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Japanese Paper Cutting Is Therapeutic

Japanese paper cutting is one of those creative arts that virtually anyone can enjoy. It can be as basic or intricate as the creator would like and it’s the type of craft that allows the imagination to run free. Known in Japan as “kirigami”, it’s quickly becoming a lost art in the East, while gaining popularity in the West.

With nothing more than a piece of paper and cutting tool, a kirigami artist can create any number of beautiful images and designs. An art that anyone can enjoy, from children through to adults, there are no limits to what can be made. Perhaps only the skill level would hinder work outcome or progress but that quickly improves with more practice, time and experimentation with cuts and tools.

Therapy for the Body and Mind

Japanese paper cutting is also an art that can be very therapeutic for both the body and the mind. Whether it’s done for fun or as an experiment to see how kirigami benefits the body, it’s certainly worth a try for almost anyone.

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The Advantages of Velcro

Velcro has become a simple yet very effective invention that many people have come to rely on. Whilst it is not something you are likely to think about on a day to day basis, people probably use it more than they realise. From clothes to DIY it has a range of different purposes that can help to make life that little bit easier.

Children in particular are likely to find Velcro very helpful because it can assist them with things such as putting their shoes on. If they haven’t learnt how to tie their shoelaces yet then shoes with Velcro straps are a lot more convenient because they can still put their shoes on and take them off without any hassles. This is also more reassuring for parents because they then don’t have to worry that their children are going to trip over their laces because they can’t tie them up when they come undone.

A lot of people prefer Velcro on their clothing instead of zips and buttons as well. This can be for a variety of reasons but on the whole, people find it quicker and easier. Rather than fiddling with buttons and zips trying to get something done up, Velcro is a lot quicker and less fiddly. Again, children will find it a lot easier to use Velcro as well as the elderly who might be very weak or have shaky hands.

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Potpourri With Its Various Benefits

Potpourri includes a combination of oils, leaves, flowers, and various other products based on plants. They are often used to produce a specific or general fragrance in a room. The scent mainly depends on the materials used in making the potpourri. Potpourri adds a pleasant scent or smell to a room, but is usually also appealing to the eye and quite attractive. Potpourri is often arranged in bowls or dishes and placed in central or prominent locations in houses or rooms with the intent of spreading the smell, while providing a touch of aesthetic beauty. Potpourri jars are available for many rooms including the drawing room, guest rooms, kitchen, and etc.

According to many of the earlier practitioners of Eastern medicine, potpourri is essential for making patients tolerate and numb away pain. Just as it is a known fact that the body reacts to stimulation, so a pleasant small can also divert our attention and help us to tolerate pain in the body. The concept of the anesthetic effect of potpourri is the same one held in medicine. Apart from pain and bodily problems, the mesmerizing smell of flowers, oils, and leaves that is potpourri is relaxing and pleasurable.

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Baby Thank You Wording – 4 Thank You Note Samples

Here’s some sample baby thank you wording for after a baby shower, along with notes about the thank you words to fill in for yourself.

Baby Thank You Note Samples For Clothes:

Dear [Name]

Thank you so much for [baby’s name] new outfit [article of clothing]. {Baby’s name] will look great in the outfit you got him/her [make sure and mention something about the article of clothing – its color, or material, or a picture if it has a picture of something on it, etc.]. You’ve got great taste!

Thank you so much,

[Your name]

Sample Baby Shower Wording Thank You Note For Money:

Dear [Name]

Thank you so much for your generous gift of money. [It’s generally in bad taste to mention the exact amount.] We used it for/planned to use it for [blank]. [Be sure and mention what you plan to use it for – it really helps the giver to feel appreciated. If you haven’t decided yet, then make your best guess!]

Having a baby can be expensive. Your gift at this time is really appreciated.

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How to Put a Hole in a Glass Bottle

Over the years, I have found my self in situations where I have needed to put a hole in glass bottles or just glass. From craft projects for the kids, fixing up the garage, or helping my friend make soda bottle wind chimes we have settled on our top 3 methods! Here is how to put a hole in a glass bottle! Remember all methods will require some patience, so make sure you have set aside some time to complete your project!

Method 1

By far the Diamond drill works best! YOU can purchase these from several different places, we have found eBay to be the cheapest! Make sure you cover the bottom of the bottle in tape and leave a circular shape open in your desired location. Proceed using your drill on a very low speed! Be patient! You can also pick up some drilling oil to help with all the cutting. *water works too!

Method 2

Using a Round Tapered file and Drill. My husband refers to it as the rat tail file. Anyway, you need to get some turpentine and place some into a small oil can that has one of those squirt tops. You will use this to apply applications in between filing. This is a slow process so make sure you use the slowest setting on your drill. Remember to let the friction of the file do the work, don’t try to rush the process by pushing down firmly.

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