How to decorate a tree for under $20 using dollar store Christmas decorations. You won’t believe how easy it is to make a beautiful tree on a small budget. Inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas.
This year, I decided to decorate our Christmas tree entirely with dollar store Christmas decorations. I thought it would be a fun challenge for myself. It may not have gone as planned, but I was still pretty happy with the result.
Related: Do you love dollar store decorations as much as I do? Then you’ll love these 16 Gorgeous Dollar Store Christmas Wreaths.
I’m going to be really honest with you all here. Despite lots of pretty pictures and my mission to make things creative, uncomplicated, and budget-friendly, my life can sometimes look like a total disaster. Example: my shopping trip to decorate this tree. It was around 8pm, but it felt like midnight. I had already hit my wall 2 errands ago. My brain had stopped all non-essential functioning, and I was basically a walking zombie. This would not be the time I recommend making creative decisions – like picking out Christmas decorations. But I did it anyway. Thank goodness it turned out all right.
If you love dollar store seasonal decor as much as I do, you may enjoy this video where I set up a tree AND decorations for about $60!
I spent less than $20 on my dollar store purchases. Let’s take a quick look at how I put everything together.
Related: See how I updated my Dollar Store tree this year with ideas for Simple Classic Christmas Decorating.
1 – Base Layer: Tree Skirt and Garland
Burlap is my best friend when decorating my Christmas tree. For practically nothing, I can whip up a tree skirt and garland. You can read all about how I cut burlap and made a tree skirt in this post: Easy-Peasy Christmas Tree Decorating.
2 – Add Flowers and Berries
I added sprigs of flowers and berries throughout the tree. Just nestle them between the branches, and the will stay put on their own. There is no need to attach the stems with anything.
3 – Final Layer: Ornaments
Then, I filled in with ornaments. Too simple!
Related: If you’re looking for a deal on quick Christmas decor, be sure to check out these 17 Insanely Affordable Christmas Pillow Covers.
BONUS: DIY Dollar Store Christmas Art
Next up: some simple DIY Christmas art for my mantel. I started with this dollar store gift bag:
I swapped out the contents of another frame (just for the season) and had instant Christmas art!
My Dollar Store Christmas Decorations