Athens, OH 24 January 2016 –
One of my favorite hobbies is crafting, and it is a creative way for me to relax and unwind when I am feeling stressed out. It is also the perfect winter time activity when you are stuck indoors. I love interior design, so most of my crafts are decorations for my apartment.
My most recent crafting adventure was making coasters.
I started with cheap tiles from Lowes. My mom and I repurposed her calendar from last year and cut out 4”x4” pictures of flowers. I mod-podged them onto the tiles, sprayed spar urethane on top to make them waterproof, and added felt to the bottom so they wouldn’t damage table tops. It was super fun and inexpensive, and I have received lots of compliments from guests!
Another craft I have completed recently was a snowman burlap wreath.
This was a really fun craft to do for winter! I started with two wire wreath frames and white burlap. I twisted the burlap around both frames and then attached them together. The hat was constructed of cardboard and felt and was hot glued to the wreath. Finally, I tied flannel ribbon around the neck to make his scarf!
As the semester gets busier, it is important to take breaks to keep yourself sane. Crafting is a great way for me to get my mind out of the books to relax and unwind.