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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!

Inspiration

3 Ways To Celebrate Love Day

February 14, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Valentine’s Day is a really special holiday. It’s a day to celebrate love– all kinds of love, and not just the romantic kind. We spent our day giving back to our community, our friends and even ourselves! It is so important to be intentional and to spread kindness whenever we get the chance. It is easy to over look this Valentine’s Day if you don’t have a significant other, but instead take this time to give some love to everyone!

We started our day by stopping by this flower stand at a local business. All the money from it was donated to a non profit organization, A Safe Place, focused on sex trafficking prevention. Giving back to our community is so essential, and what a wonderful and easy way to do so!

What a great way to start our Valentine’s Day! We picked our flowers and created our very own bouquet. We wanted to continue the “spreading kindness” trend, so we decided to give our bundle of flowers to our best friend!

Next on the list: invite all our gal pals over and celebrate friendship! What’s better than Galentine’s Day with all your best friends?! We made treats and and exchanged small gifts. Lots of bracelets were involved. 😉

Last but not least: treat yo-self. This year is all about self love. Taking time out and spending a little quality time with yourself is something we should do more often. Today, we made sure to take a breather and fuel our bodies. Health and wellness are the best things you can do to honor your body. Put a face mask on, make yourself a nutritious smoothie bowl and grab a good book to read! Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later.

We hope you take these tips and put them to good use this year! Happy Love Day, Pura Vida fam.

DIY

Boho wall decor

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You know how much we like changing up our space around here. So we have yet another wall hanging for you to make at home. This one may be our favorite one yet! We love the circular ring it’s held up with and the sunflower inspired colors. It is the perfect thing to Spring up your room or office area! Follow along!

Supplies:

  1. Yellow, white and black yarn
  2. Scissors
  3. Gold ring (found at any art supply shop)

Cut the string your desired length. Put them in 5 clusters of 5 strings for the middle color.

Tuck and pull through the loop like so.

Repeat for the next color. But only do 3 clusters of 4 strings,

Do the same steps for the final color.

Flip it over to see the final product!

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Galentine’s Day goodie bags

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking to treat our besties. And who doesn’t love chocolate on Valentine’s Day? We have just the thing to give out to your girl gang or any loved one this year! With this easy peasy craft you’ll have everyone covered. Take a look at what you will need to get started!

Supplies:

  1. Cloth baggies
  2. Craft paint
  3. M&M’s (or whatever candy you like)

Paint on x’s and o’s on one, and hearts on the other. Feel free to get creative and do your own thing too!

End result:

Now fill them with m&m’s.

And there ya have it! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or if you’re wanting to do something extra special, stuff the baggies with your favorite Pura Vida stack!

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Foreign money keepsake DIY

January 31, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Traveling is something we live for! This year we are dedicating our time to going and seeing as many places as possible. But with all of these travels, come many keepsakes! For example, we find ourself with left over foreign cash and coins. Instead of stashing them away, we decided to make something out of it to remember our trip by! We will take you step by step on how to turn your coins into magnets to hang up your photos with!

What you will need:

  1. Foreign coins from your trip
  2. Magnets
  3. Photos from your trip

Gather all your supplies. We bought a magnet strip so we could cut them small enough to fit on the back of the coins.

Cut the magnets, then use the sticky side to stick them on the coins.

Finally, use them to hang up photos from your trip!

Happy travels!

DIY

Headphone organizer

January 30, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Whether you are traveling or packing your backpack for school, headphones are usually number one in our bag. Nothing is more annoying than a tangled pair wrapped up in all our other items. Today, we will teach you a quick DIY on how to keep them organized and neat when packing them away. Follow along!

Here is what you will need:

  1. two clothes pins
  2. adhesive glue
  3. washi tape
  4. gold sharpie

Start by measuring out the washi tape to fit the top and bottom of the clothes pin. You may have to trim the tape’s edges to fit perfectly.

Next, color the sides gold with your sharpie.

Now time to glue the two clothes pins together.

Face them together on opposite sides.

Clip the earbuds in between the clamp and wrap the headphones in a figure 8 motion between the two pins.

Once you have them all wrapped up, pack them away!

And there you have it. Ready to go!

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Modern Hoop Wreath

December 13, 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!

Recipes

Pomegranate Mint Mocktail

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Holiday party coming up? We have a delicious refreshment to serve up for all your guests. Today we will be making Pomegranate Mint Mocktails, With Christmas right around the corner we are getting into the holiday spirit with all kinds of festive recipes. This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

1. pomegranate

2. lime

3. bunch of fresh mint leaves

4. 1/2 cup sugar

5. seltzer water

 

Blend half of your pomegranate seeds, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, handful of mint leaves and 2 cups of seltzer water.

Make sure to save some mint, lime wedges and pom seeds to garnish your drinks with!

Pour over ice and enjoy!