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Thursday, November 22, 2012

DebbieDoos CHRISTMAS DOLLAR TREE PARTY

Hi, Everyone... 
I tell ya, that DEBBIEDOO is always coming up with some of the most FUN parties... and THIS one is no different.
No Sir Ree.....getting ready for THIS one really had me thinking....

You see, she wanted us to come up with something really pretty or really tasty using things from
THE DOLLAR TREE STORE.......
I will tell you I walked around that store for almost TWO SOLID HOURS trying to come up with something that would be CUTE....but it also had to be SIMPLE for this TALENTLESS olden woman.

As some of you might know....
I become very intimidated when  the word "CRAFTING" comes up because anything I do in the way of CRAFTING is HARD WORK.
FINALLY....
I chose a plain white plate (with what looked to ME like tiny snowballs around it)....$1.00
an adorable Christmas gift bag.....$1.00
and 2 packages of JINGLE BELLS...$ 1.OO each
and THESE Jingle Bells are LARGE...They really make a statement.
I got my trusty GLUE GUN out that I am about half afraid of...
and I started gluing the SILVER BELLS to beat the band....
all the way around that plain white plate, with those tiny snowballs all around it...
the more bells that went on her, the cuter she became..
she started to TWIST and SHOUT....
she began to take on a personality.....
a bell-ringing personality...
yes, sir, she was feelin' mighty cute by this time.....
 Yep...as those SILVER BELLS continued to sashay all around her,
I think her little tiny snow balls grew a little bigger....
actually.....she was gettin' a wee bit SASSY, she was....



Then I started cutting that cute gift bag all to pieces....

used the Christmas Tree.....
the little cutie SNOWMEN....

and even used the silvery HANDLES of the bag to glue around the inside of the plate, creating a sort of frame, if you will.
Now, ya gotta admit that  is a darn cute plate...
I'm excited because I just KNOW this little CHEAP inexpensive plate will look 
great on my Christmas Mantel in with red berries and glass Christmas balls and
a few Christmas Fairy lights.

Look at the curvy, sexy branches of that adorable CHRISTMAS TREE....
she's cute as can be and has all that sassy white SNOW GLITTER to boot.
OOO, I know  she's kind of USELESS...her beauty is only skin deep....
but some things in life were just
BORN to be PRETTY. !! :)



What a glorious time of the year....

everything is pretty...

everything smells great...

everything tastes so good.

Our HEARTS just feel good because we KNOW
THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

O, ain't life GRAND !!
I am so enjoying my PICTURE WALL, there in the background....
I will find the perfect wall in my new home to put them right back up....





...even the little paper snowmen, with a tiny bit of sparkle, are adorable so I just had to stick them on the CHRISTMAS plate, too.

♫♪♪...in the lane, snow is glistening.... ♫♫♪
Last year at this time, due to the severe drought, I had only 
ONE RED BERRY on my holly plants.... 
I woke up on my birthday, Dec. 31st (yep....NEW YEARS EVE), looked outside and there, on one of the shrubs, was a lonely RED BERRY....just for me.
My BIRTHDAY BERRY....:)
THIS year, all 5 shrubs are full of berries.
 
I am so happy because of all my Christmas decorations, 
I think I love little vases of
RED HOLLY BERRIES sitting around best of all.
They remind me of Christmas' at home.....with my mama....
I sure do wish I had my MAMA instead of these ole red berries......bwaaaaa
♥ ♥ ♥
...the snow flake DESIGN on the bells just tickles me to death...sooo cute.
 This was fun and I will love using my cute Christmas plate during the holidays.
ALL FOR LESS THAN $5.00 :>)
I love you all.....

Also joining in and supporting these link parties:
 Fridays Unfolded
Tickled Pink
Feathered Nest
Inspiration Friday
Happy Hour Friday
Saturday Night Special
Strut Your Stuff
Sat. ShowOff 
SEASONAL SUNDAY
SUNDAY BEST
SUNNY SIMPLE SUNDAY 
YA'LL HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY WEEKEND.....
I'LL SEE YA NEXT WEEK.
XO

59 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

How creative BJ!! Looks great!!

sissie said...

Hi Bj,
Now aren't you the clever one. I love those jingle bells and you have just created the most darling Christmas plate ever!

hugs
Sissie

Sandy said...

This plate is just perfect for display..
I love it and you with your creative
self....
Happy Holidays
Sandy

NanaDiana said...

You are never again allowed to say that you are NOT crafty! You did a wonderful job and I think it is just darling. I am half afraid of my glue gun, too. He has a thing for me- and gets all hot and sticks to me like white on rice. xo Diana whew- that didn't sound so good but I said it and I am leaving it-

Vee said...

Very creative, BJ. It looks darling and I really like those bells!

Patty Patterson said...

Very cute! You did good! :-)

Maureen Wyatt said...

Who says you're not crafty? That plate is the cutest ever! ~ Maureen

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG girl "Have glue gun will travel" this is too dang cute girlfriend..Love it love ya more..Even I could do this one ha ha!! last time I got my gun out I glued my finger to my other finger burns, ouch!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Linda Primmer said...

Cute as a picture and clever. Gotta love that dollar tree. Happy Thanksgiving

Terra said...

Your jingle bell plate is creative and cute. I am impressed.

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

very lovely plate and very creative...

Kathe said...

Shut the front door! This is seriously, fiercely cute! What vision you had BJ! Looooove it! I could walk around the Dollar Tree for 5 hours and never ever even think of something half as creative as your million dollar looking plate. You are awesome friend and I am totally steal...borrowing this for my own Christmas decor :-)

Debbiedoo's said...

You know I totally LOVE it Bj! I think this was very clever on your part. Looks so cute. I bet you just get a twinkle in your eye when you look at it. Your husband must think, that Debbiedoo is crazy LOL. Thanks for joining in on the fun.

Karen June Miller said...

I'm listening to those sleigh bells!!! Your site is so playful. Love it! And your photos are very inspiring!

I popped over via Susy.

Smiles from Idaho,
Karen

Karen June Miller said...

I'm listening to those sleigh bells!!! Your site is so playful. Love it! And your photos are very inspiring!

I popped over via Susy.

Smiles from Idaho,
Karen

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your plate really turned out cute BJ, I think it will look great on the mantle-enjoy:@)

Pat@BPM said...

Cute idea BJ. I walked around the store awhile too...then I did what I usually do...put a tablescape together.;-)

Rita said...

Very festive; love all your ideas.
Rita

Gail said...

If this isn't the cutest post on the DollarTree Party! I'm visiting and I'm wondering "how have I missed your fabulous blog and great sense of humor?" Keep doing what you do - you're wonderful at crafting!!!

Theresa said...

Pretties creation! Love it BJ, can't wait to copy cat you:) Have a blessed day after Thanksgiving! BIG HUGS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is adorable, BJ! I love the bells around the plate ~ such a great idea. I often see gift bags I just love {but I have so many already}. I love that you cut it up to use the images. Great project {for a non-crafty lady}! : )

Delaina said...

Very cute! I love the jingle bells!! This was really creative!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is just as cute and clever as can be!
And your post is cute and clever too!
Cindy

Beth said...

You are a very talented lady BJ. The plate is beautiful!!

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

Talentless? I don't think so! This is so cute! Love it!

~ Visiting from FHC and Debbiedoo's. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj what a cute idea! I love the jingle bells on the plate! Hugs, Linda

Linda Chapman said...

Wait!! Wait!!! Stop the presses!!! While the plate is adorable - you should get a PRIZE! - what's this about finding a place for your frames IN YOUR NEW HOME??? I know I don't get out as much as I used to but THIS is news to me!! I'm going back to see if I missed something in a previous post!!

PEA said...

Now, BJ, you can never say again that you are not crafty at all because look at that gorgeous plate you crafted!!!! I love it!! Makes me want to go to our Dollar Tree (yes, we have one that just opened down the street from me...woohoo!!) and get the supplies needed to make one too! hehe

I've been so busy this last week, baking, chocolate making, decorating, etc...but today I'm taking a break to catch up with my beloved bloggy friends:-) xoxo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Now BJ, that is just adorable!! What a great job! Love those bells. Now, I have to go and get some!!

Hugs,
Debbie xo

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a great idea for a party! I love how everything turned out!

Have a great weekend, BJ :)

Bead and Needle said...

Berries and bells...who could ask for anything more! SO cute, on the plate, BJ...LOVE those bells! Happy Day After Thanksgiving - hope it was wonderful! Tanya

sabri said...

Omg...B.J..It Turned Out Fabulous....LOVE IT !!! One Of The Best Dollar Tree Projects I Have Seen Yet....Doesn't Even Look Like A Dollar Tree Project..High End Decor More lIke It ..~sabri~

Designs By Pinky said...

I missed the party:( Pease don't say you are not crafty, BJ, cause this is adorable, clever and very WELL done!!!! I love it and never would have come up with this. XO, Pinky

sandy said...

I don't think you can say you are not crafty! That is one creative little plate! It's adorable!
Sandy ;)

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Creativity abounds @ Sweet Nothings, dear friend!!! This Jingle Bell plate is too darn cute!!! Love what you've used to make it such a decor statement!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Maria Elena said...

Oh, my! What a gorgeous plate! I thought you said you were not crafty! LOL This is beautiful! Never in a million years I would of come up with this idea! You did an awesome job with this project! Very, very pretty!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great idea BJ! I love the snow theme! The bells are so pretty!

Madeline's Album said...

You did a great job decorating the plate. It is very pretty. You are a very crafty person. Have a blessed evening a a great weekend. Madeline

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~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hello BJ, I like your header already, it's very darling!
Enjoy all the pre-JOY To Christmas.
Wonderful weekend wishes x

Audrey said...

monrning bj ... The Best yet. You are one talented lady. I went to $-Tree twice and never came up with anything.
That plate is a real winner.
Love your new header too.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love what you made BJ. Your pictures are lovely too!

Love Of Quilts said...

You don't have me fooled, you have a very crafty mind.lol Hope You All Had A Very Happy Thanksgiving. Great idea I love your pretty plate.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What pretty ideas for your holiday plate--I love those large jingle bells!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

That whole "I can't craft" spiel sure didn't fool me, Miss BJ! Clever, darling and classy! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. sweet lady :)
xo, Andrea

Holly said...

You did good, BJ! Don't you just love decorating on a dime and having it turn out like a million bucks?!
Blessings!

Carol said...

Looks to me like you are pretty craftsy and creative, BJ! That is doggone cute as can be!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Very fun plate and I adore the bells! Amazing what you can do with a little creativity. Happy Sunday!

Sherry said...

It's adorable BJ! You are so creative and HEY, sometimes looks are what matter most! Glad to hear you have red berries this year...wish you had your Mama too. BIG HUGS to you.

debra said...

not sure what's cuter...the plate or your funny post about the plate, ha ha loved it :)

The Tablescaper said...

What a great job! It's fun to let your creativity run wild.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi BJ, I think you are more talented than you think. I love your project and I love Debbiedoo's Christmas Craft Party. Great job...Your newest follower, Connie

Sarah said...

BJ, I don't think you can claim that you aren't crafty. This is an adorable idea. How clever to think of using the gift bag images and the silver bells. Yes, indeed, this plate is going to be a star on your mantel. Bravo!

Poppy said...

Hi BJ,

I love this plate! What an accomplishment and all budget friendly! Great sparkle and a fine showpiece for a mantel, or console, etc. Very pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my place. Very nice to meet you!

Poppy

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your snowflake-jinglebell snowball plate is the cutest ever. Your pictures turned out great! I was having a bout of post Thanksgiving blahs today and I've got to tell you that your jinglebell snowball plate and the post you wrote to go with it has really perked me up. Great job! Thank you for adding some snowflake-jinglebell sparkle to my day.

Kathleen said...

You did a great job, BJ! It will look so cute on your mantel.
So glad you got some berries. I have to take a walk back and see if mine have any.
Hope you had a great Tgiving.
Here from Seasonal Sunday, and just because! :)

freckled laundry said...

This post just put me in some Christmas spirit! Your plate is lovely. Love the little snowflakes in the bells, too. You gave me a giggle with your "birthday berry"! ha! I have no berries on my holly bush yet. I hope they come. Thank you for your note over at my place. blessings, Jami

SweetPepperRose said...

Now this just turned out too cute! Sometimes my mind just goes blank when I'm in the store. those bells really set it off!

Ann said...

That is just super cute!!VERY creative, jingle all the way!
Ann