Browsing Pinterest is one of my favorite past-times when I am wide awake at 2AM, or when I’m waiting at the doctor’s office. And I know many of you are the same way … you’ve told me! So much inspiration and so many creative ideas — just makes you want to save them all! It’s easy just to pin, pin, pin, but do you ever think about actually making any of those cute projects or actually cooking any of those yummy-sounding recipes?
That thought (and some gentle prodding from my friend, Roseann at Rosebud’s Cottage!) is what prompted me to host a Pinterest Party at the shop on Super Bowl Sunday. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than being inspired and having a little creative fun? So I searched through our Pinterest boards to find some favorites pins … not easy ‘cause they’re ALL favorites! … and got busy actually making some things to share at our party.
We were really busy…more than 60 people RSVP’d to attend…and I completely forgot to get any pictures during the party! But I did take a few pictures of the projects before I cleaned everything up, and I promised I’d share so here we go…
Pincushions, tool caddy, muslin flowers, yummy sugar scrubs (Mango Margarita and Peppermint!) — all were quick to make. The tape measure garland was another quickie – a 120 inch tape measure, cut into six-inch lengths and stapled together like we used to do paper chains – easy peasy!
The little floral table topper was designed by Roseann and was a less-than-an-hour project finished off with cute little crochet flower trims. Instructions for the blue polka dot ORT Jar have been around for a while, but it is one of my favorite projects to make ever! Definitely not hard once you understand how to make it. I haven’t had much experience with Mod Podge, but I was still happy with my Valentine’s Button Art Tile. It’s a regular white bath tile with Valentine scrapbook paper mod-podged on and then buttons glue on in a heart shape. Getting those buttons to fit in a heart shape was the hardest part!
More fun projects I made, although these weren’t quite as quick to do as some of the others. A friend had made me a wine cork bulletin board several years ago, and I knew I wanted to share the how-to when I pinned the instructions. A great excuse to drink more wine! The Valentine Topiary was a really fun project to do using wool felt…this will be a decoration I can use from year to year.
The Cherry Blossom Branch canvas was probably my favorite of everything I made. It was so fun to do using not a paintbrush, but a rather unusual tool to paint the blossoms …
Look closely — it’s a Coke® bottle! The instructions were for a two-liter bottle, but I didn’t want the picture to be that big so I downsized to a 20 oz. bottle. I felt like a budding Picasso! (no pun intended!) This would be something really fun to do with the kiddos!
Everyone who came to the party was able to do a little crafting, too, with our Make and Take projects.
Button Bookmarks couldn’t be easier, and make a really cute “just because” gift idea!
The fusible coasters project was a big hit! A quick gift easily personalized just by choosing the right fabric!
Many who came to the party have let me know how fun it was and that they were inspired to step outside the box and make some fun things. If you missed the party, hopefully you’ll be inspired to get creative, too, by the pictures I’ve shared. Find these projects (and lots of other fun stuff!) on our Pinterest boards and …