Chelsea Crockett

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Last-Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

Most of us don’t like to admit it, but the majority of us are professional procrastinators.  Whether it be homework, chores, or a lot of other things, I always push…

Most of us don’t like to admit it, but the majority of us are professional procrastinators.  Whether it be homework, chores, or a lot of other things, I always push dreadful tasks off until I’m forced to do them!  As far as Christmas shopping goes, I can be the same way.  I came up with a few last-minute DIY Christmas gifts that may come in handy!

  • I always use crafty picture DIYs to my advantage. Chelsea Crockett - DIY Choker There are so many different things you can come up with or even take from Pinterest!  Whether it be decorating a picture frame or making a picture wall art, if you’re crafty you should definitely give it a try! 
  • Put together a gift card wallet.  You could either buy a pricier wallet and fill it with a few $5 gift cards to their favorite places or buy a cheaper wallet and fill it with $10 or $15 gift cards!
  • FOOD!  Who said you can’t give food as a gift?  You may want to pair it with a little something, but baking up a holiday treat or two or even buying something from a cute cupcake shop would be totally fine in my book :)!
  • DIY jewelry may sound hard to make, but it’s actually pretty simple!  There are tons of different ways to make homemade chokers, bracelets, etc. like the ones on the right!
  • If the person you’re gift shopping for is a makeup fan, put together a small makeup bag filled with different drugstore products!  Pick their favs that you know they’ll love!

If you’re making your own DIY gift this year, share it with me in the comments below!

Love, Chels

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Watercolor Nail Art

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like…

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like a kindergartener trying to color inside the lines! Today I am going to share a perfectly easy, super cute nail art technique that gives you watercolor nails! Adorable!c6a50a2b33ffb54d5dffce613e6c7fdd

All you need for this technique is a Sharpie or two, a base nail color, and some rubbing alcohol. After painting your nails in the color of your choice (I would choose a pastel because spring is closeJ ), let them dry a spell. While they are drying, combine colorful Sharpie ink and rubbing alcohol in a separate bowl, then paint it onto your nails! It should look like a watercolor painting. Add glitter topcoat if you are feeling fancy.

How easy was that? This is a great, cute nail idea for Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Christmas Nails

What is a great Christmas outfit without cute Christmas nails? Incomplete! Impress the socks off of everyone this Christmas with your super adorable nails! Here are a few ideas on…

What is a great Christmas outfit without cute Christmas nails? Incomplete! Impress the socks off of everyone this Christmas with your super adorable nails! Here are a few ideas on what nail art to rock to any Christmas event you may attend.

Candy cane nails: Classic! If you want to go all out, then paint candy cane patterns on all of your nails. How you do this is paint all of your nails red and let them dry completely. Then, tape stripes on your nails with scotch tape. Paint white in the gaps of the scotch tape. Peel off the tape when the white paint is dry, and there you have candy cane stripes! If you want to go a little more subtle, paint all of your nails red and then paint one nail with the candy cane pattern as an accent nail.xmas nails

Sweater themed nails: Paint your nails like a Christmas sweater!

Snow nails: Paint all of your nails white and then roll them in glitter. Boom, snowy nails!

Simple classy nails: If you want to go with a subtle nail style, paint all of your nails black and then paint an accent nail with gold glitter paint. This style is edgy yet subtle, and the gold ties in the Christmas theme.

Nail art is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

XOXO, Chels

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Summer Fun: Paint Balloon Darts Game

Have you ever seen Princess Diaries? If so, think back to the scene where Mia and her mom are in their house, throwing darts at paint-filled balloons, letting off some…

Have you ever seen Princess Diaries? If so, think back to the scene where Mia and her mom are in their house, throwing darts at paint-filled balloons, letting off some serious steam. Did anyone else feel insanely jealous of them?! I know I totally did. Well, I have now added this activity to my summer bucket list, and I think you should, too! This is how you play “Paint Balloon Darts”.61cd4d6970b2e55742d48860371f5976

You just need some water balloons, some washable paint, darts, and a canvas or wooden back board! Fill a bottle
with a narrow tip with paint and use it to fill your balloons. Fill them up about ¼ of the way, and then tie them off. Use pushpins to attach them to your wooden backboard or canvas. After you have done so, stand back and let ‘er rip! You can have a group of people split into teams and compete to see which group can bust more balloons than the other, or you can just toss the darts for fun! If you use a canvas, you can save it and it can be a fun art piece!

I hope you ladies can use this fun game to let off some steam this summer just like Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia, did. 😉

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Photo Map!

Do you love to travel? I love being able to tell people all of the places I’ve been! I love to document my travels with photos. It allows me to…

Do you love to travel? I love being able to tell people all of the places I’ve been! I love to document my travels with photos. It allows me to look back at all of the fun I’ve had and all of the cool things I have seen! I found a really cool way to document and display all of your travels. All you need is a giant map!

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The first thing you need for this project is a giant map! What you are going to do is cut pictures out in the shape of the places you have visited and glue them to the map! So, go through your pictures from all of your travels and pic out your favorite from each place. Once you have chosen one photo from each place you have been, print them out pretty big. You can print them out on your computer or take them to Walgreens and have them blown up. Whatever you choose! Then, cut the pictures in the shape of the state they were taken in. You may need to trace the shape onto the picture so it is easier. Then paste the pictures on the map. Hang your picture map where people can see it and you can tell them all about your travels! Not only is it a great conversation starter, but it is also a great way to preserve your memories!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Christmas Canvas Decorations!

I LOVE decorating for Christmas! It is just one of the many reasons I love the holiday season. I came across an awesome DIY that I think you all are…

I LOVE decorating for Christmas! It is just one of the many reasons I love the holiday season. I came across an awesome DIY that I think you all are going to love! It adds sparkle to any mantle!

What you will need:

-100 mini lights

-1 canvas

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1. Lay your canvas down on the floor or a flat surface and draw whatever pattern you want on the back of the canvas with a pencil. I chose to draw a snowflake-ish pattern on mine. Make sure you keep the pattern a little further apart to leave room for the lights. You can use an ice pick to poke the holes in the canvas where you made the pencil marks. Be careful though, ice picks are sharp suckers!

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2. Poke the tip of the lights through the holes you have made in the canvas. You can secure the lights in the holes with hot glue if you want. The picture below shows what a hot mess the back of the canvas will look like, but it also shows how awesome it looks from the front! Prop this sucker up on your mantle, add some garland and a few sparkely accent pieces, and you will have the best looking mantle on the block!

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If you decide to try this classy DIY, comment below and tell me how it turns out!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Make Adorable Fall Decorations!

Are you into the “rustic” look? Do you want to make your house look a little more like fall? Are you looking for some simple Thanksgiving decorations? Then read on!…

Are you into the “rustic” look? Do you want to make your house look a little more like fall? Are you looking for some simple Thanksgiving decorations? Then read on! Today I am going to teach you how to make some classy, rustic decorations that will spruce up any Thanksgiving décor. If you are artsy or crafty, then you will love this fall themed DIY. It is super easy and practically free!

What you will need:

–          A glass container of some sort. You can even use the old glass from a candle.

–          Any kind of twigs or sticks. Go to your back yard or a park and collect sticks of any shape or size.7adbb978e7e47463f323e766f3b987af

Make sure that your glass container is clean and dry, or the glue will not stick. Cut the sticks so they are at assorted lengths. You can clean the sticks a bit so that the dirt doesn’t keep the twigs from sticking to the glue. Use hot glue to stick the twigs to the glass in a vertical fashion. Alternate the twig lengths and sizes so that it looks more natural. Once you have finished, you can use the decorations as candle holders, or you can just set them around your house to give it a more rustic, fall themed.

Happy fall!

XOXO, Chels

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