I have a confession to make. I was a Dollar Tree Snob until a last year. I never went into one, because I thought…what could they possibly have that would be worth anything? Was I ever wrong! After seeing a DT makeover on Instagram I knew I had to go check out the store. I found lots of things I liked but never expected to find. My favorite sections are florals/crafts, office supplies and the holiday section.
So over the Christmas holidays I did a few DT makeovers and thought I would share them with you. I wish I could claim all of these ideas as my own but I have to credit Pinterest, Instagram and a fellow junker. This first photo is an idea I saw on Instagram. I wish I could remember the account name to give them credit. Someone had taken a Dollar Tree gift bag and framed it. It just so happened I had a few of the same gift bags stashed away for gifts. Over the summer I scored two of these gorgeous picture frames at a yard sale. They used to be a black bulletin boards before I painted them white and shabbied them up. I got them for a $1.00 each. I took one of the red truck gift bags and cut the bag apart. Since the bag had the same image on both sides I only needed one bag. I was able to create two of these frames for $3.
I’m such a sucker for ornate picture frames. So when I saw this next idea in a friend’s booth I knew I had to make a chalkboard too. These cute little plastic frames were in the Halloween section of Dollar Tree. A quick coat of paint and some chalkboard paint quickly transformed these Halloween frames into a gorgeous shabby chic frame.
Here is one I had been saving for a long time. Back in the spring, I bought this little ceramic bird. It was a turquoise color and I decided to paint it white.I added a paper crown and embellished the crown with rhinestones also from the Dollar Tree. Sorry I don’t have a before pic.
Here is a pic I found on Pinterest of a Dollar Tree bird.
This next idea is from Pinterest. I kept seeing these adorable glittered deer ornaments framed and of course I had to try my hand at them as well. Luckily I had been saving some vintage Christmas sheet music and some old metal filigree frames. So I removed the glass, decoupaged the sheet music to the cardboard insert and then glued the deer to the sheet music. Easy peasy.