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eucalyptus lime scrub

May 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for new self care recipes! This one is perfect for summertime. With just a few ingredients you will have a new body scrub in minutes– One that smells oh so yummy and refreshing!

Supplies:

  1. 1 cup of Eucalyptus Epson salt
  2. 2 limes
  3. 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  4. 1 tsp of lime juice

Mix the Epson salt, coconut oil and lime juice in a bowl. Grate lime zest in with the mixture.

Store the scrub in a cute container and set out on your bathroom counter and use as hand exfoliate or use it in the shower as body scrub!

Oh yesss!

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Cinco De Mayo DIY

April 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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It’s that time of year again! Yay for more celebrations. We wanted to bring some color to the table and find a fun way to display some treats for all our friends who will be coming over to join the fiesta! Follow along to see how we made these fun sombreros!

What you will need:

  1. 3 clay pot with clay tray
  2. pom poms
  3. craft paint
  4. hot glue
  5. paint pen
  6. M&M’s

Paint your pots red, green and yellow. Place the pots upside down on the trays to mimic a sombrero.

Allow them to dry. Once the paint is totally done drying, hot glue the pom poms around the brim of the tray.

Next, take a paint pen and draw zig zags around the bottom of the pot.

Now time for the best part– the candy! Add in the m&m’s around the brim of the sombrero.

Place on party table so guests can enjoy!

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Aloha Wall Art

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We love recycling supplies to make new decorations! Take a look around your house to see if you have anything you don’t need or something you can remake. We found a spare piece of plywood that we decided to remake into a nice beachy wall decoration. Follow along to see our quick DIY!

Supplies:

  1. Spare piece of plywood
  2. Faux starfish
  3. Seashells
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Gold paint pen
  6. White spray paint

Start by spray painting the plywood white. Let that dry then write “aloha” down the center.

Glue on the starfish and seashells to add fun little beachy details.

Quick, easy and so cute! Hang this wall art up anywhere in your home!

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Message in a Bottle: Travel Edition

February 24, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We want to remember everywhere we travel! It is so much fun to find new ways to remember everywhere you’ve been. For today’s DIY we wanted to share with you a cute and creative way to take a piece of your travels home with you, or send to a loved one. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. Mini glass bottle
  2. Sand or seashells from land you traveled to
  3. Paper

We filled our bottle up with sand from a beach we traveled to.

We then broke up a sea shell and put the pieces in the bottle along with the sand.

Write the location of where your sand is from on a small piece of paper.

Remember it forever! Now, when you go to look back at your travels you’ll have a piece of it with you. Or you can send it to a loved one!

 

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St. Patty’s Cupcake Toppers

February 18, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Do we have any St. Patrick’s Day lovers out there? We love a day full of festivities and friends. There are always so many events to attend so we wanted to whip up a treat that would go great with the theme of St. Patty’s Day! How cute are these cupcake toppers? We made them to look like a Leprechaun’s hat. With a quick and simple recipe, you are sure to love these!

What you will need:

  1. Large marshmallows
  2. Green and blue food dye
  3. Black decorating gel
  4. Cake mix and green icing

Mix 2 drops of green and 1 drop of blue dye in about 5 tablespoons of water. Make sure to cover the marshmallow completely in dye.

Roll the wet marshmallow on a paper towel gently to remove any excess dye. Next, take the decorating gel and draw on the hat’s details. See photo below.

Bake up the cupcakes following the directions on the box. Place a marshmallow on top of the cupcakes creating the idea of a Leprechaun’s top hat!

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Boho wall decor

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You know how much we like changing up our space around here. So we have yet another wall hanging for you to make at home. This one may be our favorite one yet! We love the circular ring it’s held up with and the sunflower inspired colors. It is the perfect thing to Spring up your room or office area! Follow along!

Supplies:

  1. Yellow, white and black yarn
  2. Scissors
  3. Gold ring (found at any art supply shop)

Cut the string your desired length. Put them in 5 clusters of 5 strings for the middle color.

Tuck and pull through the loop like so.

Repeat for the next color. But only do 3 clusters of 4 strings,

Do the same steps for the final color.

Flip it over to see the final product!

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Galentine’s Day goodie bags

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking to treat our besties. And who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day? We have just the thing to give out to your girl gang or any loved one this year! With this easy peasy craft you’ll have everyone covered. Take a look at what you will need to get started!

Supplies:

  1. Cloth baggies
  2. Craft paint
  3. M&M’s (or whatever candy you like)

Paint on x’s and o’s on one, and hearts on the other. Feel free to get creative and do your own thing too!

End result:

Now fill them with m&m’s.

And there ya have it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or if you’re wanting to do something extra special, stuff the baggies with your favorite Pura Vida stack!

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Foreign money keepsake DIY

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Traveling is something we live for! This year we are dedicating our time to going and seeing as many places as possible. But with all of these travels, come many keepsakes! For example, we find ourself with left over foreign cash and coins. Instead of stashing them away, we decided to make something out of it to remember our trip by! We will take you step by step on how to turn your coins into magnets to hang up your photos with!

What you will need:

  1. Foreign coins from your trip
  2. Magnets
  3. Photos from your trip

Gather all your supplies. We bought a magnet strip so we could cut them small enough to fit on the back of the coins.

Cut the magnets, then use the sticky side to stick them on the coins.

Finally, use them to hang up photos from your trip!

Happy travels!

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Headphone organizer

January 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Whether you are traveling or packing your backpack for school, headphones are usually number one in our bag. Nothing is more annoying than a tangled pair wrapped up in all our other items. Today, we will teach you a quick DIY on how to keep them organized and neat when packing them away. Follow along!

Here is what you will need:

  1. two clothes pins
  2. adhesive glue
  3. washi tape
  4. gold sharpie

Start by measuring out the washi tape to fit the top and bottom of the clothes pin. You may have to trim the tape’s edges to fit perfectly.

Next, color the sides gold with your sharpie.

Now time to glue the two clothes pins together.

Face them together on opposite sides.

Clip the earbuds in between the clamp and wrap the headphones in a figure 8 motion between the two pins.

Once you have them all wrapped up, pack them away!

And there you have it. Ready to go!

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Modern Hoop Wreath

December 13, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a new spin to the classic wreath with this Hoop Wreath! We are absolutely obsessing over this greenery wall hanging! How perfect is this piece? Get creative and arrange the greenery on your hoop anyway you like. Here is how we made ours. We hope to bring you all the inspo when creating yours!

Supplies:

-Knitting hoop

-Greenery

-Yarn

-Feathers

Hot glue the greenery onto the side of your hoop. We even picked a few branches of leaves to glue on as well for some color!

-Tie on the yarn so it hangs in the center of the hoop

-Trim the yarn to form into a point

-Glue the feathers into the yarn

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Winter Garland

December 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This Winter garland is sure to add a boho Christmas feel to your space. With the touch of twine to a little bit of sparkle we are so in love with this cute wall hanging. We used a few snippets from different faux plant arrangements. You can find all of this at your local craft store!

What you will need;

-Twine

-Hot glue

-Scissors

-Faux pine and greenery

 

Line up the greenery in the exact order you would like to have it hang.

Grab your twine and snip a piece long enough to fit all your greenery.

Hot glue the greenery to the twine and tack up anywhere in your room! Merry Christmas!

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Pinecone Christmas tree

December 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many decorations! This holiday season we are all about the easy homemade DIY’s for our around-the-house decor. Follow along as we show you this quick craft to set out anywhere in your home for an extra touch of winter!

What you’ll need:

-Pinecones

-White craft paint

-Paint brush

The bigger and fuller the pinecone, the better! Take the white paint and gently brush it onto the tips of the pinecone.

Allow all the pinecones to dry before placing them out as decor.

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