Dollar Tree Christmas Decor

Welcome to another post here on the blog. In this post I wanted to share my Christmas Decor which is primarily Dollar Tree and some Target here and there. I never realized how much Dollar Tree decor I have, but Dollar Tree has really stepped up there game with all of their products. To see my decor stash, click here.

As always, be sure to click the highlighted links throughout the post for related post and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.

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Plan With Me: December 7th-13th

Hello and thanks for checking out yet another plan with me here on my blog. I have really enjoyed sharing and creating layouts here on my blog. Last week I featured a cookie theme and I honestly didn’t like how it turned out. Maybe it was me tracing around the stickers a little too much. Or maybe it was that I put the washi on a little crooked and when I went to straighten it out I couldn’t because it ripped the page. Near the weekend it looked a little empty. I’m bummed because I was hoping to score amazing layouts throughout the entire month. Don’t over think when planning. Don’t force a layout, just let it happen. Below is my completed last week. Be sure to click the pic for links to pictures.

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This week I used a rose set from the etsy shop Fabulously Planned. I featured a happy mail from this shop and I love that the design of the shop has changed to half sheets for her kits. Half sheets are easier to store which makes them easier to carry on the go. I chose to do a rose layout since Thursday (12/10) would have been my mothers 49th birthday. As a tribute to her I went with roses since her name was Rosa. To add a little Christmas cheer I added Target Dollar Spot stickers.

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I switched up my sections from ‘to do’, ‘random’, and ‘blog’ to ‘today’, ‘to do’, and ‘blog’. I didn’t have any washi to match so I used the left over gold glittery paper that I had and cut it for the sidebar and the bottom. I also mix and matched pieces in other places in the layout as well. The stickers really added to the glitter, but I love, love LOVE how this layout turned out. Below are links to stickers that I used along with my plan with me video. Enjoy!

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Holiday Bedroom Decor

In previous posts I featured my living room decor, well basically my Christmas tree, along with my office decor. In this final installment of my holiday decor, I wanted to share how I spruced up my bedroom. Around the same time I purchased the tree for my living room, I purchased a mini tree for my bedroom. It was under $10 and the ornaments and lights rounded the price off to around $20 total. They have the trees at Target now that just come with a tag instead of in a box, but the one I purchased came in a box and had to be assembled similar to that of my larger Christmas tree.

The color scheme I went for was gold and red. I really like hat color combination. I had gold garland as well, but I decided not to put it on my tree and used that elsewhere in my office. I had to purchase lights since the ones I had for two years had burnt out. I purchased some from Dollar Tree, yes just for $1, although I should’ve picked up 2 since just one set is _ inches. All in all, it still worked out.

Once the decorations were added I put my ‘Merry Christmas’ sign from the Target Dollar Spot in the middle. To one side I have a snowman and an angel that I received as gifts and the other  a Starbucks mug I received as a gift as well. Since I often plan in my bed I filled my Starbucks mug with post-its, a pair of scissors, and some pens.

Lastly on the walls I switched out what was in my frames with wrapping paper and scrapbook paper. The sleigh rapping paper I found searching for Christmas decorations in my storage closet and I had purchased the Christmas themed scrapbook paper from AC Moore for $2.99. Check out my DIY with tile using the scrapbook paper HERE. The ‘Happy Holidays’ and ‘Merry Christmas’ frames were gifted.

Check out my living room decor HERE and check out my office decor HERE.

Holiday Office Decor

In the first installment of my holiday decor series I featured my Christmas tree in my living room. In this addition I am sharing how I decorated my office for the season. I store my decorations for both my bedroom and office together so I first pulled out the stash that I had which I can’t wait to add to once all the Christmas decor goes on sale.

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Majority of my decor is from Target and Dollar Tree, but a few were gifted.

office3First up I wanted to decorate above my bookshelf. The vase I saved from an Edible arrangement and I replaced my yellow Daisies with whatever red I found at home. The “eat, drink, be merry” mug is from TJ Maxx & I scored it for just $1. The ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ plaque was from the Target Dollar Spot. The current selection they have is way nicer than when I purchased, but the price is now $3. Still not bad.

On top of my other bookshelf near my craft corner, I repositioned my Steelers salt & pepper shakers and out ‘Let It Snow’ in the middle. As for the DIY decor I created I put two of them across from my desk with a family photo (not shown) and the other I use as a mousepad. Check out my DIY HERE.

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For just $3, I created a display with a serving tray, Christmas tree, and garland from the Dollar Tree. I layered the garland around the plate and simply added the tree in the middle. Lastly I took one of the Target Dollar Spot sings and plopped it in front. Super quick, easy, and under $5 total. I kept my desk pretty clear so that I could have more workspace since I blog and plan there so I just added a cup from the Dollar Tree and a gifted Christmas tin with pens inside.

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Lastly, I had this mess of a space underneath my window that I turned into an impromptu gift wrapping station. As I make my gifts I will put them there until it’s closer to Christmas. The sheets of wrapping paper I found in my storage closet and they’ll  be perfect for wrapping at least one box. The punch bowl in the middle just has a few ornaments inside. I plan to add candy canes once I get to the store.

Click HERE for my Christmas tree and Stay tuned for the final installment, my bedroom holiday decor.

Plan With Me | December

I shared in my initial Happy Planner Revamp that I was redecorating the dividers in my ‘Good Things Are Going to Happen’ MAMBI Happy Planner. This revamp looks to be an ongoing series here on my blog and it’s the easiest thing to do.

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I was debating on how I wanted to decorate my divider for the month. I wanted it to SCREAM Christmas, but not too crazy being that I bypass the divider anyway. I’ve accumulated quite a bit of Darice sticker books from Michaels along with stickers from Hobby Lobby. I don’t have all the Etsy stickers I’d like to create future layouts, but I have enough stickers to create themes within my weekly & monthly spread.

I found this pack of glitter paper at Dollar Tree while hunting for the Christmas washi tape. I haven’t been lucky enough to find it, but the glitter poster board paper I found was a great find. It’s not super thick like the textured scrapbook paper I’ve used in my previous dividers, but it was stronger than that of regular printing paper. I loved that the glitter wasn’t messy and the sheet was easy to apply.

In terms of my monthly planner spread I stick to pinpointing my bills, appointments, birthdays, and any events for the month. I ran out of my Sweet Kawaii Design ” stickers which  definitely need to reorder. As I’ve stated in previous posts, my monthly spread is a reference for weekly planning. I try not to go too crazy with stickers, especially since I have so many Christmas ones, but I love the way it turned out.

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Check out my planning video below where I discuss my process more in depth. Be sure to click the links to purchase items featured below. Enjoy!

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, OH CHRISTMAS TREE! I wanted to share my Christmas decorations in my living room, bedroom, and office. This installment features my Christmas tree in my living room. I had to move furniture around for it to fit, but I love how it turned out.

christmastreeMy least favorite thing about putting up a tree would be fanning out all the branches. My sister does a great job at it, but it’s not really my thing. Once the tree was up, I applied fake snow along with the lights; pretty standard. I haven’t really switched up my color scheme over the years from teal, silver, and red. Next year I want to go all gold with hints of silver.

I had the same color scheme last year: red, silver, and teal, but the key difference was adding the fake snow and the ribbon. I would love a brighter star or an angel on top, but the finished result looks great. This is my first year adding ribbon on a tree, but after seeing DoItOnADime‘s tree on Instagram, I pulled out what I had on hand, layered, and voila.

This was the first tree that I bought in 2013 after I had moved out on my own the previous year. My first Christmas tree was a left over one that my dad had in the attic. I knew by the following year that I wanted a tree of my ow. What better place to find one than at Target. Target is definitely my one stop shop for Christmas/holiday decor. The tree is 6ft tree even though I could have gone a little bigger for my space. There’s always next year.

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The extra addition I’ve added to the decor in my living room was finally jazzing up this picture frame from Kohls. I really liked the rustic look it had to it, but I haven’t printed any pictures to hang on it. In the meantime I added some ornaments with the hooks and I’ll fill in with holiday family photos once I print them.

Stay tuned for my upcoming posts on my bedroom and office holiday decor.

Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Decor

This DIY is by far the easiest and quickest DIY EVER! So I had tile laying around. I mean who doesn’t (sarcasm). I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but I didn’t want to throw it away. I also don’t have a lot of money to spend on decor when I need to go Christmas shopping so I searched around for what I could use.

If I was an amazing artist I could have painted on the traditional snowflakes or Christmas tree. That’s not the case so I thought I could paint them Christmas colors and display them that way. I then realized that I didn’t have any of those colors available. All I had were pastels from a previous project. I did however have mod podge and scrapbook paper.

So, enough rambling, here’s what you’ll need for this DIY:

  • tile
  • holiday scrapbook paper (wrapping paper would work as well)
  • mod podge (or glue)
  • sponge brush (or a regular sponge)
  • exacto knife

I ended up picking out scrapbook paper I had purchased in a pack for $2.99 from AC Moore. I simply lined it up on the tile and voila. I took it a step further by putting another sheet of scrapbook paper on the back. I plan on displaying these in my office (Holiday office decor post to come) and I can flip them after Christmas to fit for winter. To seal everything in you could go over the top with mod podge (matte/glossy) or if you can spray it with a sealer. Prior to applying whatever paper you decide to use you can paint the sides.

The great part about this DIY is that it clearly does not have to be for the holidays. You can print out quotes or even paint the tile with chalkboard paint and change up what you want it to say whenever you want. If you’re using thin paper such as the wrapping paper you could put layers upon layers to change up the look.

If you don’t have tile, no worries. You can easily purchase foam board at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, $1. Cut to whatever size you like. Glue on the scrapbook paper OR wrapping paper. Have fun. Make a mural out of it by mix & matching different designs. Super easy and affordable.

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