Christmas Tree Hacks | 3 of The Best Designer Dollar Tree Ideas

Are you ready to transform your Christmas tree into a holiday masterpiece without emptying your wallet?

I’m going to share some brilliant designer Christmas tree hacks to make your tree extravagant using Dollar Store products.

Let's dive into these thrifty Christmas tree decoration ideas!

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Metallic balloons arranged on a Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Balloon Hack

Who would have thought that metallic balloons could become the stars of your Christmas tree? It's easy, fun, and oh-so-affordable:

Christmas tree on a budget

1. Grab Your Metallic Balloons

Head over to the Dollar Tree and pick up a pack of metallic balloons.

Inflate the metallic balloons

Inflate them to a medium size, and they'll resemble large ornaments.

Balloons in Christmas tree

2. Fill in the Gaps

Use these shiny balloons to fill in those empty spots on your Christmas tree. It's a budget-friendly way to add some sparkle and color.

Christmas tree decorating hacks

Christmas Tree Ribbon Hacks with Mesh

Don't underestimate the power of Dollar Tree's mesh ribbon. With a little imagination, you can make your tree look full and festive:

Roll of mesh

1. Choose Your Ribbon

Dollar Tree's mesh ribbon comes in various colors, so pick one that matches your style.

Fold the mesh in half

2. Create Ribbon Ornaments

Cut a piece of the mesh ribbon and fold it in half.

Twist the corners of mesh ribbon

Fold the corners together, twisting them.

Mesh ribbon ornaments tucked into gaps on a Christmas tree

Then, tuck these ribbon "ornaments" into the gaps in your tree for a charming and affordable tree transformation.

Yarn woven tree collar

DIY Tree Collar

Now, let's cover-up that not-so-pretty tree base with a DIY tree collar:

Tree collar supplies

1. Purchase Supplies

Pick up a Dollar Tree laundry basket and some chunky soft yarn.

Using a box cutter to trim the top of a laundry basket

2. Prepare the Basket

Using a box cutter, cut off the top of the laundry basket

Cut the side of the laundry basket

Then slice down the sides to open it up.

Tree collar DIY

3. Weave the Yarn

Take a piece of yarn and glue it vertically from top to bottom evenly around the basket.

Christmas tree decorating on a budget

Now, weave the yarn in and out of the slats on the laundry basket,

Weaving yarn through laundry basket slats

Alternate each row to create a woven effect.

Wrap the woven collar around the tree base

4. Finishing Touches

Add a piece of yarn to the bottom and the top to cover up any plastic, and you're done!

Now all you need to do is wrap the collar around your tree.

DIY Christmas Decorations

For more festive decor projects, discover Hometalk's ultimate guide to a DIY Christmas, with ideas for wreaths, ornaments, trees, garlands, crafts, and anything else you can think of for the holidays!

How to DIY a cozy Christmas tree collar

Christmas Tree Hacks

And there you have it – three fantastic ways to jazz up your Christmas tree using supplies from the Dollar Tree. You don't need to spend a fortune to create a delightful and unique holiday display.

So, why wait? Go ahead and give one of these ideas a try and make your Christmas tree the talk of the town!

I hope you found these Christmas tree hacks inspiring. Do you have any other creative tips or suggestions?

Sarah Vanderkooy
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  • I love the tree box, will make it since I have that yarn!
  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Dec 11, 2023
    I've been looking everywhere for a affordable large round ornaments. So excited about using the balloons for my birdbath. I'll just fill with a bit of water first, so they won't blow away. Then place in a nest of greens. So simple, & cost effective! Thanks so much ❤️ 😃