I adore Pinterst. Honestly, I can’t really remember what my life was like before it came along but I’m sure it was considerably less lovely.
I love everything about it. I love that endless ideas are just a click away and how one little spark of inspiration from one Pin can bring about a whole new idea. I love it so much that I have Pinterest Parties and over a weekend, 40-50 women come to my house and we complete Pinterest projects together.
I love that while sitting in the chair in my living room I can be Martha Stewart and Ina Garten and Candice Olson all at the same time. Sure, there are times when that little fantasy of mine comes crashing down and I realize that I’ve out pinned my own talent and I’ve attempted to recreate something that I saw and instead of looking fabulous, it looks more like it was done by a preschooler all hopped up on Red Bull and Pop Rocks. Hey? It happens to all of us, right?
But friends, when it all comes together, when everything works out just the way it was supposed to, those moments are magic.
Today’s 5 Things… is dedicated to 5 of my favorite Pins come to life. All of these are projects were incredibly easy to do and cost VERY little.
I Love You Because…. Frames
Seriously, how cute are these? I found the original project here at Life Sweet Life Blog . She has 5 different colors you can chose from and print out. I decided on gray for Luke’s room and beige for Isaak’s. You could frame them in any frame to match your style. I already had these document frames on hand so I used them and I think they turned out great! You can write your message right on the glass with a dry erase marker and then when you want to change it, just wipe it off and write a new one!
Bathroom Habits Pictures
One of the things that I love most about Pinterest is that people who are way smarter than me and way, WAY, way more talented are so gracious in sharing their work. I love these bathroom printables from J & A & Co . When we bought our home we inherited some wild green wall in the boy’s bathroom. The plan was to paint them eventually and even though it’s been almost 3 years, that still falls in the category of eventually. I had two shadow box frames that I had bought at Ikea and dug out another frame from the closet to display these colorful graphic prints. The colors ended up being perfect for the walls and I love that they are fun without being too childish.
Wrapped Headphone Cords
I’m not sure about you, but nothing makes me more angry than when I pull my headphones out of my purse at the gym and they are a tangled up mess. I was lamenting one day about my first world sorrows when a friend suggested that I wrap them. Wrap them? I mean, I can RAP but I’m not sure about wrapping. So, I did what any wise mother would do, I went straight to Pinterest and found this tutorial here for Floss Wrapped Headphones. It was a little tricky to get started, but once I figured out the basic knot it was easy breezy! Plus, I’m not sure if you noticed but I wrapped them to match my tennis shoes.
I know I’ve told you this like a gajillion times, but I’m super cheap. I hate to spend a lot of money on things almost as much as I hate to throw something away that I might be able to use down the road, so this project made me REALLY happy! I originally saw the Heart String Art idea here. It couldn’t be any easier. I just drew out the shapes I wanted on the boards, made an outline with nails and then wound the string. The large piece of wood that the word LOVE and the piece with the & were left over from a past project. The B and H are on shelf boards from the Scratch and Dent section at IKEA and they were $1 a piece. The nails were free ( aka I found them in my husbands tool box) and then I just used some white yarn I had on hand.
This also makes me happy because I sort of have a hug crush on Blake Shelton and my husband’s name is Brett, two B’s for the price of one! They weren’t hung on the wall yet in the bottom picture but they ended up on a shelf on the opposite wall of the bed.
Ruffled Muslin Tree Skirt
I saw this Ruffled Tree Skirt project on Pinterest last year and I instantly fell on love with it. I try to do the front sitting room and dining room all in a theme for Christmas and last year it was all done with old book pages so it had that vintage look. This tree skirt is made from muslin and instead of cutting the long strips, I tore the fabric to give it the frayed edges. I bought a pre made tree skirt at Walmart for $4 and used that as my base. I love the way it turned out and I am making a few of them this year for people who saw it and loved it, too!
What are some of your favorite Pinterest projects that you brought to life? Is there a project that you have pinned and are just dying to try? I’d love to hear about it!