Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Valentine's Day Mini Mailbox from the Target Dollar Spot

Bullseye’s Playground is all kinds of amazing right now. I found planner supplies, oodles of things to help get organized, and plenty of goodies for Valentine’s Day. I couldn’t walk away without these pint sized mailboxes making their way into my cart. These things are as cute as they get. Tiny metal mailboxes in bright colors for only a dollar…score!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Dressing up these mini mailboxes is a ton of fun. You could easily use whatever craft supplies you have on hand. For my mailboxes I used:

  • Valentine stickers (found in Bullseye’s Playground for $1)
  • scrapbook paper
  • tape
  • scissors
  • ruler

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Measure and cut the piece of scrapbook paper to make a rectangle that is 2.5″ x 12″. Wrap it around the mailbox and tape it together at the bottom.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

Add stickers to each side of the mailbox. I found quite a few different sticker sheets at Target. Be sure to dig through Bullseye’s Corner until you find something you like!

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

The mailbox can be opened up so you can tuck a small Valentine’s Day card inside.

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

I plan on adding some sweet treats before I gift them. Who wouldn’t want to receive such a cute little surprise?

Valentine’s Day Mini Mailbox

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!

Easy Snowman Ornament

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

December is when I kick my crafting into high gear. I have so much fun making things to decorate my home and gifts for the ones I love. I bought a variety of ornaments from the craft store in hopes of creating unique ornaments for our tree. Finding “magic snow” in Bullseye’s Playground was great since it makes the perfect snow to put inside these easy to make snowman ornaments.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

You’ll need:

  • magic snow ($1 from Bullseye’s Playground at Target)
  • clear plastic ornament
  • chalk markers
  • ribbon

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Draw a snowman face on the ornament. Chalk markers work really well for this since they work kind of like paint to leave a thick, colorful design on the clear plastic.

Easy DIY Snowman Ornament

Let it dry and then fill the ornament with the magic snow. Once you add ribbon it’s all done and ready to hang.

The holidays can be a bit hectic, so it’s nice to have a simple but fun activity to do with the family. You don’t even have to stick to making a snowman. Use different colored chalk markers to create any design you want on your ornaments.

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!

 

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

DIY-Tic-Tac-Toe-Game with Wooden Slice and Rocks

This tic tac toe board couldn’t be easier to put together, and the wood slice makes it unlike anything you’ll find at the store. Who doesn’t love a quick game of tic tac toe?

You’ll need:

  • wood slice
  • pencil
  • permanent marker
  • ruler
  • acrylic paint
  • paint brushes
  • 10 small rocks that lay flat

Begin by painting the rocks. You’ll want five of each color. The gold paint is Hand Made Modern’s “20k gold” from Target. It’s one of my favorites!

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

You can find the wood slice in the arts and crafts aisle of Target or online at Target.com. Be careful unwrapping it. It’s a little messy at first.

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

Lightly mark the tic tac toe lines with a pencil. I went over mine with a Sharpie, but paint would work well here too.

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

Once the game pieces are dry, you’ll be ready to play!

DIY Wood Slice Tic Tac Toe

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!

Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Halloween Centerpiece with supplies for Target Dollar Spot

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. As usual, the Dollar Spot has me covered with plenty of Halloween goodies to choose from. With just a package of decorative lights and bat stickers, I was able to turn a plain glass vase into an exciting Halloween centerpiece.

You’ll need:

  • LED string lights ($3 in the Dollar Spot)
  • stickers ($1 in the Dollar Spot)
  • glass vase (found near the decorative fake flowers in Target)
  • candle

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

Cover the vase with the stickers. You could use whatever stickers you like, but I couldn’t resist these bat stickers. They’re flocked so they have a nice texture to them. Plus, they have glitter that gives off a bit of sparkle.

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

I’ve had my eye on these LED lights for a while. Target seems to carry them in different colors for various holidays and seasons. This time I found them in silver, black, and orange. I love how versatile and sturdy they are. The lights are nice and bright too.

You’ll want to wrap the lights around the bottom of the vase. I started with one end of lights and worked my way around and around. Once you get to the battery pack, tuck it under the lights and towards the back of your vase. Add a candle and you’re all done!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

If you wanted to get creative, you could fill the vase with other Halloween items. Candy corn, plastic spiders, or rubber eyeballs are some of the fun things that come to my mind!

Target Dollar Spot Halloween Centerpiece

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!

Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels

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Storage Jars with DIY Plaid Labels (from Target Dollar Spot)

Have you been to Target lately?   That’s a silly question, of course you have!   Have you noticed all the plaid items throughout the store?  Plaid is in right now!

Target Plaid Listerine

Target has a Mad for Plaid collection that includes plaid clothing, kitchenware, home decor, pet supplies, scarves and even plaid LISTERINE® bottles!

Plaid Listerine

I bought the LISTERINE® Cool Mint with blue plaid packaging from Target.   The fun packaging brightened up my bathroom and totally got me thinking I would love to add some more plaid around my home.   Which is why I made some storage jars with plaid labels to store my cotton balls & cotton swabs in.

target dollar jars

I used these glass jars that I found in the Target dollar spot and decided to dress them up with some plaid labels.   You can make some too!  It’s so easy to customize the plaid print to whatever colors you desire.   I’m particularly fond of the blue on the LISTERINE® bottle.

tape and paint

I started with some black vinyl and I used Washi Tape to tape off the lines I wanted to paint.  I started with vertical lines.

paint and tape

Once the paint was dry, I taped off the black vinyl for the horizontal lines.

peel tape

You can see what the finised paint job looks like after removing the Washi Tape. It’s seriously cool.  I could see doing a fun red and green print for the holidays too.

use marker

Once both stripes were dry I used the white American Crafts Galaxy Marker (also found in the Target dollar spot) and a clear ruler to draw the white plaid lines.

label pattern

Since the jar had an embossed area for the label, I made a pattern that I could use to cut out the label.  I taped a piece of paper to the jar and used and end of a paint brush to mark the edges where the label will go.    I used a pen to trace the outside area.  I used this as a pattern to cut out the black label.

match listerine bottle

I am totally impressed with how the paint I chose matched the LISTERINE® bottle perfectly.   This makes me happy because I love the pretty blue color on the LISTERINE® Cool Mint bottle.

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I taped the label to the plaid vinyl and cut it out.

finished jars and listerine

The finishing touch was adding the labels to the jars and filling them with cotton balls and cotton swabs for my bathroom. Not only does the new plaid wrapped LISTERINE® bottles dress up my bathroom, but LISTERINE® can also help me achieve better oral health.   By keeping the LISTERINE® Antiseptic on the counter it reminds me to add it into my twice-daily routine of brushing my teeth.

Target Listerine

You will find the limited edition Plaid LISTERINE® bottles at Target on an end cap near the dental care items.   If you pick up some LISTERINE® make sure you take advantage of the 10% off Cartwheel offer good on LISTERINE® products.  Cartwheel offer is good 9/13-10/31.

What plaid items are you loving at Target right now?

Stamped Gift Wrap

Stamped Gift Wrap

Sifting through the Dollar Spot is like going on a mini treasure hunt every time I go to Target. You never know what kind of amazing goodies you’ll find! This time I picked up some pretty stamps and a roll of kraft paper. I love the versatility of kraft paper. I’ll show you how easy it is to dress it up and create one of a kind gift wrap.

You’ll need:

  • roll of kraft paper
  • stamps
  • ink pad

Begin by cutting the kraft paper down to the size you’ll need to wrap your gift. Now grab your stamps and an ink pad and get ready to make it beautiful!

Stamped Gift Wrap

I’ve noticed that Target usually carries three types of stamp sets in the Dollar Spot. The set above with the happy birthday stamp is part of their current variety pack. You can usually find a set of letter stamps and a set of number stamps too. Each set is $3 and such a fun find! While I’m not using an alphabet set on this project, I wanted to share a little tip with you. You can easily group letters together by wrapping a piece of tape around them. This trick comes in handy if you’re stamping the same word a few times. Plus it keeps the letters nice and straight.

Stamped Gift Wrap

I kept it simple for this piece of gift wrap by using only the happy birthday stamp. I used a mix of blue and green inks and stamped until the kraft paper was mostly covered.

Stamped Gift Wrap

Once the ink is dry you can go ahead and wrap your gift. Don’t forget to add a piece of ribbon to finish it off. Customized wrapping paper only takes a few (fun!) minutes to put together, but your recipient is bound to love it!

Stamped Gift Wrap

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!

DIY Pennant Banner

DIY Pennant Banner - Customize for any color or season

I love banners! I think every party should have one.  They are so fun and bring a lot of color to the event.  I’m going to show you how to make one that gives you a lot of WOW for very little money.  Plus, you can customize it to whatever colors you need.

A few things you need:

  • Plastic tablecloths, whatever colors you like.
  • Bias tape (Find this at a sewing or craft store by the zippers, or make your own)
  • Thread
  • 8 1/2 X 11 piece of card-stock
  • Tools:
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Sewing ruler (not necessary but helpful)

A few helpful hints:

  • The tablecloths  from Target (blue and pink) are very high quality and very thick, my store only had a limited selection so I had to get some colors elsewhere.  Another thing to be aware of is that if you are buying a patterned tablecloth make sure you know what the middle looks like and adjust accordingly.  Many patterned ones are white through the center, you may need two tablecloths to make the amount of pendants you need.  I used part of five tablecloths and got several yards of banner.  I would guess close to 12 yards.  The extra can be used for lots of other decorating projects.

tablecloth

  • Bias tape is available at sewing stores.  It is a strip of fabric that has both sides folded to the center and then folded on top of each other and ironed to make a crease in the middle.  This makes a perfect pocket for our pendants to slide into.  Bias tape from the store usually comes in solid colors, if you want a fun pattern you will probably have to make your own.  It is time consuming but worth it.  There are a lot of tutorials on the internet that explain the process far better than I can.  Look for a tutorial about continuous bias tape.

bias tape

Lets get started.

To cut:

Take the sheet of card-stock and mark the center on the short side.  Draw a line from both corners of the opposite side to the center mark.  Cut on the lines, this will be your template for the pendants.

It is easiest to do this part on a cutting mat, lay out the tablecloth.  Unfold the length of it to have a long strip, don’t unfold the width.  Lay the template on the bottom fold, using a rotary cutter, cut both sides but not the top.  If you have a hard time keeping it straight a ruler can be place along the edge.

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Turn the template around and line up the side with the previous cut and the top on the upper fold.  Every other cut slide your template over so the corner will not be cut off, you will have some waste.

cut 2

Some of the cuts will be a folded pendant and some will be two single pendants.  I left the folded ones folded and layered the singles on top of each other.

open pendants

I found that having too layers intensified the color.  You tablecloths will go much farther if you choose to do singles, if that is what you choose make sure to move the template up a little so you can cut along the top instead of leaving the fold.

cut pendants

To sew:

Take your bias tape and leave and few feet at the end to tie your banner up, put the bias tape under the pressure foot of your sewing machine and take the first pendant and slide it between the bias tape.

bias tape pendant

Make sure the pendant stays between the tape and start sewing close to the edge.

sewing closeup

When you get close to the end of the first pennant put the needle down and raise the pressure foot up.  Place the next pendant between the bias tape almost touching the first and begin sewing again.  Continue until your banner is as long as you like.  The sewing goes pretty fast.  This is a great project to do with a friend, one can cut one can sew.  I was lucky enough to have a friend help me, it took us a few hours to get ours done.  I love how it turned out and can’t wait to use it for an up coming ice cream party.  It’s versatile and sturdy enough that I’m sure it will last through may parties.  I hope this inspires you to make something fun.

bookcase banner

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

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

DIY Wooden Trinket Box
Does your store carry Heidi Swapp’s DIY marquee letters? I’m swooning over them! I couldn’t find all the letters I wanted at my store, but it did give me a chance to check out the other crafty items in the collection. I spotted some gorgeous papers and stickers, but couldn’t resist picking up this sheet of rub-on embellishments.

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

I love the look of rub-on stickers on wood, so I gathered a few supplies to create a wooden trinket box:

  • Heidi Swapp Rub-Ons
  • unfinished wood box
  • paint
  • paint brushes
  • scissors

I started by painting a layer of white paint over the entire box. Any paint you have on hand will work, but I chose to use acrylic paint since it dries quickly. Once it was dry,  I painted over the white with pink and gold. The gold paint is “20K Gold” by Hand Made Modern and can be found in Target’s DIY/craft section. It is a gorgeous metallic gold!

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

I separated the rub-on designs then arranged them on the box.

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

The rub-ons were easy to put on. I just used the wooden stick that it came with to rub the design until it transferred onto the wooden box. It’s fool proof really.

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

These rub-ons were such a fun and unexpected find. I even have plenty left over for another project. I’m looking forward to trying more of Heidi Swapp’s collection for Target.

DIY Wooden Trinket Box

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!