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DIY Bedroom Projects

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can…

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can do alone, with your friends, or with your family to makeover your room.  With a few little tweaks, it can look like you have a brand new room.  Let’s get at it!Chelsea Crockett- bulletin board

One of my favorite things to have in my room is lots and lots of pictures!  So what do you do when you have hundreds of pictures and nowhere to put them?  Create a wall sized bulletin board!  You’ll need some help with this one.  Start with a large piece of thin, light wood, you can find this at any home improvements store.  Next, purchase multiple square blocks of thin bulletin board and cover each one with a different type of material that matches your bedroom.  Place each square on the light wood and hot glue them down.  Make them nice and sturdy!  Last, add a fun border, another item you can purchase for cheap at a home improvements store.  Hang it up on your wall and add as many pictures as you’d like with tacks.  All done!

An easier way to change up your room is to add light!  Lighting makes all the difference in a room.  Go to a resell-it-shop or garage sell and find old lamps.  Spray paint the base of each lamp and add a new shade.  It’s so simple.  Not only will your room be brighter, but it will be filled with colorful accessory lighting.

Have fun,

Chelsea

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How to Decorate Your Room for the Holidays!

Besides the obvious Christmas tunes and fresh baked cookies, there are so many things I love about the holiday season. One of which, is decking the halls at my house!…

Besides the obvious Christmas tunes and fresh baked cookies, there are so many things I love about the holiday season. One of which, is decking the halls at my house! Not only that, but getting to decorate my room however I’d like as well! This year, I’ve thought up a few ideas to make my room as seasonal as possible. Here are a few that I came up with:

  • When you think of Christmas decorations, what are the first things you think of? Lights! If you have any spare ones at home, set them up in your room! You can put them anywhere you’d like. They’re both calming and cozy :).Chelsea Crockett - DIY Decorations
  • Another decoration that’s in almost every house is a Christmas tree! Not that you have to set up a full-sized tree in your room, but there are many stores where you can purchase a mini tree that’s perfect for your bedroom. You can even buy a tree that matches your room… It doesn’t always have to be green :)!
  • If you’re bored and have time to do a little DIY, this one is creative. Remember when you were little and used to make snowflakes out of paper? Well you can do the same with coffee filters and tape them to your windows like the picture on the right!
  • Another DIY that could be fun for you and your friends, is painting the first letter of your name in Christmas colors and decorating it! For me, I would buy a wooden “C” that I could paint green with red polka dots. Then I could outline the dots in silver glitter! You could strap on some ribbon and hang it from your door handle!

If you have another creative way to decorate your room, share with me below!

Love, Chels

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DIY Glitter Snow Globe

I have been searching for cute gifts to give my friends for Christmas and decoration ideas for Christmas parties, and I think I have found just the thing! I found…

I have been searching for cute gifts to give my friends for Christmas and decoration ideas for Christmas parties, and I think I have found just the thing! I found a way to make adorable snow globes that are super cheap and super easy to make! Here is how to make this cute holiday goodie:

What you need:

  • Glass jar with a metal lidhow-to-make-snow-globe-main
  • Super glue
  • Glitter
  • Something to go inside the globe, such as a figurine or statue

1.Glue down your object to the lid of the jar. You can put anything in the globe, for example you could glue a Princess Elsa figuring if you are doing a “Frozen” themed party, something cute like that!

  1. Add some glitter to the jar.
  2. Fill the jar with water.
  3. Add super glue to the lid of the jar and glue the lid onto the jar.

There you have it! Your DIY glitter globe is now complete. This craft is a great to do with friends on a cold snowy day when you are stuck indoors or at Christmas parties!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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DIY Sticky Bobby Pins

Have you ever pinned your hair up  in the cutest hair style ever, just to have the bobby pins fall out 10 minutes later? I can tell you that bobby…

Have you ever pinned your hair up  in the cutest hair style ever, just to have the bobby pins fall out 10 minutes later? I can tell you that bobby pins that slip and slide out of your hair are just plain annoying! Today I am going to give you a way to make sure that your bobby pins stay where they are supposed to. Introducing, sticky bobby pins!

 

1. Gather your supplies. You will need hair spray, a paper towel, and bobby pins!

2. Place your bobby pins on the paper towel, and spread them out. Next, spray the pins evenly with hairspray.

3. Grab the corners of your paper towel and shake it to distribute the hairspray. Let the pins dry before you use them.

4. Pin away! These handy dandy sticky bobby pins will stay put even in straight, slick hair!

 

You can use these pins to pin up  your favorite  updoo or to just keep your hair pinned out of your face! Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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Bath Bombs for the Stressed Teen

After a long day at school or work, the best therapy is a nice hot bath. Finals, friends, and foes can cause an unimaginable amount of stress to teens. These…

After a long day at school or work, the best therapy is a nice hot bath. Finals, friends, and foes

can cause an unimaginable amount of stress to teens. These fizzy bath bombs will help you de-
stress and unwind after a looooong day!

Dry Ingredients:chelsea crockett

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup corn starch

Mix all of your dry ingredients together until they are completely combined. Then add all of the

wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.

Wet Ingredients:

2 ½ Tbsp sunflower oil

¾ tbsp. water

½ teaspoon lavender essential oil

¼ tsp Vitamin E oil

¼ tsp borax

Once you have comnined all of the ingredients you should spray them a little bit with witch

hazel. Then, press the mixture into molds. You could buy molds or you could just press it into

a small measuring cup to get a circular shaped bath bomb! Let the mixture dry overnight in the

molds and viola, bath bombs!

Go have yourself a bubble bath, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Lemon Honey Scrub and How to Use It

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may…

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may appear to keep your skin clean, but only exfoliation removes dead skin cells and excess oil!

Here is how to make your very own lemon honey sugar scrub!lemonhoney

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Add all of these ingredients together and keep them in a jar in your bathroom so that you have easy access to it! I use my sugar scrub when I am in the shower and I have deep conditioner sitting in my hair. I have the water off and use the scrub on my face and all over my body! It rejuvenates my skin and gets all of the dead skin off. Then, I rinse it off in the shower! Easy peasy!

Comment below and let me know how this sugar scrub works for you!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Boot Socks

Today I am going to walk you through one of my favorite fashion trend DIYs. The fashion trend is boot socks! These are the socks that stick out of the…

Today I am going to walk you through one of my favorite fashion trend DIYs. The fashion trend is boot socks! These are the socks that stick out of the top of your boots. They are super stylish and help keep your legs warm! Today I am going to show you how to make some of your very own! Here is an example of what they look like when they are finished:

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The first step to making these boot socks is to go through your dad’s sock drawer and find a pair he does not want anymore. Pick a neutral color that you know you can wear with a lot of things.

Here is the pair I chose:

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Next: You have to cut the toes off! You can choose to cut anywhere on the sock you want. If you prefer your socks to be bunchy, then don’t cut off very much. If you want your socks to be

barely visible or not be shown as much, then just cut right above the heel of the sock.

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After that: You are done! That was totally easy, right? I love this trend because it adds detail to your outfit and spices up your boots a bit too! They even keep your legs nice and toasty. Bonus! Here are some pictures of what your socks should look like and an example on how to wear them! Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Crayon Drip Pumpkin

Every time I walk through Target or Michaels I am totally inspired to do tons of fall crafts! I love crafting, especially when it comes to crafting with crayons. When…

Every time I walk through Target or Michaels I am totally inspired to do tons of fall crafts! I love crafting, especially when it comes to crafting with crayons. When I found a cute way to decorate pumpkins with them I totally flipped. Here is how to make these adorable fall decorations!

What you will need:32

  • Large white pumpkin (fake or real)
  • Hot glue
  • 16-20 crayons
  • Blow dryer

Take all of the wrappers off of the crayons and the break your crayons in half. Cover the table with newspaper so you don’t get any crayon drip on it. Hot glue your crayons onto the top of the pumpkin by the stem so they make a circle around the pumpkin. Next, take your hair dryer and place it on either the medium or high setting and heat the crayons until they melt and drip down the pumpkin. Let your pumpkin dry and then you are finished! You can choose a theme for your pumpkin such as “candy corn” where you just use different shades of yellow white and orange, or you could do a rainbow pumpkin!

I am going to make of these as a cute fall decoration for my room!

XOXO, Chels

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Mess Free Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving can get messy. It is quite the process. You get pumpkin guts from head to toe, and it’s not an easy feat! Here are a few mess-free, hassle…

Pumpkin carving can get messy. It is quite the process. You get pumpkin guts from head to toe, and it’s not an easy feat! Here are a few mess-free, hassle free ways to decorate your precious pumpkin this year!31746820243-465x697

  1. Gold polka dot pumpkin: Paint your entire pumpkin with gold paint. Then, paint black polka dots onto your pumpkin. This look is super chic and super classy and adds a preppy flare to your pumpkins!
  2. Candy corn pumpkin: Do you like candy corn? Then you will love this! Paint the top third of your pumpkin white, leave the middle orange, and then paint the bottom yellow. Your pretty pumpkins will look just like delicious candy corn.
  3. Chevron: Chevron is such a classic pattern. Slap this on your pumpkin and you cannot go wrong!
  4. Chalkboard paint pumpkin: Paint an entire pumpkin in chalkboard paint and then draw on it with chalk!

Now get out there and go decorate a pumpkin! Grab a few friends and make a party of it.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY BB Cream

I LOVE BB creams, and I was SO excited to find this DIY on how to make it myself! It is cheaper and you can customize it to your skin…

I LOVE BB creams, and I was SO excited to find this DIY on how to make it myself! It is cheaper and you can customize it to your skin type.  Since I have oily skin, I make it so that it would be long lasting and fight shine. Here is what you will need:

–          Your favorite sunscreen- Sunscreen that is sweat and water resistant is best. Try to find something that isn’t too greasy so it doesn’t clog your pores. Plus, your BB cream will stay on forever if you use a water resistant sunscreen!

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–          Your fav moisturizer- if you have dry skin, use a creamy moisturizer. If you have oily skin, try an oil free one.

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–          Your desired foundation- Liquid/cream foundation is best for this DIY. It mixes best with the other ingredients. Pick a shade that matches your skin tone!

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–           Chafing gel- Crazy, right? It is the main ingredient in several makeup primers, and it makes your BB cream go on smooth and stay nice and matte. Just a word of warning, this gel causes breakouts in some ladies. If your skin is prone to breakouts, don’t put as much in or just leave it out. It has not caused me any issues, but I can’t promise it will be the same for you. 

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–          A bottle to put it in!

 

Cool, right? If you try out this nifty DIY, comment below and let me know how it works out for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Instant Cures for Boredom!

Do you ever have those days where you lay on your bed and think “there is absolutely NOTHING to do today”?  Maybe your friends are all busy or your home…

Do you ever have those days where you lay on your bed and think “there is absolutely NOTHING to do today”?  Maybe your friends are all busy or your home bound and can’t think of a single thing to occupy your time.  If you’re tired of refreshing your twitter and Instagram feeds over and over, here are a few home activities to cure your boredom!

  • Try a few DIYs!  There are so many fun “do it yourself” projects to try at home.  Chelsea Crockett - Galaxy VansOne of my favorites is the DIY galaxy vans that I mentioned in one of my past articles.  You could also try a DIY face mask and have a spa day with your friends :)!
  • Look for a new recipe!  Have you seen an amazing recipe you’re dying to try on Pinterest lately?  Experiment with it, maybe you’ll make something you absolutely love!  If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend invite them over to help!  It’s always fun to cook together!
  • Shop til’ you drop online!  This is something I do almost every time I’m bored.  Urbanog.com, sammydress.com, and forever21.com are a few of my favorites!

Good luck insiders :)! – Chels

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Getting Crafty: Chalkboard Paint Edition

Ever since I discovered chalkboard paint, I have been the craftiest girl on the planet. There are so many things that you can do with chalkboard paint, and I went…

Ever since I discovered chalkboard paint, I have been the craftiest girl on the planet. There are so many things that you can do with chalkboard paint, and I went a little craft crazy! Here are a few of my favorite chalkboard paint crafts!6164223254_6409d59afd_o

  1. Chalkboard pumpkin: Tis the season for pumpkin decorating! Cover a pumpkin in chalkboard paint and then draw on the pumpkin with chalk to decorate it! This is a fun alternative to carving a pumpkin because it is a lot less work, a lot less messy, and you can easily change the design on the pumpkin just by wiping off the chalk!
  2. Fun monogram: This idea is great for girls nights and parties! Take wooden letters from Michaels and cover them in chalkboard paint, and then you and your girls can decorate them with chalk! They can take their letter home and change the design on the monogram whenever they want, and they will remember you whenever they look at it!
  3. Picture frame: For this craft I went to a thrift store and found an old antique picture frame. Then, I went home and painted the frame. Then I stapled a piece of plywood to the back of the frame and painted the plywood with chalkboard paint. I am going to hang the frame from my door and write cute messages on it or draw cute signs on it.

Now go pick up some chalkboard paint and get to crafting!

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Healthy Moisturizing Lotion

Cold weather can be really rough on your skin. It can dry out and get irritated and start to crack and flake. That is something that we definitely DON’T want…

Cold weather can be really rough on your skin. It can dry out and get irritated and start to crack and flake. That is something that we definitely DON’T want to have to deal with, am I right? I stumbled upon a nice little homemade moisturizing concoction that I just adore and that keeps my skin healthy and hydrated all fall and winter long! Here’s how to make it:0038137003085_500X500

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces baby lotion
  • 8 ounces solid coconut oil
  • 8 ounces vitamin E cream

Grab a mixing bowl and combine all of your ingredients. Next, use a mixer to stir all of the ingredients together. You will know it is done mixing when the consistency of the lotion looks like icing. Now you can either put all of your magic moisturizing lotion into a container for you to use, or you can put some in mason jars with cute labels and give them as gifts! Your friends will be sooo impressed with your healthy homemade lotion! Yes, this lotion is healthy! Vitamin E oil is amazing for your skin and it has anti-aging properties, and coconut oil is the same! The baby lotion and coconut oil scents combined will have you smelling super fresh and super clean.

I know what my friends are making on our next girls night.

Will YOU try this fun lotion recipe out?

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Picture Letter Collage

If you can’t tell from my Instagram, I love taking pictures! It’s such a great way to store memories.  My room is covered in pictures, so finding new places to…

If you can’t tell from my Instagram, I love taking pictures! It’s such a great way to store memories.  My room is covered in pictures, so finding new places to set or hang them is becoming a struggle.  Recently I stumbled upon an awesome DIY.  A large picture letter is a great way to decorate your room with your initial and cover it in pictures!  Check out how to make your own picture letter!Chelsea Crockett- matte modge podge

What you’ll need:

  • Large wooden letter (you can get this at any craft store)
  • Matte Modge Podge
  • 4×6 photos (make sure to print more than you need)
  • Foam paint brushes
  • Scissors

Start by arranging the photos on the letter the way you like them. Understand that most of the photos will have to be trimmed, so try positioning the photos so that no one gets cut out of the picture.  Once the photos are laid down, brush Modge Podge on the back of each photo and glue them to the letters surface.  Once all the photos are glued down, begin trimming around the letter so that the photos match the edge of the letter.  Now that the photos are in the shape of the letter, lightly brush Modge Podge back on top of the photos.  Although it will look white, don’t panic, it will dry clear and give it a matte finish!

Now your photo is ready to be hung up! I hope you all enjoy this DIY!

Love,

Chelsea

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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 Starbucks Iced Caramel Latte

Starbucks. Do I have your attention? I thought I might 😉 Starbucks is one of my passions. The only problem with this is that my wallet does not appreciate my…

Starbucks.

Do I have your attention? I thought I might 😉 Starbucks is one of my passions. The only problem with this is that my wallet does not appreciate my love for this costly coffee. Here is a DIY recipe for the Starbucks Iced Caramel Latte!

Ingredients:

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½ cup strongly brewed coffee

1 cup milk

3-4 teaspoons caramel sauce, depending on sweetness preference

6 large ice cubes

 

1. Chill the coffee in your fridge or freezer until it is room temperature. If you want to drink your coffee asap, leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

2. Stir the caramel sauce into the milk. Use a whisk to beat the caramel and milk together rapidly until foamy.

3. Pour the caramel milk into the chilled coffee right after you beat it. Add your ice and enjoy!

 

If you speak Starbucks language, this recipe will make you a venti size cup of coffee. Not only is this recipe super easy to do, it is also easy on your wallet. America pretty much runs on coffee, and I am no exception! Whenever I need a little pep in my step, this recipe comes in handy.

 

Enjoy lovely ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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