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!


Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket with Homemade Cocoa Mix

Today we are sharing a fun and festive hot cocoa gift basket filled with homemade hot cocoa mix, cocoa toppings and a mug. The majority of these items were purchased at Target.  The basket and jar were found in the Target Dollar Spot.   This would make a great Christmas gift for any cocoa loving friend.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

To assemble the hot cocoa gift basket you will first want to make some homemade hot cocoa mix . It’s easier than you think!  Just follow the recipe below.

Mix homemade hot cocoa mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix recipe:

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

Add all ingredients into large bowl, stir until combined.   Store in airtight container.   When making the hot cocoa you will add 1/3 cup of the mix to 3/4 cup hot water.

Add toppings to ornaments

Here is a fun way to add some hot cocoa toppings to the basket. Add marshmallow bits, sprinkles and mini chocolate chips  inside small plastic ornaments (found at the craft store).  These will give the finished basket a fun holiday feel to it.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

Here is what I used for the Hot Cocoa Gift Basket

  • Reindeer Fabric bucket (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Glass Jar (Target Dollar Spot)
  • Mini Wood Scooper 4″ (from Amazon)
  • Super Cute Mug (from Target)
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix
  • Plastic Ornaments filled with Hot Cocoa toppings (sprinkles, Marshmallow bits, mini chocolate chips)
  • Candy Canes

DIY Hot Cocoa Mix - great for gifting

You could also give the hot cocoa mix on it’s own too!

Bath Gift Basket with The Bathery & DIY Bath Products

The Bathery at Target

I picked up a few of the items from The Bathery® line at Target so I could put together a fun beauty gift basket for one of my friends.   I love that The Bathery® carries many items that make your favorite beauty brands work harder like scrub brushes, poufs, loofahs, pumice and more.   I also love the fact that the products come in either bright fun or natural colors so you will find a color that suits everyone. With gifts from The Bathery®, you can encourage everyone on your list to Live Laugh Lather® this holiday season.

Cartwheel and buy 2 get 1 free offer

There happens to be a super deal going on right now with The Bathery® line of products at Target.   You can save 10% on the entire line with the Cartwheel offer that is valid through 12/26.   It get’s even better because you can also score a FREE Bath Pouf when you buy 2 items from The Bathery® line through 12/12.    This sale makes gift giving easy!   If you choose to shop The Bathery® collection online you can get 10% off when you use the code SHINE at checkout through 12/5.

Homemade Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

I wanted to make some homemade bath products to gift with the Bath Body Sponge, 4-in-1 Foot Wand and the  Exfoliating Gentle Bath Cloth I picked up.   I started with a Lemon Sugar Bath Scrub.  I thought the bright yellow would compliment the bright fun colors of The Bathery products.

ingredients for Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

Here is the recipe of the Lemon Sugar Body Scrub, it’s super easy to make and only takes 3 ingredients!

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Lemon

Pour sugar into a bowl and squeeze in the juice from the lemon.   Mix in the coconut oil and that is all there is to do.   I told you is was super easy!   Add to a jar and attach a label.

Peppermint Bath Salt in plastic ornament

To make the basket have more of a Christmas theme to it I decided to Make Peppermint Bath Salt and add them to plastic ornaments that I picked up at the craft store.   The ornaments I used were flat on one side (for a photo), but you could use the ornaments that are round all the way around too.

I separated the bath salt into equal amounts and used some food coloring to make 1/2 of it pink.   When I added the bath salt to the ornament I used a funnel and layered white and then pink.

Ingredients Peppermint Bath Salt

Making the Peppermint Bath Salt is easy too, here is the recipe:

  • 1 cup Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Red food coloring

Mix the Epsom Salt, Sea Salt and Baking Soda in a bowl. Add 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and mix well. If you want to color the mix, add red food coloring to either all or 1/2 of the mix. I chose to add it to 1/2 and then layered the colors in the containers.

The Bathery Gift Basket contents

Besides the homemade products I also picked up some of my favorite brands like Dead Sea Essentials and Bodycology which can also be found at Target.   Here is what I added to the basket:

  • The Bathery® Body Sponge (Pouf)
  • The Bathery® 4-in-1 Foot Wand
  • The Bathery® Exfoliating Gentle Bath Cloth
  • Homemade Lemon Sugar Body Scrub
  • Homemade Peppermint Bath Salt (in ornaments)
  • Dead Sea Essentials Bubble Bath
  • Bodycology Body Lotion
  • Candle
  • Homemade Ornament

The Bathery Gift Basket

I took a look around Target in different departments to come up with an idea for gift basket.  The basket I used was actually found in the kids storage department.   I also found several other options in the regular storage section and I even found some cool jars in the kitchen department.

The Bathery Gift Tag

I finished off the gift with a printable gift tag from The Bathery®.   You can print The Bathery® gift tags for FREE to attach to your gift baskets too.

Attach ornament filled with bath salt to The Bathery Bath Cloth

Here’s another idea if you are looking for a smaller gift, you can attach one of the homemade Peppermint Bath Salt ornaments to The Bathery® Exfoliating Bath Cloth.   This would be something simple you could gift to neighbors, coworkers or friends.  My teenage daughter wants to give them out to her friends too.


Don’t forget about these great offers on The Bathery® products next time you head to Target.  Get 10% off the full line with Cartwheel and get a FREE Pouf when you buy 2 products from The Bathery line.

Target gift card

Giveaway: ReTweet to Win! ReTweet the following Tweet and share which product from The Bathery you would include in your DIY gift sets and use the hashtag #DIYTheBathery, for a chance to win a $25 Target Gift Card.  See full contest details HERE.

Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own.

Manicure & Pedicure Gift Baskets with Amope Pedi Perfect (FREE Beauty Bag)

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System and Electronic Foot File

Looking for a great gift idea for friends & family members that love manicures and pedicures?  The Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System and the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File would make great gifts.   Both of these item give the full spa experience without having to set foot in a salon.  You can add them with other goodies for a manicure or pedicure gift basket.  Here is a little more about each product:

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

  • Shiny, natural-looking nails with a simple push of a button.
  • An easy-to-use system–inserts attach easily to the device.
  • Three inserts included to file, buff, and shine nails effortlessly.

Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File

  • Buff away hard skin in minutes for smooth feet with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals.
  • Ideal for the safe and professional removal of hard skin from your feet at home.
  • Ergonomically shaped soft touch handle.
  • Micralumina replaceable head that is extra coarse for stubborn, thick hard skin.
  • Battery operated and ready to use – four AA batteries included.


In-store at Target you can stack the savings on these Amope Pedi Perfect items with the following deals:

Not only can you score the FREE Beauty Bag in-store, but you can also get the FREE Beauty Bag online at too.   Just add 2 Amope Pedi Perfect items into your cart and the FREE Beauty Bag will be added automatically.   Target is also offering FREE shipping through 12/25.


I thought it would be great to gift one of each of the Amope products, so I stopped by the Target dollar spot to find gift baskets, a jar and tags to assemble my gifts.

Homemade Peppermint Foot Soak

First, I wanted to make a homemade Peppermint Foot Soak to go with the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File.  I thought it would compliment it perfectly.  I’m sharing the recipe with you, so you can make some too. It’s super easy!

Foot Soak Supplies

Combine the following items in a bowl (I found all the supplies at Target):

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 3  drops of peppermint essential oils

Add to a jar and tie with string or ribbon.   You can also attach a Mini Wood Scooper 4″

Pedicure Gift Basket with Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File

Gift the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File with a pedicure kit!   In my kit I added the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File, the homemade Peppermint Foot Soak and a cozy pair of fuzzy socks.  I put everything in basket and added a couple of candy canes for fun.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.   I know the recipient will love it!  She will love how the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot File will leave her feet feeling luxuriously soft.

Manicure Kit with Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System

You can assemble a manicure kit with the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System.  My daughter loves to do her nails so I know she would love a kit just like this.   For this gift I chose the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel set and a pair of gloves.  Once again I added all the items into a bucket and I attached a tag.   With the Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care System they will be able to buff and shine their nails at home.

Free Beauty Bag

Since you receive a FREE beauty bag when you buy two items you could even gift them inside the beauty bag.  You will find all of the Amope Pedi Perfect items qualify for the gift card offer as well as the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel sets.   I’m sure we all have at least one or two people on our list that would love the gift of pampering.

This post was sponsored by Amope.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and true. 

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.