It's a classic dilemma: You've finally turned in that take-home exam and you sense that the occasion calls for a celebration, but all your blockmates are busy and the trek to Berryline seems daunting. Before you turn to the time-honored solution of logging into Netflix, Flyby has a few suggestions for celebrating in a more functional way—here are beautiful, alternative creations that you can make yourself.
Think Harvard students are too busy for DIY projects? Lacombe would want you to think again.
"While DIY projects are a great way to take a break from schoolwork, it's not actually a complete departure. When you're writing essays, you have to analyze evidence and construct arguments from that. When you create a project, you think about the materials you have to work with and how you can construct a beautiful, one-of-a-kind project from them," Lacombe says.
So take those analytical skills you've been honing all semester and give some of these Marjorie-approved projects a whirl:
- Greeting cards: great for blockmates, graduating seniors, and friends of any kind.
- iPad case: elevating its pedestrian materials to a cute, functional accessory
- Jewelry organizer: because you've been promising to "do something" about the top of your dresser for a full year now
- Kaleidoscope earrings: using just two materials, likely ones you have lying around your dorm room!
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