Project Diary #12 Christmas at the Studio

It’s Christmas as the studio! Since we can’t put life on hold, let’s ignore the unfinished projects and enjoy a festive look at the holiday cheer in a mostly finished space. A place where we share DIY home ideas and creating a beautiful home begins with a healthy environment.   wellness inspired living Christmas

Remember that Succulents & Spruce Christmas tree? It’s a beautiful focal point to the studio living room area. I love the colors and rustic nature vibe in this space.  Christmas tree - rustic   A grapevine star against a window in the daytime is hard to photograph but trust me, it makes for a perfect topper! christmas tree grapevine star topper And I love the pop of color from these coppery-orange ornaments.   christmas tree bulb  Gold glitter feathers! My favorite sparkle accent for this nature themed tree. rustic christmas tree gold glitter feather  There’s lots of extra leafy garlands to give it a fuller look too. Did you notice?  rustic christmas   And there’s Northern Lights Black Spruce essential oil in the diffuser ornament giving it a beautiful pine scent! When you can’t have fresh pine, this is a great option! Smells amazing! young living diffuser ornament   A fluffy comfy throw as a tree skirt makes me want to curl up under there to enjoy the starry-night glow! cow hide throw blanket tree skirt    Christmas decor  The mantel is all decorated for celebrating Happy Holidays!  Christmas fireplace  Isn’t it gorgeous? Those fairy lights in glass ornaments are my favorite tucked into lush pine forest garland is just so magical!

And the porch and stairs are on the ‘to-do’ list but a grapevine wreath with holly berries and red velvet bow with poinsettias greets our guests at the door. christmas entryway helloredreno  Oh! The first sneak peek! There is now vinyl decal lettering on the windows to share with our community what’s going on! Wellness Inspired Living is what it’s all about, creating a home that promotes a better you and a healthy home environment for your family. Well-being. You can learn more about my story and what that means to me HERE. wellness inspired living Butler PA Butler PA Wellness Inspired Living studio The entryway still needs painted (or maybe even a pretty wallpaper accent wall with a bench and decor – so many ideas!) but I used what I have on hand to give it a welcoming atmosphere.  christmas foyer   The studio is a place in our downtown where we gather for discussing living above the wellness line, to get together to support one another, for education and fun times. It’s also an available meeting space for small/home business//women in business.  welcome guests door prizes  My 4-year-old grandson took this next photo. I think he did a pretty good job! I love the antique door knob from a little one’s perspective.  Christmas doorknob   With lots of holiday events on the calendar, a “Selfies with Santa”//holiday photo backdrop and props is getting lots of use and laughs! So fun! Christmas photo backdrop selfies with Santa  Before the photo backdrop…this wall featured the quote scroll but was moved to the entryway. Aroma Freedom Technique happens in this room (although via video chat too) –  achieve your goals! xo  living room Christmas vignette helloredreno   Time for entertaining my friends! Some photos, ideas and settings from some recent events: Wine and chocolate. This photo might represent entertaining AND for personal use as well. hahaha! Christmas wine cart

Yay! Another sneak peek. You saw them from the outside above and I haven’t revealed the workshop area yet but this grid of windows is amazing for it’s natural light! Christmas window with plants reindeer  The shelving area above a hot beverage station…this room has no natural light but I love it’s function. Beverage center, back door, coat room, hallway. Christmas hot cocoa station Mantel deer…did I mention I can’t get enough of GOLD lately. How about you?  gold reindeer Okay, friends! THIS IS THE BEST SNEAK PEEK….I am in LOVE with how the workshop area is coming along. This table gathers friends for DIY craft time, make & takes, wellness education, iTOVI scans and small parties! Those dark moody walls paired with the barn wood walls (not shown below) and that grid of 9 beautiful windows that sold me on this studio and tempt me to want to LIVE in this room! I’ll share more specific details in the upcoming before/after reveal but wow, right? So so pretty! Or maybe you need to see the before to appreciate it like I do. You’ll have to stop back soon. ::wink wink:: helloredreno workshop   This Desert Mist diffuser is amazing! I absolutely love the candle flicker mode and diffusing settings. You can get it HERE. You need it! You’ll LOVE it! I don’t miss burning candles one bit. That’s saying a lot! I was a brand name candle junkie! I love that I can easily and frequently change up the scent, mood, health benefits…just take a look at more info. I’m so grateful a friend shared with me and feel compelled to pass it on. You control what you bring into your home and a diffuser and essential oils was that first baby step towards a healthier me, family and home.  Premium Starter Kit Desert Mist Diffuser   Another photo from a 4-year-old’s perspective. Setting up for an essential oil make & take party and there’s a glimpse of that gorgeous barn wood.  essential oils Christmas party ideas diyshowoff   I love handmade gifts and making them so pretty and festive with all the trimmings. See more about essential oil infused gift ideas HERE make and take holiday party make and take holiday ideas holiday home spray tutorial DIY comfort and joy roll on essential oil gift ideas YL essential oil holiday craft time   What’s an event without some light refreshments? I love making up a tray with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers and some essential oil infused goodies. party food fresh fruits, crackers and cheese fruit crackers cheese ketogenic pumpkin muffins with Cinnamon Bark Vitality infused cream cheese frosting ketogenic pumpkin muffins with cinnamon bark vitality infused icing    Rosemary Vitality and Lemon Vitality essential oil infused roasted cashews lemon rosemary cashews

So, what do you think? Isn’t it cute? So cozy and comfy. C’mon over and we’ll catch up over a glass of hot cocoa or mulled wine! I’ll save a mini-muffin for you! love spending time here with friends!

Next up:

The workshop transformation. It’s my favorite! 

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There’s a gorgeous Butler, PA Bed & Breakfast across the street called Suite Retreat (how cute is that?!) and an antique shop nearby. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno!

Project Diary Entry #2 – Efficiency Apartment

Project Diary Entry #3 Color Passive Paint

Project Diary Entry #4 – Full Bathroom Demo Day

Project Diary Entry #5 – Sealing A Wood Plank / Shiplap Wall

Project Diary Entry #6: Bathroom Flooring

Project Diary Entry #7: Sealing Brick

Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors

Project Diary #9: Carpeted Stairs

Project Diary #10 Vinyl Floor Tiles

Project Diary #11 – Living Room Before & After

 

Handmade Essential Oil Infused Gift Ideas

Hellooooo DIY and essential oil loving friends! I just wanted to pop on and share some easy DIY essential oil infused gift ideas. Not all are original ideas from the recesses of my creative genius … although most are! haha! I believe my inspiration for the snowmen was sparked from a Facebook post somewhere but since I have so many friends asking about further details, I wanted to post something here for reference. 

diy christmas gift idea

Okay, let’s get this make & take last minute handmade essential oil infused gift ideas post going so that you can prepare for some weekend holiday craft time! First things first – I use and recommend Young Living and LOVE their products. I’d love to be the one to discuss them with you. You can learn more here: Wellness Inspired Living. Once your order is placed, I’ll be in touch to get a DIYShowOff welcome bundle to you!

DIY Essential Oils Infused Gift Ideas

Believe essential oil holiday gift tag @diyshowoff

free printable holiday gift tags

These ideas work for hostess or teacher gifts, handmade gift exchanges, holiday door prizes and incentive gifts and make and takes and I bet you may just want to keep one for yourself as well!

DIY essential oil infused hand purifier spray recipe @diyshowoff

DIY hand spray

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DIY Wood Dryer Ball Snowman Tutorial

essential oil holiday craft time

Supplies:

wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial

What I did:

  1. I added a wool dryer ball to a treat bag and secured the top with a clear elastic hair band. wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  2. Then popped in another wool dryer ball and closed the top with another clear elastic hair band.  wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  3. Attach the snowman had to cover the top using hot glue.  wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  4. Decorate hat with Christmas florals or ribbon.  wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  5. Tie on a holiday ribbon scarf between the two wool dryer balls. wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  6. Draw a face using your Sharpie markers. wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial
  7. Attach a business card and sample of your favorite essential oil. 

wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial wool dryer ball snowman essential oils tutorial How I use mine: REPLACE toxic dryer sheets with wool dryer balls and essential oils! Remove wool dryer balls from packaging, stick the snowman hat on your dog (or not – hahaha!), add a few drops of essential oil to each ball and toss in the dryer with a load of wet clothes. I find that since my dryer has a sensor and stops when clothes are dry, that we don’t have issue with static cling. Sometimes, I’ll add another drop or two and “air dry” or “fluff” before folding dry clothes. 

Ornament with Sample Sized or Small Products

essential oil gift ideas YL

What I did:

  • I used THESE plastic ornaments.
  • I added a few curls of white gift ribbon inside.
  • Young Living gift ideas: Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier, Lip Balm, Thieves Disinfecting Spray, Essential Oil sample sachet, Wolfberry Truffles, Ningxia Nitro, Ningxia Red, business card, note, gift card, essential oils, essential oils gift certificate, etc.
  • Close up the ornament and tie on a pretty festive ribbon. 

essential oil holiday craft time

Comfort & Joy Gemstone & Essential Oil infused Roll – On

comfort and joy rollon tutorial

  • See the tutorial HERE.

Holiday Home Room Spray:

holiday home spray tutorial DIY Holiday Home Spray tutorial holiday home spray DIY

Supplies: 

What I did: 3-5 drops of essential oil to 1 oz of distilled water. Decorate and label. Shake and spray. 

Marshmallow Treats with essential oil infused candy

  • Check out the tutorial HERE!

hand dipped marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #christmas hand dipped marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #christmas hand dipped marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #christmas

See MORE tutorials and ideas including DIY essential oil infused honey, bath salt ornaments, sugar scrubs, air fresheners and more! 

LINKS to ALL Things DIY Essential Oils

So sweet! Essential oil infused honey and Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide @diyshowoff So sweet! Essential oil infused honey and Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide @diyshowoff So sweet! Essential oil infused honey and Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide @diyshowoff

DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff

DIY essential oil infused air freshener gift idea

DIY essential oil infused bath salt ornament @diyshowoff