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

supplies

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.

poster board

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.

chalkboard

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.

flower

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.

basket finished

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!!

Easter pots

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.

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?