Create your own Zen Garden!
Who doesn’t want to be more Zen? Just RELAX!
While at Goodwill I found this glass dish.
I see these glass bowls everywhere. IKEA. Michael’s. Hobby Lobby. Wal-mart. Just shop around. Eventually you’ll find one on the cheap.
Then went to the 99 Cent Only Store and bought two bags of rocks.
Yes, I actually paid for rocks. But these are purdy polished rocks. And they were only two bucks – a small price to pay for tranquility.
I also bought one more matching candle from Michael’s. The other two I had from my Wooden Candle Sticks post.
Make sure your candles fit inside the glass dish.
I am not using the apples pictured above in my Zen Garden. I’ve saved them for another day.
Next, get some jute.
Did you know that jute is crazy-cheaper at True Value than at Michael’s? When you buy jute get it at a hardware store. I think this bundle was about two bucks.
I wrapped the jute around the candles three times and then tied a small square-knot.
After that I scattered the rocks all around the candles.
I love having this on my coffee table. It actually really does have a calming affect when I look at it.
Doesn’t it make you want to bust our your Yoga mat?
Are you relaxed now?
While I’m thinking about it, let me give you a quick run-down on knot tying.
Granny knots = BAD. Square knots = GOOD.
Granny knots drive me batty. Seriously. Like nails on a chalkboard batty. They are not tidy looking.
stolen borrowed from here.
For the sake of fashion and all things neat and orderly looking, I beg you to please learn how to tie square knots. Please.
Ugly granny – Right over, then right over.
Purdy square – Right over, then left over. Got it? If not, Google it.
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