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Spring Wreath

April 9, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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This weekend we wanted to bring a new fresh Spring look to our home! Today we will show you how to make this charming home accent with just a few supplies. Don’t be fooled by the funky shape- it’s a lot simpler than you think! Follow along as we add a bit of Spring cheer to our front porch.

What you will need:

  1. Chicken wire
  2. Scissors or wire cutters
  3. Wire
  4. Glue gun + glue sticks
  5. LOTS of moss
  6. Wooden star cut out (optional)

Begin by cutting your chicken wire in half.

Once you have both pieces, begin to shape them into 90 degree angles. We did this by smashing the wire together and forming a tube-like shape.

You will then have two pieces. Attach the two 90 degree angles with wire in the corners.

Secure corners.

Once your wreath has been attached and placed together, take your moss (which can be found at your local craft store. We used about 3 bags.) and glue all the way around the chicken wire. Do this until you can no longer identify the wire.

This next step is optional: We thought it added the perfect final touch! Here you see we picked up a wooden star cut out to accent our wreath with. Attach with wire. Feel free to use any other shape or object to best fit the look you are going for!

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DIY Moon Phase Wall Hanging

June 23, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Stay wild moon child! What gypsy wouldn’t want this hanging in their room? It makes for the most perfect, calming finishing touch to your space full of gems and wonder. We’re not sure about you guys, but we adore simple, handmade treasures to decorate with– so we just HAD to create this one. What makes it even better is that almost all the supplies can be found in your craft drawer at home! Want the in on how we did it? Come on, we’ll take you step by step– Follow us!!

What you’ll need:

1) Thin cardboard (we used an empty cereal box)

2) Jute or any sort of string you prefer

3) Scissors, tape and pencil

4) Silver or gold paint along with a paint brush

5) A small rock or heavy bead

6) A twig
 

Get Started:

Step 1:

Start by using your pencil to draw two circles. You may want to use a household item to trace around to form a perfect circle. (We used the base of a candle.)

After you have both circles, you will draw two crescent moons. (If you need to trace thats okay, too. There aren’t any rules to this game… phew!)

Lastly, you will draw the main crescent that will be placed in the middle. This one will have a deeper arch, resembling the letter“C.”

Step 2:

One by one paint each moon. We used silver as the main base coat. After that dried, we went in on top of it and added some gold glitter so it would shine just a bit. But you can do whatever you like.

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Step 3:

After allowing the paint to fully dry, tape the jute onto the backs of the cardboard cutouts in correct order to create the phases of the moon! (As shown in the photo below) Make sure to also leave a good bit of leftover jute at the top and bottom.

Step 4:

Tie the rock or bead to the bottom of the jute. This will weigh it down just enough to keep the jute totally straight.

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Step 5:

Take the moon phase wall hanging and tie it in the middle of the twig.

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After that’s tied, take another strand of jute to create the hanger.

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Hooray! Now you have a beautiful new piece for your room that cost you close to nothing and took no time! How’s that for a fun DIY? Thanks for checking in on all the neat crafts going on here at Pura Vida. Stay tuned for our next post!

 

Photographers: @michellebishoff, @chelseybishoff