Greetings, my pretty little readers. Today’s post will be a sad one, and not formatted like my usual posts.
I know I just posted yesterday, but I felt compelled to make this post for 2 reasons:
Yesterday, the world learned of the death of Chester Bennington by apparent suicide.
Today happens to be the birthday of the great Robin Williams, who committed suicide in 2014.
I wanted to do something to honor both of them as well as remind other people that they are not alone. Teal and purple are the colors of suicide awareness and prevention, so I decided to use those colors when making my ribbon.
I used ribbon, a paper flower, a butterfly clutch pin back, and (not pictured) a rhinestone sticker.
First, I made a loop with the ribbon and glued it where it overlapped. I also trimmed the ends.
Next, I glued the paper flower on top of the overlapping ribbon. It would been nice to use teal ribbon but I didn’t find any in my stash. I felt like a flower worked, though, because it can symbolize life and growth.
I felt that looked a little bare, so I also added a rhinestone sticker:
Finally, I glued the pin back onto the back of the ribbon. It’s a bit off-center, but it still works.
So there you have it. My suicide awareness and prevention ribbon.
If you are located in the United States and struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255.