A Glittery Goodbye

Time:  1 hour
Cost:  $
Difficulty:  7/10
Overall Ranking:  7/10

So, this is the end (for now).

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Hold on for me to get through my ever-so-deep farewell on why these blogs mean the world to me, and I promise my last project will come through.

I would describe this semester as challenging, blinding, straining, and breaking.  But, I’ve learned one thing through it all – that it’s okay to be broken.  Every week, there was a peppy, sarcastic, quirky chunk of me plastered out onto the Internet, and, needless to say, I’m still not put together.  There’s a common phrase that time heals all wounds, but, frankly, no.  No, it doesn’t.  Time makes emotions, heartbreak, disappointment, and all things negative foster, while goodness comes to an end.  Time has nothing to do with putting anything back together again, nor can contain ultimate goodness.

If that was the case, then each of these projects, old antiques, balls of twine, and buckets of glue wouldn’t need me to hang around for DIY projects.  DIY projects are nothing more than brokenness come together for something beautiful, even if we never expected the outcome.

I believe it’s okay to be broken.  I believe that there is Someone who can make us whole.  I believe that we’re all just DIY projects before Someone, who can make us into something beautiful we never imagined.  So, it’s okay to be broken because if you keep your eyes open, you never know when you might see the masterpiece.

This week, I decided to make a snow globe, but there isn’t real/fake snow in it.  I decided right now to call it a glitter globe, but that was spontaneously made up, so don’t poke too much fun.  I spent a lot of time deciding what to put in my homemade mason jar glitter globe.  I even asked around.  Here are some responses:  a cold heart, Jesus, a haunted house, a snow globe.  Thanks to those who contributed, but no one suggested dirt.

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I grabbed an old mason jar and used stick glue to cover the lid in extra fine topaz glitter.  I also found wire that said, “Smile,” in cursive.  I paced down the aisles of Home Depot trying to decide what to put in my jar of wonder.  I happened upon some copper pipe things that I thought looked pretty cool, and that’s when I decided to go to an industrial look.

I finally decided on grabbing two screws of different sizes and tying them together with copper wire to make a cross.  I used waterproof glue/cement to cover the pieces and some type of wrench thing from my dad to stick the items through the jar opening.  You would never believe how hard it is to glue things inside of a mason jar.  Don’t get your hand stuck, not that it happened to me, just a suggestion.

I added water and glitter and PERFECT.  I now have my own little reminder that no matter how many times my life gets flipped around, in the end, I have something concrete – a cross.

And so, I’ll close by saying, I would not only highly recommend this project, but I would especially hope that you know what you would put in a glitter globe if you were making one.  I also encourage my readers that no matter how broken you start, eventually, you’ll be DIYed.  And, it’s not like it’s happening on accident, just like none of mine were, as each have their own lesson.

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The sides have been chosen, my friends.  Now, I know you want to know where I’m going next.  You actually might not, but I have to tell you for my class, so listen.  One of my favorite songs goes, “We crawl through the abyss, then we came through the other side.”  That’s right.  I’m on the rise again.  I’m going to an internship next semester.  I have to be more serious than I was here, so I’ll be shutting down my blog for at least the semester.

If I decide to start it up again, I’ll be sure to let you know FIRST.  But, until then, don’t be shy to give me tips and changes you would suggest in the comments section.  Also, I would highly encourage you to start up your own blog.  It might be fun.  Might not.  Who knows what the future holds, kids?  Time to experience it.

And don’t just pin anything decent looking.  Dream it.  Do it. Achieve more than you imagined.

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