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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

Does creating everyday make change in your life?

Day 91 - Swim Upstream.

Day 91 - Swim Upstream.

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Day 91 - Hey. What's up? Oh, thank goodness it's Thursday. You know it's been a "swim upstream" week when Thursday feels like Friday. While last week was a week of failures, this week feels like everything needs a push forward. Pushing forward includes the project I started 3 days ago which took three days longer to create than planned.

 An Old Crappy Box.

An Old Crappy Box.

As I mentioned a few posts back, we are getting ready to throw a birthday bash in a few weeks. The project mentioned above that needed a good, long push was a piñata for the "Go Fish" theme party. Making the piñata in itself is a "swim upstream" project. The process seems pretty fun but after a few days of tissue paper and glue, things started to look like a bunch of sticky chickens and the contents of a UPS truck just rolled around my work space. When things started to look a little crazy, I looked up the cost of a number piñata {affiliate} on Amazon. A nice piñata can be purchased for $15.99. So, it seems downright crazy to even attempt to create one's own piñata. 

 Things Are About To Get Crazy.

Things Are About To Get Crazy.

However, driving myself crazy with cardboard is my speciality. Over the years, I have create an array of cardboard projects that included a cabinet shaped like Monet's water lilies that had to hold 200 pounds, a mostly recycled kids play oven and a life sized gingerbread house that could be personally decorated. Making each project out of cardboard was fun, economical and made me learn things about myself, like don't use a box cutter at 3:00 in the morning. Enough of me yammering on. Let's get to today's project.

 This Is Crazy. 

This Is Crazy. 

Todays, project is to make something out of a old cardboard box for someone else. Grab a box and think of the possibilities! Maybe it's a tent for the kids, a joke couch for your roommate or a house for the cat? Here are a few items that will come in handy when you make the cardboard creation:

  • imagination
  • time
  • patience
  • scissors
  • kraft paper tape {affiliate}
  • a pencil
  • notebook
  • markers, colored paper or tissue paper

Here is the "Go Fish" piñata. Not my best piñata but I think the 3 year old birthday boy is going to give it a couple of whacks and be happy as a clam. 

Let me know how your cardboard project goes and if you need any help drop me a note. See you later cardboard alligator!

Day 92 - Quitting Thyme.

Day 92 - Quitting Thyme.

Day 90 - Month 3.

Day 90 - Month 3.