I love Target but I get in some major trouble in there when I start cruising those endcaps, looking at all the clearance deals.

This is a perfect time to institute an #Under5 Craft Haul Challenge! Armed with just $5, I set out to see what crafty things I could get for $5 at Target – plus, I had to use whatever I bought within a week of buying it. Here's what I got:


I love the adorable fox notepad set but it was kind of lame by itself. I mean, lame as a gift. I was thinking it would be so cute for Matthew's teacher but on its own, well, it is kind of a sad gift. So I thought about what might be useful to his teacher – how about a stationary set?! I used some supplies from my stash to make the notepad into a stationary set with a pocket on the inside for notes or bookmarks. We covered the chipboard covers with paper and then used the tags and felt goodies to decorate it.


Here's how we made everything, plus a little more detail about this haul and the goodies I got:


From the Craft Haul:

  • Metal Rimmed Tags = $0.70
  • Felt Bird Tags = $0.30
  • Felt Flower Tags = $0.30
  • Notepad Set = $1.48
  • Target RED Card Discount = -$0.14
  • Tax = $0.23

TOTAL = $2.87

From my Stash:

  • Chipboard Sheets
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Duck Tape
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Marker
  • Circle Punch

Pin this tip about shopping at Target so you'll remember for next time you're there:


What is an #Under5 Craft Haul? Check out THIS BLOG POST to see what it is and how it works.

When is the last time you spent less than $5 at a craft store?




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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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9 thoughts on “UNDER5 Craft Haul #2 – How I Spent Under $3 at Target On Craft Supplies

  1. Love love love Target. So many great finds, especially the dollar bins. I can spend so much time in there that it drives my husband crazy.

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm
  2. What a fun idea that you have to use your finds within a week. :)

    Posted on June 8, 2014 at 8:49 am
    1. Thanks so much! Helps with the clutter, for sure!

      Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:01 am
  3. What a fun challenge Jennifer!

    Posted on June 8, 2014 at 10:59 am
  4. Great finds-I love the notepad!

    Posted on June 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm
  5. Even when i run in for just 1 thing, I still run the end caps! LOL Cute Idea!

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 8:52 am
  6. Fun! I think the hardest part for me would be to use my supplies right away and not hoard them like I usually do! ;)

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm
  7. Picking up the supplies is the fun part – Completing the project within the week with said supplies is the hard part. I’m up for the challenge Jennifer.

    Posted on June 10, 2014 at 10:32 am