Thankful Thoughts: Created to Be Creative

Every month, I look forward to the first Saturday of the month for one reason: 1/2 price at Goodwill day. And if I go to the Goodwill in Berry Hill, I can also stop by the Goodwill Outlet, which is located next door. With items priced at $1.39/pound, one doesn’t need a half price sale to get a good deal. For me, shopping at Goodwill is not just about frugality, although I am pretty cheap. But more so, it’s about buying clothing from a company that has social redemptive value, in the same way that we only drink fair trade coffee.

At the regular Goodwill, I found this cute jacket.

 

And after having my eye on this project  that I saw on Pinterest, I stopped by Goodwill outlet to purchase some super cheap t-shirts to make a scarf with nothing more than 3 t-shirts, and a pair of scissors.

Start by cutting off the seams of the bottom of the t-shirts.

Then cut 2 cm strips of t-shirt from the bottom of the t-shirt.

Give the t-shirt a good stretch, then wrap it around your hand 5-8 times, depending on the size of the original t-shirt. Rings should be 3-4 inches in diameter.

 

Repeat approximately 30 times, using two or more t-shirts.

Using either similar width strips of t-shirt, or the seamed portions that were cut off earlier, cut 4 inch long strips of t-shirt fabric to serve as ties. I used two t-shirts for the loops, and one t-shirt for the ties.

Tie loops together either alternating, or in some type of pattern.

 

I think it turned out pretty cute, and is extremely easy!

And I think it looks great with my new-to-me jacket.

Today, I’m thankful for creativity. I believe that God is the author of creativity,and that we are so blessed to be able to enjoy His handiwork all around us in nature, and even within us. I spend most of my week immersed in the sciences, and on my day off,  I so enjoy the chance to express creativity. And since God is a creative God Himself, I think He must be pleased when we enjoy the creative process too.

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