Pirate and Mermaid Halloween Costume

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DIY Mermaid and Pirate Halloween Costume

DIY Mermaid and Pirate Halloween Costumes

The time has come to plan your Halloween costume! Or if you’re like me, you’ve been putting it together since the summer. I always like to keep it a surprise every year, so you’ll just have to wait until next year to see our 2017 Halloween outfits. But here’s our last year’s costume!

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Styled Bookshelves | DIY Built-ins

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Finishing Built-in Bookshelves

Woohoo! My bookshelf dreams are officially actualized. We are so happy with how this whole wall turned out. DIY built-in bookshelves don’t have to be hard. In fact, they went fairly smoothly. If you missed the original build, check out this post first. Then come back here where I have the easy job of showing a bunch of finished after pictures. I got to play with my new camera Joe gifted me for Christmas, so it made photographing these shelves extra fun.

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DIY Wood Signs #4

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DIY Holiday Signs

Because everybody can use a healthy dose of encouragement and fun, here are some of the signs I’ve been working on. More hand lettering, chalk board lettering, and plenty of mermaids. Check them out!

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DIY Handmade Signs #3

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DIY Handmade Wood Signs

Here’s a third batch of signs I’ve made leading up to the craft show. We’ve made up a bunch of different wood treatments like you see above, so I have plenty of “canvas” options to choose from. I’m having wayyy too much fun making these. Definitely my new favorite hobby and mode of relaxation.

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Halloween Costumes

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Costumes: An Anthology

I’m surprised I didn’t post anything about Halloween costume-making last year. But by now I have two years’ worth of costume concocting photos. Mwa Ha Ha. Would you rather buy your costume or make one? Or maybe you have a tried and true go-to that you wear annually. (I wore my pirate costume 3 years straight. I was in a pirate phase.) I’m definitely a fan of making something out of existing clothes or thrift finds.

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