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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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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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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!

 

Recipes

Holiday Peppermint Sugar Cookies

December 19, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take your average, everyday sugar cookies, and add some holiday cheer! The holidays can be stressful enough with bustling around, so we are all about easy-peasy this year. Bring these cookies to any get together with friends and family. Trust us, these are a crowd favorite and Christmas classic!

What you’ll need:

-Store bought sugar cookie dough

-Vanilla icing

-Holiday cookie cutouts

-Candy canes and sprinkles

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DIY

Twig Christmas Tree

November 28, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The holidays are coming around rapidly. We have the perfect DIY decor just in time for this dreamy time of year. We have created something that shines bright and brings a little bit of the ocean to your holiday SEAson!

To start you will need the following:

  1. Different size twigs that tear down from small to large in length
  2. Christmas lights
  3. Sea shells and star fish
  4. Glue gun
  5. Twine Jute
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Fashion

4 Holiday Outfit Ideas

December 2, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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The holidays are right around the corner so let the festive party season begin! We’ve got you covered with 4 Holiday Outfit Ideas for the ultimate in #ootd inspiration. Which look is your fave? Comment below!


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Inspiration

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2015 Gift Guide

November 6, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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The biggest shopping days of 2015 are almost upon us! Get ready for some retail therapy with our favorite Pura Vida picks for the holiday season and browse through our Black Friday & Cyber Monday Gift Guide. Now all you have to do is decide whether you’re buying for yourself or your friends and family! We think BOTH.


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