Holiday DIY/Decor Favorites from Christmas Past

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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

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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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 giftdecocrated frame clipdecocrated 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: 

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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!

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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!)!

 

Hello April! Welcome Spring!

Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be. Are you ready to change, to begin a journey to a healthier YOU, family and home? I love freshening up our home with pretty Spring decor and accessories and a diffuser and essential oils makes our home healthier and ready for Spring! It’s such a sweet (without the chocolate) Easter or Mother’s Day gift too. 

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

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You’ll also get my favorite educational resources and support from an AMAZING community!

Seasonal changes get to you?

No worries! This is going to help when all that pollen starts floating around. It’s that time of year! Notice that lemon, lavender and peppermint come in the kit! 

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AND the sweet Spring Welcome Bundle: 

When you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits + join Essential Rewards using enroller/ sponsor #1836762 at youngliving.com, you’ll get welcome bundle from me! It includes a *free mini USB bunny cool mist humidifier/ diffuser AND…

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Young Living April promo: 

Interested in purchasing a few more items? Need recommendations for your specific wellness journey? Let’s talk. Young Living offers some pretty awesome monthly promos and April 2019 is no exception. Watch the PV level of your order. When you reach these qualifying amounts, you’ll receive some additional gifts from Young Living! Pretty cool!

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Be happy. Be healthy. Happy Spring!

Springtime DIY Decor & More

Good bye winter! Arrivederci! Helloooooo Spring, my long lost pal! Welcome! Sunshine is the best medicine and am I every ready! How about you? 

spring sunshine diffuser blend

 

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Spring! Finally! Can I get an “amen”?!  I’m so in love with the longer days, the sunshine and warmer temps. It’s motivation for Spring cleaning and decluttering, refreshing and creativity! Right? Same for you? Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some past DIYShowOff Spring decorating projects: 

Spring floral centerpiece – I love fresh flowers and I think it’s the perfect time to grab a bouquet from the grocery store. Split it up into several smaller fresh bouquets for a spring touch bedside, on the bathroom vanity and desktop but a new silk/faux arrangement for the dining room table lasts longer! Bonus: Zero maintenance.

spring floral centerpiece inspiration

How about a fun spring craft project? Gather up some friends, finger foods, a fresh essential oil infused water bar and get creative with a Spring succulents arrangement – succulents in robins’ eggs…what cuties! 

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

Think ahead! April showers bring May flowers. This would be a fun spring fling get-together too! Put that Silhouette or Circuit to good use! Decorate your Rain Boots  – personalize with vinyl! 

DIY rainboots vinyl decal design tutorial at diyshowoff.com

Spring entertaining – it’s almost time for outdoor gatherings! My dog is already asking for me to move her cushion to the sunlight streaming through the French doors. lol! I can’t wait to be out on the patio.
spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

Do you decorate for the change in seasons? Spring mantel – this past mantelscape had so much charm, didn’t it? It’s been a while since I’ve decorated my mantel for Spring but I’m working on one for this year. Check back with me next week. The studio could use a bit of Spring bling! 

spring mantel @DIYShowOffspring mantel @DIYShowOff

Spring break is coming up! Freshen up the guest room with some Spring accents. Check out this Spring bloom pillow cover tutorial. So cute!

spring pillow cover diyshowoff.com

Create a pretty Spring floral arrangement, add some French accents for a SpringTime in Paris vignette. I’ve never been. Have you? Tell me all about it! Romantic? Inspiring? This is as close as I’m getting for a while. 

SpringTime in Paris  

decoupage vase @diyshowoff #SpringTimeinParis #michaelsmakers

Harsh winter ice storms and high winds brought down a TON of branches here in our yard. Time to whip up an easy Spring branch centerpiece! Seriously! This is about the EASIEST DIY ever! Grab a twig or branch from the yard and give it a coat of spray paint. Add a mini-nest and some eggs. Cheap! Cheap! 

spring twig centerpiece tutorial @diyshowoff

Not convinced to browse the floral aisle at your local craft store yet?

florals

Here’s another Spring centerpiece – add a twist. I love this artichoke nestled in there. Butterflies, birds, nests, lemons. Try adding a fun unexpected element to keep it interesting!

spring floral arrangement @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers (DIY floral arranging tips)

SPRING into essential oils!

Is what you put into your body important to you? Me too! ‘m pretty sure by now that you’ve heard a lot about essential oils, right? ::groan:: and ::eye roll:: <— that was my initial reaction too! lol! What IS all the fuss about? It’s not something new. It’s not just something trendy. It’s all about living about the wellness line and supporting our body systems. It’s about surrounding yourself with less toxins and creating a chemical free home. 

Spring into Young Living essential oils @diyshowoff Grab a premium starter kit at youngliving using enroller/sponsor #1836762 and receive an awesome welcome bundle! Embrace wellness!

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diffuser necklace

Spring scents: ditch the chemical filled synthetic fragrances and breathe in some fresh air!

spring diffuser blend

Spring Cleaning!

Ditch & Switch! This bottle of Thieves Household Cleaning is AH-MAZING! We use it on every surface. It smells good, doesn’t have the harsh chemicals and does an awesome job! There’s a sample packet that makes two 16 oz. spray bottles included in the premium starter kit. Bonus! You will LOVE it!

spring cleaning with essential oils

So grateful someone shared with me: When I first heard, I thought it was some temporary popular trend and I tuned it out. la-la-la-la-la!!!!!! But nearly 4 years ago on a blogging retreat, two of my blog buddies shared essential oils with me…I have a bit of an issue with traveling which causes some uncomfortable side effects (TMI! you don’t want to know) and the essential oil shared made all the difference! Oh.my.good.NESS! If it worked for that, how else? In my world at the time, my mom and sister were going through treatments for breast cancer. I was ready and open to making healthier choices. Baby steps. Just starting somewhere.

You guys, I’ve had 6 family members diagnosed with cancer in SIX years! This has to stop! 

Essential oils have been around FOREVER and I know that lately they’re ALL THE HYPE but I believe it’s because word of mouth spreads faster these days via social media. They aren’t new. And specifically, Young Living has been around going on 30 years! I was still practically a child (and I’m a grandma now!). That’s not anything bright and shiny and just born. And “Young Living” is THE BRAND everyone wants. Because guess what? Not all essential oils are created equal! What I really love about Young Living is their Seed to Seal Guarantee. They aren’t just buying from a supplier and slapping on a label. Young Living controls the process of planting, harvesting, distilling, bottling, labeling and shipping from their own farms and partner farms from around the world with high standards and lots of testing. In fact,

Young Living is the #1 essential oils company in the world. I am confident that I am getting the best quality essential oil. One other quick point about Young Living…unlike buying a cheap oil from Amazon or WalMart or even TJMaxx (be aware: even a label with 100% pure doesn’t mean that’s the case), I love that I have support, resources and testimonials from personal experiences to help guide me on my oily journey. I’ve never had to work about my health but now I’m empowered to research, to learn more and to embrace wellness. When someone tells me they tried an essential oil and it didn’t work, I’m pretty sure they tried a fragrance or lower grade, not the quality of Young Living essential oils. 

Seasons Changing: 

Spring brings about some seasonal changes. Be prepared!

seasons changing

SPRING is all about renewal and growth. It’s a GREAT time to get started on a wellness journey! Young Living is running a …

Flash Sale! 

While supplies last, you can snag this beautiful essential oils Premium Starter Kit valued at over $300, regularly priced $165 for $144 AND get $10 cash back from DIYShowOff! 

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I’m excited for you to join an amazing oily family filled with so much love and support and fun! Can’t wait!

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How are you freshening up your home for Spring? 

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