$6 Decorating At The Dollar Tree

Decorate for cheap with help from The Dollar Tree! I made this seasonal centerpiece for only $6. Frugal decorating can be done!

I'm pretty sure that the Dollar Tree is my new favorite  home-decorating hangout! I saw these great candles over on Pinterest a few days ago and knew they'd be easy to make, but never figured I could get them this inexpensively.  But, thanks to the Dollar Tree, I sure did!


Here's what I used:

  • Raffia (purchased at least ten years ago . . . and I'm keeping very low on the candles so that it's far from any flames ~ you may choose to leave that off if you're planning ot light the candles often!)
  • unpopped Popcorn $1.89 at Wal Mart
  • 2 candles $1 at the Dollar Tree
  • 2 glass candle jars $1 at the Dollar Tree

I was discussing these with a few friends, and we think you could easily change these out to use dried beans, peas, or even coffee beans . . . and get a custom look for a tee-tiny price . . .woot!


Now these just flank my Give Thanks Blocks on my mantle, and I'm so happy with our inexpensive fluffed up look for fall! And I know I'm decorating way too early for the Thanksgiving season, but I don't really have any summer “stuff” and always feel like Christmas comes too soon. Have you done any fluffing up in your home lately? I'd love to hear about it in the comments section!  Here are a few more of my favorite frugal fall decorating ideas:






Frugal Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


See more previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and if you're heading to the Dollar Tree don't forget to check out all the great deals available there this week! 



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  1. OMG!! I am making these today! I love it. My beadroom is decorated in fall colors and this will match perfectly! Don’t ya just love the $ Tree!?

    • Yayyyy! So glad you liked it ~ I couldn’t believe everything was at the Dollar Tree! (BTW, the taller glasses were found in the floral section… they had the short ones by the candles but these were just perfect.) Gotta love the Dollar Tree! 🙂

  2. So cute, Laurie! You could mix peas and red beans for Christmas! 🙂

  3. I know one doesn’t NEED a mantle to do this craft idea but it sure does make it look great as you pictured it … says the girl without a mantle. 🙂

    • Whitney, I sooooo understand that! I had a good friend who didn’t have a fireplace in her house when her kids were little, so at Christmas they used a cardboard one to hang their stockings from. But, I actually tried the candles also to flank a centerpiece on our dining room table, and they looked so pretty there too! 🙂

  4. How big were the candles? I was there and could not find them.

    • The candles are about three to four inches tall… by the time the popcorn is underneath them they don’t have to be too tall. I found them in the decorating area of our store ~ hope that helps! 🙂

  5. I also made this centerpiece but used a flameless candle in it. I love It!

  6. I love your great idea! I’ve included it on my blog “links I love” post for today!

    8 Fall Decor Ideas to Try This Season

  7. Such a simple, wonderful idea that can be changed up for any season. Thanks for sharing and I will definitely make some fall candles for our mantle.

  8. Great tutorials, I love the way these all turn out.

    Jewelry In Candles

  9. Lori Stillman says

    Super cute idea. I also have a suggestion. After your done with them, pop the popcorn in the microwave in a brown paper bag and toss it out for the birds.

  10. I found out you can buy unpopped popcorn at the dollar tree

  11. Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I apcrapiete it.


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