15 Sorority Crafts That You Must Do This Summer

15 Sorority Crafts That You Must Do This Summer

Go crafting crazy!

Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere which means that when I go home for the summer, I'm stuck watching hours of re-runs of "Friends," "Seinfeld," "How I Met Your Mother," and "Grey's Anatomy." If I'm lucky, there will be a "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon. The internet service is garbage which means Netflix will work on the rare occasion and watching new episodes on HBONow basically requires a miracle. To keep myself occupied, I've gone crafting crazy of gifts to give my sorority sisters (and if they turn out really good, then I'm keeping it for myself obviously). Here are 20 crafts to keep you occupied and not completely bored all summer!

1. The Jeweled Letter Canvas

Pro: It's perfect if you already have an abundance of jewels. You can also use your organization's jewel or colors to make it even more special!

Con: You're going to burn your fingers so much with that hot glue gun. You're also going to need to buy a lot of jewels. I suggest shopping the sales at Michael's.

2. "Mean Girls" Big/Little Frame

Pro: Every sorority girl loves "Mean Girls." That is a fact of life. And you can never have too many picture frames!

Con: You're going to have to buy and make two of these: one for your little and one for your big.

3. Tie Dye Greek Letters

Pro: Tie dye is super cute and actually somewhat easy to paint.

Con: You'll probably have to specially order these wooden Greek letters online.

4. Kate Spade Inspired Canvas

Pro: It will never go out of style if you use the black/white/gold color scheme.

Con: You're definitely going to need to trace that spade.

5. For the Srattiest Girl You Know

Pro: It will be a masterpiece that you have bragging rights to forever

Con: It's going to be so hard to paint all of that detail.

6. Wooden Craft Box

Pro: You get to craft for your crafting supplies. Forget the plastic tote you keep everything all unorganized in and get a wooden craft box!

Con: You have either find or pay for a wooden crate. And wood crafts are surprisingly expensive to be literal, unfinished raw wood.

7. Flower Canvas

Pro: You get to include your organization's flower!

Con: Again, hot glue gun burns.

8. Doily Canvases

Pro: They can enhance any canvas or frame and then you can just slap your letters on there and you have the easiest, simplest craft of all time!

Con: Spray paint is expensive for some weird reason.

9. Tiffany Inspired Pin Boxes

Pro: Do I even need to explain the pros behind these?

Con: The detail is a little intense if you're inexperienced and easily frustrated like me.

10. Painted Frame For Your Chapter Creed

Pro: Glitter background.

Con: Cutting in a straight line. Invest a paper cutter.

11. Framed Planner for the Lilly Lover

Pro: It will help keep your crazy srat life in check.

Con: Picture frames like the above are annoyingly expensive.

12. Wooden Initial For the "Harry Potter" Lover in Your Life

Pro: It's "Harry Potter."

Con: There is no con when it comes to "Harry Potter." Except that it ended. And that this will be nearly impossible to paint perfectly.

13. The One With the Srat Canvas

Pro: It's adorable and true.

Con: None.

14. State Outline Canvas

Pro: The perfect way to remember where the best four years of life were spent!

Con: You must trace it for the best results.

15. For the Girl Who Loves "Old Lady Things"

Pro: I love old lady things and you should too because it's your future and you gotta embrace it.

Con: You will become addicted to cross stitching.

Happy Crafting!

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Do We Really Need A Life Plan?

I'm letting happen.

We're living in a culture that is definitely stuck in between praising the planner and cheering on the art of just letting it happen. I feel like I am constantly being told to let things happen the way that they will, and that things just effortlessly fall together, but the thing is, for me anyway, nothing just effortlessly falls together.

In fact, everything hardly just falls together. There's a lot of elbow grease and behind the scenes nonsense that goes into things effortlessly falling together. The truth is: there is no denying that planning is an essential portion of life.

It just is.

I know that I personally have an issue with letting go. And I also get that there has to be an aspect of just letting things happen, but just doing so without some force of action or some loose roadmap will not get you to any destination.

Maybe it isn't all about the destination, and maybe it is all about the journey. But how are you going to go on a journey if you don't have at least an idea of where you are going?

I may be an avid planner, but I have learned to let the reigns go a little bit, and although it has been super frustrating, it's also been rewarding. And it's gotten the job done. But I've always known where I wanted to go, and loosely how I can get there.

Nevertheless, I am open to the possibilities of rerouting. Life doesn't come with a GPS, but it does give us the geography of the rocky terrain from a birds-eye-view, and I am incredibly grateful for that. But it's what we do with what we are given that really matters.

And it's finding the happy medium between planning and letting go. It's the in-between that counts. The loose structure of the art of letting go. It's life's jazz piece that we are dying to see through. It's planning on letting go because you trust the end result will be promising --even if sometimes it isn't. So you hope for the best, but you plan for the worst.

And you learn from a healthy amount of failure. And a trivial amount of mistakes. And you let it happen --time and time again.

Sometimes we have to pump our culture full of happy mediums.

We have to find those happy mediums.

And this is one of them.

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