I have bought and used these big plastic ball ornaments ‘as is’ here and there in the past when we had our brick and mortar store. They are great to add to color theme decorated trees for added interest, in moderation. I’d say no more than three of them on an average size Christmas tree.
Or tie some curly ribbon to a few and scatter them about your Christmas dinner table as decorations. OR tie on little name tags and use them as place cards. We used them for outdoor decorations at our store, hanging them from the Dollar Tree pine rope garland (the single strand kind w/o any branches). I don’t have any pictures, but they looked quite nice hanging along the ENTIRE front of the building. It was in a strip mall, and we were in about the center of a 7 store strip. Thought it would look cheesy to ONLY decorate our tiny store front, so we bought enough to do the entire strip.
They packed away and kept well for several years of use. Now that we don’t have the store, what to do with the leftover decorations?!?! Most of them we donated. I saves a few of the balls and prettied them up:
I also found a few smaller balls. I think they were from a set of assorted blues/aquas and I just didn’t care for this particular color. Not that it’s a BAD color, it was just more ‘ice blue’ than aqua and didn’t work with my color scheme. So I covered them with the sheet music strips and mica flakes also.
I know it USED to be a real ‘no-no’ in the decorating and fashion worlds. And I don’t think I’d ever put just ONE big silver adornment with an otherwise gold room (or outfit!). But I really am liking this particular mixture of a little of each! Maybe it’s because the mica flakes on everything helps tie it all together visually?
What do you think about decorating with gold and silver like this?
This is about the time of year that I try to frequent my local Dollar Tree stores more often, looking for Christmas supplies. The good stuff goes REALLY fast, so if you snooze, you LOSE! White and gold are ‘the’ colors for Christmas this year, at DT at least!
They USED to wait until the day after Halloween to put the Christmas stuff out, but it has been appearing earlier the last few years. As soon as some of the Halloween stocked shelves empty, they start putting out MARKED DOWN Christmas stuff left from last year. I’ve found some really great deals on mark down!
I was just ‘running in real quick’ to buy some new hair clips on the way home from the movies (Gravity in 3D! It was amazing!) and spotted these little guys on one of the front displays:
How cute are they?!?!? And I’d been into other DT stores in my area recently and NOT seen these in any of those others?!?! They also had a witch and a mummy, but they were not as cute as the punkin heads!
The paint was a little sloppy in a few places; the orange from the base was on the boots in a few places, so I painted over that to neaten it up. Then I glittered the heads!