May 9, 2012 at 10:20 am
by Suzonne Stirling
I’ve made no secret of my love for Pinterest. It’s proven to be the best way for me to organize all of the inspiration in my life. It’s also like having personal assistants at your disposal, searching for great projects all over the web while you’re doing other things. Who doesn’t need that?! I know some people don’t understand the allure of Pinterest, but I find that the secret to a successful Pinterest relationship comes down to following the right people – the people who pin things you’re interested in. If you follow the people who are right for you, it’s like opening your favorite magazines every time you log on.
Take these five craft tutorials. They come from all different sources, blogs that I might never have discovered or have time to read each day. Instead, I found them through other people who pinned the projects. They’re right off of my personal boards and they’re projects I can’t wait to try. I hope they inspire you, too!
1. I remember when Anthropologie wowed me with their plastic bottle flower displays last spring. Now you can make a plastic flower chandelier for yourself. (Oh Happy Day)
2. I love the simple genius of using a broken kookie as a fabric stamp – and I love the finished design. (Pure and Noble)
3. Why didn’t I think of this?! You can make your own custom decorated buttons with Sharpie oil paint pens, one of my new favorite crafting tools. (Craft Stylish)
4. When the author of Wit and Whistle found herself coveting a pillow that was outside her price range, she created her own version using a pre-made linen pillow cover, a plastic letter stencil, and a Sharpie fabric paint pen. Love it!
5. I’m a big fan of display towers and I use them for all kinds of things – food items, craft supplies at gatherings, herbs or flowers, candles, holiday displays…but they tend to be expensive. This little beauty from Shanty 2 Chic costs about $15 and an afternoon to make. Yes, it requires some power tools, but she swears it’s easy. I think I’m up for the challenge!