Y’all know my favorite thing to do is inspire you to create & decorate a home you’ll love—well, how about a Dollar Tree Christmas Tree for under $50?! I set out to decorate my Christmas tree on a budget mostly because I just love a good challenge, how about you? The white, flocked 7-foot Christmas tree was from Walmart and was purchased for $79. The super cute snowman hat tree-topper was also from Walmart for $9.99. The rest of the Christmas tree was decorated for under $50 using ribbon from JoAnn’s  & items from DOLLAR TREE. (my affiliate link is for Dollar Tree) See how I put everything all together here…

supplies for dollar tree decorated christmas tree

Dollar Tree Shopping Christmas Deals

tips for using a flocked christmas tree

There were several lessons learned from this being my first year to have a flocked Christmas tree.

  • Don’t wear a nice dark colored outfit while trying to put the tree together
  • Don’t forget to “unstick” all of the flocked branches before you decorate
  • Don’t let your black dog near the tree… see below
Black Dog and Flocked White Christmas tree

step by step

I started off with a neat little trick to make the tree appear taller by adding a cardboard box underneath the Christmas tree base. Surrounding the bottom, was a cute metal snowflake ring, but I quickly determined I wanted a softer look, so enter the tree skirt. Then I figured, what could be better than one tree skirt but TWO! This is where the TWO tree skirts idea came in! The bottom layer was an old bedspread my daughter decided she didn’t want anymore and I failed to return, so we had it sitting in a linen closet; super-handy! The top layer was quilted, buffalo check fabric I snagged from JoAnn’s and used my 40% off coupon which made it next to nothing!  Score! See photos below.

Christmas Tree base with double tree skirts in buffalo check pattern

Secondly, I chose which ribbons to use was the hardest part of the entire process, but adding the ribbon made the biggest impact and was super easy —y’all know I’m all about easy!

The decorative sprays and fun picks were all from Dollar Tree came next and really helped pull the tree together with lots of color pops!

The Dollar Tree signs were nice and bold statement pieces added throughout the tree. This was a first for me to add signs and I think I love️ it!

The topper was the show stopper for sure! In the past, we’ve had a star, a Grinch, and even a pretty mesh bow, but this year I went for something different to go with the new tree. Nothing says snowy flocked tree like a snowman, so a snowman top hat was the winner! This is the view of the top portion of the Christmas tree and a close up of the Dollar Tree signs that were tucked into the tree >>>

Vintage farmhouse signs for Christmas tree decorating and Christmas Tree top hat topper

Last but not least, adding all of the new ornaments mixed in with the tried and true older ones finished off the tree perfectly!  In fact, one of the ornaments added was the EMBROIDERY HOOP ORNAMENT that was super popular! embroidery-hoop-ornament

viola! my christmas tree decorated by dollar tree under $50~

Christmas Tree

I hope you’re inspired and happy decorating a home you love for the holidays! IF you like Christmas projects on a budget, check out this super cute and easy post on Dollar Tree potholder pillows!

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>>Leave your thoughts below in the comments please…BTW— Life is short—Enjoy the mess! 

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  1. Deb Moody says:


  2. Absolutely love all your projects!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you so much!! I appreciate you!

  3. Sharon Bax says:

    I enjoy watching your lives and have made some of your DIYs. Have just recently gotten back into crafts and am really enjoying it. Keep those ideas coming. Love your relaxed way of doing things and your sweet southern personality!!❤️

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe! Thank you so much for the kind words of encouragement!!!! I’m glad you’re here!❤️

  4. Linda Williams says:

    Love Love all your projects! We are on s.s. And we shop at the dollar store a lot. Thanks for all you do.

    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re so welcome!!!!!

  5. Kathleen Asbury says:


    1. southerncrush says:

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!

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