Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Confidence Box - A DIY tutorial

Ready for a DIY tutorial to get crafty and creative?
Let's make a A Confidence box!

What is a confidence box you ask?

This is a box to have on hand for the times you are feeling down. 
It is a box that makes YOU happy. It is an instant self-esteem booster!
It is a box that reminds you to shine, even when you don't feel like it.

You can do whatever you want with this box... IT IS YOURS! Be Creative!

Step 1: Find a Box - You can use a shoe box, a cereal box, an organizing box and guess what? It doesn't even have to be a box. It could be a container of any shape or size you wanted!

Step 2: Decorate it - Be creative! Use stickers, washi tape, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, gems, stamps, pictures, words from cut up magazines, your own handwriting and doodling. Let your imagination run wild!

Step 3: Fill it with things you love - Put things in there that make you HAPPY! Things that would make you feel confident and smile if you saw them. 

IDEAS: Your favorite dvds, a picture of you that makes you happy to see, kind notes people have written, words that mean something to you, a cd, your favorite treat, a list of your favorite things, an old journal that has good memories in it, a coloring book, even play-dough.

Step 4: Keep it in a safe place - You can keep it in your closet, display it on a book shelf, store it under your bed - - seriously anywhere that little heart of yours desires. 

For the record this is what I used for mine:

1. A Victoria Secret box - a box that had padding in it 
(this is what a pageant girl just has lying around)

2. I used gems, stickers, pictures of me and glitter tape.

3. I put my pageant sash in it, a pageant picture of me, kind notes that I received my senior year in seminary, definitions of my favorite words (such as princess), play dough (pink of course)

4. I display mine on my pink book shelf, it is in a spot that is easily accessible and just looking at it makes me happy.

My mission for this blog is to help girls feel of worth and develop that potential that lies with in them. 

Therefore this box is especially perfect for girls who 
struggle with self-harm or eating disorders - use this box as your distraction box.
This box can be your safe-haven and can help you through your struggle.

If this is the case here are some other things you can put in the box:
- Bubble wrap, a stress ball and play dough can have an extreme calming effect.
- A blanket and a stuffed animal can be very comforting and help you feel secure and not alone.
- A notebook and fun pens to write down your feelings. Sometimes getting your feelings out on paper helps tons and suddenly you are okay again.
- Photos from before your struggle - you can reflect on these are remember those happy moments. It may help to think to yourself that you absolutely CAN get well and you can relive those memories again.
- A list of reasons why you want to overcome these struggles and get on with life.
Examples: more time with friends, so you can help others, less stress, confidence.
- A list of goals and dreams - focus on all the possibilities the future holds for you!
- A picture of a role model (perhaps someone who has gone through what you have been through and came out stronger than ever - a good example of this is Kirsten Haglund Miss America 2008. Kirsten struggled with eating disorders, overcame it and started a foundation to help other girls just like her fight this battle.)
- A list of friends or contacts that you can count on. People that you can call and they will be there to support you and encourage you and cheer you up.
- Awards or accomplishments. Like girl scout patches, sports trophies or even a test with an A on it!

You are in control of your thoughts and actions - 

Be the girl you dream of becoming!!!


  1. This is an awesome idea! I've loved your posts lately! Keep it up!!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for following along. I'm so glad I can use positivity to inspire others like you.

  3. oh my gosh I LOVE this idea! So going to do it with my activity day girls

  4. I'm so glad you found this idea, that will be a very fun project for your girls. I'm sure they will love it! Thanks for the support! :)


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