Dollar Spot Find

Do you ever walk through the dollar spot at Target and look at things to see what you can use to create something really great?  I took a trip through the dollar spot back before Christmas time and spent $50!  That’s 50 items.  What sort of gems did I find?  Well one was this little holiday themed standing sign.

be-merry-standI added the holes in it for my project.  So it was just something to set out for the holidays – pretty plain really.  But I had an idea!  I asked Greg to if he could drill holes in it and he said no problem – so I brought him a stack and a few minutes later he had all the holes drilled.  Any thoughts on what you think I might have created?

2014-Calendar-standIt’s a 2014 desktop calendar!  I thought if I could get the holes drilled I could add the cards for each month and make a flip calendar!  What do you think??

Here is a little bit of info on how I made it –

  • as you saw above we drilled two holes in the stand
  • I covered the front and back of the stand with a piece of card stock – I used my Punch Board to round the corners and glued the card stock directly to the front and back of the stand – punch the holes before you glue it down
  • I created my calendar for each month using My Digital Studio and printed them on Whisper White card stock. I cut each piece to fit the stand.  This took a little bit of trial and error to get everything spaced where I wanted.
  • I used Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack to decorate the side of each month.  On the left side I also added a piece of card stock punched with the Ribbon Border Punch – it just barely has the little scallops peeking out.  2014-calendar-stand3
  • For each month I used a different print and I alternated the card stock colors each month – I used Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Crumb Cake.  After attaching the designer paper I rounded the top corners and punched the holes to allow the pages to be threaded on the rings.
  • During my club meeting where we made these I created a “cheat sheet” for them to see which month had which designer paper and what color card stock.   2014-calendar-guide1 2014-calendar-guide2
  • I threaded all the months on the ring and as the months change you flip the previous month to the back.  2014-calendar-side-view
  • To finish I created a tag in My Digital Studio with the 2014 that I could punch out with the ticket punch.  I added that to the ring along with a piece of Real Red ribbon.  201-calendar-stand2
  • I do open the ring, slide of the ribbon and the tag off so that I can switch to the next month – then put those back on so they stay in the front.

 

I was totally pleased with how this little project turned out!  My stamp club girls made one and I also gave them as gifts for my Leadership roommates.  I hope you like it as much as I do and that it gave you an idea for a future calendar project – just take a stroll through that dollar spot and see what you find.  Think outside the box and come with something different to do with what you find there.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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6 thoughts on “Dollar Spot Find

  1. This calendar is just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Annette Ink, Paper, Scissors…ROCK!

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