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Modern Hoop Wreath

December 7, 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.

We found a perfect little space! Take a photo of yours and share with us using the tag #puravidabraceletsDIY

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Salt dough ornaments

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who loves decorating the tree at Christmas time? We do! We have so much fun picking out our favorite ornaments to hang up. From little to small we love them all. But what’s even more exciting are homemade ones! Today, we are going to show you have to make salt dough custom ornaments for your tree, These also make as great gifts!

Supplies:

  1. 1 cup of flour
  2. 1/2 cup of salt
  3. 1/2 cup of water

Begin by pouring all the dry ingredients first, then topping it off with the water.

Your dough should become thick and kind of sticky. This is how you know it is ready!

Roll out the dough and pick your favorite cookie cutter shapes.

Gently press in the cookie cutter and remove from the rest of the dough.

Once you have cut them all out, oil a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 2 hours on 250 degrees.

Once they are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.

Design them however you want! We then glued the handle onto the back.

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Twig candle holder

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Get ready for all the cozy vibes! We love decorating our rooms when the weather starts to drop in the Winter. Time to bring out all the fuzzy blankets and yummy candles. As we were trying to get creative on new home accessories to add to our space, this idea came to mind! It’s extremely easy and you’ll most likely have all the supplies at home already! What’s better than that?

Supplies:

  1. An old cleaned out candle jar
  2. Candle
  3. Twigs/sticks (we found these in our yard)
  4. Hot glue

Begin by gathering all your sticks. Then one by one hot glue them to the outside of the jar.

It should look something like this:

Allow to dry. Then, set your candle down in there!

Find a cozy place to set it in your room! We are obsessed!

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Thankful Digi Downloads

November 16, 2018 — by Cassie Hooper

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There is so much to be thankful for this holiday season!. These new iPhone backgrounds will inspire you to stay grateful all season long!

If you’re on a desktop computer, click and drag the photo off onto your desktop. If you’re on your phone, click and hold the photo and then save to your camera roll.

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Adventure Time Digi Downloads

November 1, 2018 — by Cassie Hooper

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Enjoying life and adventuring to the heart of the mountains or by the ocean shore is what Pura Vida is all about. These new iPhone backgrounds will remind you to stay close to the spirit of adventure!

If you’re on a desktop computer, click and drag the photo off onto your desktop. If you’re on your phone, click and hold the photo and then save to your camera roll.

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Witch’s Broom

October 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Ultra adorable and so easy to make. With this two ingredient, two part recipe we promise you won’t be showing up to the Halloween party empty handed or rushed for time. These DIY witch’s brooms are cute and tasty! All you need for a good spooky treat. Follow along to see how we made them!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Pretzel sticks
  2. Reeses cups

Collect your items: pretzels and Reeses cups

Carefully place the pretzel stick inside of the Reeses cup. (You don’t want to split the Reeses cup)

Ta-da you did it! Told ya it was easy. Make sure to prepare enough for everyone. Trust me, they will come back for seconds and thirds.

 

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Decorative Charger

August 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With school back in action the last thing we want is to mix up our chargers with everyone else’s! Campus is a busy place and we are always on the go. Decorate your charger to keep yours separate from all the others. You’ll have your new and improved phone chargers in just minutes!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Phone charger
  2. Washi tape

Wrap the washi tape all the way around the charging block until it is completely covered.

You’ll have to use two rows of tape depending on the width.

Make sure to cover the tip of the USB chord as well.

There ya have it!

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Pencil Holder

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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What’s better than a quick and simple craft? One that turns out this cute! We are always looking for new ways to upgrade our desk area. Besides, working in a space that inspires you is most important! Every day we encourage you to bring your A game. With this ‘Slay’ pencil holder, we hope to inspire you to keep going and never give up! Follow along to see just how easy this DIY is.

What you’ll need:

  1. Jar
  2. Gold sharpie
  3. Chalk paint

Grab all your supplies and let’s get started!

Begin by painting the jar. You may need a few coats to ensure a nice, vibrant color.

Once the paint has completely dried, grab your sharpie and write or doodle whatever word or phrase you like!

We went with this because who doesn’t need a little motivation sometimes 😉

Store your pencils, pens, scissors and whatever else in here and place on your desk!

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Back to school DIY notebook

August 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have another exciting back to school DIY you are sure to LOVE! This one involves our brand new stickers. Have you ordered your own sticker pack yet? They’re the perfect thing to decorate your school supplies with. Today we took a plain notebook and turned it into anything but boring. With all these fun designs, it was hard to choose! Follow along to see what we did to spice up our journal.

Supplies: 

  1. Notebook
  2. Pura Vida stickers
  3. Glue
  4. Scissors
  5. Decorational paper

We decided to recycle our Monthly Club folder for this craft. However, feel free to use any sort of craft paper or magazine cutouts. We trimmed the flowers out to use them as decoration on our notebook!

Once you have your cutouts, pick which stickers you want to use!

Place all the decorations exactly how you want it first before you stick or glue anything down.

Once you have the right design in your head, stick on the stickers and glue down the cutouts!

Now your notebook is good to go! Which stickers would you use? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Pom Pom Paperclips

August 28, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Back to school season has officially began. One of our favorite parts of this time of year, is the school supply shopping! It’s always fun to get creative and customize your belongings. We love to look for ways to make something a bit more cute and exciting! Today, we are showing you a quick and simple way to upgrade your plain paperclips. These make for great bookmarks or paper holders. Follow along to see how we made them!

Supplies:

  1. yarn
  2. Scissors
  3. Jumbo paper clips (or normal sized)

Start by cutting about 8 strands of string around 6 inches long.

Fold the cluster of yarn in half and stick through one end of the paper clip.

Then, bring the tails of the yarn through the loop so it creates a knot.

Pull tight to secure the knot. Repeat these steps on all other paperclips.