Let’s talk about the Target dollar section. An area full of junk you don’t need, but might need one day … and it’s only a dollar or two so … why not? Not only is that section dirt cheap, but it’s completely unavoidable. It’s always strategically placed near the front of the store between the entryway, the restrooms, and the Starbucks — all three important points of interest during a trip to Target. Those jerks. They know what they’re doing. And when you put a crafty person, such as myself, up against that dollar section, Target wins every time. Just ask the pile of burlap baggies, spools of colored rope and twine, Ziploc bags of gift tags, shelf (literally an entire shelf) of mini mason jars, and tin containers scattered around my bedroom. Enough is enough and I felt it’s time to purge my apartment of Target dollar items. And, what better time to use up craft supplies than around the holidays? Everyone is getting a gift this year, and it will be made of Target dollar goodies!
First things first — get rid of that shelf of mini jars. I’ve also been itching to use up some big bottles castor oil. Jars + oil = sugar scrub! So, this was really a two-fer. Sugar scrubs are super easy to make and are great for your skin. If you’re interested in learning more, check out my post about sugar scrubs here. Next, I wanted to rid myself of that pile of burlap baggies. I decided to personalize these gifts by stenciling the baggies (I also did this for a bachelorette party. See post here.) and adding wooden name tags. (Shown below: “Rose” is the scent of the sugar scrub, and “B” is for Beth.)
The bottle shown here actually isn’t a Target dollar bottle. Believe it or not, it was once a candle jar! I hate throwing the jars away after the candle is finished. They’re perfectly good jars. Just wash them out and use them for something else. I’ve used them to hold safety pins, buttons, kitty treats, coins, etc. Here are some steps on how to remove candle wax from a jar.
Here’s the final product! Cute, easy gifts for the holidays AND a jar-free shelf. Mission accomplished! I’ll be taking a break from that Target dollar section …