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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!

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Candy Corn Candles

September 26, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Tis the season of Fall! SO many new exciting things to look forward to. From the crisp, cool air, to pumpkin EVERYTHING, to flannels and booties. Why not add some cute Fall decor to your home? We have a super easy DIY that will add the perfect hint of Autumn to your space. PS- you can find all of these supplies at the dollar store… even better!

Here is what you will need:

  1. tiny glass bowls
  2. candy corn
  3. tea light candles
  4. fabric flowers

Start by first lying the fabric flower in the bottom of the glass bowl

Now, place the tea light candle in the center of the bowl. We added a few candy corn pieces underneath to help the candle sit up a bit higher in the bowl.

Fill in the candy corn around the candle.

Find a nice, cozy spot to set them in your home or spread them out in different rooms to add a touch here and there!

A great way to greet the Fall season!

 

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DIY Clipboard

August 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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YES, we have more stationary DIY’s for you. But I mean, do they really get old? I don’t seem to think so! I have a major obsession with back to school/office supplies. Anyone one else?! I just can’t resist. But sometimes I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for. No worries! That’s when DIY’s come in and save the day. I will show you the few simple steps to get a totally original, super cute clipboard. Follow me!

What you’ll need:

  1. Clipboard
  2. Washi tape
  3. Can of white spray paint

First step, spray paint the entire clipboard. You can totally use any color you would like. I kept it simple with white.

This part you can also get creative with! I decided to cover the lower right corner with gold and cream washi tape which had a marble like pattern. Then, added arrow shapes in the upper center of the board for more decoration.

Feel free to brush over the finished product with Mod Podge to give a nice glossy finish. This will also keep the clipboard safe from scratches.

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Yarn Wall Hanging

August 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Simple simple and a beautiful accessory for any room! I am all about quick and easy. So, you can image how excited I am to share this DIY with you. Many of you have asked for more DIY wall hangings…so here we go! Most of my wall accessories are handmade. It’s so much fun to personalize your space and even have a few bragging rights when your friends ask where you got something. Don’t forget to check out some previous blogs on here to see even more!

What you will need:

  1. Yarn
  2. Stick
  3. Scissors

First begin by cutting 5 very long strands of string: about 3-4 feet. This will make up one bundle. Once you cut all 5 pieces the same length, fold in half so the ends touch. Put the middle fold under the horizontal stick as you see below. Repeat this step 1ox. You should have 10 bundles of string.

Now, bring up the ends to meet the middle loop at the top. Loop the ends through the fold as seen below. Repeat this step for all the bundles of string.

Here is what the final bundles should look like on the post.

In order to get the final tapered look to this wall hanging, take your scissors and cut down at an angle on both sides with the ending point being the very center. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, sometimes rugged is better.

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DIY Bookmarks

August 30, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Keeping up with all your classes can be a huge challenge. I know for me, my mind is always all over the place and it’s hard to remember where I left off in one of my books, verses the other one. And with this school year back in full swing, making sure you are organized is priority. Today on the blog, I want to show you how you can make being a book warm cute! Say goodbye to folded over page corners and boring bookmarks. I have just the thing!

What you’ll need:

  1. Cardboard
  2. Decorative cardstock
  3. Yarn
  4. Hole puncher
  5. Mod Podge

Start by cutting out rectangular pieces long enough to be a book mark out of the cardboard. Once you have the length you prefer, trace the same dimensions onto the card stock. This will later be glued on top of the cardboard.

This is what you should have.

Next: mod podge the decorative card stock onto the cardboard.

Let the mod podge dry before moving forward.

Now that the glue has dried, hole punch a single hole at the top of the bookmarks.

Take about 5 strands of yarn and tie them through the hole for the final decoration.

And there ya have it, 3 totally cute new bookmarks! How simple was that?

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Lavender Rosemary Air-freshener

August 26, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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I’m always on the hunt for new scents. The aroma of your home or room can be crucial. Not only for the enjoyment of the smell itself, but also the benefits. Lavender for example can help ease the mind and relax your body. Today, I am going to be making my very own DIY essential oil air-freshener. This is perfect for any of you new college students to use in your dorm since you can’t burn candles in your rooms. I decided to use lavender and rosemary oils. I think most can all agree that those 2 marry so well! However, feel free to use any scent you like. Let’s get started!

What you will need:

  1. Essential oil(s) of choice
  2. Baking soda
  3. Dried fruit or flowers ( I got mine from an herbal tea bag)
  4. Mini mason jar

Begin by first adding 4 tablespoons of baking soda. Or until the mason jar is filled half way.

Now add about 2-3 tablespoons of the essential oils.

Time for the dried flowers and fruit. We added this in the mix, but also saved a little bit to add to the top for decoration.

Mix all together. The consistency of the mixture should be pasty. If it’s too runny add more baking soda. If it’s too think add a bit more oil.

Last step, remove the center part of the mason jar lid. You will then cut out around the shape of the lid. Once you have the circular cut out, place it on the inside of the lid.

It should look like this! This will allow the scent to come through nicely.

Don’t forget to add a few more sprinkles of the dried fruit and flowers on top!

Place anywhere in your room or house!