I felt that my room needed something else to make it feel more “complete.” I wanted to do something crafty that I could hang on my walls which are still a little bare that would bring color and happiness into the room. I decided to make a banner to hang above my window. I was inspired by Kate’s thankful banner and Meg’s peace banner. I had first wanted my banner to say “Imagine” because it is something I’m doing all the time and it is a variation of “dream.” I decided it would be too long, however so I chose “smile.” The word smile makes me happy and I thought it would help to remind me to not get overly stressed out from school.
I gathered my supplies and I got to work. I used glitter, tacky glue, white ribbon, a sponge to spread the glue with, scissors, five sheets of thick scrapbook paper (not the flimsy kind), scissors, and a large sheet of tagboard. I picked out colors that would work both in my room at my apartment but also at my room at home. I try to make sure I can reuse everything during the summer when I am
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