friday field trip
Don’t you LOVE that section in Target where everything is a dollar? I can’t walk into the store without stopping to look at everything in that section…I always end up picking up something I have to have! It is only a dollar, after all! This trip, I was on a mission to find an item in the dollar section that I can use as a favor to hold candy. When the college kids are home, it is always fun to include a favor on the table for family dinners. Candy is a natural with the kids (of all ages) and at this time of year it seems a little more legitimate! There were quite a few possibilities when I started rummaging through the shelves. (You can check out a few more of the options on my facebook page www.facebook.com/insimplethings .)
But, when I came across these zippered burlap ‘pencil cases’, I knew they were perfect! Plenty of room for candy and very seasonal!
Here is what I did to dress up my $1. find!
First, I decided I wanted to add the word ‘boo’ in black letters. A personalization or the word ‘treat’ were also options I considered. I also toyed with the idea of glow-in-the-dark paint, but decided I liked the stronger contrast of the black against the burlap. I simply stenciled the three letters onto the bag using cardboard stencils and black acrylic paint. (Slipping a piece of cardboard in the case to protect the other side in the event paint should bleed through.)
I cut a length of ribbon and tied it to the zipper pull. I chose a black grosgrain with white polka dots.
And, that’s it!! Great favor for a dollar, don’t you think? And, plenty of room to fill with candy! (Oh…I did buy rubber spiders at Target also…they were 4 for a $1! Love the white polka dots on this one!)
Hope you have some fun creating seasonal table favors from Target’s $1. section - great for those with a sweet tooth ;)
Thanks for visiting, Jackie