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Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Basil

-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil

Enjoy!


 

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Aloha Wall Art

May 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have new wall art to give your room a fresh summertime feel. Super simple and adorable! With minimal supplies, you’ll have a new vibe in minutes. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Canvas fabric
  2. Paint pen
  3. Scissors

This DIY is inspired by island vibes and salty air, so naturally we put together a stack that did the same thing.

Directions:

-Folder canvas fabric into four even squares

-Cut the fabric into the four squares

-Take the paint pen and draw what you see below (pineapple, palm tree, aloha and wave)

-Roughen up the sides with a razor blade or a sharp pair of scissors for a distressed look

-Tack or tape up on the wall! Easy peasy

Cheers! You did it, Happy summer!

 

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Starfish Photo Display

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Capture all your favorite summer time moments, but don’t forget to display them! Follow along on how to create the cutest picture set up. We promise, you’ll love it!

What you’ll need:

  • Jute
  • Clothes pins
  • Faux starfish
  • Photos
  • Hot glue gun

Gather everything you’ll need

Take one of the starfish and a clothes pin.

Hot glue the starfish to the bottom half of the clothes pin. Allow to dry.

Tack up onto the wall!

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Ocean Child Bottles

May 27, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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New room decor where beachy and boho meet! My absolute favorite styles come together in this DIY. Just in time for summer, warm up your space with this simple room accessory.

What you’ll need:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Paint pen
  3. Assorted string and twine
  4. Feathers and greenery

Begin by decorating your bottles with the paint pen. Any design or saying will work!

Wrap the tops of the bottles with string or jute.

Fill one glass with feathers and the other with greenery!

Place anywhere in your room!

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Clay Incense Holder

April 11, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Looking for a way to make your space more warm and inspiring? We have just the thing! This fun DIY Clay Incense Holder will bring nothing but good vibes into your home. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Polymer Clay (Two Colors)
2) Parchment Paper
3) Pen or Pencil

Step 1: Combine the two colors of clay

Step 2: Mold 3/4 of the mixed clay into a small dish

Step 3: Create a mini bowl out of the remaining mixed clay using a pen or pencil

Step 4: Press the mini bowl into the middle of the small dish
Step 5: Make a small hole in the middle of the Clay Incense Holder for the incense stick (we used the actual incense stick to make an exact hole)


Step 6: Bake Clay Incense Holder at 275 degrees for 10-15 minutes
Step 7: Let cool + ENJOY

What color would your Clay Incense Holder be? Comment below!

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Air Plant Holder

April 9, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Do you still have an Easter basket sitting around from the other weekend? Us too. We have created a fun DIY to help you reuse those plastic eggs. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Plastic Easter Egg
2) Air Plant
3) Glue
4) Craft Magnet
If You Want To Paint Your Egg
3) Paint
4) Paint Brush


Step 1. Paint bottom half of Easter egg (this step is optional)

Step 2: Glue craft magnet to bottom half of Easter egg

Step 3: Place air plant in bottom half of Easter egg
Step 4: Hang Air Plant Holder + Enjoy

What color would your Air Plant Holder be? Comment below.

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Gold splattered eggs

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Dying eggs is an Easter tradition that never gets old! This year, we put our own twist to it. Incorporate your personality! What colors/patterns inspire you? Gather your gal pals and get creative!

What you’ll need:

  1. Eggs
  2. Food coloring
  3. Gold paint

Make sure to boil the eggs. Now time for some dye! We stuck to greens and blues. Follow the dying instructions on the back of the egg dying kit.

Once the dye has dried, take a paint brush and use it to splatter on the gold paint.

Ta-da!

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Bunny Garland

March 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Happy Easter! Time to break out all the colors– let’s get decorating. Today we will be walking you step by step on our DIY bunny garland. This is the perfect craft to add an Easter touch to your space!

Here is what you will need:

  1. Bunny stencil
  2. Yarn
  3. Felt puffs
  4. Craft paper
  5. Scissors

Trace around the bunny stencil on your craft paper of choice. We made sure to pick springy patterns and colors!

Once all the bunnies are cut out, take your felt puffs and glue them on for the tail.

Tape the bunnies onto string. Hang your garland anywhere in your room!

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Bracelet Display

March 16, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You asked, so we listened! Here is your very own DIY bracelet stand that can easily be added to your room to hang all your favorite bracelets on. With just a few simple supplies, you can make yours within minutes! What’s even better? You can find all these supplies at your local dollar store. Cost and time efficient– we can’t complain! Follow along with the quick step by step instructions to get started.

Supplies:

  1. Picture frame
  2. Cork board
  3. Craft paper
  4. Thumbtacks
  5. Scissors

-Begin by taking the picture frame apart. Keep only the frame and the back.

-Cut the cork board and craft paper to fit the size of the frame.

-Once you have the correct cut, place the craft paper in first, followed by the cork board, then secure with the back of the frame.

Add the thumbtacks throughout the frame to hang your bracelets from!

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Plant holder DIY

March 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Our favorite way to decorate? With plants, of course! We have a brand new way to take any ordinary pot and make it your own. A few easy steps and your plants will look good as new! Get creative and transform your space with some cute cacti.

What you will need:

  1. Cacti or succulents
  2. Clay pots
  3. Spray paint
  4. Sharpie

Spray paint each pot. Make sure to cover it fully with whatever color you choose. Let that dry.

Take your sharpie and draw whatever patterns inspire you!

Now, simply add your plants!

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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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Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are getting real excited with all our gal pals. What’s February without Galentine’s Day? We want you to get all your friends together and celebrate! These Oreo pops will make for the perfect festive snacks. Make them all together or have them prepared ahead of time. Either way, they are sure to be a crowd favorite! With only 2 ingredients this will be a breeze.

Supplies:

  1. Double stuffed Oreos
  2. White chocolate candy melts
  3. Lollipop sticks

Follow the instructions on the back of the bag of candy melts to melt them properly.

Once melted, dip half the Oreo in the chocolate.

You should be left with all the Oreos looking something like this.

Place the lollipop sticks in the center of the cookie.

Yay! How cute? Happy Galentine’s Day!

Tag us in your Galentine’s Day celebration! #puravidabracelets #livefree