Category Archives: Crafts

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?