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Bracelet Holder

June 21, 2019 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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You can never have too many bracelet holders! You guys are always asking us for ideas on cute new ways to hold your Pura Vida Bracelets. So we have another one to share with you! Follow along to see how we did it.

Supplies:

  1. Candle dish
  2. Gold paint pen
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Yarn

All we did here was flip over the dish so that we would be drawing the sun right in the center of the backside. The pegs will be used to hang our bracelets on. Feel free to draw anything that inspires you. This is your time to get creative!

Next, we will taking the yarn and braiding a long strand. This will be used to hang up the dish.

Simply flip over the dish and put two dots of hot glue about 1-1.5 inches apart at the top. You will then glue down the braided yarn to create a handle. See image below. Make it long enough so that the strands hang below for a nice touch of detail!

Ta-da! You have a brand new bracelet holder!

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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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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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Distressed Spring Mason Jars

March 27, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Nothing like bringing Spring into your home like these distressed spring mason jars! They are the most adorable touch to any room. Feel the happy spring vibes by adding fresh flowers in the mix. We will show you step by step how to make these mason jar flower vases as your PERFECT spring decor. Follow along!

What you will need:

  1. 3 mason jars
  2. chalk paint + paint  brush
  3. yellow + white paint or paint pens
  4. sand paper
  5. fresh flowers!

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Start by covering the jars in chalk paint. You may have to paint 2 layers for better coverage. We went with a light mint blue/green.

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Once you have painted all 3, let them dry completely.

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Now that they are dried, take sand paper and go over all the writing on the jars. Be intentional when  choosing where you will distress the paint.

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Distress all 3 jars all the way around.

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Now time to add the painted daisies on the jar! You can use paint pens or regular craft paint. Start by adding dots to be the center of the flowers using the yellow paint.

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Then add the white petals!

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Finished product!

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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