Sick days can be a bit of a bummer—missing out on work or school without enjoying the benefits because you're too tired/congested/achey to do anything other than hug a box of tissues and pray the lavender haired old lady beats the smug college professor on Jeopardy. Today we celebrate Stay at Home Because Your Are Well Day, a clever little holiday that tempts the Ferris Bueller in all of us, and gives the OK to playing a little hooky, if only just this once. In the creative world we call these not-s0-sick days "Mental Health Days" or "Wellness Days", often taken as a means to restore sanity or preserve any that remains after a long, trying week/month/year at work. If you're lucky enough to have a few sick days racked up and don't feeling sitting around waiting for the flu to come your way before using them, here are some crafty ideas for a day indoors without a whip wielding boss breathing down your neck!
I love me some Cathrineholm, so when I spotted these candles on How About Orange I couldn't resist putting them in today's round-up. Inspired by the iconic Norwegian cookware brand of the mid 20th century, these eye-catching Candle Holders add are a great way to add a little retro flare to a modern home. Perfect for lighting up a dull dinner table or brightening up a boring bathroom as you soak in much needed bath. Find out how to make these lovely lights and many more utilitarian crafts on the How About Orange blog.
If you're like me and all the extra energy saved from not having to drag your behind out of bed and out the door translates into a organizing extravaganza, then listen up! Design*Sponge, the curators and creators of all things homey have come up with this neat idea for a Greeting Card Organizer that is as easy as pie...well filling your recipe for pie anyway! In the era of e-cards and Facebook paper cards are left for the nostalgic and elderly, making them their arrival at our front door few and far between. When I get a handmade or even a store-bought card in the mail, I find it hard to toss out long after my birthday candles burn out. This cute organizer lets us preserve the sentiments of bygone eras without cluttering up the pressent with unsorted stacks of well wishes.
The best part of playing hooking is having the full reign of the house without anyone around to cramp your style— just ask Kevin McAllister. This next idea needs a little space to spread out and get crafty, so unless you have an accomplice in ditching work, you won't have to worry about any clumsy feet stomping on your projects. This fabulous find from 100 Layer Cake is a fun way to jazz up a dinner table or add a splash of color to your party decor. Whether you're dining alone in your jamjams or having folks over for the holidays, this customizable DIY Painted Table Cloth is sure to rise to the occasion.