Dollar Store JOY Garland ($2 and 10 Minutes)

Joy Garland 9

Hey everyone,

I’ve been an absent blogger this week. The hubs and I had a small Portland get-away, and ever since, I haven’t been motivated to write a post.

I’ve started three different posts, but haven’t finished any…..what’s my problem!?

However, I built a tree in my bedroom today (sounds weird, but it’s awesome), and I look forward to showing you all next week.

Anyways, here’s some garland that I made early on in the season and have been sharing when guest posting on other blogs….guess it’s time to share it here!


DIY Sparkle Star Garland

To start, purchased 1 package of these stars (5 stars/package) and 1 package of the word Joy from the Dollar Store.

(They are supposed to be Christmas tree ornaments, but I like to use them everywhere.)

Next, cut a few thin strips of fabric from material. I used some linen I had from another project.

If you wanted to save time, you could even use ribbon.

Start tying the end of the material strips on the ends of the stars.

Since the stars are thin plastic, if you tie the material tight, it will stay tied on.

….and after a few minutes, you will have some sparkly garland.

You could make it long enough to use on a hearth,

…or maybe even your tree.

Not bad for only $2 and 10 minutes!

 In light of all the tragedy that has happened today. I hope you hug your loved ones this weekend.

I’ll be praying for all those affected. Such sorrow, around a time that should be so joyous. It truly breaks my heart.



  1. My kind of project. Love it!

  2. That is a really cute idea, Katie. I love it-it’s a bit shabby and a bit glitzy! xo Diana

  3. Your ideas are simple and elegant! I’ve loved touring your holiday home!

  4. What a cute idea! And such a bargain, too.

  5. I love anything sparkle-y! I love that you have added little touches throughout your home to make it special for the Holidays!

    Happy Holidays to you & yours!

    Heather @ GreenWay Home

  6. i Love how you used dollar store ornaments in a new way. Excellent idea!

  7. What a cute project!

  8. Very cute! I just bought a pack of the joy ornaments for another reason so I was excited when I found this project linked up to the party!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Looks fantastic, and I love that it was so easy and inexpensive. Happy Holidays!

  10. An easy, really pretty project! I can’t wait to try it out.

  11. It’s adorable! I love it! Merry Christmas, Katie!

    • A late Merry Christmas to you too Roeshel! I hope you had a wonderful one. I’m so not ready to take down my Christmas stuff. I think I’m just going to make myself happy and leave it up for another three weeks! lol

  12. I love garland!!! This is a great idea…and the price totally ROCKS!!! Can you believe it we’re days away from 2013?!! So unbelievable! Wishing the best for you and your family in the new year! XO, Aimee

  13. Thanks for including my garland! Have a great week!


  1. […] at Artsy VaVa 10) decorative Christmas bench at All Things Thrifty 11) dollar store garland at Creatively Living 12) mini doily Christmas tree at Bored and […]

Speak Your Mind