Dollar Tree Decor

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Dollar Tree is probably one of my favorite places to shop. It’s like the Disneyland of dollar stores! They have so much glassware that’s totally awesome, and it got me thinking…after getting a proposal from our venue on floral centerpieces, I was way less than impressed.

For example:

Photo via Zama Beach Club

Our venue sent us this picture, and I actually really liked it. It was the price I wasn’t thrilled about: $75 for this centerpiece. Really? I mean, there’s like, $12 worth of flowers here…

Then there’s this one…

Photo via Zama Beach Club

This centerpiece doesn’t even have any flowers! $65 for this puppy.

So, on my last trip to the Dollar Tree I told myself I was going to spend less than $20 and make a centerpiece way better than the ones she sent me. (OK, maybe not wayyy better, but close!)

Here is what I came up with. (Please excuse my terrible picture taking…anyone wanna give me lessons?)

Simple centerpiece

(This picture was an attempt to show the little rocks in the glasses)

In this one I added a little extra stuff around the flowers.

I bought all of this for less than $10.

  • 3 vases- $3.00
  • 1 bag of rocks- $1.00
  • 5 pack tea light candles- $1.00
  • 1 bag of potpourri- $1.00
  • The flowers were the most expensive part of this trial- $9.00 for 12 roses

I wish I could pack up all the glass they have at Dollar Tree and ship it to Mexico so I could do our  centerpieces myself. That’s probably not going to work, so I will just use Dollar Tree to cheaply decorate my house.

Where are your favorite places to shop for great deals? If you’re having a destination wedding, will you have any hand in your reception decor? How will you ship it out?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Petit Four

Location:
San Antonio/Isla Mujeres
Wedding Date:
March 2012

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    qyott 16 posts, Newbee @ 6:32 am

    You can buy a lot of their glassware and merchandise online in bulk and have it shipped! We did for our wedding :)

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    skunk 146 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:41 am

    such a good idea! i’m on the hunt for frames today and i think i have a new stop!

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    Sweet.Sugar.Rose 10263 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 6:45 am

    Your center pieces look awesome!! Better than theirs for sure!!!!

    My husband & I also got alot of stuff from The Dollar Tree for our decorations.
    Examples: Vases, candy heart dishes, floating tea candles, white candles, favors (YES favors!!) We bought homemade suckers shaped like snow flakes that was blue & white (our colors!) & At Family dollar we bought holiday cards to be apart of the favors also. Also at the family dollar we got flowers, more center piece items, ect!!

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    Christa, Guest @ 7:00 am

    Yikes, I’d make some lightweight to ship down in Flat rate boxes that I could throw away when I’m done. Like string balls. Mrs. Argyle used them intermittently with her other centerpieces.

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    Kate, Guest @ 7:43 am

    They have great stuff online! But just a warning if you are ordering stuff online. They cancelled my order twice without sending me an email that they cancelled it, so just monitor your order closely. (And then proceeded to send me a nasty email when I complained about the lack of notification.)

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    Stephanie, Guest @ 7:56 am

    I absolutely love the Dollar Tree! I get so many useful things there. Your centerpieces look just as good as those florist ones. I’ll never understand why simple vases are so expensive. I have several of those Dollar Tree ones that I use to decorate all the time. Good job!

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    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:10 am

    Cute (and cheap!) centerpieces! We are going to go to Ikea for our first attempt at DIY, but I am now keeping the Dollar Tree in mind. Thanks for the tip!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:58 am

    Dollar Tree has so many great deals on decor, I love the centerpieces you made!

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    Roe 2800 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:25 am

    Check out their 8” white paper led lanterns! Seriously

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    mangorita 3 posts, Wannabee @ 10:43 am

    @Miss Skunk:

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    mangorita 3 posts, Wannabee @ 10:45 am

    great!!! i got really nice frames to use as my table numbers a few weeks ago!!

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    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 10:58 am

    Amazing job – your centerpieces look awesome! I may have to go check out Dollar Tree :)

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    MissCT 335 posts, Helper bee @ 1:19 pm

    if you are interested in the tea candles, Ikea has a package of 100 for about 4 or 5 dollars. Dollar tree is really great, but sometimes they have items that can be purchased for cheaper other places. I love Dollar Tree for their decorative items though.

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    Newlywed, Guest @ 2:47 pm

    I too DIY’ed my centerpieces but I went to the Canaidan version of Dollar Tree (Dollarama). I hit up a local florist the day before and DIY’ed my centerpeices, my bouquet, and the little bouquets we gave to my mom and my hubby’s mom. The whole deal cost me about $75 and I got exactly what that I wanted!

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    Aud1628 540 posts, Busy bee @ 4:53 pm

    Seriously your centerpieces are so much better! I love the pink flowers!

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    HummusGal 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:41 pm

    Awesome job!! I’m totally putting a stop at the Dollar Tree on my list!

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    Future Couture 645 posts, Busy bee @ 7:13 am

    Use the dollar tree online!!! i am sure there is some way you could make it work. those are awesome centerpieces and the flowers are wicked pretty

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:15 am

    Dollar Tree for the win! I’ve definitely bought my fair share of cheap glass products there. :)

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:20 pm

    I used the Dollar Tree for our table luminaries! We ordered in bulk. You might want to look into shipping prices on sending bulk boxes of glassware – you may be surprised!. I get all kinds of things at the Dollar Tree – gift bags especially.

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:42 pm

    I definitely like your centerpieces WAY better! There has to be a way to get all the stuff to Mexico, no..?!

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