Chelsea Crockett

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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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5 Items to Spice Up Your Dorm Room

Every college freshman takes at least a little bit of pride in their dorm room, especially if you’re a girl.  I know I couldn’t wait to shop for all my…

Every college freshman takes at least a little bit of pride in their dorm room, especially if you’re a girl.  I know I couldn’t wait to shop for all my bedding, wall décor, desk items, etc.  I wanted it to be both stylish and homey!  There are tons of different things you can get to spice up your dorm room.  Here are a few of my favorites! 🙂

  • A Decorative Pillow. Chelsea Crockett - Dorm Decor These are so fun to shop for because you can buy one or five!  There isn’t a limit to how many pillows one bed can have.  The more the comfier (and more stylish), right?
  • Twinkle Lights.  These lights are simple yet give off a cozy atmosphere that makes every dorm feel like home.  You can even hang pictures with clothespins on them to get a double use out of your lights!
  • A Cute Rug.  I had a rug in my dorm and it was one of the best purchases I made.  Like I mentioned before, it makes it feel more homey and cozy!
  • DIY Picture Displays.  There are so many different DIY ways that you can display your pictures in your dorm.  If you search for some on Pinterest, you can find canvas, light, and corkboard DIYs to choose from!
  • A Jewelry Hanger.  If you’re like me, you have more jewelry than you know what to do with.  Buy a cute, fashionable jewelry hanger to display all your accessories on!

What are you going to get for your dorm room to make it unique and stylish?  Let me know below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Bedroom/Dorm for Winter

Winter is here and amongst us whether we like it or not.  Since we change our wardrobes and other things during the cold months, why don’t we make our rooms…

Winter is here and amongst us whether we like it or not.  Since we change our wardrobes and other things during the cold months, why don’t we make our rooms a little winterproof too?  Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or still at home, here are some things to get your room nice and cozy for the winter!

  • Get a heated blanket.  Once you get a heated blanket, you’ll never go back!  They’re so nice to curl up in after coming in from the cold weather. (Maybe add it on to your Christmas wish list!)
  • Purchase a fuzzy rug!  Chelsea Crockett - RugPurchasing a warm, fuzzy rug will make your room cozier and winter ready.  It’ll even be an added decoration to make your room more stylish! 
  • Buy a humidifier.  The air outside gets ten times drier during the winter which can mess with your skin and lungs.  Get a humidifier to help with any dry skin, stuffy noses, coughs, etc.!
  • Get a couple holiday scented candles!  A scented candle totally gets your room into the holiday mood.  Whether you like a Christmas cookie scent or a pine scented candle, you can find the perfect one to fill your room with.
  • Find the right temperature.  Nothing is worse than an overheated or freezing dorm room.  Find a temperature that’s perfect for you.

Have any more tips I should add to the list?  Let me know so I can try them out for myself!

XOXO – Chels

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DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college,…

Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or you’re still at home, everyone can use a little more space when it comes to bathroom storage.  Especially if you’re in college, living the dorm life can leave you with minimal bathroom space.  I came up with a few DIYs you can use when it comes to bathroom storage that are both cute and helpful… That way, you get the best of both worlds!

  • DIY Mason Jars.  Mason jars are some of my favorite things to use as organizers.  They give off a vintage feel and you can decorate them to match your room, bathroom, etc.  You can use paint and fun tape to customize them yourself!  Chelsea Crockett - Magnetic Organizer
  • Multiple Hook Towel Rack.  When there’s only one or two hooks to hang your towels on, you can run into some trouble, especially if you share a bathroom with others.  Get a rack to mount on your wall or door to keep each other’s towels apart and dry!
  • Plastic containers.  Don’t underestimate the power of plastic containers!  There are tons of different plastic bins and containers to separate and organize your bathroom stuff in.  You can even purchase stackable ones and label whose is whose!
  • Wall cup organizer.  Organizers like the featured image above are super handy and not to mention so cute!  I suggest using your walls to your advantage.  Only storing things in your bathroom drawers or cabinets can get cluttered and unorganized!
  • Magnetic organizers.  These things are lifechanging and I didn’t even know they existed!  The picture on the right shows different magnetic organizers you can mount on your wall.  They make it easy to keep things separated and easy to find!

I hope these help you organize your bathroom better!

Chels

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3 Map Décor DIYs

I don’t know about you, but I love decorative maps and the vintage feel they give off!  Just the pattern itself is one of my favorites whether it be room…

I don’t know about you, but I love decorative maps and the vintage feel they give off!  Just the pattern itself is one of my favorites whether it be room décor, phone cases, pillows, etc.  There are tons of different map DIYs that you can easily make into the cutest things!  Especially if you like to travel, you should try out these super cute DIYs!Chelsea Crockett - Pinned Map

Like I mentioned before, for the travelers out there, this one is for you!  You’ll need to purchase wooden letters that spell out the world “travel.”  Buy them in the right size according to where you’re putting them whether it be on your wall, desk, etc.  There are different ways to actually apply the map pattern to it either with map scrapbooking paper, decoupage, etc.  You can hang your letters or get thick ones that will stand up on a table or desk.

Another DIY that’s a little simpler is purchasing a big wall map and attaching it to a foam board.  Since these maps are usually thicker and hard to simply glue it yourself, you can take it to Hobby Lobby or another craft store to do it for you.  Then, buy some pushpins and stick them on the cities that you’ve been to!  It’s a fun way to see how many places around the world/country you’ve gone to!  

Which DIY are you going to try out for yourself?  Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things and customize it even more!

Chels

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DIY Fall Room Décor

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With…

Decorating my room is something I love to do.  Since it’s my own space, I ultimately get to decide what hangs on the walls or goes on my dresser.  With fall in full swing, the decorations are as well!  Since DIYs are one of my favorite pastimes, adding a festive touch makes for the perfect DIY room décor!

  • During fall, you can never have too many pumpkins.  Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DecorSeveral stores sell mini pumpkins that are easy to decorate and store in your room!  Buy some paint, glitter, etc. to match your room and make your pumpkin into the perfect decoration.
  • Make your own pumpkin spice candle!  You might be thinking what?  You can do that?  There are tons of recipes online to create your own fall scented candle. You can burn it and fill your room with the sweet smell of pumpkin spice!
  • I’ve always loved decking out my room with twinkle lights to make it warm and cozy.  To get a little more festive, purchase orange or yellow-tinted twinkle lights to hang around your room.  Along with your other fall decorations, these will finish off the job and create the perfect autumn atmosphere!

Whether you’re adding décor to your dorm at school or bedroom at home, I hope you create the perfect festive touch for the season!

Love, Chelsea

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DIY Clothing Rack Décor

The rustic theme and aesthetic has become a popular trend when it comes to decorating. Items and décor that give off an antique feel are popping up in almost every…

The rustic theme and aesthetic has become a popular trend when it comes to decorating. Items and décor that give off an antique feel are popping up in almost every home or décor store. If you’re not into the whole rustic theme, you can make this DIY sleeker and more fashionable, whatever you prefer!

First off, you’ll need to find a spot in your room that gives you enough space to put your rack. Second, you’ll need to pick out your rack! Chelsea Crockett - Clothing RackThere are plenty to choose from based on color, texture, etc. Some you can even buy with the “worn” look that gives it more of an antique feel. Although most of your bedrooms probably have closets, you can make your own rack for decoration! You can even choose what type of clothing you’ll hang on it. The example on the left uses it for jackets and coats… whatever you want to do!

Another fun part of creating the “look” for your rack is what type of hangers you use. I would prefer matching my hangers with the theme or colors of my room. Your rack will look much more put together when you make it look like a piece of your room. I suggest storing your shoes or purses under the rack where there’s extra room. It keeps your clothing organized and makes your room cuter, too :)!

Let me know how you design yours!

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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3 Ways to Display Pictures in Your Room/Dorm

As teenagers, we take a ton of pictures. At least I do! Everywhere I go I make sure to capture the moment, whether it be my last senior homecoming or…

As teenagers, we take a ton of pictures. At least I do! Everywhere I go I make sure to capture the moment, whether it be my last senior homecoming or traveling across the country. I love displaying all the pictures I take in my room in different, creative DIY ways. Here are 3 of my favorites you can use for your own room or dorm!

I’m sure you’ve all seen this idea. All you need is some string and clothespins (and if you have a Polaroid, even better!). Hang the string across your wall and dangle different pictures on it with clothespins! You can make it however you want, whether you want your pictures in black and white or using Christmas light instead of string. If you have a Polaroid, hang your Polaroids instead of normal pictures!

Have you ever seen a DIY Instagram wall? I love them! Depending on how big you want to make it, you’ll need several mini, 4×4 white frames (you can Chelsea Crockett - Instagram Wallchange your frame sizes and colors if you prefer). However many frames you have, you’ll need to have the same number of pictures. Pick your favorite Instagram photos and develop them the size you need to fit inside the frames. Walgreens is the perfect place to do this; they have an app that lets you order them immediately! Arrange them like the picture on the left and you’re done! P.S. You can even ditch the frames for a simpler, and not to forget cheaper, look.

My last DIY idea is a picture clock! Take 12 different sized picture frames and pick your favorite photos to go in each. Arrange them in a circle completed with hands to tell the time in the middle. You can buy these at a wide variety of craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels.

Let me see how your wall décor turns out! – Chelsea

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DIY Map Décors

I love being creative, especially when doing fun DIYs! And with school starting, you might be going off to college and hauling all of your décor to your dorm. Whatever…

I love being creative, especially when doing fun DIYs! And with school starting, you might be going off to college and hauling all of your décor to your dorm. Whatever the case, you have a few weeks of summer left to do a couple artsy room DIYs!

I think one of the cutest room decorations I see all over Pinterest and Tumblr is a large map to put on your wall. Chelsea Crockett - DIY MapWell… there are more creative ways to do so, and I want to help you out! Your first option is one like the picture on the right. Buy a big canvas, whatever size fits your room/dorm, and print out paper templates of each continent. Make sure they’re proportionate to each other! Take double sided tape and tape down each template very, very lightly so you can easily pull them off after you’re down without leaving tape marks. After taping, use canvas paint and splatter it wherever you want! Wait till the paint dries, then peel off each template. You can have fun with different colors that’ll match your room!

The other option is a map like the featured image above. You’ll need white tacks and tons of white string! You’ll have to buy a large canvas and paint it black. Wait till it dries, then put your white tacks periodically to make the shapes of each continent. Take your string and start on one continent at a time. Wrap it around the tacks in different orders to make it like the picture above! You can add a verse or quote if you want, too :)!

Have fun! – Chelsea

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Bedroom Décor Necessities

As a girl, our room is our pride and joy. It might not be the cleanest place in the world, but it’s a place we can be the boss of…

As a girl, our room is our pride and joy. It might not be the cleanest place in the world, but it’s a place we can be the boss of and call our own. My favorite part about having my own room is the decorating and personalizing. Pinterest, of course, is the heart of my inspiration. I’ve found some décor that I didn’t know I was missing out on!

Chelsea Crockett - Corner RackIf you struggle with picking out an outfit in the morning, use the old “pick it out before you go to sleep” trick. Except now you have an actual way to put this to use! Build a rack in one of the corners of your room and create an outfit to hang on it. Now you can organizing your outfit for work or school the night before.

Have you ever heard of removable wallpaper? I’m in love! You can choose from hundreds of different patterns to match the rest of your room. You can pick black and white chevron print or hot pink and purple polka dots! Check it out :).

Lastly, DIY headboards are decorative and fun to create! There a tons and tons of different designs you can do. If you’re into photography, string a bunch of pictures (preferable Polaroids!) together and hang them above your bed. If you’re an artist, create your own masterpiece. Whatever suits you!

What’s your favorite room décor? Let me know below :).

Love, Chels

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