November 15, 2018

Target Dollar Spot Advent Calendar

Hello friends! I have been busy decking our halls for the holidays. In fact, as I write this, we are awaiting our very first snowstorm of the season. So it's been quite easy to get into the Christmas spirit early this year. Before I begin sharing our decor this year, I wanted to share a super easy project I recently completed with items purchased at the Dollar Spot in Target.



I spotted these little hat and mitten ornaments in the Dollar Spot and immediately knew I wanted to try to re-create a similar Advent calendar to one I've had my eye on at Garnet Hill for a few years. As luck would have it, I actually purchased the $$ Garnet Hill version on sale a few weeks back. Even though it was pricey, it had that heirloom quality to it that I look for in Christmas items. But when I saw the items available in the Dollar Spot, I just had to create my own version too. Since I have 3 kids, we need multiple Advent calendars each year anyway.
I was able to purchase all materials needed right at the Dollar Spot. The mittens were 2/$1 and the hats were $1 each. I grabbed a package of numbered stickers and enough wooden clips (they had plenty to choose from) to create 24 pockets for small holiday treats. I already had the red and white gingham ribbon on hand, but they had plenty of ribbon for $1 in this area as well.
I decided to cut out the number stickers and leave them their paper back for durability. Then I simply cut off all the loops to hang the ornaments and clipped both the mitten and # to each hat and mitten. I considered glueing the #'s to the wooden clips but I kept it simple and less sticky and used just the clips.
This would be a simple craft for kids to create too!  I was so excited when I saw how cute it was coming together.
My boys are older so I will be filling these mittens with a mix of some candy and small items like chap stick. If they were younger, I would probably add some small toys, stickers, etc. It's fun to have a little surprise each day no matter your age!
I love this little charming addition to our Christmas decor. I think the Christmas season is a magical time of creating lifelong memories so I am always happy to create something that adds to that spirit.
As you can see, I am decorating this part of my home with lots of red and white - a very colorful and classic cottage-y Christmas.  I'm excited to share more of my decor soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

  1. Courtney, it is adorable. I might have to make another Target run.

    ReplyDelete
  2. That is just adorable! I love the colors and can’t wait to see the rest of the room! I got the cutest fall things at the Target Dollar Spot. Now I must go back!
    And yes my granddaughter texted from Seton Hall this morning to say it was snowing!! She might have been born in Texas, but she is a 4 season girl!

    Chris from West Texas

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's adorable, Courtney!! I haven't REALLY started my all out decor but like you, the snow has me in the mood to get started! I've brought in a couple of my tiny trees and scattered them about, but there are still pumpkins and such around also....I'm not in full on Christmas mode yet, I just want to get a little head start and have a few less things to do next Friday!! Can't wait to see your house all decorated, it's always gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I’ve been awaiting your Christmas posts, I look forward to it every year. I love your style and how magical and comfy your home is every Christmas. I hope you have a beautiful holiday season.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is too adorable. Gotta love Target!!!! We are getting snow here in Illinois too. It is a good motivator to get ideas going for Christmas decor. Happy Friday.
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are adorable! I love that you are using lots of red too. I always think about going neutral but end up bringing out the red every year! It just makes everything more festive! I hope you guys survived the crazy snow storm. My boys both had a snow day today which worked out well considering my older son had a fever and wouldn't have gone anyway. I don't need him to be absent this early in the year. Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am happy with your article, Situs Togel Resmi think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks
    Live Draw Hongkong
    Agen Casino Online
    Agen Togel Online
    Togel Online

    ReplyDelete

Your comments just make my day so please leave one if you have time. Thanks for reading!