreath.

I spend 21$ dollars at the dollar store.

Flowers. Ornaments. Bells. Pine cones. Birds. Reindeer.


Dollar stores are great! Why spend 50-75$ and UP! On a wreath that’s so-so if you can make your own for less than 25$.

I was hoping to find a Santa or Elf but my dollar store was fresh out, so I settled for the sparkly Reindeer as the center piece in my wreath.

I probably won’t use all the items I bought at the dollar store such as the bell, bird, or the gold reindeer. I feel like they aren’t going with how my wreath is turning out. But have no fear! They are going into my craft bin to be used in another craft down the road. I highly recommend starting a craft bin if you don’t have one already. Save everything! You never know when you might need that odd ball doodad you saved.


Adding a few drops of hot glue here and there and my dollar store wreath is starting to look like a million bucks!  Stay tuned for the unveiling on Facebook Live : 12/1 @ 2PM.



Before I bought the stick wreath, which I bought for 4.99$ plus a 40% coupon (score!) I thought I’d try using a pool noodle as the wreath based. I’ve seen this ‘money saver’ all over Pinterest so I thought I’d save a few more dollars and use a pool noodle since I already had one, why not try it. It started out as a circle, as you can see, but I procrastinated and a few days later my circle turned into the letter D. I consider this a FAIL! Spend a few more dollars and get a proper wreath base.

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Don’t forget other holidays!  Such as 4th of July or Thanksgiving/Fall. But I admit Halloween at the dollar store is really fun. You can pick up great stuff. Critters. Skulls. Webbing. Black Birds. Flowers. Black or Grey spooky netting, which I wrapped around the wreath before adding everything else.


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Just have fun, let your imagination run wild! Get ideas on Pinterest and make them your own. And remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune on buying wreathes when you can create your own.