Making holiday décor is always fun, but did you know that those shiny, sparkly treasures can also be cheap? Just ask YouTuber Kathryn from Do It On a Dime. She excels at creating crafts that don’t cost a whole lot of dough to make. Today she is going to teach us how to construct some holiday décor that will truly make those out-of-town relatives jealous this Christmas!

Kathryn starts her video by making the claim that her dollar store crafts “look like they came straight out of The Pottery Barn or Pier 1 catalog, on a shoe string budget.” We know, it sounds hard to believe, but this master crafter doesn’t lie—these projects really are works of art!

To make gorgeous holiday crafts of your own, just follow these instructions:

  1. Create your own big, beautiful wreath

    Those over-sized wreaths that you see hanging in fancy hotel lobbies are gorgeous, but pricey! Here’s how to make one at a mere fraction of the cost—less than $10, all said and done. Start by gathering these dollar store materials:
    • 3-5 small garlands
    • 1 pool noodle (we know, it sounds strange, but wait till you see the end result!)
    • a few pieces of clear packing tape
    • hot glue gun
    • 1 Command hook
    • various embellishments (our host uses a sparkly reindeer cut-out and Christmas tree bulbs)

    Take that pool noodle and shape it so that the top and bottom meet at both ends, forming a ring shape, then tape both together using those packing tape strips. Wrap the garland around the pool noodle ring—there shouldn’t be any need to use adhesive to attach. Next, add your sparkly embellishments using a hot glue gun.

    Stick the Command hook in the top middle of the garland to help keep its shape, as the circle may turn into an oblong over time. Now THAT is a gorgeous wreath!

  2. Organize your own holiday tablescape
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    This is a great project for those of you who aren’t keen on using hot glue guns or pool noodles! To add some festive cheer to your home this holiday season, simply create a gorgeous tablescape!

    Head on over to your local dollar store and grab cute Christmas-themed plates, miniatures, and other decorations. Kathryn stacked colorful Christmas tree bulbs in glass vases, giving the table a vibrant look!

    You can also purchase or easily make name tags for each one of your holiday guests, then slide these name tags into DIY candy cane holders. Our host made these by gluing three candy canes together. What a cool idea! Just make sure to keep them away from the little ones—the name tag holders do look awfully tasty!

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We just love these fun holiday projects. For further instructions, watch Do It On A Dime’s video below!

What do you think about these holiday-themed DIY projects? Do you have any advice on how to create a big wreath? How do you go about creating your holiday tablescape? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!