“Color Your World” Party

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I earlier this week I had a party for some of the young girls from my neighborhood. The theme was “Color Your World.”  It was full of bright fun colors, they loved it!  I found some things in Target’s Dollar Spot that were perfect for the party.

Here’s what I found:

  • Easels (big and little)
  • Sprinkles
  • Rainbow boxes
  • Bakers twine
  • Mini gel pens

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I used the cute chalkboards as easels to display pictures rather than writing on them with chalk.  I love that they are versatile and can be used over and over for so many different things.  I put those on the table with the food and at the entry table.

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The food table turned out super fun. I totally forgot to take a picture with the food on it, just imagine all of the yummy fruit and cookies there. We had cookie “canvases” the girls could each color their own canvas with fruit and sprinkles. The rainbow boxes from the Dollar Spot worked great for utensils.

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We had a pretty small budget for decor, so I was looking for ideas that would be inexpensive but add a lot of color.  The poms and paper chains were perfect. Both of them were super inexpensive and easy to make.  The chains are just like the ones you made in first grade, cut strips of paper, loop it inside the previous link and lap to the two ends one on top of the other and staple.  I had some of the girls help make these, they had fun helping.

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I love the poms in the background. I was lucky enough to borrow these ones from a friend but I will explain how to make them so you can add some fun color to your next party. They are super simple. You take several layers of tissue paper, the regular kind for wrapping presents and fan fold all of the pieces at once until you reach the end. The more layers you have the fluffier it will be. These ones had about 8 sheets. Tie the center with string or a twist tie. If you want a scalloped, or jagged edge cut through all the layers at once and shape the ends how you want. Gently pull one layer out at a time until it is nice and fluffy.To make the centerpieces glue a dowel into the pom and place in a jar, vase, a little bucket from the Dollar Spot would also by fun. Fill your container with rocks.

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To hang them from the ceiling; tie a string or fishing line around the center and use a push pin or tack to attach it. They are super easy to make and they add a big impact with minimal expense.

We had a great turnout, about 35 people. Everyone loved the fun colors and the good food.  When the party was over each girl took home a notepad with a mini gel pen tied with bakers twine.

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I hope these ideas will inspire you to add some color to your next party!

This post was created by All Things Target DIY/Crafter Kamee.

Decorated Flower Pot – Teacher Gift

Decorated Flower Pot - Great Teacher Gift

National Teacher Appreciation Day is just around the corner. This decorated flower pot is a fun way to say thank you to that special teacher in you and your child’s life.

You’ll need:

  • plastic planter (found in Target’s outdoor section)
  • gold metallic Sharpie
  • kraft stickers from the Target Dollar Spot
  • toothpick
  • flower

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Use the Sharpie to decorate the planter however you’d like. I decided to write “Teachers plant seeds that grow for a lifetime” on the front and mark the rest of it with dots. When you’re finished decorating, transfer the flower into the pot.

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The metallic sharpies are a lot of fun to play with. It’s a little difficult to tell in pictures, but the gold shines beautifully!

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Write a short note on a kraft paper sticker. Place a toothpick between two like shapes and you’ll be able to easily stick it in the dirt.

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Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Embellished Storage Basket (from Target One Spot)

Embellished storage basket from Target dollar spot

Hello, All Things Target readers, I’m excited for the opportunity to be able to share some craft projects with you over the next little while.  I LOVE the Target dollar spot, it is one of my favorite things about Target. On my recent trip I found these fun baskets.  There are so many uses for them, they will be perfect for my craft room.

I love the baskets but they weren’t quite perfect for what I needed, yet!   They needed a little sprucing up.  Here is what you need:

  • wire basket
  • chalkboard stake
  • bling/embellishments (I used pearl strands, jute, and stick on pearls)
  • scraps of fabric
  • scrap of felt
  • scrapbook paper
  • poster-board
  • glue gun
  • school glue stick or spray adhesive
  • spray paint

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Let’s get started.   The first thing I needed to do was add an insert in my basket to add some color and then reduce the chance of something getting snagged, they are made of wire after-all.   Yes, I am speaking from experience.   Numerous scarves have been snagged on wire baskets in my closet.  I’m so glad to have a cute solution now.

These baskets are just the right size for a sheet of poster board. Trace the bottom and side of the basket on scrap paper and cut out. Put them inside the basket to make sure they fit correctly, if not trim them down. This is important, if they are too big the insert will not fit properly.  Once trimmed, trace the base pattern in the center of the poster-board and trace the side pattern on each of the four edges of the base square. Cut it out leaving the sides attached to the base square. Fold up the sides along the tracing line for the base.

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You need four sheets of scrapbook paper, one for each side of the basket insert.  Using a glue stick or spray adhesive attach the scrapbook paper to the side pieces on the poster-board, the bottom is not  necessary.  Insert it into your basket.

Now for the embellishments.  To paint the chalkboard frame, tape off the chalkboard and spray paint the frame.   Add the pearl embellishments to the corner.  Even though the pearls have adhesive on the back, I did add some glue to make sure they would stay.  Thread some pearls onto jute and wrap it around the chalkboard frame, glue it to the back.

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For the flower; cut squares of fabric, mine were approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″ for the first layer, and .5″ smaller each layer after.  Fold them in half, with the edges uneven, kind of in a triangle, then fold the outside edges to the middle.  foldStart with the bottom layer and glue the middle of your petals onto a felt circle.  Continue with the next layers gluing them in the center on top of the previous layer.  I added some strips of strung pearls onto the back and also some jute loops and a pearl in the center that matched the frame.

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I love how it turned out.  There are some many uses for these basket, I may just use this one for Easter and then for my craft room.

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Bring Home #MoreTreats With Unilever Ice Cream + Recipe & $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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It’s warming up, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite treat, ice cream! And now, you can bring home the magic of the ice cream truck with a huge deal on Unilever treats at Target.  From 4/5/15 – 5/9/15 all ice cream treats from Unilever are Buy 3, Get 1 free. I’m talking Popsicle (orange, cherry and grape), Fruttare Strawberry, Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake, Magnum Double Caramel and Klondike Original.  It’s an ice cream party you won’t want to miss.

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Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

I picked up a box of the Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bars and got creative by making a Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake.  To make this fun dessert, prepare boxed strawberry flavored cake mix as directed. Use half of recipe in 9×9 pan and bake for 25 minutes or until done. (I used the excess cake mix to make cupcakes).

Top cake with Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars

After cake is done take out of oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bars and remove sticks and place on top of semi-warm cake (you will use 6). Let sit for about 10 minutes or until the ice cream starts to soften.  Use a spatula to smooth out the ice cream bars on top to make a nice even layer. Place in freezer for 3 hours.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream bar cake

To serve, slice cake and top with strawberries and whip cream.  YUM!!

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Chalkboard Welcome Sign

DIY Chalkboard Welcome Sign

I just can’t pass by the Dollar Spot without taking a peek. I’m always finding something fun like stamp sets or seasonal ribbon. It is a thrifty crafter’s dream! My last trip to Target I spotted this chalkboard sign for $3. I’d love to share with you how easy it is to embellish and turn it into something worthy of your front door.

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You’ll need:

  • chalkboard sign
  • acrylic paint
  • foam brush
  • washi tape
  • chalk and/or chalk markerfoam brush

Did you know that washi tape works well in place of painter’s tape for small projects like this? Tape around and then use a foam brush to paint. Let your first layer of paint dry and then finish with a second coat. While the plain chalkboard is nice, I love giving it this pop of color.

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After the second coat of paint has dried remove the washi tape. You should have nice, clean lines.

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Now you get to have fun decorating your sign with chalk! I drew the sun with regular chalk and used a chalk marker for the words. I’ve seen both of these in the Dollar Spot before so be sure to look around.

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I’m going to be using this as a welcome sign for my front door, but I think it would be cute anywhere in the house. Wouldn’t it be great to decorate seasonally or even daily? Sometimes the simplest things can be so much fun!

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Analisa is a mom and avid DIYer. Along with her family, she will travel anywhere just to say she’s been. She writes about creating, parenthood, and her family’s adventures at Parental Perspective. She’d love to meet you so feel free to visit her on Instagram or Facebook and say hello!

Simple Easter Gifts (from Target One Spot)

Simple Easter Gifts made with items from the Target Dollar Spot

Another holiday is around the corner, and you probably feel like you got done celebrating one. Don’t know what to get your kids for Easter, or get for their friends? For all those busy parents, mom’s, sisters, grandma’s and friends… here’s a few super simple gift idea.

Here is all you will need

  • Small Clay Pots (found in Dollar Spot)
  • Acrylic Paint (I just used the colors I had laying around, but you can go to Walmart or Michael’s they are .50 each) I just used bright colors green, teal, purple and light pink)
  • Chalkboard name tags found in Dollar Spot (I got flower shape, they have all different shapes)
  • Gel Pens (I used these for second idea and the white pen to write on chalk board tags)
  • Easter Mini Pads of Paper found in Dollar Spot
  • Easter Twine (green and pink) found in Dollar Spot
  • Water colored gift Tags found in Dollar Spot
  • Egg Chalk found in Dollar Spot
  • Easter Carrot bubbles found in Dollar Spot
  • Green moss, I used my shredder to shred green paper or you can just buy green moss paper found at Target

First What’s inside Easter Pots? Can you guess?! Surprise! Its bubbles and chalk!!

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These are super quick! The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry! Just paint your cute small clay pots. I painted the inside and use 2 coats of paint. Added my green grass. Wrote some cute little saying on the chalk board name tags. I used the white pen from the gel pen set I found in the dollar spot to write the sayings. Lastly, just add your cute carrot bubbles and egg chalk! What kid won’t enjoy this sweet surprise! You don’t even realize what it is until you take it out of the pot! Hooray!

Cute Easter notepad & pen sets

For those older kids and friends, I just wrap some twine around one little Easter pad and added some colored gel pens. I wrote Happy Easter on the water colored name tags I picked up in the Dollar Spot.

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Light Up Easter Egg Banner

Light up Easter Banner with items from Target One Spot

We all know it’s getting close to Easter time!  I sure love Easter, with all the vibrant colors and cute Easter decor. I just can’t get enough! Here is a quick tutorial on an Bunny & Egg  Banner to spruce up your home for the holiday and something your kids will enjoy as well. Not only was this quick to make, but it super cheap too! All these items were found in the One Spot dollar section at Target.

Supplies for Bunny & Egg Banner (Find them in the One Spot at Target)

  • Egg Lights (they light up! comes in cute yellow, pink, turquoise and purple)
  • AA Batteries
  • Easter Stickers from American Crafts
  • Dollies
  • Ribbon
  • Twine (comes in green and pink – so cute!)
  • White Burlap Ribbon found in Dollar Spot
  • White paper
  • Mini Hole Punch (you can find at Michael’s or any craft store)

To make your bunny & egg banner, just simply lay out your egg lights so it’s easy to decorate. On every other egg I tied ribbon and white burlap ribbon. The burlap ribbon is a little tough to tie, so gently tug on it to get a knot, it might take a little bit of time.   Also, because its so thick so I cut my in half vertically and about 12 inches long.

Close-Up Easter Banner

On white paper I traced a little bunny and cut out 5 of them, I also tied them  between every other egg as well.  For the easter cards, I just use colored paper I had lying around and decorated with the cute Easter stickers I found at Target. How can you not love them?!

Light Up Easter Egg banner decorated for Easter

Don’t forget to add your dollies.  To tie the paper items to the banner you can use a mini punch hole to put the string through and tie to the banner.   Lastly all you need is to put your batteries in and your banner will light up!  So cute and simple!  This took me about 25 mins to put it together!

Happy Easter everyone!

This project was created by All Things Target DIY/Crafter Kimiko.

Homemade No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream

Homemade No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream

There’s nothing quite as good as homemade ice cream. The great part about this recipe is there is no ice cream machine needed and no churning necessary. It’s super easy and oh-so yummy!

Blackberry Ice Cream Ingredients

No Churn Blackberry Ice Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 6 oz Fresh Blackberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Blackberry ice cream process

Puree half the blackberries in blender.    Next, add condensed milk and pulse until well blended.  In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks form.   Fold in blackberry mixture and add the remaining blackberries.   Spread mixture into a loaf pan, cover with foil and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream