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Rainbow Macrame DIY

March 25, 2020 — by Kelsey Kimball

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The darker the storm, the brighter the rainbow! 🌈 Light up your day with this colorful DIY! It can be used as wall decor, a key chain, or make someone’s day and gift it to a friend!

Supplies:

  • Thick cotton cord
  • Thin cotton colorful cord
  • Craft wire
  • Scissors
  • Pins

First, measure how big you want the rainbow to be by cutting the thick cotton cord. The amount of colors and the size is completely up to you! I decided to use three colors and made it about the size of my hand.

Next, cut and tape the craft wire to shape each strand of the rainbow! The wire will keep the rainbow’s shape. Make sure the wire is cut with room left at the end. With the space at the end, fray the thick cotton cord edges.

Now, you take the colored cord and start wrapping each color around each individual strand. Start right above where you stopped fraying the bottom! At the end, you form a loop to knot it off.

In order to keep the different strands together, use the pins to stick through each cord. Do this across the entire rainbow to ensure the entire rainbow stays pressed together.

That’s it! 🌈 Hang your rainbow up in your room, place it on your desk or bedside table, or gift it to a friend! Stay tuned for more fun and easy DIY’s! 💛

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Valentine’s Day DIY Floral Soap Bars

February 13, 2020 — by Kelsey Kimball

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Smell good, feel good! ❤️ That’s how the saying goes, right?! This Valentine’s Day, feel your best for your guy, or the girls, with these DIY floral soap bars! Whether its true love, or self- love, they are the perfect gift for him/ her, or yourself!

Supplies:

  • 1 Soap Mold (silicone preferred)
  • 2 lbs of Goat’s Milk Melt & Pour Soap Base
  • Essential Oils
  • Dried Flowers

First, cut the goat’s milk into small cubes and put them into a microwaveable safe bowl.

Next, microwave the goat’s milk base for 30 second intervals, stirring it until it is melted . I ended up doing this 3 times, but it will vary depending on your microwave, so just keep an eye on when yours is melted!

Then, add the essential oils to the melted goat’s milk base. I ended up using the lavender to match the flowers I used, but this is where you can be creative on what smells you wish to create!

It’s time to pour the melted soap into the silicone mold! To assure the flowers are spread out across the entire bar, drop the dried flowers into the mold as your pour. Then, let the mold sit for 2 hours.

That’s it! You now have soap bars that are almost too pretty to use! The perfect gift to pair with our Heart On my Sleeve pack 💕

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DIY Reindeer Gift Bags

December 17, 2019 — by Kelsey Kimball

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Rudolph was picked last, but with these DIY reindeer gift bags, there’s no doubt you’ll sleigh the holiday season!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Brown Gift Bags
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Red Tissue Paper
  • Glue Gun
  • Candy Canes
  • Googly Eyes

First, glue two googly eyes to the bag.

Next, glue a red pom pom underneath the eyes for Rudolph’s nose.

Finally, stuff the bag with the red tissue paper, and then place the candy canes sticking out for ears.

Pura Vida has got you covered on gifts for the whole family!

That’s it! Gift giving has never been easier, or more festive. Don’t forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide, and have a happy holidays!

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DIY Holiday Movie Night

December 11, 2019 — by Kelsey Kimball

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… Movie night! We have you covered on everything you need to cuddle up with your besties and watch all the holiday classics!

Supplies:

  1. White bed sheet
  2. Movie projector
  3. Blankets
  4. Popcorn
  5. Sparkly lights

Grab your girls and some popcorn because it’s movie time! First, you need to set up the white sheet on an, ideally, white wall.

Set up the movie projector facing towards the bed sheet.

Twinkly lights time! For the coziest ambiance, set the lights up around the screen to light up your room.

Blankets, blankets, blankets! How many you use is up to you, but the more the merrier!

Pick which holiday classic you are in the mood for!

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  2. Home Alone
  3. Elf
  4. The Polar Express
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

Enjoy the movie! Naughty or nice, check this list and you are sure to have the best night with your girls.

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Photos: @jeffisy

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DIY Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder

October 30, 2019 — by Brenda Anguiano German

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Spooky season is coming to an end but we’re not done yet! If you’re still looking to give your room a seasonal theme or you simply love edgy decor, this DIY skeleton hand jewelry holder will be PERFECT to hold your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets pieces!

Here are the items you’ll need: 

  • Plastic skeleton hand
  • Marble soap dish
  • Medium- sized rhinestones
  • Glue gun
  • White spray paint (optional)

Let’s begin! Start by painting your skeleton hand with white spray paint. If you prefer the worn out look, you can skip this step.

Remember to spray paint your skeleton hand in a well ventilated area and to use multiple, thin coats instead of one thick coat!

Once your skeleton hand has had plenty of time to dry, grab your hot glue gun and glue the skeleton hand to the center of the soap dish. If you’re planning on keeping your jewelry holder all year long, consider using a stronger glue like E6000 glue.

With your glue gun still in hand, grab two rhinestones and glue them to opposite sides of the middle finger. This will allow for you to hang thin necklaces or bracelets from the rhinestones!

You can add as many rhinestones as you like. Now it’s your time to get creative! 

And that’s it! Place your Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder on your vanity, desk, or on top of your dresser to showcase your favorite Pura Vida Bracelets jewelry! You can place your rings on the pinky finger, hang your bracelets on the rhinestones and cuff bracelets or earrings on the soap dish! Happy haunting!

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DIY Himalayan Salt “Lamp”

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Himalayan Salt lamps are all the rage. We came up with a way to make it your own while adding a nice vibe to your space. Not only is this super cute, it adds a new glow and earthy element to your decor.

Supplies:

  1. Glass decor box
  2. Unscented candle
  3. Himalayan salt rocks

You can find all these supplies at most craft or home stores.

Place the candle right in the center of the glass box

Surround the candle with the Himalayan salt rocks until you fill the box.

There you have it! Light it up for a nice cozy glow.

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Bracelet Holder

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many bracelet holders! You guys are always asking us for ideas on cute new ways to hold your Pura Vida Bracelets. So we have another one to share with you! Follow along to see how we did it.

Supplies:

  1. Candle dish
  2. Gold paint pen
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Yarn

All we did here was flip over the dish so that we would be drawing the sun right in the center of the backside. The pegs will be used to hang our bracelets on. Feel free to draw anything that inspires you. This is your time to get creative!

Next, we will taking the yarn and braiding a long strand. This will be used to hang up the dish.

Simply flip over the dish and put two dots of hot glue about 1-1.5 inches apart at the top. You will then glue down the braided yarn to create a handle. See image below. Make it long enough so that the strands hang below for a nice touch of detail!

Ta-da! You have a brand new bracelet holder!

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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!