Today I have a really simple DIY room decor project for you, if you're in need of a cute update to your room like I was. It's so easy and inexpensive, but it seriously changes and improves the dynamic of the room. I saw this done on YouTube by AshleyNichole and was instantly inspired to try it out. It looks so beautiful and I love the delicate, yet full look it gives to my room. So here's how I did it...
You will need:
>2 (depending on how big the area is that you're putting it) long flower garlands
>3 smaller bouquets of fake flowers to cut and tie to the garlands for an add/pop of color
>craft wire (preferably green so it can camouflage into the stems)
>string lights, if desired
>wire cutters or strong scissors
Step 1: fold the flower garlands in half to cut into two pieces so that you can have four lines of flowers to hang
Step 2: cut the smaller extra flowers off of the bouquets (leave some of the stem on so you can tie the wire onto something)
Step 3: figure out how you want to arrange the smaller flowers onto the four garlands so that you don't over use them on any one garland and evenly distribute them for a cute display when it's all done.
Step 4: start cutting the fishing wire into pieces of about 3 inches each to tie the smaller flowers onto each garland of flowers (this is very tedious)
Step 5: hang your Command Hooks up in your room how you want the flowers to hang
Step 6: hang your flowers up and enjoy your new cozy room :)
If you're using string lights, I just wrapped the lights around the flowers so that they're intertwined through the piece.
P.S. Yes, I do have a pizza pillow. And yes, I do have a problem.
This past week, it's really been on my heart to not only discuss comparing yourself to others, but to work on it myself. Now that it's summer, officially, the comparison game seems to get a little more intense, with social media constantly being updated with the highlight reels of everyone's perfect summer outfits, bodies, activities, and adventures. I can openly and honestly say that I have dealt with not feeling good enough, cool enough, or pretty enough because of standards that I set for myself based on others. So here I am to address my thoughts on this unfortunately extremely common issue, emotion, and reality.
I have found myself time and time again opening up social media apps on my phone and feeling a sense an unsatisfaction when logging off. Luckily, for me, it has never affected me to the point of serious depression, eating disorders, or anything else like this. But it has for so many other people. I just wanted to go ahead and let you know that if you are feeling this way, or ever have, you're not alone, and you are worth SO much more than crying yourself to sleep over an unrealistic standard set by a false, edited, display of someone else's life.
I want to make it very clear to you that I have not come on here to bash social media. I appreciate and enjoy posting an aesthetically pleasing photo, or sharing a fun moment with family or friends. I also like to browse through to see what everyone else has been up to, or even get ideas/inspiration from others. But there has to be a balance.
This week, I am going to strive to limit my social media activity and be more present in my everyday life and activities. At my church yesterday morning, my pastor made the statement "where comparison begins, contentment ends". He talked about how we don't have to prove our worth through this cycle of comparison, because Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice, simply because in His eyes, we were worth dying for. There's nothing to look into. It's plain and simple. It isn't until we completely understand God's love that we can live fully alive, in freedom from what society often makes us believe.
I am simply a young woman learning and loving life, trying my best in all that I do to keep Jesus at the center of it all. Follow me on my social media accounts linked on the top of the page to stay up to date!