Sunday, October 22, 2017

DIY: Leaf-Covered Mason Jars

Hey cupcakes! I feel like I haven't done a DIY post in quite some time, so I wanted to share an awesome fall room decor craft with you all today :D My roommate and I made some of these the other day, and they are so cute (and easy to make)! Let's get started!

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What You Need
-Any size of mason jar
-Mod Podge
-Some sort of paint brush (I recommend a sponge brush)
-Leaves (you can use real or fake leaves for this!)
-Optional: candle or fake candle

Instructions:
1. Take your leaves and figure out where you want them around the mason jar.

2. Apply the leaves to the mason jar using the Mod Podge. In order to ensure the leaves stay on, I suggest coating the back of the leaf before placing it on the jar and then coating over the entire thing (don't worry - the Mod Podge will dry clear!).

3. Let the mason jar dry for a few hours.

4. Ta-da! Your room decor is ready to be displayed. For an awesome effect, try lighting a candle or fake candle inside the jar :)

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I personally think fake leaves work the best for this DIY! :)
What is your favorite fall craft? Comment below, and I might feature it in my next DIY post! :) Don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake!

Love,
Crafty Jenna

Thursday, October 19, 2017

8 Creative Halloween Costume Ideas!

Hey cupcakes! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, so I have been thinking about what to dress up as this year (see my costume from last year here!). It took me quite some time to figure out my costume (get excited for a whole post about it!!!!), so I wanted to share some of my favorite costume ideas with you. :) Let's get started!

1. Unicorn - I thought it would be really adorable to be a unicorn, and it would only require you to purchase a headband with ears and a horn (I found some really cheap ones on Wish.com). Pair the headband with your favorite dress or skirt and you are all set! If you didn't want to spend a lot of money, you could even DIY your own ears/horn!

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2. Random Animals - Onesies are AMAZING for Halloween! Target has so many cute random animals (narwhals, dragons, llamas, etc.) as well as other characters like superheros, Care Bears, etc. After Halloween you can use this as pajamas so why not?! 

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3. Hogwarts Alumni - If you are a Harry Potter fan and have some props already (like a wand, scarf, etc.), this is perfect for you! All you need to buy is a Hogwarts Alumni sweatshirt and any other Harry Potter items to sport your fav school! ;)

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4. Wednesday Adams - I found so many dresses that are PERFECT for Wednesday Adams, so buy one and braid your hair! :P Or, you can just use a white collared shirt, black sweater, and black skirt! 

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5. Cat - Lol I have been a cat for many many years, so it is super simple! Either buy or make your cat ears, use eyeliner to draw on some whiskers, and wear all black. Simple yet still cute! 

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6. Decades - If you want a simple costume, be a 90's, 80's, 70's, etc. person! If you don't have exactly what you need in your closet, check out a thrift store for a really cheap costume.

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7. Willy Wonka - I thought this would be an adorable costume! It would probably cost a lot if you weren't very crafty, but it would be a great costume. 

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8. Arthur - Dress like your favorite meme! :P Find a yellow sweater, make some cute ears, rock some Harry Potter glasses, and pair with jeans. 

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What are you going to be for Halloween? Let me know in the comment section below and don't forget to subscribe to The Chic Cupcake! :D

Love,
Jenna

Monday, October 16, 2017

Recipes: Easy Dips for Apples

Hey cupcakes! I went to an apple orchard this weekend (yaaasss such a fall activity!) and have obviously been eating a lot of apples these past few days. Because a plain apple can get boring real quick, I wanted to share with you all my favorite recipes for apple dips and toppings! Enjoy :)

1. Peanut Butter Yogurt dip - This dip is super delicious and easy to make! All you need is plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works too), peanut butter, and honey. Add a scoop or two of peanut butter into the yogurt container and a squirt of honey. So tasty and full of fall flavors!

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2. Cinnamon Sugar - Instead of just putting cinnamon on your apple slices, I totally recommend making a mixture of cinnamon sugar (2 parts cinnamon, 1 part sugar) to sprinkle on top of sour apples! YUM!

3. Almond Butter - There are so many tasty "butters" that you can get at places like Whole Foods. Almond butter is one of my favs, so I love dipping apples in it!

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4. Caramel Dip - You can't go the fall season without having at least one caramel apple, so I recommend either buying some caramel dip from the store or making it homemade. I personally love making a tradition caramel apple :)

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What is your favorite way to eat an apple? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake!

Love,
Jenna

Friday, October 13, 2017

How To Style: Autumn Colors

Hey cupcakes! There are many different colors that are "in" for this season, so I wanted to make a lookbook today featuring my three favorites: burnt orange, army green, and burgundy. These colors remind me so much of fall, so I absolutely love how trendy they are right now!


Outfit 1 (Burnt Orange) - To embody this fall color I went for a classic autumn outfit: a sweater and jeans! I paired this simple outfit with some really cute boots, so this outfit is super easy to recreate.

Outfit 2 (Army Green) - I have always been a fan of army green, so I wanted to feature this gorgeous jacket in this outfit. Because the jacket is the star of the show, the plaid shirt won't really been seen much (but it just adds another great touch of fall!). Pair it with some black leggings and knee high boots and your outfit is ready to go!

Outfit 3 (Burgundy) - I think burgundy goes well with denim, so I paired this shirt with a jean jacket. Add some black pants and some cute Keds/Converse, and the outfit is complete :)

What is your favorite color trend this season? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake!

Love,
Jenna
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