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DIY Pumpkin Lantern Décor

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy,…

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy, and perfect to decorate your room with!

When I was younger we used to carve a jack-o’-lantern faces on ourChelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DIY pumpkins, add a tea light, and set them out for trick-or-treaters to admire.  Now that I’m older, I discovered an even better way to carve my pumpkin.  I found this idea on Pinterest and it’s so cute!  First, you’ll have to pick out the perfect pumpkin!  Next, cut out the bottom of the pumpkin, and clean out all of the seeds and insides. Then, take a drill with different size bits and drill holes all around the pumpkin. You can make designs with horizontal or vertical lines or even spell out a word!

After you’ve completed drilling the holes in your pumpkin, add a tea light to the bottom of it and the light will shine right through! It’s fun to create a few different sized pumpkins and make the design different on each one (like the picture on the right). When they’re lit up next to each other, they look adorable!

XOXO – Chelsea

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3 Recycle DIYs for Old Clothes

When you outgrow your clothes, or simply get tired of them, there’s plenty of DIY options to give them another use!  Whether it be turning your old t-shirts into a…

When you outgrow your clothes, or simply get tired of them, there’s plenty of DIY options to give them another use!  Whether it be turning your old t-shirts into a quilt or an old sweater into a scarf, giving them new life is always a fun and creative craft to do when you have the time!  Here are 3 recycle DIYs for your old clothes and accessories. 🙂Chelsea Crockett - DIY Jeans

  • If you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t wear anymore, give them a makeover!  Styles of jeans change so often, so if you have a pair that are out of style, why not trim them up like the picture on the right?  All you have to do is take some chalk to mark the scallops in the right place (you can even use a small Dixie cup to get the right curves).  Then, make the cut!
  • If you have a plain old colored shirt or tank, try out reverse tie dye!  If you know how to tie die, it’s basically using bleach instead of colored dye.  Look up different styles you can make with where you put the rubber bands and go to town! 
  • Maxi skirts have gone in and out of style over the past few years.  If you have one that you never wear anymore, you can cut it up to make it into a sundress or a swimsuit cover-up.  Depending on the material, try it out for yourself!

Have you ever tried one of these before?  Let me know below how yours turns out!

Chelsea

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3 DIY Ways to Spice Up Your Heels

When it comes to dressing up nice, my shoes are usually my favorite part of my outfit to pick out, especially when I’m wearing a fun pair of heels or…

When it comes to dressing up nice, my shoes are usually my favorite part of my outfit to pick out, especially when I’m wearing a fun pair of heels or wedges!  Although I love rocking a simple pair of heels when I can, most of my pairs are pretty boring.  I found 3 different DIY ways you can give your heels a stylish makeover! 🙂Chelsea Crockett - Ribbon Heels

  • Use pretty ribbon that you can wrap around your ankle.  Depending on the color of your heels, pick a color that compliments them.  I suggest even using the same color ribbon as your heels to make it look more professionally done, instead of mix-match.  Since it’s hard to explain without showing you an example, you can go off the picture on the right.  Simply wrap it once around your heel, then around your ankle, and finish it off with a bow!
  • Glue on glitter on the bottom part of your heels.  Use a superglue paste to apply to the underneath of your heels and sprinkle on glitter until they’re completely covered.  Let them dry and then show em’ off!  Chelsea Crockett - Jewel Heels
  • As for thicker heels, superglue on various jewels and beads like the picture on the left.  If you purchase a super strong glue to assure that the jewels will stay put, then you shouldn’t have to worry about them falling off!  I suggest using different colors and shapes while still complimenting the original pair of heels. 

Which DIY is your favorite?  Let me know below which one you are going to try out for yourself!

XO – Chelsea

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DIY K-Cup Bath Bombs

These days, bath bombs are all the rage. That is why when I saw this cool diy where you can reuse K-cups from Keurig coffee makers to make your own…

These days, bath bombs are all the rage. That is why when I saw this cool diy where you can reuse K-cups from Keurig coffee makers to make your own bath bombs, I was all over it! Recycle AND make yourself an awesome smelling homemade bath bomb!

You’ll need the all-plastic k-cups for this DIY. Clean out the cups, dump the left over coffee grounds out, and discard any of the netting in the cup. Fill the bottom of the cup with glitter or sprinkles or dried flowers anything you think would look cute on a bath bomb!2015-04-Bath-Bomb2-e1429042607773

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles or dried flowers
  • 8 ounces baking soda
  • 4 ounces citric acid
  • 4 ounces cornstarch
  • 4 ounces Epsom salts
  • ¾ teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoons essential oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoons almond oil
  • 6 drops food coloring (optional)

Fill the bottom of each cup with glitter or sprinkles or dried flowers, anything you think would look cute on a bath bomb! In a bowl, combine the citric acid, baking soda, Epsom salts and cornstarch. In a separate bowl, stir together almond oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring. Pour these wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir together until the mixture begins to clump. Press the paste into the K- Cups and allow them to dry overnight. To remove the bombs from the cups, cut a slit into each cup and peel the plastic back.

Now go hop in the bath and try out one of your new fancy, homemade bath bombs! These also make great gifts.

XOXO, Chels

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Blooming Monogram DIY

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring….

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring. I love all of the different colors that make the outdoors even more beautiful. While scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I found the cutest DIY that’s simple and perfect for the season!

First off, you’ll need to get your supplies. You will need a hot glue gun, spray paint (optional), scissors, fake flowers (whatever color matches your room!), and a hollow letter (which you can make yourself with another DIY or you can find it online or at select décor stores!). Pick out which fake flowers will go together and match your room colors.Chelsea Crockett - Monogram DIY

Next comes the real fun. Depending on what color your letter is, you can spray paint it whatever shade will match your room! While your letter is drying, take your fake flowers and cut off all of the stems. You just want the top part of the flower which will make it easier to glue them on a surface. After your stems are cut, make sure your glue gun is ready to go. Apply hot glue on the surface where you will put your flower one at a time. Place your flower on the glue and hold it till it sticks! Arrange each flower how you want it!

It’s as simple as that! Depending on whether you set it on your dresser or hang it on your wall, it’ll help get you (and your room) in the spring spirit!

Let me know how yours turns out! – Chelsea

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DIY Fall Candles

What better way to ring in fall than to fill your house with scents of the season! I love when my mom lights pumpkin spice or apple pie candles in…

What better way to ring in fall than to fill your house with scents of the season! I love when my mom lights pumpkin spice or apple pie candles in my house. It makes the whole place smell so cozy and it makes me feel so happy that fall is coming! Here is how to make your very own fall flavored candles.

You will need:

  • Pint jarscandles7
  • Wick (you can buy this at any crafts store)
  • 1 cup Beeswax
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • Spices (I find mine at the dollar store)

 

Start by placing the wicks in the jars and tape the wicks to the bottom of the jars. If you use tape just make sure it’s secure. Take the tops of the wicks, cut them long, and wrap them around an old pencil and place in the centers of the jars.

Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and a tablespoon of spices together. My suggestion is to use a jar and place a few inches of water in the saucepan. Then when the water heats up, the contents of the jar will heat up and melt. You don’t need the wax and oil to boil, just melt.  Pour a small amount of wax into the very bottom of the jar and let it firm up so that the wick stays at the bottom.  Then pour the rest of the wax in the jar until it’s full enough. Let the candles sit still until the wax re-hardens. Then you are ready to burn your candles!

Make one for your mom, your grandma, your aunt, pshh make one for you too! I love having candles burning around the house, don’t you?

XOXO, Chels

Instructions and photo via: www.littlehouseliving.com/spiced-candles-fall.html#_a5y_p=2650471

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4 Alternate Uses for Nail Polish

Nail polish isn’t just for nails anymore! There are lots of crafty gals out there that have come up with creative ways for us to customize everyday items and give…

Nail polish isn’t just for nails anymore! There are lots of crafty gals out there that have come up with creative ways for us to customize everyday items and give them some extra glam using nothing more than nail polish! How many of us have bottles and bottles of nail polish shoved in a box in our closet? We only use them once or twice and then get tired of the color! Luckily crafty gals have come to the rescue and gave us some fun DIYs to put those lonely nail polish bottles out of their misery.

  1. Decorate your phone charger: At sleepovers all of my friends and I have iPhones, so we always get our phone chargers mixed up! The solution? Make yours unique! Make a cute design with nail polish or cover it all in glitter polish, the options are endless!56863f8dd4525d6db542e357f4262d07
  2. Customize your phone case: Find a clear case on Amazon for a dollar or two or just paint over a case you already have! Search for tutorials on YouTube if you need some creative inspiration!
  3. Color coordinate your keys: If you have a billion keys and it takes you 12 minutes just to find the right one, paint them with nail polish! It will help you distinguish them from each other.
  4. Cover up car scratches: Have you accidentally bumped into something or scratched your car? Nail polish is a life saver. Find a shade that matches your car and touch it up a bit.

Now you can get some use out of all of those abandoned nail polishes that have been used once or twice and then forgotten! Let’s get to crafting.

XOXO, Chels

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Recycled DIYs!

Are you looking for something fun and free to do this summer? Look no further than your recycling bin! Here are 5 fun diys that you can do with the…

Are you looking for something fun and free to do this summer? Look no further than your recycling bin! Here are 5 fun diys that you can do with the recyclables sitting around your house.

Soda bottle candle holders: If you like vintage or retro themed décor, then this fun diy is for you! Just stick the end of a tall candle in the mouth of a glass bottle and viola, you have a hip candle holder!

Cereal box piñata: Who doesn’t love a good piñata? Have the sweetest party on the block with this wonderfully wacky diy.  HERE is how you make one. recycling 1

Paper towel jewelry holder: Running out of space to store all of your jewelry? Hang it up on your very own recycled jewelry holder! Learn how to make it HERE.

Woven grocery bag fruit baskets: If you are into weaving (which I wish I was) then weave your own fruit baskets out of paper grocery bags!  Learn how to make it HERE.

Lotion bottle phone charger holder: This is my favorite diy of them all. Create your own phone charger holder out of an old lotion bottle! THIS is how you make it.

Happy DIY-ing!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Funfetti Candles

Are you looking for a fun snow day DIY or a simple craft to do with friends? Then look no further! These funfetti candles are fun to make AND fun…

Are you looking for a fun snow day DIY or a simple craft to do with friends? Then look no further! These funfetti candles are fun to make AND fun to smell! If you want your room to smell like cupcakes, then this DIY is just what the doctor ordered!

What you will need:570d959e302e69d7ddd53d686f131368

  • 2 16oz mason jars
  • Candle wicks
  • Hot glue gun
    Pencils or something similar to hold the wicks in place
  • Tape
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1-2 tbsp corn syrup
  • A small paintbrush or cloth
  • 1/2 cup colorful sprinkles
  • 1 lb soy wax flakes
  • Cupcake scented wax cubes

Hot glue the wick attachment to the bottom of the jar. In a bowl, mix the corn syrup and water. Coat the inside of the jar with the mixture and use a paintbrush to get all of the nooks and crannies. Slowly add sprinkles to the jar and roll them around to get it evenly coated. Lay a pencil across the top of the jar and tape the wick to it to keep it centered. In a double boiler, melt the wax flakes and a few of the scented cubes. Use a measuring cup with a spout to pour the wax into the jars. Make sure to pour the wax into the center of the jar to avoid messing the sprinkles up.

Viola! There you have it, two yummy-smelling candles that look good enough to eat!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

Photo by bethcakes.com

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DIY Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are my new obsession. They are huge, chunky scarves that could literally pass as a blanket. The only problem with my obsession? Blanket scarves are mucho expensive. My…

Blanket scarves are my new obsession. They are huge, chunky scarves that could literally pass as a blanket. The only problem with my obsession? Blanket scarves are mucho expensive. My favorite one from Zara is 42$! Aint nobody got money for that! So, I used my noggin and came up with a solution to my conundrum. Here is how to make your very own blanket scarf!74295fc6e466b4bab6627ad9c73b6ce3

  1. Purchase 2-2.5 yards of flannel fabric. I got mine at Joanne’s fabric store, but you can sometimes find it at Walmart or any other fabric store!
  2. Using the patterned flannel edge as a guide, trim the edges of each side of your scarf.
  3. Grab the loose threads on the side and pull them down gently, fraying the edges of the scarf. Keep doing this until there are no loose threads and you have a nicely frayed edge. Repeat on each side of the scarf. The frayed edges add a nice rustic flare to the scarf, but if you want a more clean cut look then leave the edges un-frayed.

I cannot wait to make a whole truckload of these babies! Will YOU be trying out this cozy DIY?

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Crayon Lipstick

Are you ready for you mind to be blown?! Mine totally is. I saw a tutorial on how to make lipstick out of crayons and I knew I just had…

Are you ready for you mind to be blown?! Mine totally is. I saw a tutorial on how to make lipstick out of crayons and I knew I just had to share it with all of you! Now you can make lipstick in every color imaginable with just TWO ingredients! Here’s how:

All you need is coconut oil, Crayola crayons, and some containers to put your homemade lipstick in. You can clean out old lipstickmakeup containers and use ‘em! Choose the color that you would like to use and then remove the wrappers from the crayons. Break the crayons into about 4 pieces. Put a glass jar in the center of a pot and add water to the pot. Don’t get any water in the jar! Add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the jar and put it on the stove. Warm it up slowly. Once the coconut oil has melted all the way, add your crayon. Add 1 piece of crayon per teaspoon. You can even mix and match colors and create your own shade! If you add too much crayon the lipstick it will be a little dry, and if you don’t add enough it will be sheer and glossier.  Play around with it!

This recipe is totally safe, too. Most lipsticks are made with petroleum which comes from oil, and crayons are made for children and are non-toxic. No worries!

Now go have fun mixing and matching colors to create your very own lipstick!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Workout Tank!

Who agrees that when you look cute when you work out you feel better and work harder? I know I do! When I wear cute clothes to workout I feel…

Who agrees that when you look cute when you work out you feel better and work harder? I know I do! When I wear cute clothes to workout I feel better about my workout. Do you have an old t-shirt that is shoved in the back of your drawer screaming “don’t forget about me!”? Take that poor shirt out, and transform it into a cute workout shirt with me!

chelsea crockett workout shirt1. Find an old t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up. Lay it out flat on the floor. Cut the bottom hem off of the shirt and also cut the hem of the collar off. Lay these pieces to the side.

2. Cut the sleeves off of the shirt so that it looks like a tank top. In other words, leave about a two inch wide strap.

3. Turn the shirt over so that the back is facing you. Pull the back of the tshirt straps together and wrap the extra strip you got by cutting the bottom hem off of the shirt around them. It should look like this when you are done:

4. Secure the wrapped straps together.

Viola! Now you have a cute shirt to go work your booty off in!

Get your sweat on, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Bow Back Tshirt

When I am at the gym or out an about, I see girls wearing adorable, cut-up t-shirts. They cut cute designs into the back of the shirts or they make…

When I am at the gym or out an about, I see girls wearing adorable, cut-up t-shirts. They cut cute designs into the back of the shirts or they make the t-shirt into a tank top or crop top. There are so many adorable styles that you can transform your t-shirt into, but today we are going to explore the “bow back” style.

First, you need to locate a t-shirt. This shirt can be an old camp T-shirt that could use a little remodeling, or it could diy-tee-instructionsbe a shirt from your favorite sport’s team that you just want to spruce up a bit. The first step is to lay the shirt out face down
on a flat surface. Next, take a good scissors and cut the collar out of the shirt. Don’t discard the fabric that you cut off of the collar, because you will use it later. Next, draw to horizontal lines, about 4″-6″ apart on the back of your tee. The lines should stop at least a few inches away from the sides of the tee. Cut along the lines. Take the piece of material you saved from the neck and wrap it around the center of the strip of fabric that you created with the cuts above. Add a dab of glue to secure the ends of the ribbing together to create a circle. The back of your shirt should now look like there is a giant bow in the middle!

I love this sweet shirt! It is so cute and flirty. Are YOU going to try this on one of your old T-shirts?

XOXO, Chels

I got the idea and pictures HERE.

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Craft for Travel-Loving Insiders

How many of you lovely Insiders love to travel? I am a travel queen. I love to travel, from LA to New York City. I found a super cool way…

How many of you lovely Insiders love to travel? I am a travel queen. I love to travel, from LA to New York City. I found a super cool way to document all of your travels that is super artsy, but also really creative. Here is what you do…33bcd46da1910d313d1f67145261cddf

Do your parents or grandparents have a globe? If your family doesn’t have a spare world globe laying around the house,
stop by your neighborhood goodwill or thrift store! Once you have your globe, map out all of the places in the world that you have been. Once you have marked all of the places you have traveled, take a drill and drill a hole in all of the spots you have marked. Next, place a light bulb inside of the globe. Plug your light bulb in and watch the magic. The more places you go, the more your globe will light up! Turn off the lights in your room and use the globe as a night light. It also makes a great conversation piece, because you can show people all of the places you have traveled!

What is your favorite place that you have traveled? Comment below!

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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From Drab to Fab: Redo Your Old Shoes

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair…

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair of white sneakers and a Sharpie, then you can get the look for wayyyy cheaper. Here is how I transformed my drab shoes into fab shoes!

  1. Locate a dime, a Sharpie, a pencil, and your sneakers. Use the dime and pencil to trace the polka dots onto the sneakers. I set a picture of the Kate Spade sneakers in front of me so that I could try and replicate the pattern as closely as I could.
  2. Take your Sharpie and trace the pencil circles with it. Then fill the dots in with the Sharpie. Make sure that the Sharpie is a thick Sharpie so that you can fill the dots in quicker.

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See how easy that was?! And cheap too! You can get the “Kate Spade” look without spending a ton of money! Do you think these shoes are cute? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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