A few months ago, I signed up to Pinterest as a way to store all my links. Pretty soon it exploded to more than that as I saw pictures of beautiful homes, ingenious craft ideas and was to repurpose clothes. Mum (who also pins) says I have an aura about me after I’ve been pinning… not sure if that’s a good thing or not!
Anyway, I think I’m one of the many people who love pinterest, but only ever get inspired, and never do anything with all their pins. I realised that I was spending lots of time looking at some great ideas, but never did any of them, and it was wasting my time. So, along with limit the amount of time I spent on pinterest, I started a board to repin ideas to once I’d done them. My goal was to get ten of them, so I could share them on Oh Amanda’s top ten list meme. And now, thanks to making Christmas presents, I’ve finally done it! At first it was hard to get in there and do something, but after that first step, it became easier and easier to get off the chair and find the materials needed to make another project.
So here it is, ten things I’ve done from pinterest:
in no particular order:
1. Coasters – Daniel actually did most of this, it was his Christmas present to Mum. They turned out really well and they were very easy to make. We actually followed the instructions from The Cottage Home
2. Outdoor old-fashioned movie night – our picture doesn’t do it justice, and it’s not anything like the link I found on pinterest, but this was a really fun night. We went outside and watched My Fair Lady on a big screen, ate popcorn made from an old-style popcorn maker served in little red boxes and ate old-fashioned lollies served in newspaper cones. FUN!
3. Squeezing lemons with salad tongs – this works OK, sometimes better than others.
4. A little purse thingy – this is very cute, but because there was so much fabric in such a little bag is quite bulky and was very fiddly. I didn’t completely finish it – for some reason I forgot to add the key ring tab, and I didn’t bind it on the inside. I’m not sure I’d make it again, but it was a good learning experience!
5. graphic art – I copied this word art idea to make this graphic on Psalm 144:12.
6. Recharger holder – this was an interesting time. I found this idea on Pinterest, and decided to make it for a friend for Christmas. Thing was, when I went to the actual website to get the instructions… everything was in German! Thanks to Google Translate I translated the PDF this lovely lady gave and after a bit of tweaking I came up with this:
7. Scrappy organiser – I really enjoyed this project and am really happy with the two I made. It’s a really fun – and thrifty – project!
8. Circle earbud holder – I literally made this in an hour, from the time I sat down to cut the fabric to the time I sat back and sighed in delight. It is really quick and very cute.
9. Teatowel tech bag – I saw this picture on pinterest and actually didn’t findthe instructions from Martha Stewart, but it was pretty self-explanatory. All I did was fold the bottom up 1/3, find the cords I’d want the bag to hold, and measure what size pocket I’d need. I also added some ribbon on the side to keep it rolled up.
10. Kindle cover – One of my best Christmas presents (mind you all of them were so beautiful!) was a kindle touch. I wanted to make a kindle cover/bag to give it a bit of protection. I couldn’t find a tutorial that I liked for a kindle cover, but armed with these two pictures I found on pinterest, I went and measured my kindle and made it up myself. I wanted the opening to be at the side but I made a mistake when I cut the fabric so I changed the opening to be at the top. I’m really happy with the result!
There you have it! I’m going to keep my made. visited. done board on pinterest and keep adding to it as I go along! Are you on pinterest? I’d love to connect with you there?
If you are on pinterest, have you had the same problem I have? What things have you made or done from pinterest?