Thinking back on the past couple of years and reexamining my New Year’s resolutions, I found that they have constantly had a negative connotation associated with them. You know, they have to do with losing weight or stopping procrastination or quitting swearing – not one has ever been positive. This year I figured I was going to change it up. Only positive things. I am also a self-proclaimed arts and crafts junkie and thought if it was time for the dreaded New Year’s resolutions, then I was going to use it as an excuse to make a simple craft. I decided that a nice framed collage of my New Year’s Resolutions would be a sweet daily reminder of my healthy and positive yearly goals. The process was very simple. I have included a How-To so you can create your own!
STEP ONE: MAKE YOUR RESOLUTION
My Resolutions: Love Yourself, Increase Exercise, Volunteer, Eat Healthy
STEP TWO: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
What you need:
Your New Year’s resolutions
A frame (with enough photo slots for each resolution)
Old magazines (you can replace these with any other images including photographs, print-outs, etc.)
A glue stick
It does not matter where you get your supplies but I got all of my supplies, besides the old magazines, at Michael’s Craft Store.
STEP THREE: ORGANIZE YOUR MATERIALS
Find photos, stickers, etc. that correspond with your resolution, the organize them into piles. The key is to be organized!
STEP FOUR: CUT AND GLUE
Then pick a specific pile, cut out the photos you would like to use and then think about how you would like them to appear on the card stock. After you have figured that out, glue them down with your glue stick!
STEP FIVE: STICKER TIME!
After you have cut and pasted all of the images on the card stock, it is time for the stickers!
STEP SIX: SHARPIE TIME
After you have applied the stickers, write your resolutions on the respective card with Sharpies. I wrote mine first in silver, but that didn’t show up well enough so I outlined it in black to make sure it was visible!
STEP SEVEN: FRAMING TIME
After you are all finished with your cards, put them in the frame!
STEP EIGHT: PLACING TIME
When it is all finished to your liking, put it up in a place that you will see everyday. This will motivate you everyday to follow your healthy and positive resolutions for the whole year!
After you make your own New Year’s Resolution Board, tweet me a picture so I can see how great it turned out! You can find my twitter handle in my bio, right down below. Have an amazing New Year! I hope this project helps you have a healthy and happy 2012.