Fall Decorations!

I hope you’ve all had a spooky Halloween! It’s been a crazy busy month for me but I’m finally caught up with school work so I figured I’d share with you all some of the decorations I had up for fall and Halloween. These are super easy and they work great for really small spaces!

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I didn’t really like many of the fall decorations I was finding so I figured that I would just pick up some fake leaves and make my own. I got a few that had little wire stems that I twisted together to make sets of three and I also got some tiny loose leaves that I glued to some twine. I put these up all around my room and on my door and they looked super cute! I don’t really have the patience to carve pumpkins so I bought a mini one at a grocery store and took a black sharpie and drew on a jack-o-lantern face. If you want to get more crafty and creative with pumpkins, I’d recommend using fake ones so that you can re-use them. That’ll save you a ton of money and effort!

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What kind of decorations did you have for the spooky season? I’m always looking for new ideas! Now on to Christmas decor! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

xx -Rach

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DIY Glitter Letter

Hello friends! How was your weekend? I’m so happy to see that you guys enjoyed my last DIY post so I figured that I’d bring you guys another really simple one today. Crafts like this are great for those of us that are looking to have cute decorations while sticking to a budget.

You will need:
-Foam core board
-Washi tape
-Two colours of fine craft glitter
-Craft glue
-A pencil
-A paint brush

Alrighty, so the first thing you want to do is start tracing a letter onto the board with a pencil. You can make it as complex or as simple as you want. I’m not a super crafty person so I went for a very basic shape just to make things easier. Then you want to start painting your craft glue on the design that you drew. It’s important that you try to keep the edges as clean as possible since the glitter will stick to anything that has glue on it.

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Now for the fun–and messy–part! Start to slowly pour the glitter onto your shape, with the darkest colour toward the top fading to a lighter colour at the bottom. Using your fingers, gently press the glitter into the glue. This will help to make your shape really opaque and evenly covered. Tip the excess glitter into a garbage and go over any areas that need more. Now just create a border with some washi tape and you’re set!

I think this is a great way to spruce up a room and would make an adorable gift for someone! I love to hear from you guys so be sure to tag me in pictures of your DIYs! Thank you all so so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next time!

xx -Rach

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DIY Goals Chart!

Happy Thursday, everyone! As many of you know, I am going to be moving away from home for the first time on September 4th so over the past couple of weeks I have been planning out some decor ideas. Today I am going to be sharing with you a super cute way for you to organize your goals for each month. I’m not a very talented person when it comes to crafts so trust me when I say this is easy!

You will need: 
-A foam core board
-Sticky notes
-A black Sharpie
-A coloured Sharpie
-A pencil
-Washi tape

To start off you want to cut your board to be the right size. You need it to be big enough to fit three sticky notes up and three across. I made mine larger so that it wouldn’t look too cramped and so I would have space to decorate. Then you want to stick six sticky notes on the bottom portion and one in the top corner.

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The sticky note in the corner will say the current month and all of the notes below will be a different goal. Because I am just about to start school again I don’t have a ton of goals for the time being but I would recommend trying to set goals for various parts of your life (school, work, family, social life etc).  Then each month you can replace the notes and write out new goals.

This next bit is optional but I took a silver sharpie and did some cute designs around where each note will go, not only does this look cute but it will help you to put them back in the right spots next time. I also took some washi tape and made a little border around it to clean up the edges.

Goal setting is super important and this is a really easy and clear way to display what you want to accomplish. I have a couple more DIY decor ideas that are coming soon and once I’m settled in I’ll be sure to show you all what my room ends up looking like! I hope you all have a great weekend and I’ll see you soon!

xx -Rach

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DIY Christmas Decorations

Hi everyone! Today I thought I’d show you a cute easy way to decorate for the holidays. These look great right above windows or could even be used as a garland.

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Lighting’s not the best but you get the idea. 🙂
Walk around your neighbourhood and pick up some skinny branches, about the size of the window you plan on putting them on. Then take some ribbon and tie it around the branch and using a thumb tac, pin it to the window frame to secure it. This way, you won’t damage your walls and you won’t even see the mark as it’s pinned to the top of the window frame.
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Then choose your some ornaments, but be careful because you don’t want them to be too heavy. You can easily find some at the dollar store if you’re on a budget! Tie those to the branch with ribbon.
You can add as much extra to this as you want! Try to play around with tinsel, lights, or little stuffed animals.
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I absolutely love the way these turned out, and they take almost no time! It’s also great if you don’t want your decorations to take up too much space. I hope you guys enjoy it! Thanks so much for coming by!
xx -Rach
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