“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out”- James B. Conant 🐢 In other words, remember to be bold, be brave, and beYOUtiful. Even if you’re just like a turtle and you have a shell, step out and don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable. Fortune favors the bold and you’ll never know if you don’t try. You only live once, but if you live it right you’ll only only need one. There’s no rush. In fact, turtles live to be over one hundred years old. Take the time to slow down and enjoy everything life has to offer. It’s okay to rest every once in a while, but it’s not okay to quit. Live your best life!
Do you ever need a quick crafting idea? Do you live with younger children? If you answered yes to both then I’ve got your solution! An idea is finding a drawing or doodles they’ve made and sewing a real-life version. My little sister made a drawing of a bunny holding a carrot and I used felt and colored thread to recreate it. You will need basic sewing experience.
First, I traced the original shape of the doodle into the white felt. That’s because the bunny is white in her drawing. Then I cut it out and made an extra for the other side. Then I embroidered one felt piece with colored thread. I placed the decorated piece of felt on top of the second piece of felt (designs on the inside) and sewed around it partially, flipped it inside out, and stuffed it before stitching it back up. It is a really creative and personal present that is bound to cause smiles.
Show me what doodles you’ve brought to life. Check out my Pinterest for more Artsy Stuff! If you have any more crafty ideas for me email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we can collaborate on a project together!
Want to know a cute and creative way to personalize a dorm? In 2015, at the beginning of Spring semester, there was a snow day so I decided to decorate my room with a heart made of the travel photos I had taken from studying abroad in Australia. Fortunately, I found the heart-shaped photo template on Pinterest and it’s a wonderful way to display photographs!
the break down of the heart is as follows (from the top down):
First, you’ll need 40 images printed out (I used 3 x 2 dimensions) and preferably painter’s tape.
2 rows of 2 photos
2 rows of 3 photos
Overall, there are nine rows in total. As a tip, I would start with the two rows of 7 photos in the 3rd and 4th row of the heart first and then arrange the top and bottom of the heart after.
Next, put rolled up tape behind each photo to attach it to the wall you want to put the heart on. Finally, step back from afar and rearrange the photos to your liking. Also, try to experiment with the variety of photos and colors you use.
Seriously, this is so perfect for dorms because then you won’t damage the walls. I don’t know if this has changed but when I was in college, some they could charge you for damages made to the walls of your room. So this way you get to customize to your heart’s content. ;P
Additionally, you can decorate a dorm by ordering prints that stick and re-stick like the ones from the Photage App. Use promo code:HONEYBUNNYTWEE to get $5 off your first print! In other words, I’m an ambassador for Photage so when you download the app using my referral link or use my code for the first time, you get a discount and I get credit at no additional cost to you.
How do you display photographs on your wall? If you have more interior decorating inspiration I’d love to see it!