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    Updated on Dec 6, 2019. Posted on Dec 17, 2017

    17 Dollar Store Holiday Hacks That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

    There's still time, y'all.

    1. Layer dollar wreaths in your artificial tree to add extra fluff.

    2. Turn two candlesticks and three glass plates into a glamorous three-tier serving stand using some heavy-duty E6000 craft glue.

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    The best part? It's only $8, and that's including the glue. From Diana Rambles.

    Or try it with a pizza pan, a pie pan, and a cake pan.

    3. OR if you have a white elephant to attend, glue $1 candlesticks to red Solo cups to make "wine glasses."

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    It's hilarious *and* they still get a legit gift — the wine.

    From here and Make It Easy Crafts.

    4. Hot glue three mini candy canes together to make place card holders that are festive and easy.

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    TBH you might be able to make it work with a tightly-wrapped rubber band, too — just hide it behind the recipe card. From Industrious Justice.

    5. And stick the rest of the candy canes in the food processor to make magical peppermint dust that you can add to basically EVERYTHING.

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    Hot chocolate, cookie dough, icing, mousse, cocktail rims — the possibilities are literally endless. From Mama Loves Food.

    6. Use one bigger and eight smaller glass candle holders, plus some decorative stones, to make a mantlepiece-sized menorah.

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    7. Attach painted paper plates to a dowel and cover the whole thing in a cellophane "wrapper" to make giant lollipops for your yard.

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    Use hot glue to attach everything together. From Smart Schoolhouse.

    8. Catch all of your menorah's drips using a $1 metal serving tray.

    9. Epsom salt doubles perfectly well for pricier snow-like vase-filler.

    10. When it's time to take down your tree, plastic cups glued to cardboard will keep your ornaments organized.

    11. And if you wrap your lights around a hanger, they'll stay nice and tangle-free.

    12. Flip a few canisters of $1 ornaments into a gorgeous wreath — made around a wire hanger (or wire of your choice).

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    You cut open the hanger (or shape it into a circle), and string the ornaments directly onto it. From Tidy Mom and Eddie Ross.

    13. And seamlessly hang your wreath by sticking an upside-down Command Hook to the back of your door.

    14. Orange Starbursts and mini chocolate chips turn ordinary powdered donuts into adorable snow people.

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    Just cut each Starburst in half diagonally for the carrot nose. From Cupcake Diaries.

    15. Hot glue bobby pins to the back of mini gift bows for a cute and festive stocking stuffer...or to wear right away.

    16. Use metallic plastic spoons, a styrofoam cone, and some paint to make dreamy decorative trees.

    17. Wrap white duct tape around a red pool noodle — tying the hook down with fishing wire — to make jumbo outdoor candy canes.

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