Monday, November 23, 2009

Mini Feather Trees From Dollar Store Crap




Today I started pulling out those Christmas bins. I figure if I do it a little at a time, it won't be so much work. Plus, I just couldn't stand it anymore...I LOVE decorating for Christmas!!! I found these really fugly wire trees I got at the Dollar Tree last year, and wondered why in the world I would buy something so hideous. I considered throwing them into my garage sale pile for this weekend, but then I had a lightbulb moment. I can totally transform those sad little trees into something beautiful. It was such a quick and easy project. Perfect for this busy holiday season. Here is what I did...all 2 steps!


Start with a sad little cone tree from the dollar store, garage sale, thrift store, or trash pile.


Wrap a piece of paper around the cone. Trim it to fit, and tape it closed.


Then hot glue a feather boa around the tree to your little heart's content. And voila...super cute, easy breezy, mini feather trees! I have some more cone trees and I plan to make at least 3 more. I'm not sure I'll be able to stop at three...I kinda love them!


DEAL ALERT :
Did you notice my big apothecary jar filled with jumbo candy canes in the first picture? I found them at Dollar General 2 for $1. That is a fantastic deal. At Dollar Tree they are $1 each. I love the way they look. But those darn kids of mine are already begging to eat them. What...are you insane? Maybe in three or four weeks...sorry kiddos.

This post linked to Kimm's Trash to Treasure and Kimba's DIY Day

31 comments:

Jami said...

You are my hero with these.

I've been a lurker for a while. I had to comment at the genius of this.

Also, thanks for posting that quick clean up list last week. It really made a difference in the time I spent tidying up! :)

jenjen said...

Look how cute those are! Great job!!! I may have to try that one!

I love that clean up list too. I printed it right up. Of course, I still haven't put it to use... Hmmm...

XOXO
Jen

Sassy Gal said...

I LOVE these feather trees....totally cute blog...will be back to visit often!!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who looks at something I've bought and thinks...why did I like and/or think I needed this?

Love the makeover!

Lisa B. said...

I LOVE your feather trees! I so wish we lived near a dollar store!!!

Lisa

Audra said...

love, love, LOVE these trees! I have a couple of these wire trees that I was thinking of getting rid of. I am going to give this a try! Thank you for saving me from buyers remorse....

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

love it!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love this! Before I forget though, my Dollar Tree has the peppermint sticks also 2 for $1.00. This would be a great idea for a few pots I had gotten at Goodwill and painted ~ they are just waiting for something. Thanks for sharing this, Amanda! I'm starting my decorating Thursday.

Jess said...

YAY for feather trees! I want a whole forest of them!!!

Kelly said...

Those are adorable! I never would have thought of feathers!

Lee Laurie said...

These are the sweetest trees! I love 'em.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Jenglamgirl said...

Amanda you are awesome. Love THE "GLAM" bowa trees. SUPER CUTE! and so cheap and easy. I don't have the cute pedestals to put them on.. DARN! I totally have a big jar I want big candy canes to put in. Darn again, I don't have that store hear you were reffering to.

Jenglamgirl said...

P.S. you have until 10:00 this morning to enter my "Coach wristlet bag" on my blog! HURRY, and good luck!

3XMom said...

oh my gosh, my daughters would LOVE these! Am totally going to try it - thanks!!!

Kristina P. said...

I can't believe those apothecary jars were 50 cents! I need to go to my Dollar Store.

Vivienne said...

Darling! (I got some of those ginormous candy sticks too!)

Greta said...

Very Cute!

Abbey @ Practically Perfect said...

Came over from ASPTL...I've seen those trees at the dollar store this year and I'm always drawn to them for some reason (maybe the shape?). Thanks for giving me a reason to buy them and something to do with them!

REbekah said...

love LOVE these!! TOo cute!

Richella said...

I love these, dear heart. But I need to ask you: where does one get feather boas? With three sons, I have never had occasion to look for one. Maybe I just need to be a little more Zsa Zsa Gabor myself. . . .

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

very cute! dollar general!? I never go there! I should, huh?
gail
Happy Thanksgiving!

Robin said...

What a gret idea! I have a few of those ugly little trees in need of a makeover too! So cute

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute cute cute, Manders! :) Thanks for the deal alert...I was hoping to find some of those soon. :)

Love the Decor! said...

Very creative !
Way to go!!!

Carrie said...

2 for 1.00 for real!

Cute trees :)


Carrie

Polka Dot Sally said...

I'm running to the dollar store as soon as hubby walks in the door tonight! :)

Thanks for all of your inspiration!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Soooo cool. Love me some feather trees. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

OK, this is brilliant. I had these in my hand yesterday, thinking I needed them. (??) This is adorable. I'm putting this on my FB page. ;)

jenjen said...

Hi Amanda!

I just wanted to let you know that I have some metal New Moon keychains and I drew your name out of my commenters. So if you would like it, email me your address and I will send it to you. Congratulations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO
Jen

Girly Stuff said...

Very cute!

The kids need to back off!

First rule of Decorating...Do Not Eat The Decor!

Room to Inspire said...

Great idea - I love it! And my daughter would just love the addition of the boa...I am thinking a pink one for her room. Thanks for the great idea.

Chelsea

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