DIY Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween!! Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays. Each year P and I try to come up with creative and fun Halloween costumes. Last year I dressed up with an inflatable doughnut and made him a Starbucks cup. Could you guess what we were?

Coffee and doughnuts! 

So this year was going to be no exception! We are still at the drawing board but I had to share this adorable, and easy, retro pin up girl costume! I have always been fascinated with this part of our culture and love the femininity and empowerment of pin up girls. 

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DIY Makeup Bag

Can I start off by saying how much I LOVE this DIY makeup bag?! I originally found this plain white canvas bag at Target and a light bulb instantly went off. I’ve been loving the simplicity of white with pops of pastel colors right now and this little make-up bag is the perfect combination of the two. 

I’ve been traveling more recently and my standard makeup bag wasn’t doing it for me anymore. It was old and just plain ugly. So instead of buying a new bag that I wouldn’t be totally in love with, I decided to DIY my own! 

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DIY Beach Hat

Hello summer! Summer is one of my favorite times of year here and for good reason! The days are longer which means more time at the pool or beach with our family and friends. If there’s one thing I’m particular about though is my skin. Although I am tan, I’m very cautious of skin cancer or causing any damage to my face. That’s why I wear 75+ SPF on my skin and always make sure I have a hat with me. Skin cancer is something that has touched my family a few times and it has definitely taught me to protect my skin because it’s the only one I’ll ever have. 

If you’re like me though, I get disappointed with the variety of beach hats that I see in the stores. Either they’re WAY too big, floppy, or in a pattern that I don’t really like. That’s why I’ve decided to whip up my own DIY beach hat! This hat only took $10 to make which is such a steal and will last this summer and next! There are many wonderful variations of this beach hat available online but forking over $50-$100 for a fun beach hat is out of my budget. Here’s the easy directions to making your own DIY beach hat! 

Supplies: 

Beach hat (we got our at Walmart for only $7!)
Yarn in your color of choice 
Fabric glue 

Directions: 

Take your glue and write out your words. We loved using “Sun of a Beach” but there are other great sayings like, “Do Not Disturb”, “On Vacation”, ect. Use your imagination! 

Take the yarn and cut off about a foot of yarn. Gently press the yarn into the glue. 

Allow the glue to dry for 24-hours before using the beach hat. 

Pair with your favorite swimsuit and go outside!

I absolutely love this DIY beach hat! It’s perfect for shielding my face from the sun while I relax by the beach, or my preferred way, on a swan! I am so glad that inflatable swans, flamingos, and donuts aren’t going anywhere soon because I think it’s the best way to enjoy summer! Grab your friends, pack up some delicious snacks and drinks, and go enjoy summer with our DIY beach hat! Just make sure you wear your SPF gals! 

Styling: Liz Martin & Kelly Harrold // Photographer: Jennifer Collins // Location: // Mixson Bath & Racquet Club // Swan: Shop the Manor // Swimsuit: CupShe // Hat: Walmart 

 

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DIY Copper and Rope Necklace

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I swear I think I’ll never get over my love for copper, because we’ve got another copper DIY project up on the blog today! I love this one because again, it’s super easy, affordable, and takes less than five minutes to make. Now that’s my kind of project!

Supplies:

Rope
3 pieces of copper (I used these from Lowes: 1, 2)

That’s it! The pieces of copper are all about fifty cents a piece making this project under five dollars to make! I had a ton of rope left over after making the DIY Copper Hanging Wardrobe so this was the perfect project for using some of it up (I’ve got another one that’ll use up the rest!).

Steps:

Measure out the length of rope you’d like your necklace to be. Everyone is a little different but I prefer mine to hang just below my collarbone. Make sure to leave a few inches of extra rope to tie into a knot. Slide the first straight copper tubing onto the rope, followed by the elbow piece, and finish off with the second straight tube. Tie into a knot and burn the edges a little to prevent from fraying and you’re done!

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It can be dressed up..

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¬†Or down! (sorry for the silly ‘selfie’ style photos!)

With all this rain going on in the Low County, it’s simple projects like these make the day go by that much faster. Plus it’s been so enjoyable watching movies and working on little projects that’ll make everyone happy.

I hope everyone enjoys their Thursday! I’ve been busy with events all week that come to a finale tonight, I’ll be posting throughout the next coming weeks about what’s been going on at PMP and ways to start getting involved. Until then, have a happy day!

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