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This DIY Dollar Tree decor piece is made entirely from items found at Dollar Tree. If you want to be even more thrifty, you can make this craft with an old book instead of buying one new for your dollar store decor project. These Dollar Tree DIY centerpieces are perfect for tables, your bookcase, or to give as gifts
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Dollar Tree DIY Centerpiece

This Dollar Tree DIY decor piece is made entirely from items found at Dollar Tree. If you want to be even more thrifty, you can make this craft with an old book instead of buying one new for your dollar store decor project. These Dollar Tree DIY centerpieces are perfect for tables, your bookcase, or to give as gifts
Course Crafts and DIY
Keyword DIY Dollar Tree decor, Dollar Tree DIY centerpieces
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 1
Calories
Author [email protected] T Makes Three

Equipment

  • Pinking shears or decorative scrapbooking scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paper trimmer

Ingredients

  • Candle holder
  • 4 " Styrofoam ball
  • A book
  • Stamp Pad optional
  • Epoxy glue optional

Instructions

  • If you are hot gluing your ball to the candle holder, go ahead and do that now. If you're using epoxy, you can wait until your ball is almost completely covered with paper pieces and then do it, or attach it the day before you begin the project so it has time to dry before you start gluing on pieces.
  • Rip out about 50 book pages and use a paper trimmer to trim the margins off.
  •  Cut 2.5" x 3" rectangles from each page.
  • Trim the edges of each piece with pinking shears.
  • Fold each pieces in half and the in half again
  • Unfold and pinch the center much like you do when adding tissue paper to a gift.
  • Hot glue each piece onto the styrofoam ball
  • Continue gluing squares close enough to each other that the styrofoam doesn't peek through.

Notes

If you have pets or small children it's a good idea to attach the foam ball to the candle holder with something more substantial than hot glue (like epoxy glue) for sturdiness.