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Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes – Beach Inspired

It’s time to get creative if you haven’t already picked out your Halloween costume!  But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my top 7 DIY Halloween costumes.  All beach or coastal inspired costumes (of course!).

 

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Be a Hula Lamp!! This is so original

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

DIY Flamingo costume

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

LOVE!

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

If you like pina coladas…

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Had to have a Mermaid costume (of course!!)

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

I’m obsessed with this Lite Brite costume!!

Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes - Beach Inspired

Sun and Sunglasses – so cute for a mommy/baby duo!

 

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Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

I’m so excited for Halloween weekend!  I’ve got my pumpkins painted and treats ready to go.  I didn’t have time for a DIY Halloween pumpkin this year but here’s a round up of my favorite coastal pumpkins from around the blog-o’sphere.

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Ombre Painted Pumpkins via Making Home Base

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins via Go Coastal

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Drilled Seahorse Pumpkin via H2O Bungalow

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Glitter Wave Pumpkin via Sand and Sisal

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Nautical Pumpkins via Living Porpoisefully

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Fabric Pumpkin via Sandra Lyn at Home

 

Top 7 Coastal Pumpkins

Seashell Pumpkin via My Pinterventures 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

It’s Columbus Day but to be honest that guy is the farthest thing on my mind.  All I’ve been thinking about is getting ready for Halloween!  It’s by far my favorite holiday because it’s always so much fun.  This year I wanted to share some DIYs to help you create a perfect mermaid costume!  Click pics to check ’em out as well as some more DIY Halloween links at the bottom of this post:

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Costume via Lauren Conrad

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Crown via Creative Green Living

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

The Trident via Cosmo

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Shell Hair Pins via Swell

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Mermaid Makeup Tutorial via Shaaanxo

6 DIY Ways to a Mermaid Costume this Halloween

Mermaid Nail Art via Elle and Ish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

I’m in love with all of these fun Halloween costumes!  Many are beach or tropical inspired and most would be very easy to pull off at the last minute.  I’m not always the best at planning out my Halloween costumes in advance.  (But I wish I was!) So sadly, I end up being one of those people running to the Halloween shop the night of and digging through the left over costumes.  This year I’m going to try something a little different and DIY.  Just not sure which one yet…

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Shrimp – the shorter in stature you are, the cuter this gets!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Baby Starfish Costume – this one has my heart!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Pool Float – if you already have the float, this one would be very easy!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Clam Costume – this requires a little more effort but would be perfect for a Mermaid Parade too!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Slice of Citrus – would be cute to pair this with the Tropical Drink Costume above!

Top 9 DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

Troop Beverly Hills – how have I not seen this movie in years?!  I need to rent this ASAP!

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Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!  I think that’s because it’s one of the playful holidays.  One thing that’s not on my list of favorite things to do is pumpkin carving.  As much as I love the outcome, it’s pretty messy and my dog whines the entire time (I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m gorging myself on pumpkin without him!).  So here’s my top 10 list for Halloween pumpkins for 2016.  Most of these are no carve, technically they all are except there’s one that requires a drill.  There are even some coastal pumpkin ideas for my fellow beach lovers!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Nautical Anchor Pumpkin via Crafts by Courtney

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Add sequins! via Squirrelly Minds

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Try some sparkling studs in the shape of a flamingo!

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Paint it! I love these beachy scenes via Completely Coastal

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

I love the edgy look of these marbleized pumpkins via Alice and Lois

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

To all my fellow knitters, what a great way to use left over yarn! via Freutcake

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

This is the easiest one, let your pumpkin go au naturel

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

In the words of the Rolling Stones, “paint it black” via Nordstrom

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Beachy candle pumpkins to light the way! via Beach Bliss Living

Top 10 DIY Halloween Pumpkins

Getting punny with pumpkins via Studio DIY

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Happy Halloween!

happy halloween

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October 30, 2015 · 9:03 am

Halloween Trick or Treats

Check out these tasty and spooky fun treats for Halloween!

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Top 10 Coastal Pumpkins

Check out my top 10 favorite coastal pumpkins and click the link to get the step-by-step on how to make them yourself!

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Apothic Dark Wine Review

Let me first start by saying how much I love Apothic Red and White!  It’s not too often that I find a brand of wine who’s red and white I both love.  Upon appearance Apothic Dark looks like the perfect wine to put out at a Halloween party.  The wine itself is a very dark reddish-purple and the bottle has a black label and black cork.  I absolutely loved the spooky appearance of this wine.  Unfortunately I can’t say the same about the taste.  This wine has A LOT of sediment.  I let the bottle sit for three days and then ended up straining it twice.  The taste starts out smooth but finishes dry with a feeling of sediment stuck to your tongue and cheeks.   Not something I enjoyed!  Overall, I was pretty disappointed and won’t be picking up another bottle of this anytime soon.

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Just in time for Halloween, some pumpkin decorating ideas to give your stoop a unique look for the holiday!

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1} Put your initial on it

2} Add some chevron

3} Not everyone lives where it snows

4} Paint it gold

5} Be more welcoming

6} New candle holders

7} Add some lace

8} Candy corn anyone?

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