Pumpkin Carving 101

Hi guys!

Today we are throwing it back to 2015 blogging with a DIY. I haven’t done one of these in so long & yet there’s an entire section I have devoted to DIYs. I honestly love crafting & using Pinterest for ideas, I just usually don’t have a ton of time. BUT since it’s fall, I made the time to carve a pumpkin! It was actually my first time ever & I’d have to say it didn’t go too bad! I actually had to look up the steps to carve a pumpkin (yikes) so I thought I would help you guys out & do a little how-to if you’re just as unsure as I was. 

For mine, I made a cat, but you can do whatever design you want! The steps are the same no matter what you decide to do with it. 

1.) Pick out a pumpkin.

The larger the better if you’re new at this whole thing.

2.) Wash the pumpkin.

3.) Use a sharpie to draw a circle around the top & then cut out the circle using a sharp knife. 

4.) Clean out all of the insides & save the seeds for a recipe! 

I used a combination of a spoon & a knife for this step & it worked pretty well. 

5.) Draw your design. 

This is where you get to be creative! 

6.) Carve out your design using a sharp knife or similar tool.

Depending on how fancy you get, you might need some power tools, but I would suggest not going for that right away, because this is just pumpkin carving 101. I used a knife & it worked fine! 

7.) Clean out any excess pumpkin & seeds.

8.) Put a battery powered candle inside & TA-DA!!

DIY Wall Hanging

This is one of my favorite DIY’s I’ve ever done! It is so easy & actually turned out sooo well!

I had been seeing these wall tapestries all over & thought they were so minimalistic & boho, which tends to be my style. But most of them were around $25 & I just wasn’t willing to spend that on some string & a stick! So I got on Pinterest & found my own version.

Supplies: 1 stick or wooden dowel

yarn

scissors

I got my stick from the desert, but if you’re not fortunate enough to walk in your backyard & find one, you can buy a wooden dowel at places like Micheals or even Walmart craft section. The size of the dowel will depend on how big you want your tapestry! Then get some different colored yarn. I chose grey & baby pink! You can play around with the yarn length, but for starters, cut a super long piece because you can always go back & cut it shorter. Fold the yarn in half & place under the stick. Then stick the end of the yarn through the loop & bang! You have the start of a yarn wall hanging. I wish I had pictures to show you guys exactly how to do it, but it’s pretty easy to figure out!

What are some other cheap DIY’s you love? Let me know in the comments or DM me on social media, because I’m always looking for projects to do!

with love,

jazz

2017 Wrapping Theme

Hey guys!!

I feel like it’s been awhile, but it’s only been a week… I don’t know if you noticed, but I didn’t have a Chic of the Week on Friday because I was up north visiting Jacob & just enjoying my time up there so my bad :/ but I have a new piece to show this week, so make sure to check back Friday 😉

Today’s post is all about my wrapping theme this year. And yes, every year I use a new wrapping paper because why not?? Last year I did the old-fashioned look with brown paper & it looked very classy, but this year I wanted to be more fun! My mom always goes & stocks up on wrapping at end of Christmas sales so it comes in handy a year later when I’m trying to jazz up my presents (see what I did there lol).

I am actually not too bad at wrapping, but I know to some people it’s like trying to make origami. But don’t worry; you can still make things look good in bags! Just color coordinate those cheap paper bags that are like $1 at the store & throw in some colorful tissue paper with a personalized note & BANG. It looks like you know what you’re doing.

But if you want to get fancy & actually try to wrap, you’ll just need scissors, tape, a sharpie, Christmasy wrapping paper, & a bow is optional. I won’t walk you through how to actually wrap because I’m just not that advanced. That’s what YouTube is for. But I hope this was inspirational & all your gifts are Instagrammable 😉

I know this has nothing to do with this post, but something I really wanna know: Do you or your family have a theme tree or is it just a bunch of different ornaments that have some sort of meaning?? Let me know in the comments or DM me on social media because I just have to know. My family doesn’t do a theme tree & I can’t decide what kind of tree I want to have when I have my own house. Prettty or full of memories? The struggle is real.

xo,

jazz

Super Simple Halloween gift

I look for any excuse to try out a Pinterest craft & I found this easy idea for Halloween!

I took white copy paper & wrapped it around a clean can & tucked the access paper into the can, to cover the sharp edges. I taped the flaps of paper in the back too. Then I drew eyes & a mouth on with black sharpie. I filled it with candy & ta-da! Easy way to make your friends smile. I’ll list the supplies below:

  • clean cans
  • white copy paper
  • black sharpie
  • candy
  • tape

Here’s the original Pinterest craft.

If you want to see more cute DIY’s & other stuff, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!

What are you going to be for Halloween tomorrow?? Let me know in the comments or on social media!

xo,

jazz

No-Carve Pumpkin Decoration

Fall is in full swing right now! If you’re anything like me, you’ve already completed half of the items on your fall bucket list. Over Fall Break, my friend & I went to the cutest little pumpkin patch & picked out little white pumpkins to decorate! I had seen this idea on Pinterest & just had to try it! It was super easy & cheap! You need literally 2 items:

  • Black Sharpie
  • Pumpkin

I got creative with mine & added more color & even some glitter, but using just a black marker would look festive too. Have fun with it!!

What’s on your fall bucket list? Let me know in the comments or on social media! 

xo,

jazz