The holidays should be full of decorations, unhealthy food, family/friends and A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra playing in the background. For me, decorating for the holidays is more enjoyable than actually celebrating them … but holiday decorations aren’t college-budget-friendly. However, when in doubt, go to the dollar store! I upgraded my dorm this holiday season five different ways thanks to Dollar Store … and raiding my mom’s old decorations.
- String Lights
Do not underestimate the power of a couple string lights. I bought these lights and vase from Dollar Tree and pieced with old ornaments from home.
- DIY Ornaments
Filling clear ornaments with tiny bells and white beads, and hanging them in your apartment makes for an eye-catching decoration.
- Selfie Station
Having a $1 wrapping paper and tinsel selfie station at your holiday party makes a great photo-op!!
- A (very tiny) Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree may be small, but its cuteness is off the charts (especially for only $1)!!
Having candy out during the holidays is an essential and enhances the look of your coffee table.
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Story and photos by:
Alyssa Bauer, junior public relations major