Friday, December 7, 2012

DIY Magnetic Stocking Holders {decorating with the Dollar General}

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love decorating for Christmas! Hanging up all the decor, decorating the tree, and having that holiday aroma from the scented pinecones. It's heavenly. However I have always had one problem. I love our fireplace, but we don't have a mantel... so sad. Mantles serve one purpose for me, hanging stockings. We have actually never had a mantel since we have been married, we are moving in the right direction now that we at least have a fireplace, but I needed a solution for hanging my stockings. So I was excited to team up with Dollar General Holiday d├ęcor they challenged me to decorate for the holidays using their Holiday Decor section. I knew I first wanted to solve my problem so like any good DIY-er, I was hunting for a solution.

I found these great ornaments that had clips on the back, and I knew they would be perfect. I also got some magnets. Then I went to work. I used hot glue and glued the magnets to the back. I stacked a few so they ornament wouldn't be right up against the metal screen. Then since our Fireplace screen is metal (as most are) the magnets stuck right to the metal. I used the clips to hold the stockings. No damage, just remove the magnets when Christmas is over. 

And now I have a happy fireplace with the stockings all hung just where they should be, even without a mantel. 

I also had the pleasure of shopping for some general decoration, which is good since our dining room shelves needed a little help in the holiday department. I picked up some garlands, decorations, and plotted flowers to get the job done. I added the garland for some nice greenery and stuck the decorations in it. Then I simply added the potted plants and the shelf was all decked for the holidays. 

I loved shopping at the Dollar General since I knew I was getting a good deal, and they had a great selection, from ornaments, to wrapping, to trees, and garlands. They had everything you could need for your holiday decor. 

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And good news! The Dollar General has given me a $20 gift card giveaway to one lucky winner!

Entering the giveaway is easy simply leave a comment about what holiday memories the Dollar General can help you create. 

That's it one comment, one entry. 

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Giveaway ends December 13th (11:59 MST)

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12 comments:

  1. I bought my 1st Christmas tree at The Dollar General. I used it for many years and loved it!

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  2. I have the same problem, too! I do not have a mantel! Your idea is perfect!

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  3. When I was teaching school, $ general was where I went for holiday classroom decor, and much of it is now used in my home! I think they always have cute stuff! Melamom@juno.com

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  4. I like to get some of our stocking stuffers at Dollar General. I especially browse the kids books.
    tmerworth at gmail dot com

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  5. They could help me with the ingredients to make Christmas cookies with my children. I can't wait to do sugar cookies and have them help decorate them!!

    2u3mommy at gmail dot com

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  6. I always struggle with mantel decoration, and I just love a pretty mantel at Christmastime!

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  7. I was eying their decoration the other day. I'd love to add to our village collection. Thanks!

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  8. Perfect for last minute decorations!

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  9. This would be a great topic for my craft and hobby blog Scribbles

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  10. Dollar General would be great for stocking stuffers! The kids get so excited about their stockings.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  11. I actually picked up a couple of their little village houses? They're smaller than my village we've been building for years... but we've sprayed them pearly white and are considering *snowing* them? to use as part of the centerpeice on the christmas table settings. Making a new muslin ruffled table cloth and burlap and muslin placemats and napkins, too!

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