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 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!

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!

Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teacher Gifts with Buckets from Target Dollar Spot

The school year is coming to a close that means it’s time for teacher appreciation gifts.  My kids get out of school this week.  Crazy!  I can’t believe it’s time for summer again.  Looking outside, my weather definitely didn’t get the memo…rainy and cold all week.  Not exactly fun weather for field trips to the zoo.  Although the weather may not be sunny, these fun little buckets are sure to bring a little sunshine to a favorite teacher.

This is a perfect gift for the end of the year the best time to buy supplies when they are on sale just before school starts. You may want to tuck this idea away for next year and stock up on extra supplies when you are buying them for the school year.

• Bucket (from the Dollar Spot)
• Foam block (the kind for flowers)
• Skewers
• School supplies
• Ribbon or tulle
• Wire (thin)
• Glue (hot glue or glue circles)
• Pre-shredded Filler
• Rocks

teacher supplies

To start, put a few rocks in the bottom of the bucket, this will add weight and help stabilize it.  Next cut the foam to size, use a serrated knife and trim down the foam so that it will fit snugly in the bucket.  Trim the top of the foam if it is sticking up above the bucket.  There will be some extra space in the bucket, cut small pieces of foam and fill in the gaps.  It doesn’t have to look pretty.

Now take your pencil and add a line of glue or a few glue circles and attach the skewer. You are trying to have the skewer hidden as much as possible, so make sure it is below the eraser.


Next take a piece of ribbon or tulle, scrap pieces work great for this, and tie in around the pencil and the skewer. Continue the same process with the remainder of the supplies, leave a few pens and pencils without a skewer, they can be put directly into the foam.

supplies bow

Try to create some height variations by cutting off some off the skewers shorter and some longer. Poke the supplies into the foam, some in the front and some in the back. You want the taller ones in the back and the heavier ones, like a glue stick close to the front, resting on the foam.

Instead of a card I thought it would be nice to include a clip and a sticky notepad. I wired the clip onto the skewer. The clips I used were too small for a full notepad, I broke mine in half. I had my girls write a nice note to their teachers. Put the notepad in the clip and stick the skewer in the foam.

no filler

When all of the supplies are where they need to be you can glue the filler to the foam, hiding all of the foam. Some glue on the skewers is okay, but it is better not to get in on the supplies.

Make a nice big bow and glue it to a skewer then insert it into the bucket.

bow closeup

You are ready to brighten a teacher’s day.

three buckets teacher gifts

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

Painted Floral Chalkboard (Great to Personalize for Mother’s Day)

Painted floral chalkboard - Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Day you mothers all alike reading this post. Here’s a little tutorial for yourself or to give to a mother that means so much to you!  We all know how crazy it was during the Lilly Pulitzer collection, if some of you missed out on getting the collection. Here is DIY tutorial so you can add some Lilly to your life! It was so much fun making this! I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Mothers day supplies

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Chalk Board & Dry Erase Easel (Dollar Spot $3)
  • Craft Paint (pinks, reds & greens)
  • Chalk or chalk marker or metallic colored pencil (used in post for a more permanent job)
  • Paint brush or paint sponge

paint flowers step 1

I mixed a few pinks together until I got a colored I like. You will use 3 different pinks for layering the colors you would like. For the flower all you do is create half circles starting in the middle moving outwards. Make the half circles different sizes, close together and not, but make sure to leave some space so you can fill in with other pinks. The key is the less the better at the beginning and then you will just keep adding on top of one another until the whole flower is filled in.

paint flowers step 2

For the leaves I drew a leaf with a light green filled it in and used a darker green to draw lines in the inside to give it contrast. Voila! Inside you can write a sweet note to the mother, grandma, sister, aunt who you love dearly. I wrote the definition of mother. I wanted it to be more permanent so I used a metallic pencil. Metallic colored will show up more on a chalk board.

Personalized DIY Floral chalkboard

Mother’s can use it for decor, or can write on it. Its also fun because on the back is a dry erase board. You can also use this for teacher appreciation day or at the end of the year gifts for teachers!

Have a great week fellow Target lovers!

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

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


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.


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!


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.

TeacherGiftFlowerPotDiy5Now you have a thoughtful and easy to make gift ready for your favorite teacher!


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!

Homemade Gift Idea: Hot Cocoa in an Ornament

Homemade Hot Cocoa mix gifted in a plastic ornament - Super cute!

Are you looking for a fun and festive homemade gift for friends, neighbors or coworkers?     You can give these plastic ornaments filled with homemade hot cocoa mix.   The presentation is super cute!

Hot Cocoa Ornament Supplies

Ingredients for Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 10 cups of powdered milk
  • 2 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 non-dairy creamer powder
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar

Supplies for Hot Cocoa Gift Ornaments:

Mix homemade hot cocoa

To make your own homemade cocoa you will mix all of the hot cocoa ingredients in a very large mixing bowl.  Mix well.   Recipe makes enough for 40 cups of cocoa.   You can very easily 1/2 the recipe if you don’t need that much.

Fill ornament with hot cocoa mix

To fill the ornaments, take off the top and add hot cocoa to the ornament until is is 2/3 of the way filled.

filled hot cocoa ornament

After you have added the hot cocoa fill with Christmas sprinkles and Marshmallow Bits until it is completely filled.


Lastly, tie a bow on the top of the ornament and you are all ready to give these super cute hot cocoa gifts to your friends and family for the holidays.


To make the hot cocoa you will combine 1/3 cup of hot cocoa mix to 3/4 cup of water.

Recipe for cocoa mix adapted from All Recipes.

Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Packaging from Target Dollar Spot

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I love to make chocolate covered pretzels! They are super easy and I love the sweet and salty combo. The fun thing about making these is you can dress them up to match any holiday just by using different colored sprinkles. I made some for a Valentine theme and I used sprinkles and packaging I bought at the Target Dollar Spot to make them perfect for gift giving.

Pretzel ingredients

Here are the things you need:

  • Snyder Pretzel Rods
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles (I got mine at Target One Spot)

pretzels cut in half

You can dip the big long pretzel rod in chocolate, but I like to cut them in half, it makes it much easier for gift gifting and you also get more that way. I use a serrated knife to saw a little notch in the middle of the pretzel and then break them in half. This makes for a nice clean break.

pretzels double broiler

I recommend using a double broiler to melt your chocolate chips (on medium/low heat). Make sure you stir when they start to melt to make sure there is no scorching. I don’t have a double broiler, so I create my own by sticking a smaller pot on top of a slightly larger one. Works like a charm!

pretzels coat in chocolate

Once you chocolate chips are melted, you can begin covering the pretzels. I find it works well if a take a spatula with some chocolate and roll the pretzel until it is covered on all sides.

pretzels wax paper

Place chocolate covered pretzels on wax paper and cover with sprinkles. Let them cool and harden, should take a couple hours to be complete. You can speed up the process by sticking them in the freezer.

I like to lay my wax paper on cooling racks, it makes it easier to move them around and into the freezer if necessary.

Target dollar spot items

If you want to pass these out as gift, I recommend checking the Target Dollar Spot for packaging, they usually have some kind of cute packaging for any holiday that comes along. Here are the items I picked up for Valentine’s Day.

  • Cello Bags
  • Twine
  • Heart Tags

pretzel target dollar spot bags

Here are the pretzels all packaged up and ready to give as gifts!

Sleigh S’mores Kit (Easy Gift)

Sleigh S'mores Kit - Quick and easy gift to put togehter

I made these Sleigh S’mores kits to give as gifts to friends and neighbors. These are super cute and they are so quick and easy to make!

sleigh s'mores supplies

Here are the supplies you need:

graham crackers and marshmallow

Add Graham Crackers and Marshmallows inside the 3×3 box.

add candy canes

Use glue dots to attach the candy canes each side of the Hershey candy bar, to make a sleigh.

Sleigh S'mores Kit - Gift

Use glue dots to attach the clear box to the back of the candy bar (sleigh).  Tie with Baker’s Twine and add a tag.    Super simple!!

These cute treats were not my original idea, I spotted them on the Faith’s Cookie and Crafts Facebook page.  They didn’t have any instructions, so I re-created them with some instructions for you.  I love them!!