Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Fun with the Target Dollar Spot!

I wanted to title this post "dollah-hollah!" but I was afraid no one would read it. Every time I say dollar I want to say "hollah!" and I am well aware of how dorky this is but sometimes I can't help it.


One of the reasons I enjoy having this blog is because I get to show you how to make fun things and decorate without spending a lot of money. I love the challenge. And I love to make something beautiful or cute, out of nothing and for nothing.

This is also one of the {many} reasons I LOVE Target.... the dollar spot. There is so much potential in those little bins.

Yesterday we made a stop at Target and I spotted these 2 little owls
{don't look at them too long, they'll start to creep you out}

...and I knew instantly what I was going to do with them. Actually Asher found the little guy, I almost walked away, but this is where his need to look at everything (as referred to yesterday) came in handy.

I'm not sure if you noticed but I like to modge podge and glitter things....Bella and I gave these little owls a complete makeover this morning in just under 2 minutes. And they were very thankful. Now they get to sit on my favorite little window sill upstairs.

Don't mention it Ollie and Erwin

Second, do you want to make an Easter tree without all the work of this one? Well guess what, you CAN and for CHEAP.

I got this tree and some egg ornaments a couple of weeks ago, but they still had a couple yesterday so hurry over to your Target and do a little elbowing to snatch these up!

I had the ornaments hanging on the branches (they came hanging with ribbon) but they kept sliding off so I had an idea...they are foam so I pulled the ribbon off and stuck them through the branch. I LOVE the way it looks much better! This tree was 2.50 at the dollar spot. The little tin it is in was 1.oo and the eggs were 2.50.

{I added the little bunny guy to the center of the bow. I have no earthly idea where that little guy came from, he was in my Easter box from last year and I felt sorry for him}

So cute, right? It adds some nice little Easter decor to your home without a lot of work.

I made these little bird nest snacks with the kids yesterday afternoon.

They are so easy and so cute! They weren't at the dollar spot, but we did get all of the stuff for it at Target and most of the ingredients were around a dollar (hollah) so I'm counting it. These would be really cute for a class party or an Easter party. They were so easy, we will probably make them again before the month is over.

All we did was make the rice crispy treats (you could buy them pre-made but I like homemade better) then I stuck the mixture in the fridge to stiffen up a bit. After about 30 minutes, I pulled it out and got Asher to make some little nests by rolling them in balls and then smashing them down a little. After that it was as simple as placing a couple Easter M&M robin eggs on each nest, and a peep on top.
Easy Peasy.
There is a recipe on the back of the m&m bag to make bird nest cookies which is where this idea came from, but the recipe/instructions lost me at about the 3rd step so rice crispy treats it was.

Let me know if you try any of these little projects out, I'd love to see them!

Much Love and Happy Dollar Spot Hunting!

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  1. Ohh you found the owls!!! I can't find them anywhere!!!! I'm soo jealous. I love the way you made them sparkle! :)

  2. So so cute! I love the glittery owls...did you know they make glitter mod podge? I didn't until this weekend and when I saw it my head almost exploded!

  3. Jenna, I didn't realize the owls were such a hot commodity, but now that I think about it they were all gone after we grabbed ours! How funny!

    Gin, glitter modge podge? I'll have to check it out! Thanks!!

  4. I'm loving the glitter! Every owl deserves a little icing.

    Am now your newest follower! Would love it if you'd check me out at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com

    Turning a House into a Home

  5. Thanks Kristen!
    Jenna- was at Target tonight (a different one than the other day) and they had a TON of the owls!

  6. Found you at Tatertots and Jello. I like your great dollar crafts. Great job!

  7. Laura. I've spent all month looking for those dang owls!!! I've been to targets all over my area and bugged friends in other areas to look for them.
    There are no owls to be had! And I'm pretty sure the boyfriend would kill me if I drove to San An to find them. :)


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