Turn a Comp Book into a Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal made out of a Comp Book

I picked up several Comp Books when the schools supplies were marked down to 70% off. I teach a group of young women at church and last Sunday the lesson was about being grateful. I knew these comp books would be great to use for Gratitude Journals. These Comp Books were only $.05, so I was able to make these for super cheap.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

I used some FREE printables that I found at Courtney Aitken’s blog All Things Bright and Beautiful. You must check out her blog!  She does amazing work and she is so kind to offer so many freebies.  Most of her freebies are LDS themed, but she also does custom designs, so if you are in need of something check out the All Things Bright & Beautiful Etsy Store.  I seriously LOVE her style!!  OK, enough gushing…on with the journals.

gratitude journal supplies

I used the following supplies to make the journals:

gratitude journal steps

Putting the journals together was super simple.

  • I cut the scrapbook paper to fit on the front and back of the comp book and adhered them to the comp book(I used scissors to round the corners of the paper so they match the corners on the comp book)
  • I cut out the Gratitude Journal printable, leaving extra space at the bottom so I could add some embellishments.
  • I added a decorative strip of paper to the printable and attached to the cover of the comp book.
  • Lastly, I attached a flower and button with glue dots to give it some dimension.

gratitude jounal set

Here is a look at all the different colors I made.    I love that they are so bright and cheery!

Toxic Treats: Halloween Treat Holder from Target Dollar Spot

Toxic Treats - Made with containers from the Target Dollar Spot

Have you checked out the Target Dollar Spot recently, there are so many cute things for fall and Halloween. I will be making a few fall gifts and treats out of these items to share with you over the next couple of months.

Target Dollar Spot treat holders

I made some fun treat holders out of the Test Tube Shot Glasses that I found in the Target Dollar spot.   These come in a 3-pack for $1.00.   These didn’t require much effort at all.   I simply filled the test tubes with fall colored M&Ms, added a cork to the top (I picked these up at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts.)   I made a tag using my Silhouette machine, if you don’t have a Silhouette you can easily make tags with your computer or a rubber stamp.   I finished it off by tying the tag on with black and white Baker’s Twine.

Super simple!    You can get a great deal on the M&M’s for this project using the following coupons:

M&M Chocolate Candies $2.66 ~ Buy 2
$1/2 Target printable coupon
Save 10% with Cartwheel by Target (-$.22)
$1.50/2 coupon from 8/18 Red Plum insert
Final Price = $1.30 each

You can also save 10% off (4) items from the Target Dollar Spot with Cartwheel by Target.

Landee See, Landee Do: Creative Ideas for Teacher Gifts with Supplies from Target

Photo credit: Landee See, Landee Do

If you want to pin this photo, please go directly to her site to do so.

Oh my goodness, I am so impressed with the creative teacher gift ideas over at Landee See, Landee Do.  They really are some of the cutest ideas EVER!    You have to check out all of her amazing ideas.    Most of these gifts are made with items from the Target Dollar Spot.   I am having a hard time deciding which one to make!

Printable Target Gift Card Holder

Time to Relax

Now that the strain is over!

Bucket List

Target Dollar Spot: My Stache Gift Can

I mentioned that I had plans for some of the Halloween candy I purchased, and I am sharing the final project with you today.   Not sure why, but the tweens seem to love ANYTHING with a moustache on it.   So, going with that theme I made some of these “My Stache” containers that can be given as gifts.

I picked up a couple gift tins at the Target Dollar Spot.   I love this section for little containers suited for gift giving.

I used my Silhouette Cutter to cut out the Vinyl moustache and the words “My Stache”.   To make sure I was able to adhere the words in a straight line, I attached a straight piece of vinyl and then make sure the letters matched up with the line.   I am sure you could easily find some moustache and letter stickers if you don’t have access to a vinyl cutter.

Lastly, I added some of the candy I bought at 70% off and finished it off with a bow.   These were super quick and easy, and super cheap too!   The finished product cost me around $1.50 to make.

Anybody else have a weakness for the cute little containers in the dollar section?

DIY Disney Autograph Books using Clearance Pocket Photo Album

A couple of my kids love to get the characters autographs when we head to Disneyland, so we make our own autograph books.   It’s much cheaper to make our own, and we can personalize them any way we want.

I started with a pocket photo album that I bought on clearance for $1.00 (50% off).

I made a cover for the front with scrapbook paper I had on hand, and took out the “baby” themed cover and added my new “Disney” themed cover.

I downloaded the FREE Waltograph font for the “Disney Autographs” font.   You can decorate your cover more elaborate if you want, however I made my autograph books around midnight the day before we were leaving, so I chose to go the simple route.

I bring along the books, several white pieces of cardstock, some binder clips and Sharpie pens.

To make it easy for the characters to sign we clip one of the pieces of paper to the front with the binder clip.

The paper with the autograph gets slid into one of the photo holders and then we put the photo of them with the character on the opposite side.   It works really well for us!

There you have it, a super simple and fun way to make a Disney Autograph book!    Anybody heading on a Disney vacation anytime soon?

Disney

You’re a Real Fungi Father’s Day Treats

My daughter saw these Father’s Day treats in the May issue of Family Fun Magazine and she knew she wanted to make some for her Dad for Father’s day.

First, you will want to pick up some Model Magic at Target, it sells for $5.99.   You might be able to find it cheaper at one of the craft stores if you use a coupon.

Next, you will need some clear plastic or glass jars.   We used some containers we already had around the house,  we just emptied out these sprinkles into Tupperware containers in order to use them for the project.

You will want to cover the lid of the container with the Model Magic.

Shape the Model Magic to look like the top of a mushroom.

For the dots on the top of the mushroom, just roll some of the white Model Magic into small balls and them push them onto the top of mushroom until they are flat circles.

Add Dad’s favorite treats and a tag that says “Dad, You’r a real fungi!”   They do recommend letting the Model Magic drying for a day or two before you add the lid to your container.

They turned out super cute!   These are great, because kids of any age can help make them.   Younger kids can roll the dots into balls or add the treats to the jars.     Let us know if you end of making some too!

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