Monday, December 3, 2012

Dollar Store Gift Box Decor And Deco Mesh Garland

Gift Box Decor

I added a little bit of Christmas to my kitchen using red velvet gift boxes from the dollar store. I made some bows using a festive ribbon (also from the dollar store).  I hot glued the bows to the top of the boxes. 

Bow On Gift Box Decor

Then, I found a pair of candlesticks that I already had and put them on them to give them some height and interest.  I put these at one end of my counter. These would also look great on a table or mantel.
Dollar Store Gift Box Decor

I needed something festive for the rest of the counter but I was already using all of my other decorations in other places.  To fill in the space on the rest of the counter, I took a cheap lighted garland from Dollar General (I’ve had it a couple of years) and added deco mesh and ribbon.  It was the perfect solution to add a lot of color and holiday fun to the room.
  {I apologize for the poor photos but I took these at night and had the overhead pendant lights on which created a bit of a glare.} 
Deco Mesh Garland On Bar

 I secured the deco mesh and ribbon to the garland with sparkly pipe cleaners (glitter sticks).

Securing Deco Mesh
I also hot glued a couple of leftover green ornaments to it and added a bow at the end. 
Bow On Garland

Lighted Deco Mesh Garland at Night

 I love the fun, whimsical look it adds to my kitchen. 

Deco Mesh Garland Kitchen

I also have a little figurine with snowmen to countdown the days until Christmas. 

Christmas Countdown Snowmen Figurine 
 Don’t you just love decorating for Christmas?
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  1. Super cute! Love the ribbon on top of the boxes, and the garland is really pretty! :)

  2. Beautiful and festive for Christmas :) I, too, love decorating for Christmas. Have a great day!


  3. Very cute and a great idea! Love the sparkle at night.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  4. Love it!! I have same ribbon...great idea!!

  5. Great idea making this lovely right next to a plug-in..just lights up this beauty! Love it!
    The deco mesh is very popular this year,I even got my a roll.

    Merry Happy Christmas

  6. Looks so bright and cheery - wish I could keep my kitchen counters as empty as yours! Looks so clean and neat!!

  7. This is so cool, even a dude like me can appreciate it, Kathie.

    (Like the raven look too, by the way.)

  8. Thank you for featuring my stained-glass scarf this week, Kathie :) I really appreciate that!

  9. I love the idea of the ribbon for garland with the lights. I will be following