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Doing – it – Yourself

 

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Remember that fantastic little shop on the corner? You know, the one that you and your girlfriend stroll into after having coffee in that hip little neighborhood you both love, and it’s filled to the brim with one of a kind home accessories.  Ever wish you could make your own one of a kind home accessories? In today’s post I’m going to share with you 3 steps that will get you on your way to becoming a do-it-yourselfer!

 

Where do you get your ideas from?

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My friends always ask me “where do you come up with all of these ideas”? Well the truth is Do-it-yourselfers and creative people get ideas from other creative people, things we see in boutiques, on the internet, and in books or magazines and we put our own spin on it.   Because there is no such thing as an original idea, but rather an original perspective on an idea.

 

3 steps to getting started

If you have the desire to become a  DIYer then following these 3 pieces of advice will give you a starting point.

  1. Start with something simple- As a beginner starting with a simple project increases the likelihood for success thus building confidence and keeping the price of mistakes minimal as you are learning.
  2. Build on the basics-The next time you see something you’d like to create yourself buy the basic piece and build upon that.  For instance, you see a beautiful embellished candle that would compliment your home décor and you have the perfect spot for it in your living room.  Take a picture of the candle to refer back to later.  Buy a candle of similar size and shape and then….
  3. Get the low down on the how to-If you’re not sure how to get started go on-line and do some research.  There’s a  how-to on anything and everything you can possibly imagine. If the written directions aren’t clear enough search YouTube, they have ton’s of great videos.

Remember your creation is just that your creation if you have a “what if” or “why not” moment then by all means go for it, don’t self edit. Creativity doesn’t always come naturally or easily, however if you allow yourself to relax, to think freely, give yourself time to practice and your patient then you’ll find that with time creativity flows more freely.

 

Please leave a comment in the reply box and let me know if this advice is helpful to you, oh and don’t forget to share, share, share!

Until next time

Chris

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