QUICK TIPS - 4
Like those Christmas tissue
boxes you can buy right now but don't want to buy something that
will likely last past the season? We started with a simply
patterned tissue box in pale green and red stripes and added a few
3D poinsettia stickers to make it Christmas ready.
With all the holiday-themed
stickers available in dollar stores, the possibilities are
endless. Design a tissue box to suit your tastes and Christmas
It's easy to dress up an
ordinary candle for Christmas. Just use a seasonal push pin or a
Easily decorate a
plain plush stocking by using a Christmas-themed mini clothespin
to secure a flat ornament to the cuff.
Use seasonal window
clings to decorate the glass in cabinet doors or dining room
A basket of
apples interspersed with faux leaves makes an attractive autumn
You can add a layer of warmth
to your home inexpensively by using wide scarves in place of
throws. We liked this green plaid nubby scarf with tassels and it
only cost $3. Great for throwing around your shoulders if you feel
Use hot chocolate packets as fall party favors by tying
them up with raffia and inserting a faux leaf and a twig for
For a seasonal hit of color,
add a faux leaf and berries to your vase filler. Two or three
autumn-hued pieces should be enough.
an extra bed pillow into a lounge cushion by making a pillowcase
out of two patterned tea towels. Just put the tea towels together,
right sides facing in and stitch around three sides, leaving one
end open. Turn right side out and insert pillow.
Choose a tea towel in an
appropriate pattern and easily recover a seat cushion using a
staple gun to fasten it to the underside of the seat.
This is a much earlier version
of a dollar store shoe caddy. Here, it was used in a front closet
to hold compact umbrellas, gloves and slippers for guests.
an inexpensive piece of art by framing scrapbook paper. Trim it to
fit an 8 by 10 frame or, as here, make smaller pieces of art by
cutting out images from the same sheet of paper .
inexpensive dollar store scarves to fashion window treatments for your
dorm room or first apartment.
Use seasonal window clings to
help decorate glass vases or candle holders. They can be reused
over and over again and won't leave a sticky residue when
removed. A large sheet of window clings costs under two
You can't beat that for value.
Floral hair ties from the
dollar store are a cheap and easy way to dress up the corner of a
tablecloth for summer entertaining. They also make pretty napkin
large paper napkins as placemats to add seasonal color and help
protect a fabric tablecloth.
inexpensive beach towels to disguise the wear and tear on old
garden chairs for your next backyard get-together. They make great
table runners, too. At
dollar store prices, you won’t be upset if they get stained or otherwise damaged while serving
you're short of towel bars in the bathroom, this may work for you.
You can get an extendable shower curtain rod for two bucks at
Dollarama. They extend up to 62 3/4 inches so, if the length of
the wall you want to use it on is under that, it's a simple task
to position this rod between the two end walls, leaving enough
room between it and the wall to hang towels and
maybe some reading material.
remember not to overload your makeshift towel bar. (Feb.2013)
you use a laptop on a desk that has a pull-out shelf for a
keyboard, you can make use of this space by turning it into a faux
drawer. Simply add some low wire or plastic drawer organizers to
the shelf and you’ll have extra storage for office supplies.
Ever wonder what to do
with the metal charms that come with some dollar store pillar
candles? Make a simple zipper pull with the addition of a small