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We’re no strangers to a good Ikea hack, but we’re leaving out everyone’s favorite how-did-I-just-spend-$100 store: Target! The beloved retailer is home to some of our absolute favorite home decor finds, and that sentiment rings particularly true when we can hack our way to customization of said decor find. From color-coordinated planters to spice racks-turned-beauty organizers, there is no shortage of ideas that are sure to surprise and inspire. Read on to see the hacks we’re loving right now.

A serving tray turns into a chic stool

Whether it’s a cake stand, a footed serving tray, or just a basic wood round, consider this DIY a simple hack to getting a style-focused stool on a budget.

A color-blocked stool is about as versatile as they come. Use it as a low-standing side table, a catch-all by the tub, or in lieu of a bulky bench in a tiny entryway. The creative behind Francois et Moi transformed the basic tray into a quirky little stool that’s equal parts rustic and cool.  

Get the how-to on Francois et Moi.

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Acacia Serving Tray, Target ($20)

A wired lantern turns into a festive garland


Outdoor-friendly lanterns are essentially the pinnacle of summer decor. The often-versatile pieces can complement a wide variety of decorative schemes, standing in as a functional accent.

Dress up your walls for your next summer fete, courtesy of this ultra charming update on a traditional garland. Featuring a colorful crepe paper detail, the basic wire lanterns are transformed into a vibrant wall hanging that will instantly elevate your space.

Get the how-to on Oh Joy!

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Vertical Weave Outdoor Lantern, Target ($18)

A hanging planter turns into a colorful accent piece

Photography by Paper & Stitch

While we can’t deny the minimalist allure of this concrete planter, a colorful detail is always welcome, especially as we head into the warmer months. After all, one can only have so many gray and terracotta pots and planters.

Give your plant corner the upgrade it deserves with these super cheerful hanging pots clad in the most inspired summer shades. The best part? The subject for this DIY came from Target’s Dollar aisle! Chic and budget-friendly never looked so good.

Get the how-to on Paper & Stitch.

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Concrete Planter Gray, Target ($12)

A basic dresser turns into a map drawer dresser

Photography byi spy diy

A basic dresser can always use a little sprucing up, especially if that entails either a color or textural detail. This classic piece may be a bedroom staple but that doesn’t mean it can’t also double as the room’s focal point.

Leave it to Jenni, of I Spy DIY, to serve us up with a revamp so detailed and bold, it has us questioning the original structure behind the DIY. A fresh coat of paint, stained poplar boards, and a handful of details by way of the retro-inspired labels transform a basic dresser into a must-have organizer.

Get the how-to on I Spy DIY.

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Modern 4 Drawer Dresser, Target ($114)

A table runner turns into a boho lumbar pillow

Photography by Francois et Moi

It’s safe to say that Target’s entertaining section boasts quite an impressive array of table linens. And while we’re constantly in awe of (read splurging on) the new napkins or runners the retailer has to offer, we can’t help but drum up a few ways to utilize the ones we already own.

More often than not, we find that throw pillows tend to come at a surprisingly hefty price point, especially when an intricate print or pattern is involved. In lieu of shelling out the big bucks for a piece, you will inevitably want to swap out, take cues from the blogger behind Francois et Moi, who transformed a table runner into a boho-chic accent piece for the bedroom.

Get the how-to on Francois et Moi.

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Block Table Runner Green, Target ($23)

This story was originally published on May 2018, it has been updated with new information. 

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