Dollar Store DIY Christmas Decorations

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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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  • Christina Ladd 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.

  • Winkler Winkler on Dec 15, 2019

    Very clever! I like it 👍🏼

  • Pattie Pattie on Dec 15, 2020

    Talk about thinking outside the box!! Amazing!!

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  • Leslie Leslie on Dec 18, 2020

    Hi Chloe, VERY nice on both designs and thank you for sharing your process which is very unique and as Pattie said "thinking outside the box".

    I must correct you on one of your supply items. Floral Oasis is used for wet arrangements that have REAL flowers. It is totally soaked so that it helps to keep greenery and flowers hydrated. What you should be using is regular styrofoam, either in block form or cutting from a sheet. The chicken wire is a great idea to help support the styrofoam/Oasis and to tie onto the bat.

    The floral oasis you are using would be great for outdoor use IF you will be using real greenery such as pine and spruce pieces(which would be lovely in your design). Since you used chicken wire AND if it is decided to use real greenery you can reuse the oasis maybe one more time but make sure it is dried out before bringing inside. My sister and I owned a Florist Shop and this is how I know and my comment is only to help. Please have a Merry Christmas

  • Patty Patty on Jul 09, 2021

    A plastic bat, chicken wire, etc.🤣 I couldn't imagine how pretty this would turn out! 😍Very clever.

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