let go of littleness The Be Creative project continues, y'all. March is all about creating more, so I've come up with another mini diy for ya. I say "mini diy" because it's crazy simple.

Just like last week's mini inspiration banner, this diy is also meant to help you remember your goals. It's easier to stay on track if you create reminders for yourself, don't cha think?

Guys, meet the super easy + mega inspirational paper vase:

let go of littleness

"Let go of littleness" is a phrase I came across in Gabrielle Bernstein's book Spirit Junkie. It's something I've thought about a lot lately. Sometimes I do play small and lower my expectations... which I hate to admit I do. It doesn't do anyone any good to play small.

Marianne Williamson says it best in her book A Return to Love:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, famous? Actually, who are you not to be? [...] Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you [...] as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

That's what I want to remember each and every time I look at this paper vase.

paper vase diy

Make one, yo:


+ paper bag + white pastel pencil or pastel stick + paint (if you want to paint the sides like I did, obvi I chose gold) + small vase that fits into the bag + pretty flowers + your goal/words of encouragement

Really, the only direction is to decorate that bag! Any way you like. So have fun.


Images by artsocial.