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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

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Fairy Garden

January 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Okay, so how cutie are fairy gardens? We have been seeing them all over the place so we figured it was time to make one of our own! The fun part is that we found the base of our garden in vintage stores. We are using a milk glass bowl from the 1930’s! Isn’t that neat? DIY’s are much more fun when you get to make it your own. Use whatever materials you want to make your fairy garden exactly how you like!

Supplies:

  1. Bowl/container for the base
  2. Dirt and moss (faux or real)
  3. Mini house or any other fairy accessories
  4. Pebbles

Begin by packing in the dirt

We dug up some moss from the yard. Add that on top of the dirt.

Next, is the best part! Add all the “fairy” accessories you would like. We decided to place a mini house and use pebbles as a walk way.

Sweet and simple!

We accompanied ours with some plants and a yummy candle to get the vibe we were going for!

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Glass Bottle Decor

January 28, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for ways to change up or add to our home decor. You don’t necessarily have to spend a ton of money to create a cute atmosphere. It’s clear that we are huge DIY fans so, today we will walk you step by step on how to turn an ordinary space into something unique! You can use any kind of bottle you would like. We chose to use sea glass bottles and a single square glass bottle. Find them at any local craft or vintage store. Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. Glass bottles
  2. Jute
  3. Scissors
  4. Glue gun

Begin by taking your first bottle and wrapping the jute around the bottom.

Secure the jute with hot glue.

For each bottle, choose a different part to wrap the jute around. Feel free to get creative! Add as much or as little as you would like.

Set these anywhere that could use an extra touch of decor detail!

 

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Travel Fund

January 10, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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The New Year is a great time to start fresh and create new goals for yourself. So much opportunity and adventure to be had! However, resolutions can be hard to keep. Sometimes, we need that little extra push. We decided this year would be dedicated to traveling! So, today on the blog we will be showing you our DIY to hold us to our word. If you want something, go get it! We’re going to walk you step by step on our travel fund jar. Now, this jar doesn’t have to be a fund just for traveling, it can be whatever you have chosen to save up money for! Feel free to totally personalize this.

Supplies:

  1. Mason jar
  2. Chalk board
  3. Chalk/chalk pin
  4. Jute/string
  5. Spray paint
  6. Command strips
  7. Heart shaped cut-out

Begin by taking your mason jar and taping on the heart shaped cut out in the center. Make sure it is laying totally flat. Spray paint the entire jar. Once dried, peel off the heart cut out.

Add a heavy duty command strip to the back of the jar and to the bottom center of the chalk board.

Next, take your chalk and label the board with what you are saving up for.

Take the string and cut strands that can be tied around the top of the jar in a bow.

Use the command strips that have already been secured and attach the jar onto the chalk board.

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Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors


Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring


Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow


Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow


Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY


What is your favorite winter activity? Comment below!

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Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 29, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Who doesn’t love a cup of warm hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day? Our most favorite winter beverage is easier than ever to make from scratch right in your kitchen. And trust us, this will taste far better than any store bought mix. Plus, it is SO easy! So easy, you probably already have all the ingredients in your home! Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  1. 3-3.5 cups of sugar
  2. 1.5 tablespoons of salt
  3. 2 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  4. Milk per serving
  5. Your favorite mug
  6. Friends to share it with 🙂

We used a big mason jar to store our mix in.

Start by adding in a cup of sugar. Then a cup of cocoa. Then, your next cup of sugar and so on. We made a pattern with the cups of sugar and cocoa just for looks, however you can just dump it all in together if you’d like.

Next comes the salt.

And now for the marshmallows to top it off!

If you want a peppermint spin to it, simply drop one into your mixture.

Mix the ingredients together. Scoop 1.5 spoon fulls into a cup of milk. Warm the milk on the stovetop or in the microwave. Enjoy!