September 24, 2009

See. Spot. Save. Craft.

See. Target has always been one of my favorite stores - if not my favorite. I know the layout of each Target in the area. I know where every clearance endcap is and that is usually what I end up shopping. But one of my favorite things that Target has incorporated in recent years is the Dollar Spot right behind the carts as you enter the store. Sometimes I find some good stuff and sometimes I don't. But I always look. Don't you just love that section?

Spot. Well, I just wracked up on some great fall items and knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. They had these sticky-back chipboard letters (orange and sparkly), fall scrapbook paper, and small Halloween scrapbook paper.

Save. So for only $4, I had all I needed to make some cute bunting banners. I knew I had some black cardstock, some brown craft paper, and some jute twine somewhere in the house. (With and 1100 sq.ft. house you can't really have one of those fancy, shmancy craft rooms)

Craft. So easy and so quick. I made one for Halloween and got a jump on things and made one for Thanksgiving too.

sorry for the blurry pics

I treat the area below as if it were a mantle. The Halloween stuff will begin its yearly showcase next weekend, so the spooky banner will be coming down for a few days. I just think it is a fun little addition and SO easy and cheap. Plus, I have lots of leftovers to make other decorations and maybe even some invitations for a par-tay!

do you see Sydney right there in the corner?

Well, Happy Fall and Happy Decorating. I am linking up to the DIY party over at A Soft Place to Land.


  1. Okay, first of all, your blog design is awesome! LOVE the orange and green and that picture at the top is by far one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen!

    Secondly, I am a huge Target fan as well and that $ spot is one of their best ideas ever! Love it! Your banners are adorable. I especially love the give thanks one. I might just have to make one of those too!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. p.s. I just read your profile. I taught in an inner city charter school for 4 years before I became a Mom. It was an amazing experience! Good for you!

    p.s.s. I also love my little life! : )

  3. Those are so cute!

    I have a room a month linky party going, check it out:

  4. those banners are so adorable. I especially love the pictures of one over the pumpkins. thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts!

  5. Very cute banners!
    I heart Target and their dollar spot, too - might be copying your idea :)

  6. OMG! what a crafty mind you have! LOL The banners look great! I totaly understand a 1100 sq ft home....things get shoved's put away but tery to find it!