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Target Dollar Spot DIY

April 17, 2015

 

 Who goes to Target for just “Milk & Bread”?  Please!?!  

 

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Do you ever walk through the Dollar Spot at Target & get the shakes?  Or do the end caps at the end of aisles make you gitty even when you know are only supposed to be picking up milk & bread?!?  Heck, who goes to Target for just milk & bread, lol!  That is usually my MO, but I always come back with bags of stuff from the Dollar Spot.  I think I might have a problem when my Target DollarSpot bags outweigh the regular grocery list bags.  Yikes!  

Anyhoo….so, during my hauls of Dollar Spot stationery & planner goodies  I came across this small chalkboard that I just “had to have”!!  You know that feeling!  It was very plain, but I knew I could spice it up a bit.  Plus, I would make it so the kiddos could use…….um, my lame excuse for bringing home another DIY since I am addicted to crafting.  Of course, it needed some embellishments and I’d already picked up gold lettering on the aisle end cap (BAM, because you never know when you need gold lettering in your life!) that would go perfectly.

Let’s break it down……

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Goodies! Ignore the very cool & very cheap “Adhesive Stencil”. Thought I was going to use it, but the gold lettering won! 🙂

 

Step 1……Put on your fav crafting music.  At the moment mine is “You’re So Beautiful” from the Empire Cast.  Makes me happy!  🙂

Step 2……Take your gold lettering & cut out your letters.  I taped mine down just to make sure they would fit.  I choose the word “Soar” since I thought it was very fitting that my kiddos have some motivation to work hard in all they do.  Heck, who am I kidding….I also chose it because that bad boy had 4 letters & it fit perfectly!  Jokes!!!  No, really I do love the word.  🙂

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Does anyone else sit on their white carpet and craft even though you know that one wrong move can be disastrous? LOL!

Step 3…..Rubbed that gold lettering on.  Easy-peasy!  I couldn’t find the stick that went with the package, so I improvised and used the stick from a foam stencil brush.  (Sidenote:  You see that the gold didn’t transfer all the way in some spots….should have used the originial stick, ugh!!!)

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Step 4…..Added some embellishments.  You know every plannergirl or stationery addict has embellishments hanging around the house.  Raising my hand high on that one!  I had a wooden butterfly sticker I found at Michaels about 4 years ago & slapped that baby on. (Can you believe it was still sticky?)  Then added some shiny bling from the dollar bins at Michaels along with a huge clothespin to tuck notes, etc. on the side.

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Step 5….Stand back and admire!

 

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My poor “S” is missing some gold….ugh, where is my gold paint marker when I need it?!? Think I might go back & add some more bling, too. Hmmm…

I enjoyed this quick & cheap craft.  There is a perfect nook on our kitchen bar where I can showcase this bad boy & write in a fav quote for the kiddos or an “I Love You” note.   Total cost of this crafty craft….

~$3…..Chalkboard

~$1.78….Rub on Transfers (pack included 3 sheets of gold lettering & 194 Rub Ons.  More gold = more fun!)

~Free…..Old embellishments bling

~Cha-ching…… = $4.78  …..love it!

So, when you are running into Target for “milk & bread”  (really, lol!)  what have you walked out with that you have loved or created?  Please share so I know I am not the only crazy one!  🙂

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  • Cristal Hughes April 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I loved your post it’s the way I craft as well. I especially like it when nobody is home or they are alseep this is really my moments of letting my creativeness flow through.

    I’ll be following you from now on to keep myself inspired.

    • All Inspired Mom April 17, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks SO much, Cristal! Oh, when & if the house is silent is such a great time to work. If not, I have to put on my fav “feel good” music and tune out the chaos, LOL! Thanks for all the love! I will definitely be checking out your etsy shop. Best wishes!!

  • Erica April 18, 2015 at 3:27 am

    What a great idea. I miss Target and have dreams about shopping there. I now live in Alaska. I will be in the lower 48 in June and plan to shop at Target!

    • All Inspired Mom April 18, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Oh my goodness! Well, when you head back to Target pack extra suitcases because I am sure you will find some great stuff. Thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M.! Take care!

  • Karyn (Little Opinions) April 18, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Wow – what a great idea. It’s amazing what you can get and put together as a great craft piece. I’ll have to try this with my kids!

    • All Inspired Mom April 18, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      I totally agree especially when you can find it on the “cheap”! Happy crafting with your kiddos & thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M.! Take care! 🙂

  • Tegan April 18, 2015 at 4:58 am

    That looks so cute! We have Target in Australia but ours isn’t a grocery store and can be a bit more expensive. Kmart on the other hand is an organisers dream!

    • All Inspired Mom April 18, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Oh, wow! Totally agree on Kmart! Sadly, they closed the one near us. I could always find great housewares and containers there on the cheap. Thanks so much for stopping by A.I.M.! Take care!