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5 Things To Make From Old Jeans

Everyone has a few pairs of jeans that they wouldn’t be caught dead in. Those jeans that their mom bought them because they think they are “just so darling”. Well…

Everyone has a few pairs of jeans that they wouldn’t be caught dead in. Those jeans that their mom bought them because they think they are “just so darling”. Well pull out that dreaded denim! I am going to give you a list of 5 things that you can make with old (or unwanted) pairs of jeans!

1. Denim Christmas stocking

2. Bean bags for bean bag toss

3. Denim place holders, use the back pockets to put napkins and silverware in. Check out the picture!

4. Use the pockets on a bulletin board for organization.

5. Denim tote or overnight bag

 5 things to make out of old jeans

As you can see, there is a ton of things you can do with your old denim, and the list could go on even longer! If you want to do one of these crafts but don’t have any spare denim laying around, drop by a Goodwill and snatch you up a pair! If you want to know how to make any one of these crafts, just go to savedbylovecreations.com.

Happy crafting!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY: Fix Broken Powder Makeup

Hi Girls,             Breaking your favorite eye shadow palette or powder foundation is the worst!  Makeup can be expensive and replacing it is no fun.  So what can you do…

Hi Girls,

            Breaking your favorite eye shadow palette or powder foundation is the worst!  Makeup can be expensive and replacing it is no fun.  So what can you do to restore your compact makeup?  Lucky for you, there is a solution and it’s simple!  Check it out!

            Start by leaving your broken powder in its original compact or container.  Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the powder and mix it around with your finger.  This should turn the powder into a paste.  Using a butter knife or your finger, flatten out the now pasty powder makeup into its original form.  Let the makeup sit out over night with the lid off, so the alcohol can evaporate.  Once the alcohol has evaporated, your powdered makeup should be back to normal!  It’s so simple!Chelsea Crockett- fix broken makeup

            This little trick can save you tons of money throughout the year, since breaking powder makeup can be so easy to do.  Pass this simple trick onto your friends and help them save their makeup.  Trust me, they’ll thank you for it!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Clothes Pin Picture Frame

If you are like me, then you love having pictures displayed around your room. They remind me of the good times I have had and the great people I have…

If you are like me, then you love having pictures displayed around your room. They remind me of the good times I have had and the great people I have had them with. Picture frames can sometimes be a bit pricey, though, and can be a little plain! I found a great DIY to help display those photos in a super cute way! Check it out:

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What you need:

–          Clothes pins

–          Cardboard

–          Pictures

Cut a medium sized circle out of your cardboard. Make it look like a donut, with the center cut out. If you want, you can cover the ring with decorative paper or fabric to add a little extra oomf to it! Next, hot glue your clothes pins onto the cardboard ring. Make sure they are evenly spaced out and spread out enough that you can fit multiple pictures around the ring without being too crowded. Boom, you are finished! If you want, you can make multiple clothes pin frames and hang them close together in your room to create wall art. Sweet, right?

Show off your artistic side with these cute frames!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade

I am a huge Starbucks fan, if you didn’t already know. The only problem with my addiction is that is a costly one! A Passion Tea Lemonade at Starbucks can…

I am a huge Starbucks fan, if you didn’t already know. The only problem with my addiction is that is a costly one! A Passion Tea Lemonade at Starbucks can run you about 4$, which definitely adds up! I found a way to replicate the recipe so that I can save myself some moolah! Here it is:

-Tazo Passion Teashaken-tea

-Lemonade

-Simple Syrup

Boil 13 cups of water. Open your tea box, cut the strings off of the bags, and  plop the bags into your container. When your water comes to a boil, pour it over the tea bags and let it steep 7-10 minutes. Set the pitcher in the fridge and let it cool and leave it overnight. After that long, the tea should be cool enough to start mixing! Grab your cup and fill it ½ way with the tea, and then add lemonade until the cup is ¾ full. Add about 2 tablespoons of simple syrup and give it a good mix. Throw in your ice and you are good to go!

Enjoy, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Sun Tattoo

“Here comes the sun, do do do do…”  That Beetles song has been stuck in my head ever since the start of spring! I, like all of my fellow residents…

“Here comes the sun, do do do do…”  That Beetles song has been stuck in my head ever since the start of spring! I, like all of my fellow residents of the Midwest, am so tired of cold and clouds! I am ready for Mr. Sunshine to show his radiant face! One reason I am more than ready for sun and warm weather is because I found a really cool way to make sun tattoos! What is a sun tattoo? It is when you put a sticker on your skin and then spend the day out in the sun and at the end of the day take the sticker off and you have a pale spot in the shape of the sticker! This is a really cool idea because the pale spot stands out against your tan skin, creating a natural “sun tattoo”.chelsea crockett sun tattoo

A super easy way to make a sun tattoo is to put Elmer’s glue on your skin in the shape you want your sun tattoo to be, and then sunbathe for a while! A really important thing to keep in mind, though, is that you always need to put on sun screen before sunbathing. Those rays can be really damaging to your skin and cause premature aging. The sun tattoo will still show up if you use sunblock. When you think you are done sunning, you can wash the glue off!

Soak up the sun, darlings!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for showing our moms just how much we appreciate them! Think of how much your mom has done for you without complaining and grumbling….

Mother’s Day is the perfect time for showing our moms just how much we appreciate them! Think of how much your mom has done for you without complaining and grumbling. Whether it was taking me to dance practice or dropping me at a friend’s house, my mom was happy to do it. Here are a few ‘do it yourself’ gifts to show a way of repaying them this Mother’s Day!

Chelsea Crockett - Painted PotsHere is a perfect suggestion for those who are a little more artistic! If your nearby pottery shop doesn’t sell one, find a different store where you can buy a pot. If you can find a white one, even better! Then buy some acrylic paints and go to town! After finishing your masterpiece, let it dry and add some of your mom’s favorite flowers. Don’t forget to keep them hydrated and in the sunlight!

For those who struggle with their artistic side, here is a perfect way to thank your mom for all she’s done. For the nights your mom has stayed up waiting for you to get home or taking care of you when you’re sick, make her a sleep basket. If your mom’s a tea drinker, get all different kinds of tea for her to make before bedtime (peppermint, green, lemon, etc.). Other things to put in the basket could include a candle, lotion, sleep mask, blanket, “do not disturb” sign, etc.

Another cute idea is to take a bunch of old family recipes and make them into one big cookbook! Or try a coupon book with things such as “good for one family game night/movie night” or “good for dinner cooked by me!” Stuff like that shows that the little things do count!

Comment below any other cool ideas you have in mind!  XO – Chels

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Homemade Ice Packs

How many of you take your lunch to school or work? A lot of times, bringing your lunch is a cheaper, healthier way to eat! When you bring your meals…

How many of you take your lunch to school or work? A lot of times, bringing your lunch is a cheaper, healthier way to eat! When you bring your meals with you, there is a very important accessory that you must think about. Your ice pack! Although they are incredibly important to keeping your lunch cold and to keeping it from spoiling, they can sometimes be pricy and can fall apart and leak all over your food! I found out how to make my own ice packs and love them! They are also perfect for icing injuries because they are flexible! I’ll teach you how to make them!

You will need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcoholrubbing alcohol
  • Food coloring for the blue tint (optional)
  • 2 Ziploc bags – quart or gallon-size

Mix the water and alcohol together in one of your Ziploc bags and add food coloring, if desired, until you get that perfect blue tint. Release as much air as possible and seal the bag. I would recommend double bagging just to make sure that you don’t have any leeks! Stick your new flexible homemade alcohol ice pack in the freezer for about 12 hours before using it for the first time. It will be icy and a little slushy, which make them perfect for using on any injury because they bend to fit your body part! Try these out and comment below to tell me how they work out for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Pottery Barn Photo Cork Board!

           If you’ve ever seen Pottery Barn, you’ll know that all of their merchandise is fun and creative, but don’t forget a little pricey!  One of their products is a photo…

           Chelsea Crockett - Picture Cork BoardIf you’ve ever seen Pottery Barn, you’ll know that all of their merchandise is fun and creative, but don’t forget a little pricey!  One of their products is a photo cork board, such as the one on the left.  Most people don’t want to pay for things that they can easily make at home.  That being said, here’s a short tutorial on a DIY picture cork board!

            First off, you’ll need to determine how big you want your board, depending on the size of the wall you put it on.  Here’s what you need for one such as the board above!  First, find nine small squares of cork board.  Keep in mind the size of your wall!  You’ll need to go to your nearest craft store such as Hobby Lobby for example.  Then, pick out nine colors or patterns of cloth that will look best in your room!  Make sure you get the right sized cloth to glue onto your cork.  Once you get home, I suggest taking a hot glue gun to glue your cloth and cork together.  Then, ask a parent, or someone who is good with a saw, to cut a piece of thin plywood the size that you need.  Remember to leave room for your frame.  After, take your nine material cork squares and glue them to the plywood in whatever order you want.  Last, cut some trim to frame the outside of your patterned board.  Make sure to use a strong glue to glue it on.  There are many ways to hang your board on your wall.  Ask help from a parent for which way is best.  Then add as many photos or decorations as you want!  Enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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DIY: Vans

Vans are definitely a new trend I’m starting to see everywhere.  School, the mall, the movie theater, the park, no matter where I go it seems tons of girls and…

Vans are definitely a new trend I’m starting to see everywhere.  School, the mall, the movie theater, the park, no matter where I go it seems tons of girls and guys have caught on to the trend!  You can find Vans almost anywhere such as Journey’s, JC Penny, Pacsun, Zumiez, etc…  The coolest thing about them is that people have found out how to make their own designs with these shoes!

  • Galaxy Vans.  Galaxy Vans are super easy and fun to make!  It also prChelsea Crockett - Galaxy Vansovides an activity for you and your friends to get together and create!  All there is to it is purchasing a pair of plain navy or black Vans, pink, blue, and purple fabric paint, and a sponge for applying your paint.  Dip your sponge in the blue paint and apply all over your shoes!  This is going to be the color you put most on your shoes.  Then to get a more “galaxy” look, add purple and a little pink on the shoes as well, overlapping the blue.  After that, take a small paint brush and apply tiny white dots around your shoes in place of the “stars.”  You can even attempt trying to paint actual stars, whatever you’re able to!
  • Create Your Own.  This one is much easier.  Purchase a simple pair of white vans and decorate them however you desire.  Color, paint, or draw whatever you want!  Add polka dots, stripes, zig zags, whatever suits you.

I can’t wait to see how all of yours turn out!   Drop me a comment and let me know!  Links to get a pair to start your creation are below!

Good luck!

-Chelsea

Black-White Vans – http://tiny.cc/Black_Vans You can get either black or white Vans here.  Just order your preferred color!

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2 Cutoff DIY’s!

If you’re like me, you like a good DIY! Today I am going to show you my top 3 favorite cutoff denim short DIYs. My first denim DIY is the…

If you’re like me, you like a good DIY! Today I am going to show you my top 3 favorite cutoff denim short DIYs.

My first denim DIY is the bleached cutoffs! These are super easy and hipster-ish. I prefer to do this DIY with high waisted shorts. I went to Goodwill and picked up a pair of old high-waisted jeans, brought them home, and cut them into shorts! If you want the shorts to be rolled, then cut them a little longer so you can roll them up. Take your shorts and put them in a laundry tub. Make sure to wear rubber gloves during this next step! Then, mix 2 parts water and 1 part liquid bleach into your bucket. When you put the shorts in the water, only put the bottoms of the shorts in because the bleach will climb up them. Check on the shorts every hour or so and take them out when you have the desired color! Make sure to rinse the shorts out really well and then put them in the washer. Viola!

Chelsea Crockett cutoffsThe second DIY is lace cutoffs! First, find a pair of jeans you want to cut into shorts. Next, cut a triangle shaped hole in the outside seam of each leg of the shorts. Next, cut Triangles a bit larger than the holes you cut in the shorts out of the lace. Pin the triangles of lace to your shorts over the holes that you cut. Then sew the lace on, and Viola! Easy peasy! Desktop79

 

Now go rock your fresh new DIYs!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY T-Shirt Scarf!

I have been reading the comments on some of my articles lately and have gotten a ton of requests for a tutorial on how to make a diy t-shirt scarf!…

I have been reading the comments on some of my articles lately and have gotten a ton of requests for a tutorial on how to make a diy t-shirt scarf! Well, my beautiful Insiders, it is your lucky day! Introducing, how to make a perfect t-shirt scarf!

 All you will need is a t-shirt of your choice and a pair of sharp scissors! The only thing I suggest when it comes to t-shirt choice is that you choose a shirt that doesn’t have a lot of designs on it. The more designs or logos on it, the less uniform and put-together your scarf will look.

 1.   Lay out your shirt on a flat surface.

 Chelsea Crockett t-shirt scarf

 

2. Cut off the bottom hem of your shirt, and then start cutting horizontal strips about ½ inch wide. Cut these strips all the way up the shirt until you reach the armpits.

Chelsea Crockett tshirt scarf

3. Once you have cut the strips, take about three of them at a time and stretch them out. Once you have stretched out all of your strips, you are done with your scarf! How easy was that?! Just drape the loops around your neck and pair them with any solid shirt, like the picture below!

 

Chelsea Crockett tshirt scarf

 

When people ask you “Where did you get that adorable scarf?!” you can tell them that you made it! They will be so impressed with you!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Boho Turban Headband

 I personally love the “boho” style. It is so urban and chic! Today I am going to teach you how to create your own boho turban headband, which can be…

 I personally love the “boho” style. It is so urban and chic! Today I am going to teach you how to create your own boho turban headband, which can be worn with any casual outfit to add a little edge to your updo! Here are the steps to achieve this look:130995f96628c612c8f4490d0cb1ff5b

 1. Pick out a floral or printed scarf. The scarf should be about 60 inches long or longer, because it has to fit all the way around your head while folded in half! Fold the scarf in half equally so that the ends touch.

2. Take one end of your folded scarf in each hand. Place the middle section of the scarf at the back of your head and bring the ends towards your forehead. Take one of the loose ends of your scarf and place it through the loop of the scarf that is in your other hand.

4. After you have pulled one of the loose ends through the loop, tie the loose ends together at the top of your head. Tie it tight enough where it won’t move, but loose enough to where it is not hurting you.

5. Tuck the loose ends that you just tied together so that they do not show.

 

Super easy, right? Now you can go out and look like a boho babe. This accessory can be worn with a simple updo, such as a messy but, or you can even pair it with a braid! Experiment and see what you like best!

 

XOXO,

Chels

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DIY Flip Flops

 Flip flops can be surprisingly expensive sometimes, especially if they have a pattern or design.  They are the perfect summer shoe and can be thrown on with any outfit for…

 Flip flops can be surprisingly expensive sometimes, especially if they have a pattern or design.  They are the perfect summer shoe and can be thrown on with any outfit for an effortless look.  Creating your own flip flop masterpiece is a fun activity for the summer!  I will give you the step by step process for designing your own flip flops right at home.  It’s super simple!  Let’s go!Chelsea Crockett- diy flip flopsChelsea Crockett- diy flip flops

            All you need is a pair of plain colored flip flops (I recommend light colors), painters tape, and different colored sharpie markers.  Let your imagination run wild with the colors and pattern you would like your flip flops to be.  Right now, I really love the chevron print.  Place your flips flops in front of you and start taping your design.  For the chevron print, break apart small pieces of tape and make a zigzag pattern.  Make sure to space everything out evenly.  Once the design is created, start coloring in between the tape with your favorite colored markers.  Have fun with this part!  Let the color dry for about 10 minutes and then tear off the tape.  Now you’ve got your own pair of flip flops you designed yourself!

Have fun,

            Chelsea

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Homemade Ice Cream

Along with warm weather and hours of sunshine, summer brings along an endless amount of yummy, seasonal treats!  Although you can eat it year-round, ice cream tastes best when you’re by…

Along with warm weather and hours of sunshine, summer brings along an endless amount of yummy, seasonal treats!  Although you can eat it year-round, ice cream tastes best when you’re by the pool or at a carnival.  Summer is also a time to show your creative side and try new things.  So why not try whipping up your own batch of ice cream?Chelsea Crockett - Ice Cream

          Homemade ice cream is pretty simple to make.  Plus, it provides an activity for you and your friends to do at home!  To make this happen, you’ll need 1 cup of milk, a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 4-6 tablespoons of rock salt, 2 trays of ice cubes, a small amount of butter, and 5 teaspoons of flavored syrup.  If you prefer chocolate ice cream, then add one tablespoon of cocoa powder.  To start off, take a quart-sized plastic bag and pour in the sugar, flavoring, and milk.  Then you’ll need your rock salt and ice, preferably crushed.  Put these into a gallon-sized bag and place your quart-sized bag into this one.  For fifteen to twenty minutes, gently shake and message the bag.  After this, remove the ice cream and enjoy!

                                                                                        -Chelsea

 

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How To Heal Acne Scars

Acne scars can be such a bear, am I right? They can make you feel insecure and uncomfortable about your skin. Did you know that there is an all natural,…

Acne scars can be such a bear, am I right? They can make you feel insecure and uncomfortable about your skin. Did you know that there is an all natural, cheap way to heal your acne scars? Well there is! Here is how to heal acne scars:

 Lemon

–          4 teaspoons of lemon juice.What you will need:

–          3 teaspoons of plain yogurt

–          4 tablespoons of honey

–          1 egg white

After you have gathered all of your ingredients, mix them together. Let them sit on your scars for 15 minutes. If you have acne scars in multiple places on your face, add the mixture to all of the spots! Don’t be shy! Since this mixture is super cheap you can use as much as you want. After you let the mixture sit on your face for 15 minutes, simply rinse it off with warm water. You should repeat this process once a week in order to reduce your acne scars. You should see a difference within a month or so! Hopefully this mixture helps heal those pesky scars of yours! Good luck!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Watermark Tee

I recently saw this tutorial on Pinterest and thought that this so cute and creative! What is really unique about this DIY is that it is totally customizable! What do…

I recently saw this tutorial on Pinterest and thought that this so cute and creative! What is really unique about this DIY is that it is totally customizable! What do I mean? You can put whatever quote, verse, or lyric you want on it! On my shirt, I used the quote “When you feel like you’re drowning in life, don’t worry, our lifeguard walks on water.”

 What you will need:

–          Elmer’s Blue Gel glue (It HAS to be the blue kind, or it will not work!)

Chelsea Crockett watermark tee

–          Fabric dye

–          White cotton tee

1. Wet your tee with cool water and place a board between the layers of the shirt, like the lid of a tub.

2. Start drawing! Take the glue and write your favorite verse or quote across the front of the shirt. Pinterest is a great place to find quotes, too! Let the glue dry completely. This may take a few hours!

4. Prepare your tub of dye. Use cool water to make it, and remember that the color that comes out of the tub of dye will be a couple shades darker than your finished shirt! When you get the color you want, lay your tee out flat to dry.

5. When your tee is completely dry, soak it in cool, soapy about 15 minutes. This washes out the extra glue. Toss it in the washer and dry as you would normally!

 

I have found that these tees make great gifts to friends! Do you have a song that you and a friend call “your song”? Then slap the lyrics on one of these tee’s and give it to them for Christmas! They will love it, and it will mean so much to them that you made it!

XOXO, Chels

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