It is easy to take for granted the good things that are happening in your life, especially when you are in the mist of the storm. However, the truth of the matter is that you always have something to be thankful for. I know it may seem like the world is on your shoulders and that a brighter day will never come, but trust me it will. A quick way to ease the pain and brighten everyday is by DIYing a Blessing Jar.
Sometimes you need a little reminder of how awesome you are! It may seem unrealistic but even the smallest accomplishment can take your mind off of the burden of life.
The concept is simple:
- Buy or find an empty Mason jar
- Decorate the Mason jar anyway you see fit
- Everyday when you wake up and/or feel extremely grateful write a “blessing” down on a scrap sheet of paper
- When you are feeling down, pick a sheet of paper from the blessings jar and read what you are blessed to have in life.
Trust me, starting off with a positive affirmation will definitely make that day that much better.
My family loves music. Everyone in my household loves listening to music, and even though we also have our own independent earphone-sets respectively, we still have bi-monthly search parties whenever someone (cough, my younger brother, cough) will ‘accidently’ take someone else’s headphones. Recently, I discovered a DIY project on Pinterest that will not only help me keep my brother’s sticky hands away from my earphones, but also stop them from getting ridiculously tangled!
Using embroidery-floss and technique famously known as the Chinese Staircase, you will be able to differentiate between your earphones and another’s with little-to-no argument needed.
You will need: Embroidery-floss (which can be purchased at your local arts and crafts store), Earphones (of course), Tape, Clear glue, and Scissors.
If you have made a friendship bracelet in elementary school or are familiar with the Chinese Staircase technique, then this project may be a breeze for you. But if you are a bit arts-and-crafts challenged, like myself, or need additional assistance, detailed instructions can be found at: http://teachmemila.blogspot.ca/2012/09/diy-colorful-wrapped-earphones.html?m=1
Hopefully, you will have just as much fun as I did with this neat DIY!
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