Make Cute Jute Twine Containers for Only $2.50

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Here is a simple DIY that every thrifty person should have in their arsenal. It uses jute twine that you can buy a roll of it for $2.50 at the craft store (or even better, use a 50% off coupon to purchase it – most craft stores offer them regularly!). One roll of twine has lasted me for a couple years. The best part – the uses for it around the home are endless. I often use twine for garlands and gift wrapping, but you can also use it to make some cool home decor pieces. Check out these jute wrapped storage containers I made for literally pennies and in under an hour a piece!

With a little jute and some hot glue I transformed some hot cocoa tins into great storage containers for craft supplies, kitchen utensils, toiletries, etc. You can decorate them with a little craft paint for an added touch. Here’s all you need to make them:

  • Empty, clean tin cans (from soup, coffee, hot cocoa, etc.)
  • Jute twine
  • Hot glue
  • (Optional) Acrylic craft paint, foam brush, painter’s tape and/or cardboard stencils

How To Make Cute Jute Twine Containers for Only $2.50…

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Very Little Is Needed For A Happy Life

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“Remember, very little is needed to make a happy life.” -Marcus Aurelius

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What I Wore To Alt Summit

what i wore to alt summit

Hah! You thought you had seen your fill of Alt Summit posts, huh! Not quite yet… This post is getting up a little later than I planned, and I almost didn’t post it because of that. But, but, I wanted to show you what I wore to Alt Summit because Alt was something I completely obsessed about and over-spent on mainly because I was nervous that I really wouldn’t fit in.

Before I even heard about the clothes people would be wearing I thought, “I’m in over my head. What am I thinking going?! Who do I think I am!” And then, I heard about the Alt Summit outfits, seriously, it’s a “thing”. Once I heard how everyone would be dressed amazingly it made me think about everything I owned and I felt that much more inadequate. So guess what I did? I started to look at online shops obsessively. I wanted to be good enough. I wanted to fit in. I wanted everyone to believe I belonged even if I wasn’t totally sure I did.

There was a Clue party (where everyone picked a character from the game and dressed as that character’s color) planned for Thursday night and you’ll never believe this – okay, maybe you might – I went through 4 different outfit options. The first option I found online for sale and when it arrived it fit wacky, the 2nd and 3rd just didn’t feel right or look “right”, and I ended up going with the 4th which was a $20 black dress I already owned and just added cheap yellow accessories so I could be Colonel Mustard.

I’d say that 85% of the stuff I wore I already owned but I wasted so much time looking online and in shops and completely over-analyzing everything, and since I over-bought I then had to spend time returning all the crap that didn’t work, d’oh. I hate when I do that over-spending, guilt, then return cycle; such a waste of time.

Turns out, I completely over-thought the entire Alt Summit outfit thing and it was really about jazzing up what you might normally wear; just take your normal outfits to the next level and that just means: if in doubt just wear a crap-ton of stripes and/or polka dots.

I wanted to share this experience with you because I was judging my insides (which I had deemed grossly inadequate) to everyone else’s outsides (which I had deemed amazingly amazing), and all along I was just fine with what I already had and already was.

Morale of the story: Trust that it’ll work out just fine, and don’t look at online shops if you’re stressed.

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