DIY Wood Arrow Jewelry Holder

DIY Wood Arrow Jewelry Holder

My Target’s craft aisle has recently been redone. I’m finding some really cool pieces I haven’t seen before like this wood arrow. With the right hardware and a coat of paint I turned it into a decorative jewelry holder. Want one for yourself? Grab these supplies and let’s get started!

You’ll need:

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

With a small foam brush, paint over the front and the sides of the wood arrow. I like using acrylic paint because it dries quickly.

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

Once the paint is dry use a pencil and ruler to measure and lightly mark where the hooks are going to go. I spaced my hooks two inches apart.DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

I picked up these cup hooks from the hardware store, but your Target might carry them. Make sure the screw part is no longer than the thickness of the wood arrow so it doesn’t poke through the back.

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

You can use a small drill to make the pilot holes for the cup screws, but I think it’s just as easy to use a push pin.

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

Remove the push pin and then screw the cup screws in. Keep turning until the screw is all the way in and the open part is facing the top of the wood arrow.

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

Put in all the cup screws and that’s all there is too it!

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

Imagine making a set of these in different colors for all your jewelry. It’s such a pretty way to keep it organized.

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

DIY wood arrow jewerly holder with supplies from Target

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!

Spring Planting & Indoor Herb Garden with EcoScraps Potting Mix

This post is sponsored by EcoScraps. All thoughts and opinions are my own and honest and true.
Spring Planting and Herb Garden with EcoScraps Potting Mix

My favorite change in the seasons is when winter turns into spring!   The dreary winter is gone and it’s replaced with sunny weather that’s not too hot and not too cold.   Once spring rolls around I get inspired to go outside, get active, organize my home and work in my yard planting vegetables and flowers.

EcoScraps Potting Mix

Planting flowers is one of my favorite spring activities.  I love to fill planters with colorful flowers and place them on my deck and on my front porch.   Flowers are a simple and inexpensive way to brighten your home!

Target carries EcoScraps

I found that Target carries EcoScraps Potting Mix which is sustainable and eco-friendly.  EcoScraps Potting Mix is made from composted food scraps with the right mix of nutrients for healthy, sustained plant growth.   Since 2010, EcoScraps has been working to be a part of the solution by reusing food waste and keeping it out of the landfills.   I love they fact that they want to make sustainability mainstream. EcoScraps is about growing gardens, not landfills.

Spring planters

The EcoScraps Potting Mix is rich in organic matter and it’s great at retaining moisture.  Their Potting Mix is perfect for flowers, houseplants, fruits, vegetables, & landscape plants.   I love seeing the colorful planters by my front door, they totally bring a smile to my face.

Herb Garden

Spring also means a lot more grilling outdoors and I love to use fresh herbs in my marinades and sauces.  Planting an herb garden and keeping it in the window in my kitchen provides easy access for my recipes.   I used the EcoScraps Potting Mix to plant a trio of herbs consisting of Parsley, Basil, and Chives.   I used seeds to grow these herbs.

Rosemary Planter

I also planted a larger pot of Rosemary.  We use Rosemary quite often in our favorite recipe for Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs.   Both Planters were purchased a Target too.  (Room Essentials Herb Planter in Turquoise for $3.99 and Threshold metal planter for $5.99).

Here is what you need to grow an herb garden indoors:

Herb Planter from Target

Decorate Herb Garden with Cricut

I cut out vinyl with my Cricut cutting machine for each of the herb pots, it was an easy way to label and dress up with pots I bought at Target.

drainage and tray

When growing herbs indoors here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Herbs need as much natural light as possible.  If possible place place near a window that gets at least 4 hours of sun on a daily basis (south facing windows are great).
  • Make sure there is sufficient drainage in pots & keep a saucer underneath so you don’t damage furniture.
  • You can help your herbs grow by feeding them with EcoScraps Organic Tomato, Herb, & Vegetable Plant Food

EcoScraps at Target

Eco Scraps Plant Food at Target

Target is a as a preferred distributor of EcoScraps Potting Soil.  You can purchase the EcoScraps potting soil and plant food online at Target.com or at your local Target store.   Don’t forget Target.com also has the option to order online and pick up in-store, which is a super convenient.

Between 2011 and 2015, EcoScraps recycled 75 million lbs of food waste.  EcoScraps is projected to match the number of recycling 75 million lbs of foot waste in 2016 alone.  Recycling 15 million lbs of food waste is equivalent to keeping 500,000 cars off the road for an entire day. Wow!   You can watch the video above to learn a little more about how EcoScraps and their efforts.

Target gift card giveaway

Win a $50 Target Gift Card!   EcoScraps is providing a lucky All Things Target readers with a $50 Target gift card which you can use to pick up EcoScraps Potting Mix and so some planting of your own!  Giveaway will close on April 9th, 2016.

How to enter (two ways to enter, you can do one or both):

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me one of your favorite thing to plant (flower, plant, herb, vegetable or fruit) – Mine would be Cilantro!
  • Head over and follow EcoScraps on Instagram and leave a comment here saying you are an Instagram follower of EcoScraps.

DIY Button Bracelet

Easy to Make Button Bracelets

I found these wood buttons and faux suede cording laying next to each other in a bin at Bullseye’s Playground. I loved the simplicity of the buttons and the bright colors of the cording. With a package of each I was able to make these colorful button bracelets.

DIY Button Bracelet

You’ll need:

DIY Button Bracelet

Thread the cord through two button holes so the ends of the cord are on the backside of the button.

DIY Button Bracelet

Take one end of the cord and pull it back through another hole towards the front of the button.

DIY Button Bracelet

Pull it through the remaining button hole towards the back of the button.

DIY Button Bracelet

Leave a little bit of space to create a small loop in the back.

DIY Button Bracelet

Pull the cords through the loop and the button should lay flat.

DIY Button Bracelet

Grab both ends and tie a knot to finish the bracelet. Make sure you leave a loop big enough for the button to slide through.

DIY Button Bracelet

DIY Button Bracelet

I was able to get one adult sized bracelet out of each color of cording. They’re lightweight and so comfortable to wear. You could even stack a few on your wrist for a stylish accessory that will match whatever you’re wearing.

DIY Button BraceletAnalisa 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!

 

Dr Pepper 35% off Cartwheel & Dr Pepper Floats with Batman & Superman Capes

Dr Pepper Floats with Batman and Superman Capes

Make your Dr Pepper floats a little more fun with these Batman and Superman capes.   You can show your love for your favorite Superhero while enjoying a cool and refreshing Dr Pepper Float.

Limited Edition Dr Pepper Batman v Superman

Check your Target stores for the limited edition Batman v Superman packaging on Dr Pepper 12-packs and 8-pack.   You will want to collect all five Batman v Superman cans.   In addition to the fun Batman v Superman packaging you will also find an offer for $5 towards a movie ticket when you buy 3 specially marked packages of Dr Pepper.   To make things even more super, you will also find a Cartwheel offer for 35% off Dr Pepper Regular and Diet Soda.

Batman and Superman capes for glasses

We thought we’d have some fun putting together Batman and Superman capes for our Dr Pepper floats.

Use felt for capes

To make the capes, I simply cut some felt in the shape of a cape and used my Silhouette machine to cut out the Batman and Superman logos (you can also use Batman or Superman stickers).   For a super easy way to attach the capes to glasses, I used an elastic hair band and folded the top of the cape over the hair band and secured it with hot glue.

Fill with ice cream and Dr Pepper

To make your floats simply fill a canning jar with vanilla ice cream and Dr Pepper.

Attach cape

Attach the hair band and cape around the top of the canning jar.

Enjoy your Dr Pepper float

Insert a straw and enjoy!    Your kids will love the fun Superhero theme added to their Dr Pepper floats.

Dr Pepper Cartwheel

Don’t miss the high value Cartwheel offer for 35% off Dr Pepper Regular and Diet Soda.  This Cartwheel offer will help you save like a hero!   The Cartwheel offer is valid on the entire Dr Pepper line and includes Dr Pepper Regular, Diet, Cherry, Diet Cherry and TEN varieties.  Offer is valid through 3/19/16.

Dr Pepper 12-packs

At my Target location the Dr Pepper 12-packs are on sale 3/$11.  The sale includes Dr Pepper Regular, Diet, Cherry, Diet Cherry and TEN varieties.  Use the Cartwheel offer with the sale price and you can pick up 12-packs for only $2.38.  It’s a great time to stock-up!

Dr Pepper 12-Packs 3/$11 ~ Buy 3
Save 35% with Cartwheel by Target
Final Price = $2.38 each

This post is sponsored by Dr Pepper.   All thoughts and opinions are my own.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter with supplies from Target

It’s always fun to find a new piece of home decor at Target, but as a DIY kind of gal it’s even better when I can make it myself. Target’s line of Hand Made Modern products makes it easy! In one aisle I found everything I needed to create this stylish painted planter.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

You’ll need:

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Use a foam brush to coat the entire ceramic planter with the shimmer acrylic paint. It goes on light so I painted a thin base layer, let it dry, and then painted a second layer. Acrylic paint dries fairly quickly, but you can use a hair dryer to speed up the process if you’re as impatient as I am.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Once the paint is completely dry, use the washi tape to outline the pentagons you want accented in the metallic paint.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

Use the washi tape to guide you as you paint the metallic accents. The metallic paint goes on thick on most surfaces, but it took three coats to get the coverage I wanted on this ceramic planter. To get the best coverage it’s important to let each layer dry before applying another coat of paint. When you’re happy with it, carefully peel off the washi tape.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

The washi tape works a lot like painters tape, leaving you with nice clean lines.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

I love how it turned out! By adding some flowers to the planter it brightens up any space I put it.

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

DIY Painted Ceramic Planter

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!

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!