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Hi All!

I went shopping at the Dollar Store last week, and there were so many cute things to see. And, if you love making things over like I do, there were so many possibilities! Since I’m all about thrifty decorating, I always look at thrift store and Dollar Store merchandise and try to think how I can redo them. Of course, this means that it’s never a quick shopping trip, and Hubby is either napping in the car or trying to shoo me out the door!

Anyway, I bought some cheap plastic candy dishes, and after a couple of coats of spray paint, they turned into metallic Christmas Tree trays. 

plastic christmas tree trays from the dollar store painted gold and copper with ornaments and pine cones


I did a similar makeover with some plastic leaf-shaped dishes for fall, so I knew right away what I wanted these Christmas Tree dishes to look like. Normally, you would use them to hold candy, but I find that the candy disappears almost instantly around here, and I’m left with empty candy trays sitting around. So, instead, I like to use these for holding pine cones, ornaments and whatever I can find. 

plastic red and green christmas tree candy dishes


I used Rust-Oleum paint in metallic finish gold and copper to give the trays a sort of rustic glam look. Gotta have some gold for the holiday season! I sprayed the bottom of the trays first, and then I painted the tops. 

christmas tree candy dishes painted gold and copper with spray paint


The gold paint dries almost instantly, but the copper usually takes a little bit longer. I found this out because I tend to be a little impatient when I’m working on projects, and I ended up with copper fingers. But, it does wash off easily!

I added some pine cone vase filler, cinnamon sticks and ornaments, and this little transformation was complete.

gold and copper christmas tree tray with ornaments, vase filler and cinnamon sticks


The ornaments and cinnamon sticks were from the Dollar Store too, and I already had the pine cones, so this is a very thrifty way to decorate for Christmas. And, it didn’t take long at all, which is a definite plus in my book.

rustic glam gold and copper christmas tree nesting trays with vase filler and ornaments


I’ll be setting them out right after Thanksgiving, so I only have a few more days to wait. Honestly, where is the time going?!

Have you done any Dollar Store decorating lately?

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!














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  1. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much, Shannon. I love them too! šŸ™‚

  2. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Kim. The best part is I don't have to worry about them breaking! šŸ™‚

  3. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for hosting — great party! šŸ™‚

  4. Shannon Fox says:

    Such a fun idea and I love spray paint projects!!