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Valentine’s gets a bad rap for being a “couples holiday.” But as someone who is single, and loves red, pink, and chocolate, I’m out to change all that! There is no reason why we can’t celebrate all forms of love on Valentine’s and use the holiday as an excuse to show our love. That’s why I am partnering with Cost Plus World Market to create this DIY Pink Sea Salt Body scrub. With a faint smell of coconut and rose petals, plus a pleasing pink color, this body scrub is the perfect gift to give all of the Galentine’s in your life. Homemade gifts always touch people a little more and a gift of body scrub is like handing someone a bottle of relaxation. Himalayan sea salt gently exfoliates the skin while coconut oil will leave it feeling baby soft! Read on below to learn how to make this three ingredient body scrub!

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You can find all of the supplies you need for this project at your localCost Plus World Market. (Figure out where that is – here!) I stopped by my Cost Plus World Market in West Ashley, SC and was so excited that they not only had everything in stock to make this body scrub but they had lots of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for decorating my gift. To create one bottle of body scrub you will need 1 cup of Himalayan pink sea salt and 1/2 a cup of coconut oil. Measure your ingredients out using the blue ceramic measuring cups. If your coconut oil is solid, warm it up in the microwave just until it becomes liquid.Pour the Himalayan pink sea salt and coconut oil into a large bowl and stir just until combined. Add 4-5 drops of rose oil to your body scrub.Gently stir your body scrub until combined. If it appears too dry add more coconut oil. Your body scrub will fade into a darker pink shade when it has been fully combined. It should also feel moist to the touch and not like dry salt. When you are finished mixing your pose sea salt body scrub, use a spoon to scoop into clear jars. I love these round glass jars from World Market as the clamp lids keep everything airtight and fresh. I also adore the blush decor I found at World Market and the blush bowl used in this project, isn’t it pretty?Finish off your gift with a bit of pink twine and a heart gift tag. If stored in an airtight container this DIY body scrub can keep for a few months – but I doubt you will have any left by then! Make sure to share if you make this project with #CoastalBrideDIY.

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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | Heart Tags | Pink Sea Salt | Coconut Oil | Pink Bowl | Pink Cord | Marble Cutting Board | Mini White Basket | Linen Hand Towel | Gold Spoon | Rose Oil | Pink Jar Candle | White Bath Mat | Blue Ceramic Measuring Cups | Round Jars

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I am so excited to share this DIY string art seating chart with you today! This seating chart is the perfect focal piece for your wedding reception and is sure to delight guests. Below is just a sneak peek of this DIY but you can view the full steps on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! And click here to see even more of our crafts!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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I recently had the opportunity to film a segment for Channel 2 News in Charleston and it is airing tomorrow morning! I created four different easy (and cheap!) DIY party ideas for The Super Bowl. If you are planning a Super Bowl party this year you won’t want to miss my segment with Laura Smith. All four of these DIY ideas can easily be made for around $30 and I guarantee you might already have some of the supplies at home. I have included images to all of the projects below as well as links to where you can grab all of the supplies. Set aside an hour or two this weekend to make these crafts and impress your guests on game night! Watch My Segment Right Here! The first DIY I would create for a Super Bowl party are these food sticks. Using green cardstock, bamboo skewers, and my Cricut Machine I added fun football themed sayings. These food sticks look great in cupcakes or could be used as stir sticks in your drinks.

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No party is complete without a fun drink. So mix up your favorite punch and serve in these DIY Football Mason Jars. I used gold washi tape to add stitching to the front of my mason jars. With a dark liquid poured in, these mason jars look just like footballs!When you host a party you want to relax and enjoy. These DIY snack bags will let you do just that! Kraft paper lunch bags are transformed with a bit of white paint. Fill these football themed bags with chips or popcorn and you have a grab and go snack for guests. My favorite DIY for the Super Bowl has to be these glitter spirit fingers. Simply add glue and gold glitter to mini spirit foam fingers then place on top of a paper straw. These spirit fingers can be used to cheer on the game or as a bit of flair in your drink.
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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | A big thankyou to Channel 2 News for having me!
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Come see why we think boho is the “it” style for bridal showers this season! We created a Turquoise Tribal Bridal Shower featuring DIY Antler Place Cards, “Tea”-Pee Favors, and a fun Turquoise Lemonade Party Punch. Below is just a sneak peek of this tribal bridal shower inspiration but you can view the rest on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! And click here to see even more of our crafts!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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Hey girl… whether you’re single or coupled up you are guaranteed to love today’s DIY Valentine’s Favors! After spotting these drink markers while shopping I just knew I had to include them in my Valentine’s cards this year. Valentine’s is a great time to share your love whether it’s for your partner, bridesmaids, or even a neighbor. This is such an easy DIY to make and the recipients will appreciate that the little trinkets inside can be used. So pour a glass of wine, pop in Taylor Swift and get crafting bae! And if you don’t feel like making yourself, you can purchase these favors in our etsy shop – here!

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Things You Will Need:
Drinking Buddies Drink Markers
Stapler
Glue Dots
Scissors
3×4 Clear Bags
White Cardstock
Free Printable – Click HereFirst print out our free printable (here) onto cardstock. Using scissors cut carefully along the thin black outline of the printable tags.Carefully fold each of the cut out tags in half.Slide one drink marker (aka mini boyfriend) into each clear bag.Carefully fold the tops of each clear bag down and use a stapler to secure.Add glue dots to the four interior corners of your Valentine gift tags. Fold the gift tags over the tops of each clear bag. Firmly press to close and your Valentine’s favors are complete! We love to see your work – make sure to tag #CoastalBrideDIY if you make this craft!
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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis Supplies: Drinking Buddies Drink Markers | Stapler | Glue Dots | Scissors | 3×4 Clear Bags | White Cardstock

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Come see why we’re loving black for weddings this year! We created a modern black and pink wedding tablescape featuring DIY XOXO Coasters, Kiss The Single Life Goodbye Favors, and a Cupid’s Kiss Cocktail. Below is just a sneak peek of this modern black and pink wedding inspiration but you can view the rest on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! And click here to see even more of our crafts!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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Does it feel like New Years Eve creeps up every year? It is so close to Christmas that I feel like it gets a little lost. It’s the type of holiday where you either ignore it or go all in with an expensive night out. By the time New Years Eve rolls around I typically just want a cozy night in. But just because you may want a night at home avoiding the crowds, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! Today I will be showing you how to create a New Years Eve bar cart with Cricut. This bar cart is perfect to use for a New Years Eve Party at home – and I won’t judge you if the only guests are you and the countdown on TV!If you haven’t explored Cricut ready to make projects yet then you’re missing out! There are thousands of ready to make projects just waiting for you in Design Space. For example, when planning this bar cart I did a simple search for New Years in Design Space. This led me to the Happy New Years banner project. I then stumbled upon the silver star cocktail stirrers by the same designer. Both of these crafts use glitter cardstock, making them easy projects to do together. To find ready to make projects simply click “projects” on the left hand side. Click Here for the link to the New Years banner project and simply follow the steps within Design Space to create.I decided to hang my New Years banner from the front of my bar cart. By placing it there instead of on the wall the bar cart becomes a mobile party! You can roll the bar cart outside or to a different room and it will still look the same.I then created these star sticks with silver glitter cardstock. This is a one cut project from Cricut Access and could not be simpler! This project dresses up your bar cart in minutes. Plus it’s always fun having a bit of holiday flair in your drink.

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I used a Cricut Access font (font is Balege Std Regular) and Cricut’s holographic vinyl to dress up party hats. I’m a little bit obsessed with this new to me holographic vinyl. It’s perfect for New Years décor and would be so fun used in any wedding projects.A little bit of personalization goes a long way to create a stylish party. These ready to make projects all found within Cricut Access are all you need to dress up your New Years Eve bar cart. Love our Cricut projects but don’t have a machine? Enter our contest to win a brand new Cricut Maker using the widget below!
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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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Today I am teaming up with Bigelow Tea to create DIY tea bags that are perfect as bridal shower favors. There’s nothing more classic than a girls only tea party to celebrate your marriage. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love tea? During the wedding planning process it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed but a warm cup of tea can instantly make you feel calmer and at ease. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a cup of tea with your friends. Come Tea Proudly with us and read on below to get the steps to this DIY plus our free tea tag printable!Bigelow Tea is a family run company spanning three generations. They have been making tea since 1945 and even run America’s largest tea plantation right here in Charleston! I absolutely love that there is so much history behind this company, their tea is truly made with love! This gave me the idea for these DIY tea tags. When you give someone a gift you are sharing a bit of love with them. These DIY tea bags are a perfect way to spread a bit of joy and warmth this winter. Hover over the image below to get everything you need for this project!

To create these tea bags first download and print our free tea tags printalbe. Then simply cut along the black lines to remove the tags. Fold the tea tags over the end of the Bigelow tea bag strings. Using a glue dot secure both sides of the paper together. Using my Cricut and vinyl I added a fun saying to the tea pot. This helps to personalize your party further. It would even be fun to add your custom wedding hashtag to the tea pot!And that’s it! your tea bags are complete and ready to be used. I would love to see how you Tea Proudly in the comments. Make sure to tag us on Instagram if you create this DIY! And if you want to see more from Bigelow stop by their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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I am so excited to share with you this Fall wedding inspiration I created for Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! This modern pink and green holiday wedding inspiration features a DIY Ornament Centerpiece, DIY Snow Globe Place Cards, and a recipe for peppermint chocolate mousse! This tablescape is the perfect inspiration for your winter holiday wedding! Below is just a sneak peek at the wedding tablescape, make sure to head over to Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 to see the full feature! And click here to see even more of our crafts! 

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis Photography

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Today I’m excited to share with you these easy DIY ornament shaped gift tags, perfect for all of your holiday gifts! There really is no easier way to DIY than with a Cricut and today’s post will show you how simple it is to create projects straight from Design Space. I created this template in minutes using Cricut font and a pre-made ornament tag in Design Space. Get my ornament holiday gift tag design HERE and read on below for the steps to this project. 

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Start by opening my design (here) in Cricut Design Space. You can change the size of the tag or personalize what it says. With Cricut Access you have the ability to create hundreds of projects with just the click of a button. Rather than spending time creating and importing your own files, Cricut Access lets you chose from a library of projects and with Cricut Access fonts you can customize everything. Decide which color cardstock you would like for the bottom of the ornament and which for the top. I used seafoam green on the bottom and rose for the top of the ornament. Attach your first color to the cutting mat and load into your Cricut machine.Using the weeding tool gently remove the negative space from the letters and your gift tag from the cutting mat.To finish off your ornament gift tag simply glue the two pieces together.Make sure to use the widget below to enter to win your own Cricut Machine! And as always tag us – #coastalbridediy if you make this project!

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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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