I went to the dollar store today and they have a ton of awesome decorations for Christmas there right now. Truly, the quality of decorations at the dollar store has improved drastically over the past few years. They have some super-cute mirrored and beaded conical trees this year. I’ve been tempted to buy them and use them as they are (similar cone trees cost at least $10 at craft stores, and more at department stores!), but with this great idea found at Let It Shine, I’m going to run right back out to the store and pick up a bunch of them so I can alter them like this! She antiqued the trees to take some of the old dollar store chintz away and to make them look like cherished antiques. A stroke of genius, I say! Also, check out the dollar store birdies under a glass cloche. So sweet! When I grow up, I’m going to decorate like this (right now, my living room is decorated with the Alien Abduction Lamp and very well-loved toddler books!). [click here to find out how to antique these dollar store goodies]
- Mirrored tree, $1
- Antiquing glaze, $1
One Cheap B*tch
So pretty! And I love the crown in the frame!
Okay, these are cool alterations, but I have to say your alien abduction lamp is AWESOME!!
Ok now I really am humbled! I saw these at the dollar store the other night and did I think of anything so clever to do with them – of course not!
But you can bet I am headed over there too to grab one or two of these to antique and add to my little tree collection!
You have much cooler things are your dollar stores.
I love your blog, but I usually don’t drop everything and run to Dollar Tree. That is until today! Bought three of them. I didn’t have any antiquing glaze, so I used a mixture of brown and black acrylic paint. Worked wonderfully! Then I looked at the plastic ball ornaments I bought and they looked a little too shiny as well, so I attacked those next. I’d better be careful. Antiquing might be my new mod podge.
I ran to the dollar store last night and bought two of these trees because I loved the look then I got them home and wondered where do you get antiquing glaze from?
One problem…. the only problem with the $ store is that almost everything (if not everything) they carry is made in China.