Story time! I have a good luck charm that I’ve carried with me for a long time. When I was a little
girl, it was parents’ day at summer care. My dad, older sister and I had lunch outside on the grass to enjoy the nice day. My sister and I wanted to look for four leaf clovers, and with the help of our dad, we each found one. He laminated it for us to have for a keepsake, since four leaf clovers are hard to find. It is now my lucky charm that hangs on my keychain, and so far I have avoided car disasters.
According to good-luck-gifts.com, “good luck” has been around since the beginning of time. Good luck charms were used to ward off bad energies and evil. “Once someone recognises the positive energy of a lucky object, they allow that object to realise its potential to do good.”
We could all use a little bit of luck. We all need a sigh of relief, and to remember that something good will come our way. A good way to be reminded of this hope is to carry a good luck charm with you. Here’s how you can make your own!
What You’ll Need
- Potion bottle charms
- Green paint
- Four leaf clover charm
- Faux fur (smallest amount possible)
- Hot glue gun
- Paper clip
Charms You Can Create
Green Potion Bottle
Step one: Pick a potion bottle out of the pack.
Step two: Take the top off and pour a few drops of the acrylic paint into the bottle.
Step three: Swoosh the paint around until the inside of the bottle is covered in green.
Step four: Put the top back on and let it dry.
Four Leaf Clover Potion Bottle
Step one: Pick another potion bottle that is big enough to fit the four leaf clover charm on it.
Step two: Turn on your hot glue gun. Once it’s warm, put a dot of glue on bottle.
Step three: Press the four leaf clover charm on top of the glue.
Faux Rabbit Foot
Step one: Flip the faux fur over to trace out the shape of a rabbit’s foot twice. You will need fur on both the front and back of it, so cut accordingly.
Step two: Cut out the fur pieces, and use the hot glue gun to glue them together, making sure to leave the top open for now.
Step three: Take the leftover fur and stuff it inside your rabbit foot to make it appear more realistic.
Step four: After it is all stuffed, seal the top of it with hot glue.
Now you have created three charms that you can easily carry with you when you feel like your life needs more luck. You can keep them separate from each other, or combine them with a paper clip. We hope good luck finds you.
Michala White is a senior majoring in professional writing and minoring in public relations. When she’s not watching trash tv, you can find her journaling, making Spotify playlists or eating. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @michaaala.