Dollar Store DIY Christmas Decorations

Wandering around the dollar store was a great way to come up with an idea for how to make some pretty, yet bargain priced Christmas decorations.
Yes, I started buy picking up several plastic bats from the dollar store.
I painted my bats green.
I drilled some holes in my bats. A hole all the way through toward the bottom of the bat, one near the top and a pair of the holes in the handle.
I wrapped a piece of chicken wire around a piece of floral foam.
I used those chenille stems to attach the chicken wire covered foam to the handle of the bat.
Using green faux garland from the dollar store, I covered the foam by using greening pins to secure it to the foam.
When I had the foam covered I wrapped it around the rest of the bat, securing in a couple of spots with hot glue.
Using greening pins I secured some red mesh ribbon to the foam and then pulled the tail down and hot glued it in a couple of spots to the end of the bat.
In the spots where I had secured the ribbon I attached some unbreakable Christmas ornaments.
I have a beautiful Christmas swag. A pair of these would look lovely on double doors. I will be using these on my porch and stair railings at my house. This one came in at $5!
These are so easy to personalize however you would like them. This one has a snowflake theme with a red ribbon with snowflakes on it, white snowflake ornaments and faux silver and white poinsettias.
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  • Donna
    on Nov 14, 2016

    Cute idea and looks really good. BTW, can you tell me the color of the paint on your front door? I love it.

  • Dawn
    on Jun 15, 2017

    No ?....I just want to say I LOVE YOU! Could watch and listen to you always. You remind me of a DYi Julia Childs. Breast projects, thank you.
    • Dawn
      on Aug 20, 2018

      I use my Kindle and at times it throws out a "close" word instead of the correct word.😂

  • Christina Ladd
    on Sep 20, 2018

    What is the purpose of the hole drilled at the bottom of the bat? I see the hole at the top and the two in the handle are used to tie on the foam block, but the tutorial doesn't mention the hole on the bottom.

    Love this idea, BTW, great alternative to a wreath.

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  • Marla Littlefield Terry
    on Nov 15, 2018

    I love this, I have one window on my front porch with shutters, and a red backed bench. I think I'll make one for each shutter. Maybe not quite as long.

  • Kathy Kovacev
    on Nov 17, 2019

    You're one of my all time favs. So very talented. Your ideas are right up my alley. Thanks, love this one.

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