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DIY BATH BOMB GIFTBAGS

This post is sponsored by ME! Bath. All opinions are honest and my own.

Drawing up a bubble bath is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day and what better way to pamper your loved ones than with these DIY Bath Bomb Gift Bags (seriously, who doesn’t love a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home)?! I’m partnering with ME! Bath to show you how to make these color block patterned DIY gift bags that are perfect for parties, weddings, holidays, or pretty much any occasion. They carry a total of 9 unique scents that are perfect for mixing and matching in each bag. A few of my favorites include Birthday Cake, Milk N’ Honey, and Ice Cream but you can check out all they have to offer at your local Target, Walgreens, CVS, or Amazon stores.

If you want to learn how to make these colorful treats, keep reading for a quick tutorial and free printable!

SUPPLIES

All of the items that I used for this DIY project can be purchased at your local craft store like Michaels or Joanns. Here’s what you need:

– Glassine Bags
– Acrylic Paint (I used Artists Loft in the colors Portrait Pink, Light Blue, Deep Yellow, and Ivory Black)
– Paint Brushes
– Mini Clothes Pins
– Washi Tape

HOW TO

For the pattern, I stuck with a color block theme for the entire set! I started off by using a ruler to measure out about 2.5-3 inches from the bottom of the bag and used washi tape to ensure a straight line. From there, I painted over the entire area with two coats of acrylic paint and allowed them to dry for about 30 minutes. Once the paint was set, I began free handing a series of dots, brush strokes, and lines to fill up the top half of the bag. Repeat these steps for each pattern and once all the bags are fully dry, you’re ready to fill them up with some delicious bath bombs! ME! Bath products come in the perfect size that are great for a single use so I was able to fit a weeks worth of these babies into each giftbag!

PRINTABLE TAGS

To top everything off, I illustrated these cute gift tags with the pun “You Da Bomb” that you can easily print out and attach! Download them here!

To learn more about Me! Bath and to locate the nearest store that supplies their products, check out their website! As always, if you decide to recreate this DIY, feel free to share your creations on Instagram and tag @sheselle so I can check them out! 🙂

xo, Donna Belle

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DIY SUGAR SCRUB

Pamper your mom with a home made spa treatment this weekend! This Pink Lavender Sugar Scrub is a simple, easy, and budget friendly way to show her that you care. It’s also looks and smells delicious but try to refrain from eating it up!

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DIY COPPER LADDER

As you all know, I’m in the process of decorating my home office and one of the things that I’ve been itching to add is a copper ladder because not only is it industrially chic but it’s also functions as a great home organizer. Seriously, you can pretty much hang everything from clothing, accessories, books/magazines, to blankets!

When I looked to West Elm and Urban Outfitters, ladders ranged from $100-200 and I definitely did not want to shell out that much cash for something for something so minimal. Thanks to Pinterest, I was inspired to recreate one of on my own and it turned out to be surprisingly easy! Everything you need can pretty much be found at your local hardware store. I purchased everything from the PVC section in Lowes for relatively under $60.

What you need

  • 1/2 in x 5 ft (60 in) Copper Pipes (3x)
  • 1/2 in Copper Slip Caps (4x)
  • 1/2 in x 1/2 in x 1/2 in Copper Slip Tee’s (8x)
  • Tape Measure/Ruler
  • Marker
  • Pipe Cutter (I used this)
  • Gorilla Glue

Dimensions to keep in mind

  • Top Vertical Bars = 13.5 in
  • Horizontal Step 1 = 12 in
  • Second Vertical Bars = 11 in
  • Horizontal Step 2 = 12 in
  • Third Vertical Bars = 11 in
  • Horizontal Step 3 = 12 inch length
  • Fourth Vertical Bars = 11 in
  • Horizontal Step 4 = 12 in
  • Bottom Vertical Bars = 13.5 in

Directions

  1. Measure out and mark 3 consecutive 11 inch sections and 2 consecutive 13.5 inch sections from a single 1/2 in x 5 ft Copper Pipe. Then carefully use pipe cutter by clamping wheel over each mark and slowly rotating/tightening the cutter until pipe snaps off. I recommend watching this Youtube video for visual reference on how to use this tool!
  2. Repeat entire process with next 1/2 in x 5 ft Copper Tube. At this point, you should be left with 6 – 12 inch tubes and 4 – 13.5 inch tubes.
  3. For the last 1/2 in x 5 ft Copper Tube, measure and mark 5 consecutive 12 inch sections. Again, carefully use pipe cutter by slowly rotating around each mark until pipe snaps. You will only need 4 of the 12 inch tubes (you can use the leftover tube for another DIY like these photo hangers).
  4. Time to assemble the pipes with the tee’s and caps! Refer to “dimensions to keep in mind” above for order of pipes (this is listed from top to bottom).
  5. Once you’ve arranged everything and have a general idea of where everything will go, use gorilla glue inside of each end of the copper pipes to secure. Allow to dry for at least 2 hours before using to allow glue to harden (FYI: Use small amounts and avoid any spill because the glue expands and will be hard to remove from hair, carpet, or clothing).
  6. Optional: Copper from hardware stores are generally pretty dirty and come with print markings. You can easily clean this off using a combination of Vinegar and Salt!

What do you think?! I’m so in love with how this turned out! As always, if you decide to recreate this, let me know how it turns out in the comments below and don’t forget to share your photos with me via Instagram!

xo, Donna Belle

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GALENTINES SLEEPOVER

Often times, the pressure of what to wear or where to go can really take away from all the Valentines Day fun. Honestly, you can never go wrong with spending some quality time with your best gal pals right in the comfort of your own home! I have the ultimate movie playlist plus a yummy party animal popcorn recipe to pair along with them!

MOVIE PLAYLIST

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You
  2. Clueless
  3. She’s All That
  4. Romy + Michelle’s High School Reunion
  5. Bridesmaids

PARTY POPCORN

What you need

  • 10 cups of Popcorn
  • Circus Animal Cookies
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Red Food Dye
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Prepare fresh popcorn by placing 3/4th cup of kernels into a pot over medium high. Begin by dropping 2-3 kernels and once those have popped, pour in the rest. Shake pot during entire process to avoid them getting burnt at bottom. Pour immediately into a  bowl and allow to cool.
  2. To melt the chocolate – pour water into a pot and place a heat protective glass bowl on top. Pour chocolate chips into bowl along with butter, making sure to stir occasionally. Squeeze in a couple drops of red food dye for pink color.
  3. Remove bowl of melted chocolate from heat and fully mix in popcorn.
  4. Before chocolate sets, pour sprinkles and chopped animal crackers throughout.
DISCLAIMER: Malvi Marshmallows kindly provided Sheselle with free products. All opinions and content are my own.

xo, Donna Belle

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POM TASSEL CHAIN

I had a ton of leftover yarn from the head band I created for NYE, so I thought I’d find other ways to incorporate pom poms! I was inspired by We-Are-Scout to create a Pom Pom Tassel for my tote bag and it turned out amazing! I don’t care how obnoxious it may look, it just adds that pop of color and fun to everyday. These are also perfect for door knob decor and/or key chains.

You’ll need

How to

1. Create 5 different pom poms using the pom maker.

I used different techniques for each variation, which included solid, color block, multi-colored, and random. In general, you want to wrap your yarn around both sides of the clamp tightly with yarn. Remember: The more times you wrap around, the more dense your poms will be! Once you’ve completed both sides, cut through the middle of each clamp to separate. Before removing, tie a piece of string 2-3 times to the middle of the maker to secure it in place. Lastly, trim your pom pom evenly around to create a fuller look.

Solid color (2x): Wrap one color of yarn around each clamp.
Color Block: Wrap one color on one side of the clamp and a second color on the other
Multi-colored: Wrap two different colors simultaneously around each clamp.
Random: Wrap random sections with two different colors around each clamp.

2. Create a tassel

Start by cutting 10-20 individual pieces of yarn (at about 8 inches in length) using one of the colors you used for the poms. Gather them altogether, half them in the middle, and tie a 10 inch string to secure (this needs to be long so you can tie the poms to it later on). Cut another piece of string and wrap it around the top of the tassel (about 1-2 inches from the top) several times and secure with a tie. Lastly, trim the ends of the tassel so that they are even.

3. Assemble everything!

Now that you’ve created the pom poms and tassel, it’s time to put it altogether! Begin tightly tying each of the pom poms to the long string that you used to tie the tassel in the middle. Once you’ve finalized your arrangement, tie the end of the string to a keychain holder and attach to your tote!

What other DIYs would you like to see on Sheselle? Comment below!

xo, Donna Belle

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DIY HOT COCOA BAR + POCKY MARSHMALLOW STIRRERS

Nothing warms the heart better than hot chocolate during this time of year! I teamed up with POCKY to create a DIY Hot Chocolate Bar, equipped with colorful Pocky marshmallow pops ready to dive into your next cup. Whether you’re hosting a holiday bash for your pals or looking for a delicious treat for you and your family to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, this bar will definitely fulfill all your sweet holiday cravings! Are you ready!? Let’s do this!

DECOR

I went with a pink color palette but added a lot of metallic and glitter textures through out for a festive touch. Seriously, how fun are these foil letter balloons?! I also dedicated different areas of the table for treats, ready to go mugs (pre filled with unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and salt), and heaps of decorative toppings for guests to personalize their hot cocoa with.

Sources: Tree | Monogram Mugs | Ornaments + Ribbons | Letter Balloons

TOPPINGS

Set aside a few small mason jars and fill them with various toppings for guests to easily sprinkle on top of their drinks! I settled on rainbow sprinkles, mini peppermint marshmallows, white marshmallows, chocolate chips, candy canes, and of course, pocky sticks.

Sources: Mason Jars | Star Table Toppers

MARSHMALLOW POP STIRRERS

To jazz things up a bit, I created Marshmallow Pops that are perfect for dunking into your hot cocoa! Everyone already knows hot cocoa and marshmallows go together like peanut butter and jelly but who doesn’t love a little extra chocolate, sprinkles, and Pocky!? These are also perfect party favors for your guests to bring home at the end of the night – simply wrap them in plastic and secure with a bow!

SUPPLIES

Pocky Sticks (I used Original Chocolate , Strawberry, Matcha, and Cookies & Cream flavors)
Wooden Skewers
Jumbo Marshmallows
Rainbow Sprinkles
White Chocolate Chips
Semi Sweet Dark Chocolate Chips
Pink + Green Food Dye

DIRECTIONS

  1. Push a hole into the top of each marshmallow using wooden skewers or any thin sturdy tool (these are temporary to avoid breaking the Pocky sticks).
  2. Prepare toppings into individual bowls. My main topping of choice was crushed Pocky bits. I did this by placing pocky sticks into ziplock bags and gently crushing them with a baking roller. I also set aside bowls filled with sprinkles and crushed Peppermint Candy Canes.
  3. Place half a bag of chocolate chips (4 oz) into a heatproof bowl and place over a pot of lightly simmering water. Make sure to stir occasionally every couple minutes! You can also use the microwave method by initially heating chocolate chips for 1 minute, mixing, stirring at 15 second intervals, and mixing again until smooth (don’t overheat to avoid a lumpy texture).
  4. Once chocolate is fully melted, remove the glass bowl off the heat and begin carefully dipping half of each marshmallow into the chocolate. Use a spoon to help coat areas that you can’t reach, turning it slowly, and letting any excess chocolate fall into the bowl. Optional: Mix in food dye with melted white chocolate to match color of each Pocky stick.
  5. Immediately after coating, dust toppings onto chocolate and set on wax paper.
  6. Carefully replace wooden skewers with Pocky sticks and place marshmallow pops in refrigerator for about 30 minutes to let chocolate harden completely before serving.
  7. Assemble your hot cocoa (2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1-2 tbsp sugar, and 1 cup of hot milk), sprinkle your favorite toppings, and happy dunking!

What is your favorite treat for spreading holiday cheer? Or do you have another favorite hot chocolate garnish? Share them in the comments below!

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GLAM GIFTS

Planning get togethers and brainstorming gifts for loved ones can be very daunting tasks during this time of year. Admittedly, I’m one of the biggest procrastinators when it comes to these things. However, I’m making it a personal goal to get all my Holiday shopping done by the end of the month (especially with Black Friday right around the corner). To get the ball rolling, I came up with a quirky and affordable way to wrap your gifts for the upcoming Holidays. Keep on reading to learn how to make this disco ball gift wrap and scroll to the bottom for a little sparkly gift guide that you can pair along with it!

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SPARKLY GIFT GUIDE


How are you going to #giftbrilliantly this year? If you decide to recreate this or have any holiday inspired looks you want to share, feel free to post them via Instagram using Fossil’s newest filter “Brilliant” which you can download for free via the A Color Story App.

xo, Donna Belle

Dislcaimer: Fossil was kind enough to gift me the above smart watch. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Follow my blog with Bloglovin
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TOTORO PUMPKIN

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I visited the pumpkin patch over the weekend and snagged a few miniature pumpkins to decorate my room with. Although I adore the simple white color on their own, I wanted to do something creative and that celebrated one of my favorite directors, Miyazaki. This character in particular is from the movie My Neighbor Totoro (which I highly recommend you watch) and was surprisingly easy to recreate! I’ve never carved pumpkins before and I don’t trust myself with sharp objects so painting was definitely the best option for me. Interested in learning how to make this Chibi Totoro Pumpkin? Scroll down below for all the details!

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Unfortunately, I did everything freehand but there will be a Youtube video coming out this weekend that will give you a visual demonstration of the entire process! If you decide to recreate this, I would love to see your creations! Feel free to post them via Instagram and use the hashtag #shesellediy so I can check it out!

xo, Donna Belle

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BLOODY NAILS

Verameat reached out to me a couple weeks ago and gave me the opportunity to choose a few items from their shop. When I lived in Brooklyn, I remember briefly visiting their store since it was walking distance from my apartment so I was thrilled to hear from them years later! One thing that instantly stuck with me is their unique handcrafted designs that you wouldn’t be able to find anyplace else. I kid you not – they have everything from baby hands, teeth, skulls, pop icons, to mythological creatures. I ended up picking up their Bunnicula, Helping Hands, and Phases of Moon rings and found myself wearing them nearly every single day since I received them! Since they’re adjustable, I didn’t have to worry much about sizing and can mix and match them in endless ways.

I was inspired by these rings to create an equally haunting nail design. I’m not the best at painting my nails but this tutorial was super easy to create and the best part is, it doesn’t have to be perfect!

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Each week leading up to Halloween, I will be doing a Halloween related DIY so look out for more spooky fun this entire month of October (hint: I’m brewing a delicious drink recipe and tv character inspired costumes). If you also have anything you’d like to see, let me know in the comments below!

xo, Donna Belle

FYI: This is not a sponsored post. Verameat was kind enough to send these items to me at a special discounted rate.

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MOVIE NIGHT

One of my favorite weekend past-times are having movie nights with loved ones. Although I do enjoy going to the movies every now and again, nothing beats watching movies in the comfort of your own home! Whether you’re hosting a backyard movie night with a bunch of your gal pals or a romantic date night with your significant other – these DIY individual movie kits are the perfect way to add a splash of fun into your night!

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CANDY JAR

Mix 2-3 of your favorite candies into a mason jar to complement the popcorn!

MOVIE LIST PRINTABLE

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Add a personal touch by creating a movie list for the night so guests know what to expect! I designed this customizable movie list, which you can easily download here. Feel free to swap out the text, colors, and illustrations to better fit your theme. For mine, I went with a bunch of my favorite romantic comedy films!

What are you watching on your next movie night? Let me know in the comments below.

xo, Donna Belle

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