Tuesday Musings: Pinterest Edition

ememby_Tuesday_Musings_2I have pinned a lot of things on good old Pinterest and so far I’ve made a good handful of recipes and tried out a couple crafts. But now that we have gotten more settled and I’ve starting setting up a crafting area in our basement (someday I’ll post some before and after shots of that – I’m in love, or at least inspired).

Here are some DIY projects I’d like to attempt sometime soon (I’d say before the end of the year, but realistically…)

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I love dahlias and our new neighbor has an abundance of these planted in her front yard so it seems fitting that I make this wreath – either for myself or, if I’m being super nice, for the new neighbor.

Pinned from here.


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We have a large deck and I love the idea of lighting it with some of these… also on the front porch in the fall and winter. So pretty.

Pinned from here.

This would be another cool technique to try on mason jars:
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Pinned from here.


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I already have all the supplies to make an MSU-themed one of these… now I just have to find where I packed them.

Pinned from here (she’s also one of my favorite bloggers here).


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I love a chevron pattern and I’d sure love to make an afghan like this – how warm and cozy – but I don’t actually know how to crochet (at least I haven’t done it in AGES).

Pinned from here.


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tumblr_inline_mk70t0W8wi1qz4rgpThese two paint-on-glass projects appeal to me for so many reasons… who doesn’t love pretty colors and dots? Uninspired people, that’s who.

Pinned from here and here.


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Puffy paint or elmer’s glue on a canvas and then you can leave it white or paint it all one color when it dries. In theory these seems color, though I’m slightly afraid it would just be one big mess. Never hurts to try.

Pinned from here.


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I just love pom poms… Trying to figure out where I could hang these that wouldn’t make my hubby’s eye a little twitchy…


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I am dying to do something with nails on a board(s) and some string (and state of Michigan, obvs).

Pinned from here and here.


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Someone in the comments suggested the wooden plaques from a craft store and painting them yourself and then attaching the photos somehow.

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Love the wall hanging here, not the sharpie wallpaper.

 

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Washer on a canvas – how easy? Well, it may involve a glue gun and I always burn myself with those.

Pinned from here, here and here.


And of course, Christmas decor…
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Felt ornaments… cute and easy.

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I actually have a bunch of wire that I could do this with… hmmm.

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Get chipboard letters from crafty store, glue them together and paint.

Pinned from here, here and here.

Want to come craft?

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12 responses to “Tuesday Musings: Pinterest Edition

  1. those twisty, spiral things look more like copper tubing than wire

  2. i have the twisty trees pinned as well. i made stars like that a couple of years ago with very thin gold wire and added red beads whenever the mood struck me as i was wrapping. super easy and they are still my faves. the tree thing is a must and will be added to my office downstairs this season when they are done. πŸ™‚

  3. Hey! Friday nights can become our new craft nights!!! I have some Christmas presents to make…and now with you rnew craft area…BINGO! Love these pins.

  4. Looks like there might be some good options in there for girls weekend…:)

  5. I would LOVE to have time do stuff like this!! Someday… (And also- maybe ironically?- this just solidifies my resolve to not be on Pinterest. I just know I would waste way too much time looking at stuff like this… and then feeling guilty about not completing any of them…)

    • Do you feel guilty about recipes you cut out of magazines that you don’t do? That’s how I think of pinterest – my rainy day bucket… gives me a chance to keep all my inspirations in one place (and waste a bunch of time) πŸ™‚

  6. I love your pins! The washers, the painted glass, the ornaments and trees…this is exactly why I can’t look at Pinterest. I used to have a craft area and I really miss doing that stuff.

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