I’m really starting to notice the difference between my summer and winter diet. In the summer I eat healthier, drink more water and generally feel more energetic in the warmer months. But as soon as we hit November I get the urge to comfort eat and snack throughout the day. It’s a vicious circle. I feel cold and low on energy so I eat to combat my fatigue.
In the winter months as my general diet goes downhill and as I get busier over the holidays my go to’s become quick, unhealthy junk food. I stop eating the right kinds of food which in turn make me more lethargic. And then I’m struggling to make it through my to-do lists at the same rate as I would when the weather is kinder.
But the new year is the time to make changes. It’s time to make better choices – but that’s much easier said than done sometimes. We buy planners to be more organised and gym memberships to convince ourselves to exercise. So what if we put healthier food on display to stay motivated to make the right choices even when temptation strikes?
That was my thought process behind this DIY Coiled Rope Tassel Bowl. My plan is to keep it on my desk which will hopefully make that sensible choice a much easier one. Especially if I keep it filled with these ZonePerfect bars. They are great at satisfying those cravings and since they are packed full of vitamins (including B12 which helps if, like me, you’re living with a vegan) you are free to focus more on getting the job done than getting your daily recommended intake.
- Rope – 10m
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Embroidery floss
- Heat up the glue gun and once the glue stick has melted seal the end of the rope to stop it fraying. Just coat in a little glue and after 10 seconds (to let the glue cool) and pat down with your fingers. Fold the very end over and glue into place.
- Now continue to create a coil squeezing the glue over the outside of the rope and pressing more rope onto it in a circle motion, making a coil.
- Once you’ve coiled the rope 5 times your base is ready. Start to bring the rope over to one side of the coil. Slowly creating a 90 degree angle over two coils.
- From this point on keep wrapping the rope and building the sides of the bowl. Once the bowl is tall enough cut off the excess rope and cover the end in glue to secure.
- Make your tassels by wrapping the half the embroidery floss around three fingers. Wrap the end around the top and tie off. Trim the other end of the loops until they are straight and neat.
- Use a hot glue gun to attach the tassels to the bowl in random places.
I’ve been snacking on the Fudge Graham flavour for the past few weeks but I have my eye on the Cinnamon Bun Cookie Dough, or the Double Dark Chocolate… hang on, Salted Caramel Brownie! I might need a bigger bowl… What flavour will you go for?
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