Grown Up Easter Basket Inspiration

Grown Up #Girlboss Easter Basket Inspiration!

One of my favorite requests to receive from friends and family is my help finding a gift for someone special. Over the years I’ve been asked to put together Easter baskets and I thought I’d share some of my favorite things to include for a non-food/candy basket for grown up girls! These photos are of a ‘mock’ basket of ideas that include gifts I have personally received that would be perfect to give for Easter! (Of course, I’m keeping all of these items, but you get the idea!)

Grown Up #Girlboss Easter Basket Inspiration!

I love seasonally packaged makeup like this darling bunny shaped Lipsmacker! Bonus: It also smells and tastes amazing! The Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight palette is a new beauty release and very hot right now. All the cool girls are going to be trying to get their hands on this one for Spring! Bath bombs are another currently trending item. Try to find some in fresh Spring colors like these from Forever21, Urban Outfitters or Etsy.

Grown Up #Girlboss Easter Basket Inspiration!

This fun-sized-Instagram-worthy Instax camera is one of my favorite things I ever received in a brand PR package and it makes the perfect gift! You can pick one up from here or here. If you know her size consider some athletic gear like a Fitbit watch strap or a pair of trainers. I don’t know any girl who doesn’t love a fresh new pair of gym kicks! These pale pink ones by Nike are comfy and chic!

Grown Up #Girlboss Easter Basket Inspiration!

Mugs are one of the easiest gifts to find and give. There are always cute ones for ever season at places like Target and Michael’s. This pink and gold “I Get You” mug is from TJMaxx and was gifted to me on Valentine’s Day by a dear friend.

Grown Up #Girlboss Easter Basket Inspiration!

The basket and filling is the easiest part. Choose something a little ‘nicer’ than your typical dollar-bin straw version and opt for a metal style in silver or gold. This one was only $5 from HomeGoods and I picked up the squiggle shred from the greeting card section of the drugstore.

You can always tuck a few seasonally shaped chocolates somewhere in the basket, just to make it quintessentially Easter, but it’s not a requirement! I tried to make this whole process as simple as possible, so if you have a husband/boyfriend or someone who isn’t super creative with Seasonal gifting to worry about, send this link their way! Hopefully they’ll be pointed in the right direction and be inspired!

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Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

How does someone who doesn’t like colors other than black and white celebrate a hue saturated holiday like Easter? They DIY everything in black and white of course!

Being Catholic I love Easter; Couple that with my love of spray paint and you get my version of Easter gifts and décor! I took a plain bunny ears headband ($2) and a plastic bunny container ($2) from Walgreens and gave them a little makeover. Scroll down for instructional photos and a video tutorial 👯

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

The black and white Chanel bow on the bunny you may recognize from a previous DIY on this blog. It’s the remnants of the packaging from a bottle of Chanel perfume!

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

I used chalkboard paint to achieve a matte black finish.

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Would you like to get a Chanel bunny full of chocolate and treats for Easter? I know I would!

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

 

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

I’ve named her Miss Cocoa Couture! 🐰🍫

Cocoa Couture Inspired DIY Easter Crafts

What do you think of a black and white, 1960s inspired Easter? Leave me a comment!

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DIY Designer Inspired Crystal Bee Pumps

It’s officially Spring! Which means craving fresh, new pieces for my wardrobe! Rather than spend a ton of $ on new stuff every season I like to update items I know I already like. You’ve probably seen a lot of the cute little bee motif popping up on the runways, blogs and magazines this year — they’re popular every Spring, but seem to be even more so this time for some reason!🐝 However, I’m not about to drop $400+ on a pair of shoes just because they’re popular! One of the easiest ways to stay current on trends is adding appliques and embellishments to pieces you already own!

I searched Etsy and found dozens of bead and embroidery bee appliques. After choosing THIS design to add to my favorite pair of $40 Nine West pumps I started thinking of other things I could add bead appliques to — scarves, jackets, lapel collars, hand bags or clutches… The possibilities are endless!👠

I’ve rounded up my favorite pumps $29.99 – $89.99 (just waiting to be embellished!) below:

To adhere my bee appliques to this pair of suede pumps I used E6000 glue according to the directions on the bottle.

Have you ever updated or altered a piece of fashion to wear for a new season? Tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love getting inspired by y’all and your amazing ideas!

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DIY Valentine’s Day Arrangements

Today’s video tutorial shows you how to create two Valentine themed arrangements! One with real roses and an edible version with chocolate rose buds. These “boxed” style rose arrangements are gaining huge popularity on Instagram and can run you anywhere from $50$1,500 or more! The little DIY below will cost you about $20!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Two DIY Valentine's Day Arrangements!

Above: me, modeling the roses arrangement seen in the video!

Supplies used are listed below:

Boxes, floral tape, floral foam, red cellophane bags, cake pop sticks, double side tape, metallic tape here and here, roses from Private Selection, download printable label HERE.

What do you think? Will you be DIY-ing your own boxed roses arrangement for someone special this Valentine’s Day?

XOXO

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DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

I have a vision in my mind of what the perfect party hat looks like but have never found one in real life! My perfect party hat has sequins and tinsel galore and sits, perched on my head, at the perfect jaunty angle without budging! Watch the tutorial below and find out how I created my dream party hat and how you can DIY your own!

Supplies used:

hairband | tinsel | sequin paper

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

DIY Sequin Tinsel Party Hat

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