At the Dollar Tree, I picked up a few wrapping papers to save some money on the paper. I love the one that says "No Peeking" on it. They had a good variety at the Dollar Tree and a lot of Christmas bags and boxes. I might be back for more! I also purchased some children's mittens which I will be donating to a collection at work.
I am still working on knitting up the scarf and I am nearly done. I should be able to wear it this weekend!
I hope you are doing well and enjoying the holidays so far. I drove to the Dollar Tree and Michaels last night after work to pick up some things for Christmas. I had some things I needed and some fun things I just wanted to buy for the season. I wanted to show you what I purchased last night along with some things from Michael's from a previous trip I took there in November. There are really good sales at Michaels here in Canada now. It is a good time to go shopping before Christmas while there are still a lot of Christmas items to choose from.
|My Christmas haul|
At Michaels I bought the sign below that says Merry and Bright. I just love the rustic style of the wood with the white paint painted over it. I also love the the font and color of the green letters. I am so excited to put this sign up on the wall. They also had another one in a similar rustic style that was red and had white letters and said comfort and joy. This is the first Christmas wall hanging we have in the apartment.
I also bought some balls of yarn to knit up a Santa gnome ornament pattern I found on Ravelry. I will be working on knitting the ornament soon. The pattern is by Red Heart so I purchased the colors they require in their brand and I was happy that they had all of the colors I needed and I purchased the Patons Astra yarn for Santa's face.
I got the red glitter filler below to add to a vase I have. I bought the two picks below the photo of the filler to put into the vase with this Christmas arrangement I had already. I think the filler will look great in the vase and the assortment of other pieces. I also bought the ornament hooks, I have some new ornament below I want to hang up on my little tree in the office.
I bought the ornaments below last month from Michaels and I just love the color and think they are so pretty. I am looking forward to putting them onto the tree when we get it next week!
Some other things I thought would be great to buy but did not find the right thing at Michaels, are new Christmas cushions for the living room and a festive blanket. I looked at Michaels and did not love their selection of cushions this year. Last year I bought a white cushion that says Merry Christmas on it and just had to have it once I saw it, but not this year. Maybe I missed out on the cute cushions. The blankets were nice there but pricey so I might look around for those two items, then I think I will be done for buying Christmas decor for this year.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and seeing some of the things I bought to get ready for Christmas decorating. I will be sharing a blog post tomorrow on how I decorated for Christmas this year and I will show you how everything looks around the apartment. Please let me know if you have your own blogmas posts to share, I would love to visit your blog too!
Have a great day!