Outdoor Entertaining with Target Dollar Spot

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Today I am sharing how I set our outdoor entertaining area with four items from Target Dollar Spot. You know the aisle where everything is priced $1.00 or $3.00.

My blogger friends and I thought it might be fun if we styled a scene in our homes with items from the Target Dollar Spot aisle. So we all shopped at the Target Dollar Spot, the area right at the entrance to Target where all items are under $3.00.

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outdoor entertaining with target

I love this idea. I always glance at the Dollar Spot section just to see if there is something I can’t live without. I have to admit that I have bought a lot of items there during the Christmas holidays. I do need to confess that I did shop three different times. I found one of the clay painted pots a few weeks ago and went to another Target this week to find the other two. I was in a hurry and literally bought most of these items within about five minutes. Of course, I had no idea what I was going to do with them. But I love how everything turned out for my outdoor entertaining dinner party.

These are the items I purchased. They are all from the Dollar Spot section and I think I spent about $21.00.

outdoor entertaining with target dollar spot

Usually, when I set a table I just wing it. So that’s exactly what I did here.

The first thing I did was place the two table runners on a diagonal on the table.

outdoor entertaining dining

Next, I bent the stems of the succulents and put them in the clay pots. I absolutely love the painted pots.

outdoor entertaining centerpaiece

I had no idea how I was going to use the chalk when I bought it. I wanted to do something fun with the placemats/chargers so I pulled out the chalkboard placemats I made last year. I decided to copy the design from the table runner on to the chalkboards.

outdoor entertaining chalkbaord placemats

I wasn’t trying to copy the design exactly. Rather, I wanted a loose interpretation of the design. I am happy how it came out.

outdoor entertaining table setting

I love the green faux garlands I bought. They add a nice touch to the centerpiece.

outdoor entertaining chalkbvoard chargers

I finished off the table with plates, napkins, glasses, and silverware that I already owned. I can’t believe how much I love this table setting.

outdoor entertaining dining placesetting

Who would have ever thought I could create this from the Dollar Spot section at Target!

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I wish preparing the dinner was this easy!

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This challenge was so much fun. I love that this is casual, inexpensive and creative. That’s the best kind of table setting if you ask me.

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Now let’s see what my blogger girlfriends came up with too!

Happy Happy Nester

Janine from Happy Happy Nester did a great job decorating this cake stand with Target dollar spot items.

The DIY Mommy

Christina from the DIY Mommy created a budget friendly spring tablescape with her items from the dollar spot at Target.

Tater Tots and Jello

Jenn from Tater Tots and Jello created an easy and inexpensive kitchen herb garden from the dollar spot. How amazing is this?

Hallstrom Home

Rhonda from Hallstrom Home made this amazing DIY Succulent Wreath from the items she found at the Dollar Spot aisle. I love this!

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  1. I love Target Dollar Spot! I go to more than one location because they’re not all exactly the same. I might have an addiction. I’m just sayin.

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