Fun Halloween DIY projects

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Where are my Halloween lovin’ friends? Time for some Halloween fun! 

I’ve rounded up some DIYShowOff Halloween ideas from DIYShowOff past for inspiration for your upcoming weekend Halloween projects. 

Past DIYShowOff Halloween Ideas

Skeleton Fairy Couture – perfect for adding Halloween touches to your decor. Attach to a wreath, pin onto your jacket, position in a plant, unlimited ideas and so much fun – a little reminiscent of playing with paper dolls only more creative and 3D. I’m on the hunt for supplies again this year…with felt accents for skeleton diffusers! CUTE!

DIY Halloween Fairy Fashion Show - Skeleton Couture @diyshowoff

 

Halloween (witch) dreamcatcher // tea party – this whimsical witch-catcher is just too cute! A great Halloween themed craft idea. Gather some friends and cider! Or make one up and add it to your “BOO” for a friend or neighbor. 

Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels Halloween witch dreamcatcher tea party @diyshowoff #madewithmichaels

The Raven inspired Halloween party ideas – throwing a monster bash? A black and white Poe theme is perfectly POEtic! I’m gathering up my props from the past to create a Poe-themed window at my wellness studio. Can’t wait!

The Raven Nevermore Halloween Party Ideas @diyshowoff #MakeItWithMichaels

 

Halloween {essential oil infused} Marshmallow Treats – easy to make party favors! 

So cute! Halloween (essential oil infused optional) marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #makeitwithmichaels

This witch hat tutorial for a Halloween centerpiece, candy dish, vignette or planter – ‘witch’ purpose works best for you? A construction cone + plant dish = so many options! EASY!

DIY Witch Hat Halloween decor tutorial @diyshwoff

 

monster repellent Halloween party favor recipe – you just might want to use this all year long! Still holding out on trying essential oils? Learn more at my Wellness Website to get your essential oils and to be a part of our amazing community of friends! 

Halloween essential oils Make & Take ideas, graphics and printables @diyshowoff

 

Halloween wooden BOO blocks and super easy wall art tutorial – isn’t that laser cut wall art amazing? It’s like the easiest craft project ever and so pretty!   DIY Halloween decor @diyshowoff

DIY chicken wire/cheesecloth spooky skeleton ghost – this guy hangs out in our (storage) barn all year long until it’s time to come out of hiding! A scary sight when you walk in to rummage through the treasures. And a fun addition to the grape arbor/gazebo with the curtains blowing around. Spooky! 

DIY Halloween Ghost

 

DIY ‘Nevermore’ tree Halloween decor – grab some branches from the yard and ravens from the Dollar Store and your glue gun! Easy fun craft time!

DIY Halloween Nevermore Tree

 

The Raven inspired Halloween mantel

Nevermore Halloween Mantel

 

personalized trick or treat tote bags

  DIY trick or treat tote bags

DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial

  DuckTape trick or treat bucket tutorial #halloween @diyshowoff #spookduckular

DIY pumpkin/jack-o-lantern diorama

 

candy skull owl

  DIY Neon Sharpie Candy Skull Owl

wooden candy corn decorations

  DIY Halloween/Fall craft: decorative wooden candy corn pieces

I love this old Halloween display from quite a few years ago…

halloween decorating @diyshowoff

 

Easy DIY Summer Cooling Spray Recipe & Tutorial

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It is HOT out there! Our local forecast promises a HOT and humid week. No worries! I’m going to share my favorite way to keep cool and chill out with an easy DIY cooling spray.

DIY cooling mist

Reasons you need to make cooling spray this NOW for you and your family members.

• It’s hot outside! As a result, you might be feeling over-heated.
• If you’re hot, you’re sweating. Yuck. Doesn’t hurt to spritz on some good smelling lavender and peppermint! lol
• If you’re overheated, chances are – you’re cranky. A ‘lil lavender for calming is going to help!

DIY Keep Cool / Chill Out Spray

Supplies I use:

I included some affiliate links.

• 2 oz. amber glass spray bottle (or adjust recipe according to the size spray bottle you have on hand)

• Witch hazel

• Distilled water
Peppermint essential oil*
Lavender essential oil*

* I only use and recommend Young Living essential oils! Quality matters!

What I do:

I fill the bottle half way with witch hazel, then the rest of the way with distilled water (to where the bottle starts to curve, NOT to the bottle neck or completely full, leave room for essential oils. I then add 4 drops each of Lavender and Peppermint. No worries if you get an extra drop or two, no worries if you’re running low and only have 3 drops. The nice thing about DIY is you control the strength and can alter the recipe as needed.

Lavender Essential Oil

The Swiss army knife of essential oils! SO many amazing benefits! Off the top of my head – supporting healthy skin, so a good choice for a body spray. AND as most of us know…relaxing and calming. So hot = cranky pants, add lavender = CHILL (CALM).

Young Living lavender

Peppermint Essential Oil

Another good one with so many benefits. It supports a healthy digestive system, soothing after exercise (dilute and apply topically), etc. But one other benefit is … it’s COOLING! For all things that cause me to overheat, I keep this bottle handy. Peppermint = CHILL (COOLING).

peppermint essential oil

Tip:

It is not necessary at all, but I store it in the refrigerator to give it an extra cooling boost!

Easy to grab and go, throw it in your purse or backpack. Having a cookout or going on a picnic in the park? Toss it in the cooler.

How I use it:

Shake and spritz myself, then spray the back of my neck.

Head’s Up:

Avoid your eyes! Peppermint stings! IF you do get it in your eyes, grab some coconut or a carrier oil, some fatty liquid and flush. Water will not help.

When I use it:

When temps are up, summer heat! Outdoor events, going to the park, going on a walk, run or hike, doing yard work, working outdoors, when air conditioning isn’t available or isn’t working, when the power is out and the a/c and fans aren’t an option, picnics/BBQs, at the pool.

IGTV

It WORKS! When I made this video, I spritzed myself then had to adjust the a/c. I was cold! Brrr!

Watch the tutorial on IGTV HERE!

Not a member of Young Living yet?

You guys! I know you’ve heard of essential oils by now. Maybe it feels overwhelming? Sounds expensive? Whatever your reason, I’d love to answer your questions and address your concerns.

#1 Quality:

It does matter and Young Living has a 25+ year history and is the pioneer of bringing back and raising awareness for using essential oils. Check out the Seed to Seal guarantee and pillars.

#2 Where you get them matters.

Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with MLMs, therefore maybe you feel that going to the store is a better option because you steer clear of network marketing “scams”. Well, with a 25+ year history and the fact that scams are illegal, Young Living doesn’t fit that description at all. And you wouldn’t avoid your friend who waitresses at your favorite restaurant, right? Of course not. You’d want to be seated in her section, tip her extra and show your support. Same thing! PLUS! When you connect with a friend who’s passionate about Young Living, you’re going to have access to an amazing community of thousands who love and use the products and share their real life experiences as well as educational resources to empower you to actually know how and why you would use the products. You have a friend to hold your hand as much or as little as you want to make the whole ‘healthy lifestyle’ less overwhelming!

#3 Membership

Purchasing a Young Living Premium Starter Kit is NOT agreeing to selling anything. It’s there floating in the background as an option of your membership but completely your call. No pressure, no obligations. It’s NOT agreeing to purchasing regularly or ever again (of course they have an optional rewards program for those of us who do that can be canceled at ANY time without penalties). There is NO yearly fees. You guys, we have a SAMs Club membership. $45/year. Over a year year time frame, we’ve paid $450 for the privilege to shop there and not really anything to show for it. With Young Living, you buy a premium starter kit, you have lifetime access to 24% off retail prices. That’s it. Not to mention the starter kits are the best bang for your buck. When I need to restock, that’s usually the route I go (hello, $400+ worth of product for $165 = smart)!

#4 Young Living Lifestyle

Young Living is about so much more than essential oils (although they have a HUGE collection and oils you can’t purchase anywhere else). Example: we started choosing products with non toxic ingredients. Building and supporting a healthy immune system is SUPER important! So I simply switched from buying the following at the store to purchasing them with my Young Living membership (ask me how I get 25% back in rewards):

Young Living products

• Cough drops and chest rub
• Insect Repellent
• Dental care (toothpaste, floss, mouthwash)
• Natural deodorant
• Nose rings! yep! – personal essential oil infused diffuser rings
• Shampoo and conditioner
• Clean makeup! Yep! EVERY thing you need!
• The best skincare I’ve ever tried in my life
• Supplements (Vitamin D, C, B and more!)
• Baby products (wipes, lotion, wash, shampoo, diaper rash cream, etc.)
• Pain cream
• Sunscreen and After Sun Spray
• C B D oil + C B D muscle rub
• Household cleaner (plant based that we use on EVERY surface of our home)
• Foaming hand soaps + bar soaps
• Bath bombs, body wash, lotions
• Hand sanitizer (that doesn’t burn and is so moisturizing)
• Hormone support – I have NO issues at age 50 or for the last couple of years and I know it’s because of what I use.
• Laundry and dishwashing soaps
• Kids’ collection (pre-diluted essential oils)
• Pet line!
• Energy and anti-oxidants with Ningxia Red (love Ningxia Zyng for an afternoon pick me up too)

I could go on and on! I love that there is so much to choose from to create a beautiful safe environment for my family!

Get Started:

So, which kit are you going to go with? My recommendation: The Premium Oil Kit + Aria diffuser (it’s a gorgeous statement piece, ART!) with soothing sounds, glass dome, speaker (plug in your phone!), light options, and a remote!  The Desert Mist diffuser being a close second with great settings too (lights, candle flicker mode, 3-5-10 hour settings, automatic shutoff).  

Young Living starter kit options

And when you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits using my referral #1836762 at YoungLiving.com HERE, I’ll invite you in to our circle of wellness inspired friends who will embrace you! I’ll plug you in to our beautiful Facebook communities. I’ll get my favorite educational resources to you so you have guidance. I am personally available to you as a mentor and friend. I even offer a special welcome bundle for DIYShowOff friends that varies month to month. This month: I’ll give you 10% back on your order and reimburse your standard shipping. OR if you’d prefer, we can chat and I’ll personalize your welcome bundle to suit your needs.

Wishing you well!

Stay COOL, HOT friends!

Use this same recipe with these oils to create a DIY outdoor spray

DIY outdoor spray recipe

Holiday DIY/Decor Favorites from Christmas Past

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la….let me explain. It’s early, yes. And I am all about Thanksgiving – being thankful, counting blessings, turkey feast with all the trimmings with family doesn’t get forgotten. But there’s a lot going on this month with birthdays, a wedding, a countdown to a two week vacation AND Christmas decorating at the studio and apartment because it will be a part of our local symphony’s holiday tour of homes fundraiser as well as decorating at home.  That means: it’s time to dig out the Christmas decor and get busy!

Holiday DIY/Decor Favorites from Christmas Past

So I thought I’d gather up a few of my past favorite DIY holiday decorating photos from Christmas past for inspiration and to refresh my memory of what’s in all of those boxes stored in the attic and what I might need to add to a shopping list.

Oh yea! A Christmas tree farm inspired dining room. Classic red and green. I love that vintage red truck, pine trees, string lights and plaid tablecloth. Definitely something to keep back for decorating our home. 

Christmas Tree Farm Inspired

Christmas tree farm inspired decorating #athome @diyshowoff #christmas Christmas tree farm inspired decorating #athome @diyshowoff #christmas Christmas tree farm inspired decorating #athome @diyshowoff #christmas

More traditional red and green. Definitely sticking with the classics for home. I think I’ll mix them in with the wall gallery in our living room. 

DIY NOEL Wall Art

DIY NOEL Christmas wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

Birds & Berries Christmas Tree

Originally a tree in our family room, but this year I’m cutting back to only one Christmas tree at home and this birds & berries theme fits right in with the things I’ve already mentioned. Shopping the attic is working out for decorating our home this year! 

birds and berries Christmas tree #michaelsmakers @diyshowoff Dream Tree Challenge birds and berries Christmas tree #michaelsmakers @diyshowoff Dream Tree Challenge birds and berries Christmas tree #michaelsmakers @diyshowoff Dream Tree Challenge

Succulents & Spruce Christmas Tree

Succulents & Spruce Christmas Tree @diyshowoff - #michaelsmaker dream tree challenge DIYShowOff Dream Tree Challenge Christmas Tree - succulents & spruce/enchanted evergreen #michaelsmakers

Last year I used this coppery gold succulent beauty at the studio and I plan to do the same this year. I love the mix of copper and gold, oranges with evergreen. I might add touches of red and switch things up above the built in bookcases and on the mantel. 

wellness inspired living Christmas christmas tree bulb Christmas fireplace

Ombre Christmas Tree // No Sew DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

Ah, yes. The turquoise/aqua/mint ornaments with ruffled no-sew tree skirt. I haven’t used these decorations in a few years but I think they’ll complement the navy/mint studio workshop well and look wonderful in front of the grid of 9 windows. 

ombre christmas tree decor Ombre Tree turquoise ombre Christmas tree ombre ruffled tree skirt

These ornaments were so easy to make and so cute! 

Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bells Tutorial

easy DIY pipe cleaner Christmas tree bell ornament tutorial

More favorite DIYShowOff Christmas vignettes and decor for inspiration: 

Christmas hot cocoa station DIY holiday handmade gift idea - personalized flower crown Christmas reindeer decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by 10 bloggers @diyshowoff Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by 10 bloggers @diyshowoff Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by 10 bloggers @diyshowoff Holiday Home Tour @diyshowoff Holiday Home Tour @diyshowoff Christmas decorating Holiday Home Tour @diyshowoff Holiday Home Tour @diyshowoff Holiday Home Tour @diyshowoff Christmas Tree striped tub tutorial @diyshowoff Christmas half bathroom decorating Sitting room at Christmas Christmas centerpiece Christmas place settings mason jar Christmas centerpiece Red and Gold Christmas Tree Christmas kitchen decorating white Christmas

Spring Decorating with DecoCrated

Add some spring touches to your decor with a Spring 2019 subscription box from DecoCrated! That’s exactly what I did when I recently finished up my spring cleaning. Well, at least the main floor of our home is clean and organized. Upstairs is another story.  haha! 2nd floor, 2nd story, another story. See what I did there? Get it? I know. I’m so weird. 

decocrated wood organizer and chalkboard clipboard

Anyway, so…DecoCrated.com. With the exception of my monthly Young Living order, I am not usually a fan of subscription boxes. I find that usually they’re filled with sample items that I wouldn’t choose for myself (skin care with questionable ingredients, jewelry that isn’t my style, etc.). Know what I mean? The surprise part is happy, the contents … eh.

However, when it comes to decorative accents, count me in! I’m all about adding a few new pieces to freshen things up and I know you’ll fall in love with this subscription box too. Because if there’s something in there that you don’t care for, simply tuck it away in your “gifting” closet/box for a friend’s birthday or pay it forward and brighten someone’s day ‘just because’. But, my decor-loving buddies, I think you’re going to enjoy sprinkling some new spring accents around your home, adding a couple of key spring touches or swapping out something old for something new. 

decocrated spring pillows

It’s like treasure in the mail, a Christmas gift curated for your home each season, you guys! I love that! Imagine having a fun box filled with beautiful decorative home accents every quarter! You don’t have to ‘imagine’. Spoil yourself and make it happen.

Because I’m a nerd and really value getting the biggest bang for my buck, I mentally added up the items as I unboxed. Break it down. Each month when you walk into TJMaxx or Target or your favorite store or do some ‘window shopping’ online, how much is the cost of what’s in your cart for decorating? If you’re like me, it’s definitely more than $23.33 a month for an item or two. This Spring 2019 DecoCrated subscription box came with 9 items + a free gift (10!) so that’s approximately less than $7 for each piece of home decor when you use the code “DIY10” to get $10 off your subscription (did I mention free shipping?). SCORE! 

I created an unboxing video with all the details: 

After the video, I crated it all back up and popped over to the #helloredreno studio to refresh the decor. Take a look!

My DecoCrated:

beautiful accent pillow covers in fun coordinating patterns for spring (or all year long)

decocrated spring pillows decocreated at diyshowoff

cute quirky cork coasters (say that 10 times fast)

decocrated cork coasters

rustic frame with clip for displaying your favorite photos

or cute seasonal/inspirational message decocrated free gift decocrated frame clip decocrated spring

wooden organizational caddy with leather handles and iron-inspired hardware

decocrated wood caddy

chalkboard clipboard/memo board for ‘Things to Remember’

and a decor guide with style sheet to help you with key themes, combining elements, key colors and accent colors, style tips, decorating inspiration and ideas. 

decocrated wood organizer and chalkboard clipboard

mint/light aqua antique-inspired table clock

faux succulent//white ceramic planter

decocrated faux succulent antique inspired clock

two-sided hanging wood plaque (fun/motivational)

decocrated two sided spring sign

The deets: 

• Link: DecoCrated.com

• CUTEST decorative accents shipped right to your door. Happy delivery day to you! Order for Spring or pre-order for Summer! 

• Quarterly (seasonal) subscription box $79.99 (Use code “DIY10” for $10 off!) = $69.99

Yearly subscription also available for 10% discounted price of 289.86 

• Free gift with subscription.

• Free shipping.

• Show off, share and inspire: use hashtags with your photos on social media –  #idecocrated and #diyshowoff 

• Tag: @decocrated and @diyshowoff – we want to see the beauty in your decorating!

• Refer: When you refer a bestie or everyone you know, you get rewarded each time they sign up! For each friend you refer, they’ll receive 10% off their first box and you’ll receive 10% off your next box. That adds up to be quite the savings! 

So what do you think? Ready to decorate with DecoCrate?! 

Happy Easter, DIYShowOff friends!

Dear DIY friends: Wishing you a Happy Easter holiday weekend filled with many blessings! I’m so thankful for your friendship, support, encouragement, visits and shares. You make blogging so rewarding and our connection fills my heart with joy!

Take a moment to gather your thoughts, count your blessings and have an Easter holiday weekend with a grateful heart.

Happy Easter from DIYShowOff

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~Romans 5:8

Blessings to all this Easter!

succulent garden for Easter at diyshowoff.com

Easter Succulent Garden

Sending up a prayer for good health & happiness. xo

~Roeshel

Note: Due to Easter Sunday, That DIY Party will be published Monday, April 22nd.

Wanted to share this for those who were asking about it. It’s not too late!

There’s still time to grab this adorable pink bunny diffuser with the purchase of a Premium Starter Kit using enroller/sponsor #1836762 at YoungLiving.com

Hello April DIYShowOff welcome bundle 2019

Or print this Easter card and give the gift of wellness: 

YL Easter Gift Card

Easter DIY & Decorating Inspiration

Easter DIY Project Ideas:

Happy Spring, DIY friends! Rounding up a collection of Easter DIY & decorating inspiration for my DIYShowOff friends. 

I don’t know about you, but I feel renewed! These longer days and the bright sunshine just fill my soul with so much happiness and motivation! I’m so ready to put winter behind me! It’s the perfect day to take a walk down memory lane at some DIYShowOff Easter inspiration: 

Cute Easter DIY ideas @diyshowoff

Easter Egg Hunt Mantel 

Time for some seasonal//holiday decorating! Do you set out some decorative bunnies, crosses or spring flowers this time of year? I love freshening up our home with seasonal decorative accessories. 

Spring Easter egg hunt mantel @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers #makeitwithmichaels #ad

essential oil snuggle bunnies hot/cold pack

Do you love handmade gifts as much as I do? I love the thought and love behind gift giving. These snuggle bunnies are so cute. Tip: edit the tutorial to put a little pocket in the front with a felt carrot or flower for changing out the essential oils. 

Snuggle Bunnies Tutorial - DIY warm/cool/aromatherapy with essential oils) rice packs @diyshowoff

Easter succulent garden 

A couple of twigs, twine and a few rocks can give your container or succulent garden a faith based vignette and reminder of the reason for the season. xo

He is Risen! succulent garden at diyshowoff.com

easy t-shirt Easter basket liner

SO easy! Create an iron on personalization, grab a t-shirt. Easy peasy basket liner for any occasion. 

DIY personalized Easter basket liner tutorial @diyshowoff

floral Easter basket arrangement

A moss bunny transforms a floral arrangement and works all spring long. Adorable! 

So pretty! DIY spring floral centerpiece tutorial. Perfect for Easter too! #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff

Spring Fling welcome bundle

Entertaining? Hosting? A diffuser + some Stress Away or Lavender or Peace & Calming or Valor or Citrus Fresh … so many options to fill your home with inviting scents for a comfortable environment. When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit using Enroller/Sponsor #1836762 at YoungLiving.com, you’ll get a Spring Welcome bundle including a sweet mini USB bunny diffuser! Score!

Hello April Hello April

succulent eggs 

No green thumb? Tuck some faux-succulents into some pretty plastic eggs to decorate vignettes or use at place settings when hosting a family gathering. 

Freshen up your home with spring decor! DIY tutorial for spring succulents arrangement! #michaelsmaker

dip-dyed inspired Easter egg 

Fun weekend craft for you and the kiddos or a gather up your creative craft loving friends for an egg painting party! painted-dip-dyed-eggs

PB Inspired Decorative Eggs 

A trip down DIYShowOff memory lane! This is an oldie but goodie! 

pottery-barn-inspired-easter-eggs

(Wood) Chocolate Bar Decorative Accent 

A real look and cute accent piece! Add it to your mantelscape for a whimsical touch. 

faux wooden chocolate bar sign, DIY, Easter decor

Pop over to see more spring DIY inspiration

Spring DIY ideas @diyshowoff

or visit DIY ShowOff & Share for more ideas from favorite bloggers (you’re invited to link up yours!)!