3 CUTE DIYs That Help Against Anxiety & Back To School Stress!! DIY Room Decor, Needlefelt, Resin

3 CUTE DIYs That Help Against Anxiety & Back To School Stress!! DIY Room Decor, Needlefelt, Resin

Hi guys, and welcome back to Maqaroon. I’m Joanna and in this video, I’ll show you three extremely cute DIY’s using different crafting methods. If you’re new here, then please remember to subscribe to Maqaroon and Cute Life Hacks. For the first DIY, you’ll need a soft boiled egg, some spray paint, white craft glue, uncooked rice and fake flowers. The first step is to cut the egg open as high up as you can, then very carefully scoop out the inside without breaking the shell. You might as well do this part at breakfast time since you can eat it while you’re working. Once the egg is empty, wash it thoroughly using warm, soapy water and leave it to dry. If you notice any bits of shell flaking away, then you can stick it back into place with craft glue. Now cover the whole egg with gold spray paint. If you don’t have anything you can also use nail polish, acrylic paints, chalkboard paint or any other method that you like here. Once the eggshell is fully dry, take your fake flowers and find a few that would look nice inside. Trim the stems if needed and set this aside. Now pour some uncooked rice into a bowl. Add some craft glue and mix until everything is evenly coated. Carefully fill up your egg shell with this mixture and arrange your flowers inside. I prefer this method because it’s really cheap and effective, but of course you can also use air dry clay, Play-doh, or plasticine instead. Make sure that whatever you use to fill your eggshell is slightly heavy so it doesn’t tip over easily. Now take a pen and mark out a circle of dots on the bottom of the egg. Add a tiny blob of hot glue to each one, making sure that you pull any excess glue towards the inner center of the egg. If you don’t have hot glue, then you can also stand the egg up using clay or Blu Tack. And now your cute eggshell planter is ready! It looks great as room decor, and you can actually make loads of these using one bunch of fake flowers. Now the next DIY is going to be an old-school needle felt tutorial. A lot of people said they missed this, so I’m going to use the same ASMR editing style as when I first started YouTube. There’s no talking or music, so please enjoy. So this brings us to our final DIY. I’ve always wanted to try out resin because you can get so many adorable kits for this kind of craft. I’ve linked this one and many others in the description box below. This is the first time I’ve ever used resin so I’m sure there are a few mistakes in here, but it also proves how easy this crafting method is. To get started you’ll need lots of toothpicks and a plastic surface to mix on. I’m using UV resin which is very convenient since you don’t have to mix anything and hardens quickly in sunlight. Start by taking out these pigment powders. Place a small amount onto your plastic and be careful not to get anything on your skin. These colors are super concentrated, so they’re hard to get off, even with soap and water. Now add some resin and begin mixing to create an orange color. This resin is actually a bit stickier than it should be because I kept my bottle for too long. But if you get fresh resin then you’ll notice that it’s easier to work with. I realized that I had to add some white powder as well to make the correct shade. Now take the clear cake mold that also comes with the kit and fill the bottom part up with resin. This layer should be about 2 or 3 millimeters thick. If you’re really interested in working with resin then it’s worth getting a UV lamp for curing your pieces. However, since I’m a noob, I simply decided to use sunlight for this. Apparently, you’re supposed to take 30 minutes, but I simply left it for 5 minutes, and it worked perfectly fine. Once the resin is hard to touch, you can continue with the next step. Mix off a small batch of red and they use a toothpick to create tiny strawberries just above the cake layer. Then leave it to cure again. Next make some white resin and fill it so the berries are just covered. Let this cure again for a few minutes, and then add the final layer of cake. I would recommend making a big batch of orange resin so you can simply use the same color again. I ended up having to do mine in two steps, so it was a bit time-consuming to create the same shade again. This time you should fill the container almost ’till the very top. After curing the final layer, fill the top up with white. This is called doming, because you want to use just enough resin, so it creates a smooth dome shape over the top. Use a toothpick to pull the resin into all the corners, but be careful not to let it spill over the sides. After this step I let the cake cure for about 20 minutes just to make sure everything is fully hardened. Then use extra resin to attach the decorations. I really like the fact that these kits give you everything you need so you don’t have to think too much about the design. It’s extremely relaxing to do. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of is the smell of resin-it has quite a sharp, plastic-y smell and you should only use it in a well-ventilated room. Now cure your piece one last time and your resin cake is done! If you want to, you can always attach a jump ring to turn it into a charm or necklace. But I just had to leave mine the way it is. I was really pleased with how this turned out because it’s a lot faster and easier than clay or needle felt. So I really hope you enjoyed this cute D.I.Y. compilation. If you want to learn more about felting then I have so many tutorials on that, which I’ve linked below. Thank you so much for watching and I’ll see you soon. Bye!

100 Replies to “3 CUTE DIYs That Help Against Anxiety & Back To School Stress!! DIY Room Decor, Needlefelt, Resin”

  1. Hi guys! Lots of people are asking "how" this is supposed to help against anxiety. If you are stressed then watching ASMR videos is often enough to calm you down a bit, and many people enjoy craft channels for that reason. Of course, it's even more effective if you try crafting yourself which counteracts many of the negative feelings that come with anxiety.
    1) Crafting is a form of mindfulness, which encourages you to focus on the present moment instead of brooding about random things you have no control over.
    2) You craft alone. Lots of mood disorders overlap with social anxiety where you really don't feel comfortable in big groups of people or uncontrollable social situations. Crafting gives you full control of your work in a solitary and safe environment.
    3) You get a sense of completion. Starting and finishing a craft project is very satisfying because you feel like you achieved a goal. Sometimes anxiety or depression makes you feel like your life is going nowhere so it really helps to know you're capable of completing tasks.
    4) Crafting is analogue and slow. You probably don't even realise how much time you spend staring at a screen all day. Looking at other people's lives, replying to messages, checking emails all contribute to stress. So it genuinely helps if you just take 1-2 hours away from the digital world, spend some time listening to music and making something with your hands.

  2. who is watching this in 2019? i wish that Maqaroon will make a part 2 to this. I feel like she mostly just does slime now. I find needle felting super satisfying.

  3. Me: *sees thumbnail*
    Me: “HoW iS tHiS AsMr?”
    Maqaroon:(hope I spelled that right) “I’m going to be using the same ASMR recording style, with no talking, or music.
    Me:”OooOOooOh makes since now..

  4. You can also blow a raw egg. Poke a hole on one end and a slightly bigger hole on the other, then blow the egg yolk. Then seal one end up with the glue rice mixture.

    This is used to make Easter egg ornaments.

  5. I thought that the puppy was handmade but she has bought it…. It is increasing my stress instead of decreasing…

    Who all agree

  6. You

    Read the first 3 words for a answer! <( • v • )>

  7. Hello I have started a new Channel and I am trying my best to make it cute and all that stuff, you can stop by it if you want, I would really like that. Anyways sorry this comment has nothing to do with the video so thank you! Nice video btw

  8. I wanna try felting but I think I’m too young and too well fast so I might poke my fingers many times 😅

  9. Once poke I mean I POKE MY FINGER SO MANY TIMES WHEN I TRIED FELTING Wool😢 😂 But the sound is really relaxing 😌

  10. Maqaroon i Am a huge fan!!! I have 2 questions though. How old are you?! And where do you buy needle felt? Please tell me the stores that you can buy it at today because i am going to craft store. THANKS!

  11. I'm not good at doing nay of that stuff, but MAN! IT'S SO COOL TO WATCH OTHER PEOPLE DO STUFF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO!!! XD

  12. For the “needle felt pupper” all I heard was

    poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke poke

  13. When you’re trying to do a diy to relieve stress but more and more anxiety is building up because you feel like you’re messing up and now you just dropped it and you’re really angry and you just remembered you forgot to take your medicine but you want to take it later tonight before you go to sleep because you’re a procrastinator. Now you’re remembering that cool diy you saw one time but can’t ever remember what it’s called and now your frustrated again. Okay back to watching the video.

  14. I picked up needle felting cause of yr channel ^^ and i really like it, its not good, but not bad either, u inspired me. Also nice vid :3

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