If you follow my home tour posts, you already know that I like minimal decor so that’s what you will see below in my holiday home tour | Simple Made Pretty. Many of the holiday decorations in my home are made by me or purchased at the Dollar Tree… keep reading for how to make the most of your seasonal decor to use for other holidays and tips and tricks for dollar store holiday decor ideas!
I loved the pinecone wreaths (Fall tour here) so much that I picked up these Dollar Tree wreaths and added red ribbons (also from Dollar Tree) and hung on the cabinets. You can get the printable NOEL bunting HERE. It fit perfectly above the oven and has been there since Thanksgiving – I thought it might be fire hazard but it’s been fine against the wall.
Here’s a view of the kitchen coming in from the garage and mudroom.
Here’s a view from the hallway by the breakfast table.
I made this cute window display using white mugs (you can find similar ones at the dollar store), garland from the Dollar Tree, white candles (also can get from dollar store) and cut some mini red poinsettia flowers using my Cricut machine. Cut the garland to make mini wreaths to top each mug. Use foil on the bottom of each candle to hold in place.
I pushed a sewing pin through the center of each flower and into each mug.
Here’s the window looking into the backyard, next to our breakfast table. I hung a simple wreath in the window and our Elf on the Shelf was hanging out there today. The bunting was made with a Cricut Explore machine.
This bench is in the corner wall by the breakfast table. I recently moved a wine cabinet from this space into our dining room and moved the bench (previously by the window) here. We have a Hot Cocoa station here and I wrapped red fabric around the cushion.
Here’s a close up of the hot cocoa (a blog post is coming soon with some free printable tags so check back!). I used 32 oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jars placed in a refurbished tool box.
I made some major changes in the dining room. After Thanksgiving, I moved the table the opposite direction which in turn made it impossible to sit at the end where our large antique dresser turned buffet was. So I sold the dresser. You wouldn’t believe how many people were interested in that dresser! But it’s gone now and the room feels so much bigger.
I moved the wine cabinet into the room and I keep our dining room linens in the drawers.
We have 2 Christmas trees (a skinny one and a big one) and I let Leela decorate the skinny one in the dining room. She put all the sentimental ornaments on this one and the other one is a winter white snowflake theme.
I placed gold charges and green cloth napkins on the table to add flare. The tree place cards are available to print HERE.
The Be Merry bunting pictured below is available to print HERE. I made the wreath on the mirror by circling leftover garland and sticking golf leaf stems on the side.
Our family room is right off the kitchen and connects to a formal living room. I kept the decor minimal in this space because this is where the family hangs out and otherwise gets very cluttered fast! Stocking are from pottery barn, Joy sign made by me. Follow me on Instagram HERE to see more pics like the one below 🙂
I recently got rid of some white wing back chairs previously next to the fireplace. It just feels so freeing to let go of things taking up space in your home!
I placed these large basket bins from Ikea in front of the windows and they hold both our kid’s toys.
Behind the sectional is a table with more baskets below it (with toys), a tabletop Christmas tree made of ribbons and beads, DIY paper trees, and a wreath hanging on a chalkboard sign. I have a diffuser for my Young Living essential oils on this table as well. The diffuser is from Scentsy and I use YL oils in it.
I moved side tables from the family room into the living room and hung gold glittered pinecone wreaths on the windows.
Here’s a view sitting on the sofa looking into the family room. This is our big tree that I decorated with white and silver ornaments (all from the Dollar Tree). I’ve collected ornaments over the years and make my own to save on decorating costs.
I finished wrapping presents on December 8th, lol. I do not like to procrastinate 😛
The living room looks into the foyer and dining room.
I have this antique secretary desk in the foyer which holds the overflow of my dining room linens. I keep the top of the desk very minimal and have a large nutcracker and a DIY Christmas sign (the back of the sign is Halloween theme, you can see it in this post).
We decorated the outside the same as last year with one addition. I added some “Merry” and “Bright” painted signs by the front door,
Here’s a close up of the signs. The back of these signs are multifunctional and say ” Trick” and “Treat” on the back and you can see them in this post. Just ignore that you can see the reflection of my jeep in the storm door, lol!
Try a few of these dollar store and DIY decorating ideas in your home!
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