Hello, dear readers! It’s time once again to revel in my Christmas obsession. Since Ben and I only moved in together a couple of years ago, we haven’t really accumulated a lot of seasonal decorations. We’re still in the process of furnishing our apartment, so we don’t spend a lot of time or money on the frills
That being said, while I was home for Thanksgiving this past weekend, my mom started busting out her Christmas decorations, and I became desperately jealous of all the faux pine swags, pinecones, lights and cinnamon stick centerpieces. But that didn’t change the fact that my budget is VERY tight right now.
So, I went to the dollar store. Oh, how I love the dollar store. No matter what I go in there for, I always end up coming out with more, because honestly, who doesn’t need a polar bear platter, and a collapsible crate, and nail polish and decorative tins and wall hangings? And for only a dollar!! But, I digress…
On my centerpiece mission, I put my blinders on and marched straight over to the home decor/candle section and picked up a large-ish glass vase and an electric pillar candle. Then over in the ornament section, I picked up some lovely little bells.
When I got them all home, I poured the bells into the bottom of the vase and plunked the candle on top. Done!
Sadly, I think a smaller candle would have been better, but it still looks very nice, don’t you think?
This is great because a) it cost me $4 total, b) the battery-operated candle won’t melt wax all over the vase, and c) I can use the same vase to create similar centerpieces for other holidays and seasons. I could fill it with pine cones for a more winter-y feel. I could fill it with acorns for Thanksgiving, candy corn for Halloween, or conversation hearts for V-day. The possibilities are endless! I’d love to see what you come up with!