Paper cutting has a long Asian tradition, it is used as popular decorations during Lunar New Year in all Chinese communities the world over.
Paper cutting or Jiǎn Zhǐ 剪纸 in China date back to the second century CE, it is one of the most important types of Chinese folk art. Traditionally done in red, the universal colour amongst Chinese people, it is a symbol of good luck, it invites good fortune into a house and blesses all who visit.
I usually light a candle and cleanse my other things as well. The energy of an object gets dense after a while, my sand bottle was feeling "down", LOL, so I brought him out. You can also cleanse newly bought objects and recharge your crystals as well.
I have a singing bowl so I can do it whenever I want, highly recommended having one.
We all have random sized pouches laying around, they might be white elephant gifts or gifts with purchase, they're not big enough to fit everything and such a waste to throw away!
Here's how to upcycle them into a bag you can bring out, sure to be the envy of your friends. The fun in DIY is creating a conversation, I often have people ask me where I got this and where I got that. People stop me on the streets to photograph me, discuss my art with me.
From these discussions, we also draw like minded people, connect with others, it's all good fun!