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

supplies

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.

chalkboard

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.

flower

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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.