One of the things my psychologist has got me doing is to try to focus on creative activities when my mood dips dangerously low. The idea being: my mind can calm down by “switching off” as my hands are kept busy.
I bought the flower stems and hair combs from a shop my brother works at, and used my trusty hot glue gun and a pair of pliers to first cut the flower pieces to size, then arrange them and hot glue them to each hair comb. I made large pink orchid combs, and smaller purple orchid combs, and found it quite relaxing to sit and work away at them.
I’ve decided to sell them on Facebook, for AU$5 for one or two for AU$8 – so if you’re interested, drop me a comment! I think I’ll buy some more, different flowers tomorrow so I can branch out and create a few different styles 🙂 I really recommend taking up a similar project if you, like me, have anxiety and depression issues!