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Today is the FIFTH Day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and the theme today is Dollar Store Crafts. Everyone loves this topic! In fact I just posted a dollar store project last week. I needed a base for a small artificial Christmas tree and I used items from the dollar store to solve that decorating dilemma.
I have two dollar store Christmas crafts to show you today. And they both only take minutes to make. The first one is a Christmas bracelet and the second are Christmas Hair Bow Clips.
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To make the Christmas bracelet all you will need from the dollar store are some small ornaments. You will also need elastic cording. Small bells and small beads are optional.
The inspiration for my bracelet is this one that I bought at Charming Charlie’s a few weeks ago.
All I did was string the bells and ornaments onto the cording, tied a knot, and covered the knot with a wee bit of hot glue. It took about five minutes tops!
Admittedly, my handmade bracelet is a bit bigger than the one I bought.
But I think some people would like it this size and I think it would be perfect to wear on “Ugly Sweater Day”! Don’t you? After all, it’s not high-fashion jewelry – it’s just for fun! And it cost a dollar!
The next Christmas Craft I made are hair bow barettes. I made these for my granddaughter. Her hair is getting so long but is always falling in her face. Her mom is wanted a different look instead of the usual pony tail.
I picked up some Christmas bows and hair clips at the dollar store and quickly made some pretty Christmas bows.
Simply hot glue the paper backing of the bow onto the hair clip and then trim off the excess paper backing.
These bows are perfect for short-term use. Since the bows are just paper, don’t expect them to last until next Christmas! But for a dollar . . . !
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!