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.


  • 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.

cut 4

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.

Easy 4th of July Centerpieces (From Target One Spot)

Target Dollar Spot Fourth Of July Centerpieces

Target’s Dollar Spot is the first stop I make when looking for cute, inexpensive holiday decor. You can bet I was thrilled to find these gems just in time for Independence Day decorating. The wooden stars came in a set of three for $3 and the flags were $1 for the package of three.

Target Dollar Spot Fourth Of July Centerpieces

To make these 4th of July centerpieces you’ll need:

  • 3 wooden stars
  • 3 flags
  • drill

These couldn’t be simpler to put together. All you need to do is take your drill and make a hole for the flag to sit in. I used a 3/16″ drill bit which fit these flags perfectly. Drill at least 1/2″ into the star so the flag won’t topple over.

Target Dollar Spot Fourth Of July Centerpieces

I like that the stars already come painted with a slightly distressed look, but don’t be afraid to put your own DIY spin on them. What kind of patriotic decor have you picked up from Target’s Dollar Spot lately?

Target Dollar Spot Fourth Of July Centerpieces

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.

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.

Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Spooky Halloween Popcorn

Here’s some fun and spooky Halloween popcorn that will be fun for the kids. It’s super easy to make too!

Halloween popcorn ingredients

Halloween Popcorn Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped Popcorn
  • 1/4 cup Orange Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Black Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Green Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Candy Corn M&Ms
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs

halloween popcorn drizzle

Spread popcorn on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Heat Orange Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn.
Repeat the same steps for Black Candy Chips, & drizzle over popcorn
Repeat the same steps for the Green Candy & drizzle over popcorn.

Halloween Popcorn with m&ms and eyes

Sprinkle M&Ms and candy eyes over mixture.    Allow 10 Minutes for melted candy to firm up.    Enjoy!

Easter Food Art

Easter food art with Yogurt & Fruit

I’m excited to announce that Selena from How About Cookie has joined the All Things Target team!    Each month she will be sharing fun ways to feed your kids with food art and Bento lunches all with items you can find at Target.    Please make sure to check out her How About Cookie blog and follow her on Instagram.   She has so many fun ideas!

Make your kids Easter breakfast fun with these easter egg-shaped yogurt on top of plain yogurt.


  • plain yogurt
  • green apple slices (grass)
  • chobani champions yogurt tubes for the Easter eggs (frozen blueberries and raspberries added for deeper color)
  • Jell-O Jigglers Easter Mold Kit

Jello Jigglers

Selena Kohng is a mom of three by day and freelance writer and blogger by night. She started making fun food for her kids to encourage them to eat healthier, and it’s her most addicting hobby. Clearance shopping at Target is a close second.   She posts her bento lunches and food art on her personal blog, How About Cookie, and on Instagram.

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!