March 8, 2015

My Target Dollar Spot Addiction

As I write this post, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and at least a little bit of snow is melting away.  Oh happy day!  Today, I wanted to talk about my latest addiction, the Target Dollar Spot.  I have to admit that I used to walk quickly past the Dollar Spot with, perhaps, a quick glance over, on my way to the end caps in the home decor department (still my favorite spot in all of Target).  But, Instagram has made the Dollar Spot more of a destination for me.  My Instagram friends are always posting their fabulous Dollar Spot finds.  So I decided to join the party.
Great ideas for Spring decorating with items purchased at Target Dollar

On a recent Target outing, the Dollar Spot was freshly stocked with Spring items.  Many of these things will be showing up in our Spring home tour, but I thought I would share a couple today while they are still (possibly) available at Target.  I have learned how quickly the good stuff goes.  First up, the $3 oval chalkboard.
Target Dollar Spot chalkboard oval with rub on floral
I added a few flowers with these rub on transfers that I also found at Target (in the stationary aisle, also on clearance).  Now I have a cute new Spring sign for just under $4.
Spring signed made with Target Dollar spot oval chalkboard
Next up is this white styrofoam bunny, also $3.  I used a green gingham pencil from the package of spring pencils (also from the, where else, Dollar Spot), and placed it in a small pot.  Instant bunny topiary.  They also had moss covered bunnies that I got for our Spring family room mantel.  More pictures of that soon!
Target Dollar Spot bunny made into a topiary for Easter
I am always on the lookout for labels for my baskets so I grabbed these wooden chalkboard labels for our kitchen baskets on our Ikea Hack island.  The old labels we had were cardboard and they were looking a bit old.  These should hold up much better.
Target Dollar Spot chalkboard labels for basket
I also found some smaller galvanized chalkboard labels ($1 for 4) for the baskets in our family room wall unit.
Target Dollar Spot chalkboard labels for basket
I also picked up some pretty stuff for my desk and planner.  And this cute Spring colored banner for our faux fireplace.
Spring Easter banner on faux fireplace from Target Dollar
And I think my new vase ($3) looks great filled with tulips.
Spring tulips in Target dollar spot
But I think my favorite Dollar Spot find of all time was the buffalo check "dog blanket" that they sold at Christmas time.  I bought a couple and loved the cozy lodge feel they added to our family room.
Buffalo check blanket from Target Dollar Spot in Christmas Family
So I guess it is official that I have officially converted from a Dollar Spot snob to a Dollar Spot addict.  Do you enjoy dollar spots/stores too?  Tell me about your favorite finds.


  1. Courtney, you really got some great deals and then turned them into greater decor! Gotta love Target. Jo

  2. I hear you, Courtney. There is just something about those $1 bins. When my grandgirls have money they want to spend it at TARGET ---lol-- on the $ bins. It is at least an hour+ xo Diana

    1. LOL, Diana! I can just imagine how hard it would be for your granddaughters to choose from all of those bins. My boys were like that in the Lego aisle.

      Hope your week gets off to a great start!

  3. Love Target! I always find the cutest stuff in the dollar bins. Love all your fun finds. The tags for the baskets are so great I will have to look for those they might be cute for Easter Baskets. Have a great week. We might hit 57 this week. Woooo Hoooo!

    1. Woohoo…57!!! It is pretty warm here today and the sun feels so great. I do believe we have turned a corner. Have a great week, Kris!

  4. I bought two of that same Buffalo Check Dog Blanket, too!! Love the Dollar Spot and will have to check for the chalkboard labels.

  5. In Europe we have a chain called One Euro Shop and I think that's it's more or less the same as your Target! I also love to shop there from time to time because you can find real treasures:-)

  6. I think it's so great that you are able to create your own spin on these inexpensive items! I always look at this section and usually find things that bowl me over...but you have a talent for making things so cute and useful!

    I just joined Instagram and I will look for you. You can find me under my blog name. And stop by for a visit one day.

    Jane xx

  7. You know I love Target Dollar Spot hhahah, LOVE ALL OF THESE GOODS!! :) <3 !!