You’d be surprised what you can find at the dollar store. I certainly was. I used to buy my florals only from Michaels or Craft Warehouse, resigned to the idea that you couldn’t get nice looking ones from dollar stores. I thought everything the dollar store sold was cheap looking and couldn’t be elegant. But after surfing Pinterest, I soon saw people creating very elegant looking decor from materials purchased at the dollar store. The one common thread, it seems, is when creating that “elegant-looking decor” from dollar stores, is there is some elbow grease required. They don’t offer “ready-made items” that look like they came out of the pages of a Pottery Barn or Crate and Barrel catalog. But that’s totally fine with me, because I love to get CRAFTY! And I’m even more proud of myself once I’ve “created” an item in my home, versus just buying it. Don’t you think?
So when a fun family get together came up, I thought this would be the perfect time to “exercise” my craftiness, and try out some dollar store decor! I set out to create centerpieces, that were simple, elegant, yet had a natural feel to them. I used some items I had on hand, mixed with only a couple of items from the dollar store, and VOILA~!! I had a beautiful centerpiece, that even I was shocked at how high-end it looked. And to add to it all, was the fact that I put it together in only a matter of minutes! Super simple and super easy!!! Who doesn’t love that, right???