DIY Glitter Pumpkins

When in doubt, just add glitter! That’s exactly what we did to these cute lil pumpkins. Read on to see how we transformed our pumpkins from spooky to sparkly!

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pumpkins
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter adhesive spray
  • Glitter
  • Paper

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Wrap each pumpkin stem in painter’s tape.
  2. Set pumpkins on paper to avoid making a mess.
  3.  Paint pumpkins with desired paint color of your choice – we chose light pink!DIY Glitter Pumpkins
  4.  Spray entire pumpkins with glitter adhesive glue.
  5. While adhesive is still wet, pour glitter on pumpkins.
  6. Cover entire pumpkin and let dry.
  7. Show them off!

DIY Glitter Pumpkins

What’s your fave Halloween DIY? Comment below & tell us!

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Real Gifts Made With Love: DIY Mossy Monograms

These have GIFT written all over them!

What you need:

  • Cardboard Letter of Your Choice
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Fairy Lights
  • Moss

What to do:

  1. Paint your letter
  2. Add glue
  3. Add moss
  4. Wrap with fairy lights
  5. Give with love!

What are your DIY gifts this year? Comment below & tell us!

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Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Cutest pumpkin on the block starts here! Print one (or all) of our four Aerie-ized stencils and get carving.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Pumpkin
  • X-Acto Knife (scissors work ,too)
  • Sharpie
  • Printer
  • Tape

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 1: Cut a circle around the stem of your pumpkin. Remove the top (save it!) and clean the seeds and goop out from inside.

STEP 2: Choose your favorite Aerie stencil from our downloadable pumpkin stencils file. Print the stencil on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

STEP 3: With your X-Acto knife, cut around the dark outline, creating a stencil out of the printout.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 4: Tape the stencil outline onto the area of your pumpkin you want to carve.

STEP 5: Using a sharpie, trace the inner lines of the stencil.

STEP 6: Using a pumpkin carving kit or any carving tool you want (we used smaller pottery tools), begin to cut out the outline of the stenciled drawing.

Boo-tiful Pumpkin Carving Stencils

STEP 7: Be sure to follow the guidelines on each stencil, differentiating between the no-carve zones and etch carving areas.

STEP 5: Place a lit candle inside of your pumpkin and replace the top.

STEP 6: Show off your hard work!

BONUS TIPS

  • To keep your pumpkin fresh, spray it with a bleach/water mix.
  • Rub vaseline on the carved sections of pumpkin to keep mold away.
  • Use battery-powered candles to reduce hazard and provide more light.

Which is your favorite pumpkin carving design? Comment below and tell us!

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Introducing AEO APT: Fill Your Home With #AEOSTYLE

MAKE YOUR SPACE YOUR HAPPY PLACE
Styling tips & inspiration for transforming your dorm or apt with the new AEO APT collection: Feel like you’ve hit a wall in styling your apartment? We’ve got you covered. And your covers. Let’s start in your sanctuary, the bedroom. You want your bedroom to be a reflection of you, so we’re providing some ways for you to make the most of your space, no matter how small.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

BEDDING IS EVERYTHING
The focal point of a bedroom is, well, the bed. You spend a lot of time there. It’s your snooze spot, your snack spot, your chill spot, and most importantly, your sleep spot. Make it yours by mixing and matching sheets and comforters to get a set that makes you want to spend the morning in bed (more than you already do). Whether you prefer a cool, morning hue or a darker, eye-catching print, your comforter should do the job of pulling everything in the room together so you can focus on catching all the Z’s you please. Try and incorporate a textured duvet to add subtle depth to the room, it’ll make sure you’ll always wake up on the right side of the bed.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

GOT A BLANK SPACE, BABY?
Don’t be afraid of blank space, white walls are your friend! Open it up by avoiding darker paint colors that tend to give the illusion of a shrinking room. Instead, juxtapose a bold patterned boho tapestry against a blank wall to elongate and lighten up the space. Throw it over a bedframe to keep a clean look while not sacrificing the colors you love. If patterns aren’t your thing opt for a cityscape or nature scene that allows your bedroom to be your place to escape. Don’t let your walls confine you, give yourself more room to daydream.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

LIGHT IT UP
You can’t go wrong with natural light, but when that doesn’t suffice you need lights that provide a warm and fuzzy wakeup aesthetic that doesn’t feel artificial. String lights are the perfect wall accent; hang them over your bed to get the right lighting for any mood, or bottle them up on a bedside table for a free-spirit, firefly aesthetic. You’ll get a soft glow ideal for mellow mornings or Saturday nights in.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

PILLOW TALK
There is no such thing as too many pillows. Afraid your bed is boring? Liven it up by adding a printed or textured pillow to the mix. A great graphic or text decal can add just the right amount of fun to a room without being over the top. Throw it anywhere, whether it be on a bed or a chair or even the floor. Extra pillows mean more comfy, more cozy, and more you.

Make your space your happy place with home decor from the AEO apartment collection.

CLUTTER CONTROL
Less is more, especially in a smaller space. While your bedroom should be an expression of you, sometimes keeping it simple is the best way to go. Pick a few of your favorite photos to hang on a wall chain to add some personality to a bland corner without looking sloppy. Try not to crowd nightstands and shelves with unnecessary knickknacks, instead grab a staple candle or mug and keep the rest of the mess hidden in a vintage storage unit. A clean space is a happy space.

Whoever said that size matters was wrong! The room you’ve been dreaming about doesn’t have to stay a dream, make it a reality with AEO APT. Show us how you style your space with AEO APT using #liveinaeostyle on Instagram & Twitter.

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