Monday, December 12, 2011

Shimmery Snowflakes...with the Dollar Tree's Help!

So, I love to decorate for the holidays, but I try to be as frugal and creative as possible.  I recently had a ladies activity at my house and wanted to decorate the tables and the room a little more than it already was.  However, I am on a super tight budget.  I cruised through some of my Pinterest boards, but didn't see anything that I could do right away.  I decided to go to the local Dollar Tree to check things out.
I found some really nice looking styrofoam snowflakes - 6 in a pack.  I decided that I liked them and bought 3 packages.  That would give me 18 snowflakes.  When I got home, I opened up the package to realize that they were really plain.  There wasn't even anything to hang them with... hmmmm...
After giving it some thought - I decided to get out the Mod Podge and some iridescent glitter and got to work.  I started with this:
Notice how they are just "flat" without anything to them?
I applied the Mod Podge with a foam brush.
Sprinkled on some glitter and gave it a good shake.
Here they are - just a little bit of shimmer to make them stand out.  Then I tied them with some clear thread.
Here's the shimmery sides showing.
Here's the "flat" side showing.  I didn't glitter both sides 'cause I didn't want to run out of glitter.
Here they are all hung up with clear tacks.
Not bad for $3 right?
Here's the whole set up.  I used snowmen decorations that I already had around the house.  Everybody loved it and complimented the snowflakes.  Decorating doesn't have to break the bank.  My kids asked me to leave them up after I had cleaned everything else up and so I did.  We will enjoy our mini winter wonderland while we can.  =)

Now, all of this was set up for the Ladies' Activity, but I love keeping my home nice and cozy for my family too!  It doesn't take lots of money to be creative and keep things fun at home.

Proverbs 24:3-4~"Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches."

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  1. I love Dollar Tree for decorating when we were in the states. I miss having a store like that here.

  2. These snowflakes are so simple, yet so pretty! I think my 2 year-old would LOVE to "help" me make some! Thanks for sharing (I found you through the Time-Warp Wife link up).

  3. Beautiful! why didn't you just do the shaving cream with glue idea LOL

  4. They're so pretty! What a great way to decorate.

  5. So beautiful! I love this. Thanks for sharing it. We just did some ornaments with Glitter Mod Podge. Now I am wishing we had added some glitter on top of it...these are beautiful.


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