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.


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?

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!

Decoupaged Wooden Letter

Decoupaged Wooden Letter with supplies from Target

If you’ve walked through Target’s arts and crafts aisle I’m sure the plain wooden letters caught your eye like they did mine. There are so many fun possibilities with them, but once I spotted the small bottles of Mod Podge in the Dollar Spot I knew I couldn’t resist a quick decoupage project.

You’ll need:

  • wooden letter
  • Mod Podge
  • scrapbook paper
  • foam brush
  • scissors
  • pencil or marker


Flip your letter right side down on the back of the scrapbook paper. Gently trace around the letter and then cut the shape out.


Use the foam brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the wooden letter. Place the letter cut from paper on top and smooth it down with your hand.


Add another layer of Mod Podge to the top and edges of your letter which helps to seal it. I chose matte Mod Podge, but if you want it to have some shine you’ll want to go with the glossy Mod Podge.


Let the Mod Podge dry completely and your letter is ready to display. Wouldn’t it be fun to combine a few letters together and place them on a bookshelf or even hang them on the wall?

Target DIY Decoupaged Wooden Letter

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!

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.

Embellished Storage Basket (from Target One Spot)

Embellished storage basket from Target dollar spot

Hello, All Things Target readers, I’m excited for the opportunity to be able to share some craft projects with you over the next little while.  I LOVE the Target dollar spot, it is one of my favorite things about Target. On my recent trip I found these fun baskets.  There are so many uses for them, they will be perfect for my craft room.

I love the baskets but they weren’t quite perfect for what I needed, yet!   They needed a little sprucing up.  Here is what you need:

  • wire basket
  • chalkboard stake
  • bling/embellishments (I used pearl strands, jute, and stick on pearls)
  • scraps of fabric
  • scrap of felt
  • scrapbook paper
  • poster-board
  • glue gun
  • school glue stick or spray adhesive
  • spray paint


Let’s get started.   The first thing I needed to do was add an insert in my basket to add some color and then reduce the chance of something getting snagged, they are made of wire after-all.   Yes, I am speaking from experience.   Numerous scarves have been snagged on wire baskets in my closet.  I’m so glad to have a cute solution now.

These baskets are just the right size for a sheet of poster board. Trace the bottom and side of the basket on scrap paper and cut out. Put them inside the basket to make sure they fit correctly, if not trim them down. This is important, if they are too big the insert will not fit properly.  Once trimmed, trace the base pattern in the center of the poster-board and trace the side pattern on each of the four edges of the base square. Cut it out leaving the sides attached to the base square. Fold up the sides along the tracing line for the base.

poster board

You need four sheets of scrapbook paper, one for each side of the basket insert.  Using a glue stick or spray adhesive attach the scrapbook paper to the side pieces on the poster-board, the bottom is not  necessary.  Insert it into your basket.

Now for the embellishments.  To paint the chalkboard frame, tape off the chalkboard and spray paint the frame.   Add the pearl embellishments to the corner.  Even though the pearls have adhesive on the back, I did add some glue to make sure they would stay.  Thread some pearls onto jute and wrap it around the chalkboard frame, glue it to the back.


For the flower; cut squares of fabric, mine were approximately 2.5″ x 2.5″ for the first layer, and .5″ smaller each layer after.  Fold them in half, with the edges uneven, kind of in a triangle, then fold the outside edges to the middle.  foldStart with the bottom layer and glue the middle of your petals onto a felt circle.  Continue with the next layers gluing them in the center on top of the previous layer.  I added some strips of strung pearls onto the back and also some jute loops and a pearl in the center that matched the frame.


I love how it turned out.  There are some many uses for these basket, I may just use this one for Easter and then for my craft room.

basket finished

Chalkboard Welcome Sign

DIY Chalkboard Welcome Sign

I just can’t pass by the Dollar Spot without taking a peek. I’m always finding something fun like stamp sets or seasonal ribbon. It is a thrifty crafter’s dream! My last trip to Target I spotted this chalkboard sign for $3. I’d love to share with you how easy it is to embellish and turn it into something worthy of your front door.


You’ll need:

  • chalkboard sign
  • acrylic paint
  • foam brush
  • washi tape
  • chalk and/or chalk markerfoam brush

Did you know that washi tape works well in place of painter’s tape for small projects like this? Tape around and then use a foam brush to paint. Let your first layer of paint dry and then finish with a second coat. While the plain chalkboard is nice, I love giving it this pop of color.


After the second coat of paint has dried remove the washi tape. You should have nice, clean lines.


Now you get to have fun decorating your sign with chalk! I drew the sun with regular chalk and used a chalk marker for the words. I’ve seen both of these in the Dollar Spot before so be sure to look around.


I’m going to be using this as a welcome sign for my front door, but I think it would be cute anywhere in the house. Wouldn’t it be great to decorate seasonally or even daily? Sometimes the simplest things can be so much fun!


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!

Target Dollar Spot: DIY Magnet Clips

I just wanted to share how I turned the wooden clips that I bought from the Target Dollar Spot into magnetic clips to hold my kids’s important papers. I bought the 3-pack of wooden arrow clips for $1 and simply glued a strong magnet on the back. I thought they turned out nice!

These magnets hold my kids job charts on an organizational wall that my husband and I built in our laundry room. It holds also holds their backpacks, but more importantly it just looks really nice!

This is part of a Spring Cleaning and Organizational Bash that I participated in with other Northwest Bloggers. If you are interested in viewing the whole process I went through to clean and organize my laundry room (which also stores all my craft supplies and is the organizational hub for our family) head over to Thrifty and Thriving to check it out! Just promise you will still like me after you see how messy my laundry room was.