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.

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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?

New Fall Items in Target Dollar Spot

Here is a peek at a bunch of new items you can find in the Target Dollar Spot right now.


I love these fun popcorn containers for Halloween.


Paper plates and napkins for Halloween.


We also see these buckets for every season and there are some great new designs for Halloween.


They have a nice variety of notes for Halloween too.


Fun socks for Halloween are only $1.


These fun decorated jars are $3 each.   I love them all!


I also love these fun chevron, glitter and burlap pumpkins all priced at $3.


There are some new items for kids including these foam bath shapes.


As usual, we have lots of new note pads, sticky notes and cards.   I always love checking out the new design for every season.


I spotted some divided trays that would be great for desk or make-up organization.

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There are lots of new themed Star Wars and Frozen themed merchandise.

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Target Dollar Spot 70% off?!!

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I have heard from a couple of people that have found the dollar spot black + sign items marked down to 70% off today.   If you don’t see signage at your store, make sure you scan an item or two to see if they have been marked down.   This is a great time to pick up items for birthday gift bags or stocking stuffers.

Let us know if you find the same discount at your store.

Thanks Erin & Stacey for the heads up!

Target: Dollar Spot Items 50% off (Black +)

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Make sure you check your check your Target store, reader Andrea found her Dollar Spot section had items at 50% off!   I love when this happens.    You will want to check for the items with a Black + sign on the back.


Make sure you check for these stars and flags, you can make these fun centerpieces for the 4th of July.

Thanks Andrea for photo and heads up!

New Items for Summer in the Target Dollar Spot


Now that all the Easter items have been cleared out of the Target One Spot we are seeing lots of new goodies.     Here are all the items I picked up from the Target dollar spot recently.     Check out all the photos below of some of the fun stuff you will find this time of year.   Lots of patriotic, outdoor toys and as usual some new stationary items and tags.


I love these wooden words!   Both the wooden words and the Burlap Banners are $3 items.


New pencils and pens in fun new colors as well as coordinating stationary and notepads.   They have small clipboards too.  They have the popcorn containers back in stock and they come in bright fun colors this time around.   We also have lots of new sprinkles in pink, blue and red, white and blue mixed.


I love al the new fun gift bags, boxes and tags.    I thought those canning jar tags were the cutest!


There are a few items for the Fourth of July.   The patriotic bowls have returned and they are priced at only $1.  They also have 3-pack of flags too.   I also spotted sunglasses and hair accessories for kids.

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There are a bunch of fun outdoor and activities for kids.   Bug catchers, water blasters, bouncy balls and sports cones.

IMG_2955 (1)More fun stuff for the kiddos like magnetic letters, bathtub soap, bubble gun and bubbles.
IMG_2974Here is a peek at a few of the $3 items like metal buckets, flip-flops, patriotic burlap pillow and a super cute 2-pack of milk bottle with straws.

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!