The holidays are fast approaching, and you may find yourself coming up short on finances for decorating your home to fit the spirit of the season. Whether you are simple looking for new decorations to add to your existing collection or are spending your first Christmas on your own and are starting from scratch, dollar stores are a treasure trove for ornaments, kitchen sets and other decorations to spruce your home up for the holidays. Here are some of the different decorations you can purchase inexpensively at dollar stores instead of spending more money at chain and novelty stores.
Believe it or not, stores like Dollar Tree have a massive selection of ornaments around Christmas time. from sparkly snowflake ornaments in a variety of sizes to hand painted glass bulbs, you can find all of the ornaments you need for your Christmas tree at a dollar store. I purchased nearly all of my ornaments at dollar stores the first year I lived on my own, and saved a considerable amount of money doing so.
Figurines and Snowglobes
If you have a mantle or shelf that you want to decorate with figurines or snowglobes for the holidays, dollar stores are one of the first places you should shop. From adorable snowman shaped statues to snowglobes with penguins and Santas inside, dollar stores have a large selection of different holiday figurines you can purchase to decorate your home.
Tinsel and Garlands
Tinsel is a decoration that often needs replacing every year, as it wears out easily and generally does not last for multiple years. Instead of overpaying for tinsel and garlands at stores like Target or Wal-Mart, shop at dollar stores to save a large sum of money.
Plastic tablecloths are a staple at Christmas parties, especially when young children will be in attendance. Around the holidays, dollar stores usually carry a variety of Christmas themed plastic tablecloths that you can use to spruce up your dining area and protect your tabletops.
Stockings are a traditional decoration associated with Christmas, and dollar stores are a great place to find them inexpensively. Whether you are looking for stockings to use for practical purposes, such as gift giving, or simply like the way they look hung on your fireplace, spending a dollar on one at a dollar store is a much wiser choice then spending nearly ten times as much at stores like Wal-Mart.
Carrying your Christmas decorating into your kitchen is a great way to showcase your holiday spirit, so buying a Christmas themed kitchen set at a dollar store is a great idea. Potholder and matching hand towels are almost always sold by dollar stores around the holidays. Dollar Tree, for example usually has a variety of different sets they carry annually, each decorated with everything from Santas and reindeer to snowflakes and elves.
Wreathes are a great exterior decoration, and they carry your decor outside to show off your festiveness. Not only do dollar stores sell pre-made wreathes and wreath hangers, they also sell all of the supplies you will need to make your very own one-of-a-kind wreath.