Mindfully Meditative DIY Projects Perfect for Slow Summer Days

Mindfully Meditative DIY Projects Perfect for Slow Summer Days

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Dabney Frake
Jul 22, 2016
(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

You know those long-term craft and DIY projects that you always want to do, but never have a large enough block of time for? Yes, they often take a while, but they can also lull you into a peaceful state, where you can focus on breathing instead of any chaos churning around you. Now's a great time to embrace the work and get a hefty project done before fall.

Get in a groove while stenciling gold cacti all around the room, à la A Beautiful Mess. It's a time suck, but much much cheaper than wallpaper.

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Using a hula hoop, Anne Weil of Flax & Twine weaves t-shirt yarn round and round until it's large enough to be a colorful rug.

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If you did latch hook as a kid, you know how long it takes to loop each individual piece of yarn. This colorful shag rug DIY is from eHow and you know it took a bit.

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Your breathing will coincide with the needle while piecing fabric for this Warrior quilt pattern from Suzy Quilts. It's be done just in time for the cooler weather!

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I've seen a couple of these aluminum chair makeovers and I love every one of them. This colorful triangular pattern from A Beautiful Mess probably took a bit of time, but it's a keeper.

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There are lots of no-weave versions of these textile wall hangings, but if you want to dig in to a meaty project, try making a loom and start weaving. Deer Jane has some nice how to posts, and her finished products are beautiful too.

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