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Valentine’s Day Gift Bags

February 13, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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It’s that time of year again to celebrate love! Whether you are gifting your best gal pals or surprising your bae, we have a cute DIY gift bag to go along with it! Not only will you have the perfect gift, you will also have the perfect wrapping. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. Blank gift bags
  2. Craft paints (red, pink, copper)
  3. Pencil
  4. Heart stencil

Place the heart stencil in the center of the bag.

Take the eraser end of the pencil, and dip it into whichever paint color you would like to start with first.

Create dots all around the shape of the heart stencil.

Continue to layer this pattern. Switch up and blend the colors as you add dots around the heart. Keep the dots close together for the first few layers, then begin to spread them out. This will create a dispersed effect as seen in the photos below.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Fairy Garden

January 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Okay, so how cutie are fairy gardens? We have been seeing them all over the place so we figured it was time to make one of our own! The fun part is that we found the base of our garden in vintage stores. We are using a milk glass bowl from the 1930’s! Isn’t that neat? DIY’s are much more fun when you get to make it your own. Use whatever materials you want to make your fairy garden exactly how you like!

Supplies:

  1. Bowl/container for the base
  2. Dirt and moss (faux or real)
  3. Mini house or any other fairy accessories
  4. Pebbles

Begin by packing in the dirt

We dug up some moss from the yard. Add that on top of the dirt.

Next, is the best part! Add all the “fairy” accessories you would like. We decided to place a mini house and use pebbles as a walk way.

Sweet and simple!

We accompanied ours with some plants and a yummy candle to get the vibe we were going for!

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Glass Bottle Decor

January 28, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for ways to change up or add to our home decor. You don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money to create a cute atmosphere. It’s clear that we are huge DIY fans so, today we will walk you step by step on how to turn an ordinary space into something unique! You can use any kind of bottle you would like. We chose to use sea glass bottles and a single square glass bottle. Find them at any local craft or vintage store. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Jute
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue gun

Begin by taking your first bottle and wrapping the jute around the bottom.

Secure the jute with hot glue.

For each bottle, choose a different part to wrap the jute around. Feel free to get creative! Add as much or as little as you would like.

Set these anywhere that could use an extra touch of decor detail!

 

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Travel Fund

January 10, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The New Year is a great time to start fresh and create new goals for yourself. So much opportunity and adventure to be had! However, resolutions can be hard to keep. Sometimes, we need that little extra push. We decided this year would be dedicated to traveling! So, today on the blog we will be showing you our DIY to hold us to our word. If you want something, go get it! We’re going to walk you step by step on our travel fund jar. Now, this jar doesn’t have to be a fund just for traveling, it can be whatever you have chosen to save up money for! Feel free to totally personalize this.

Supplies:

  1. Mason jar
  2. Chalk board
  3. Chalk/chalk pin
  4. Jute/string
  5. Spray paint
  6. Command strips
  7. Heart shaped cut-out

Begin by taking your mason jar and taping on the heart shaped cut out in the center. Make sure it is laying totally flat. Spray paint the entire jar. Once dried, peel off the heart cut out.

Add a heavy duty command strip to the back of the jar and to the bottom center of the chalk board.

Next, take your chalk and label the board with what you are saving up for.

Take the string and cut strands that can be tied around the top of the jar in a bow.

Use the command strips that have already been secured and attach the jar onto the chalk board.

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NYE Star Garland

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Need simple New Years Eve decor? We’ve got ya covered. These cutie star cutouts are sure to do the trick for any occasion. We’re loving the neutral colors with the little touch of sparkle! Hang these practically anywhere in your room or throughout the house. You can also lay them flat at the snack table for an extra touch of NYE glam. Follow along to see how to make them!

Supplies:

  1. Craft paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue gun
  4. Tape
  5. Pencil
  6. Star stensil
  7. String
  8. Mini sparkle pom poms

Begin by tracing the star stencil on the craft paper of your choice. We used several different patterns, but all within the same color scheme.

Use your pencil and lightly trace around the stencil.

Once you have traced about 3-4 stars out per piece of paper, begin to cut them out.

You should have several stars cutout with different patterns.

Lay your stars out in whichever pattern you like. We made 2 separate strands. Place a pom pom in between each star.

Cut your string as long as you need it to place all the stars and pom poms evenly.

Tape the string to the back of your stars. Hot glue the pom noms in between the stars.

Happy New Year!

 

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Mason Jar Snow Globes

December 5, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Snow globes are a classic Christmas time decoration. They come in all unique styles, sizes and even have special meanings. Snow globes are the perfect sentimental gift for friends and family. So what is better than a homemade one? Get creative and decorate yours however you like! We seriously cannot get over how adorable they are. We can’t get enough! Follow along to see step by step how it’s done.

Supplies:

  1. Mason jars
  2. Mini Christmas figurines
  3. White/clear sequins
  4. White glitter
  5. Hot glue
  6. White spray paint
  7. Water

Step one: remove the lids of the mason jars and spray paint them white. While the paint is still wet use white fine glitter to sprinkle on top to act as snow.

Step 2: After that is done drying, glue down the figurines in the center of each lid.

Allow the hot glue to dry to ensure that they are secure on the lids.

Below is the result you should have.

Step 3: Sprinkle a fair amount of glitter and sequins in the bottom of the jars.

Step 4: Fill the jars up with water.

Step 5: Prepare the lids to be secured on top of the jars.

Step 6: Secure the lids tightly. Shake up the jar and watch the “snow” fall inside! Display the jars upside down! How cute?!

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Clothes Pin Snowflakes

December 1, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Need a quick and simple DIY? Walk into a winter wonderland with these beautiful laundry pin snowflakes. These are easily used as ornaments, gift box toppers, or fun room decorations. Take your pick! Follow along to see how we created them.

Supplies:

  1. Clothes pins (big and small)
  2. White spray paint
  3. Glitter
  4. Hot glue gun
  5. Felt puff balls

Step one: break apart the clothes pin to separate the two pieces.

This is what you should be left with.

To make the mini snowflakes, you will need 8 pins. Once you have broken the 2 pieces apart, flip them back to back. Use hot glue to seal them. Once you have all 8 pins sealed back to back, use the top center edges and glue them together as shown in the photos below.

Do the same steps for the larger snowflake. However, use the mini pins to fill in between the bigger ones.

Now, spray paint the snowflakes white. While they are still wet from the paint, sprinkle white/clear glitter all over. Allow to dry 10-15 min.

Then, glue one craft felt puff in the center.

Ta-da!

 

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Holiday Gift Boxes

November 9, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With the holidays coming in quick we are in DIY heaven! What’s better than personalized gifts? Make every present special this holiday season by putting your own personal spin to it. All my favorite gifts have been handmade. These gift boxes are also the perfect thing to gift Puravida Bracelets in. Make them for birthdays, holidays or any other special occasion. Let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Craft paper
  2. String
  3. Tape, scissors
  4. Tags and any other accessories you want to use to decorate
  5. Stensil provided

Begin by tracing the stencil onto your craft paper.

Use scissors to cut out the correct shape of the stencil.

The dotted lines in the stencil will guide you on where to fold your cutout. Once you have folded it into a box, use tape to secure the edges.

Use yarn or string to wrap around the box. Along with other decorations to add to the top!

Have fun and get creative to make it personal to the person you are giving it to!

 

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String Art Pumpkin

November 1, 2017 — by Courtney Steeves

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Time for another pumpkin DIY!  We have created a simple way to decorate all of your leftover Halloween pumpkins. No carving necessary! Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) One pumpkin
2) Chalk
3) Craft Nails
4) Hammer
5) String

Step 1: Draw design onto pumpkin with chalk
Step 2: Hammer nails into pumpkin (follow your design)

Step 3: Fill-in design with string and enjoy!

What string art design would you create?

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Spooky Potion

October 31, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The perfect Halloween decor for spooky vibes! These potions are so much fun to set out for any Halloween get together. Decorate them in any area: from the punch bowl table, to the snack bar, or anywhere else you may need a little touch of creepy! Follow along as we take you step by step.

What you will need:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Halloween themed paper
  3. Green tea, raspberry tea, mango tea
  4. Food coloring
  5. Vegetable oil
  6. Hole puncher, silver metallic marker, black yarn

Step 1: Brew a bag of green tea, raspberry tea and mango tea in their own individual mugs. We are using these teas to get a green potion, red potion, and orange potion.

Step 2: Once the tea is brewed, pour the 3 different teas into the glasses individually. Take the red food coloring and drop in a single drop. Do the same thing for the green and the orange. Then add a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Shake it up and see what you get!

This should be your outcome!

Step 3: Time to make the labels. You will need: halloween themed paper, sliver sharpie, hole punch and string.

Use the sharpie to label your potions. Take the yarn to string through the hole in the paper. Hang them from the top of the bottles.

This should be the result!

Happy Halloween! Stay spoooooky!

 

 

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Ghost Garland

October 12, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Halloween is quickly approaching and I am so ready for it! Halloween is definitely one of my favorites to celebrate. Spooky DIY’s make for the best crafts. Today, let me show you how to do an extremely easy Halloween decoration you can add anywhere in your house! Grab your apple cider, some of your gal pals and let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Black and White yarn
  2. Googly eyes
  3. Book
  4. Scissors

Find a book that seems to be a nice length for the tassels. Wrap the white yarn around the book vertically 12-20 times.

Snip the end when you are done wrapping the yarn.

Take a new piece of white yarn and double knot it at one end of the yarn bundle.

Make sure to leave some extra length. You will needing it to tie them to the final garland strand.

On the opposite end, snip through the yarn.

This should be your end result.

Take a piece of black yarn and double knot it near the top about 1″-1.5″ down from the top of the tassel.

Once tied, snip the ends of the black yarn.

Time for the eyes!

Repeat all these steps for however many ghost tassels you want to hang. (You can also trim the length of the ghosts if you rather have a shorter look.

Knot them to string and hang!

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Fall Detox Water

September 28, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the detox stops. The unbelievable Autumn flavors will explode in your mouth when trying out this recipe. Detox waters are simple and very beneficial to our bodies. They can help boost your immune system and maximizes your energy. Take it on the go or keep it in the fridge ready for any time of day! Watch your skin clear up as well. Your body needs plenty of water and this is the perfect tasty way to do so!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Red apple
  2. Plum
  3. Pear
  4. Water
  5. Cinnamon sticks

Begin by chopping your fruits in prep to toss in.

Once you have sliced all three fruits, scoop up and place in pitcher.

Now, add in the cinnamon sticks!

Mix all the ingredients. Enjoy!