DIY decorative hangers

Ever since Cole and I moved into our apartment last November, I have been slowly putting together my little closet office that you’ve probably heard me talk about before. I still haven’t done a full, detailed reveal of it yet, because I only just got a few finishing touch pieces that I had been waiting on- so that will be coming soon. It’s all gold and sparkly and black and white and pink… it’s just beautiful and I love it. It’s definitely become a space that I enjoy being in and working in.

 

One of the “finishing touch” pieces that I have done recently is a couple of pretty hangers. I’ve seen these alllll over Instagram, Pinterest, blogs and all that jazz so I thought I’d try my hand at a couple of decorative hangers myself. It turned out to be relatively easy, and that is coming from someone who definitely isn’t the most crafty chick around… that’s for sure. Keep reading to find out how to make your own DIY decorative hangers!

 

decorative hanger how to


 

To start, you’ll need a hanger (I bought wooden ones because they are nice and flat for the most part, and I knew the glue would stick well to them), some super glue, some sort of ribbon that you’d like to use on your hanger (I picked leopard and sequins, because… leopard and sequins) and a metallic Sharpie is handy as well if you have a part of the hanger that is harder to cover with the ribbon. My leopard and sequin ribbons are both from Walmart and ended up costing like $3 each or something like that. For the sequin hanger, I used two rolls and on the leopard hanger I used one.

 

decorative hanger how to

 

Once I had everything laid out, I started at the corner of my hanger with the leopard ribbon and glued down the ribbon using some fancy foldover technique that I made up on the spot (haha, I told you I am not skilled in the crafty department). Make sure that part is nice and secure so it doesn’t come undone- because then basically everything else will come undone too.

 

decorative hanger how to

 

From there, I just wrapped the ribbon around the hanger until I got up near the top middle part, and I started gluing as I wrapped around this part as it would’ve slid back down the hanger otherwise. It took forever at this part to get everything glued down flat because the ribbon wanted to fold in the wrong directions… so just be patient and get gluing because the end product is worth it ;)

 

decorative hanger how to

 

Glue and glue and glue some more. Continue wrapping. And gluing. If you have run out of ribbon (or glue, like I did) then instead of covering the bottom piece of the hanger with ribbon as well, you can be lazy and color it with a metallic Sharpie. It looks cool like that too. Annnnd… end product! Aren’t they beautiful?!

 

decorative hanger how to

 

The sequin ribbon definitely blends together way more easily than the leopard ribbon, but I wanted both so I powered through. These DIY decorative hangers are definitely do-able, even by the crafty-impaired like myself. Feel free to pin any of the graphics to save this craftiness for later, too. Have fun!

wantable review

I was provided a Wantable makeup box for review in this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

 

Wantable review

 

I recently got the opportunity to review a Wantable makeup box to help spread the news that Wantable is now shipping to Canada (YAY! You hear that Canadians? Get on it!), and am SO glad I got to try out a month of this subscription for myself! It’s no secret that I am a huge happy mail fan… I mean, who isn’t? So I am always on the hunt for subscription boxes that are worth the money and that are going to make me super excited to open rather than sad I opened and wasted my money. Wantable is one of those super exciting boxes. First reason: full-sized products. Second reason: SO customizable. I mean, ridiculously customizable. I tell Wantable I don’t like glitter eyeshadows, and they never send me a single glitter eyeshadow. I tell them I ONLY like creme nailpolishes, and they only send me creme nailpolishes. It’s seriously perfect. Now let’s see what I got in my box this month after I filled out the “what kind of makeup does Chelsea like/not like” questionnaire!

 

Wantable review

First up, this Spellbound nail polish in Belladonna which I believe is only available through Wantable. I’ve seen swatches of the other polishes and they are all GORGEOUS (I’m a bit of a nail polish junkie, haha) but I really am in love with the one I got. This shows how well Wantable knows me ;) The shade they sent is a light pinky cream and it’s so so so pretty. Exactly what I want to be wearing this spring!

 

Wantable review

 

I really like this Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil (in Bossy Boots). It retails for $18 which is on the higher end as far as lip crayons go, but I think I could justify that by the great pigmentation this has. The only semi-complaint I have is that the color sent to me, while gorgeous, is definitely more of a fall color to me so I don’t think I’ll be getting much wear out of this for a looong while. I would’ve loved a hot pink option!

 

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This Golden Rose Infinity Lash mascara retails for $15.99. I’m VERY picky about mascaras- as in I pretty much only ever use They’re Real by Benefit because it’s amazing every single time but I’m actually quite impressed with this mascara. It gives me the long, separated look that They’re Real gives me, but with a little less volume so this is perfect for daytime. I also love that it’s waterproof, because my go-to mascara isn’t and I needed an alternative for wet days.

 

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Last but definitely not least- in fact, probably my favorite product out of the bunch, is the Glam Natural Cream Blush in Ashley Ashley. The packaging is really pretty (hello, gold anything!!) and there’s a lot of product in there. It retails for $32 and I can see why. The color gives me a healthy pink glow and it blends nicely. I’ve been using this in my daily routine. It’s also full of a whole lot of NATURAL ingredients, which I love.

 

Overall, I am seriously pleased with Wantable and I am definitely going to be considering signing up for another box. I love getting new makeup to try out and I just love that everything they choose is so tailored to me and what I like- not necessarily what is trendy or popular. If you’d like to give it a try for yourself (which I highly recommend), hop on over to their website and sign up!

the harem pants trend

I have been super wary of this trend and definitely waited until I saw people wearing harem pants in the real world before trying my hand (or my legs) at wearing them myself. They’re odd- let me start by saying that. Harem pants have a super weird shape which definitely made me hold off on trying them out. All of that being said- I think I love them. It’s like wearing a pair of high waisted pants without them being super fitted and me having to feel self conscious about whether my butt is looking perky enough or whatever, haha. And let’s be honest, they’re essentially like wearing stylish pajama pants. And I am allllll for that!

 

This pair was kindly sent to me by Tara Lynn’s Boutique and I love them! As seen below, they are easily dressed up and switch out the wedges and leather jacket for a pair of flats and cozy coat and you’re good to go for running errands during the day as well.

 

harem pants

harem pants

harem pantsleather jacket (similar) + white tee (similar) + harem pants c/o Tara Lynn’s Boutique + wedges c/o Riffraff

 

Also, these wedges. I can’t not say anything about them because they are the BEST. I ordered the same pair from Riffraff in a taupe color and when I realized how amazing they were (perfect fit, perfect height, perfect comfiness) I knew I HAD to have them in black as well and I am so glad I made that obviously important life choice. They are my absolute most favorite wedges I own! #riffrafflove