Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop! We're so happy you could join us. :)
Are you addicted to Pinterest? Do you have several boards with pins that you've said "I've got to try that!"? Well here is your inspiration to create those projects you've wanted to try but have not yet done so. All of our hop participants have created one or more projects they found on Pinterest for today's hop.

If you've arrived from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place! If not please start at the beginning with our fabulous host Ashley

There are literally HUNDREDS of ideas I've found on Pinterest I'd like to try. Since it's been a very busy past couple of weeks, I decided to try out a couple of the simpler ones. My first project is a tag I made to tie around a jar of peanuts. My dad loves having something to crunch on (whether it be chips, nuts, etc.) so along with a birthday gift I usually always get him something to snack on, and this year it was peanuts. I saw this adorable picture on Pinterest and knew I had to make something like it for my dad's birthday last month!

And here's my take on it!

I found a template for the tag online and typed the sentiment before printing it. I attached the tag around the jar using blue ribbon and distressed the edges with yellow and orange ink. The little peanut is from the Create a Critter cartridge and cut around 1.5" in or so. The letters on the top were cut out of golden rod cardstock using the Artiste Cricut cartridge and then inked with orange around the edges. It was super quick and easy to make! Definitely a nice touch for a gift.

The second project I made for the hop is a pencil/pen holder and a craft tool holder for the desk in my craft room. I have been trying to come up with an idea for these FOREVER and finally found the idea on Pinterest - gems on a can! Who would've thought?!

You can see my cute, polka-dot iPhone case in one of the gems! :)

I love the makeup holder idea but just couldn't pass the pencil holder idea up. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a bundle of clear gems (only $2.99) and after painting each can with acrylic paint, I hot glued the gems onto the can. How easy is that?! Unless you're going for a metallic look, it's important to paint the cans underneath because some of the color does show through. Although these match the colors of my craft room perfectly - maroon and gold. :) 

I will be giving away the following 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye to one lucky hopper! All you have to do is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment on this post with your contact information. I will randomly choose and announce a winner on Wednesday September 12th. Good luck!

Your next stop is Madge's blog! Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

P.S. If you've never used Pinterest before (I definitely recommend setting up an account) you can check out my Pinterest tutorial here to learn how to get started. :) You can also follow me on Pinterest by clicking on the 'Follow Me on Pinterest' button on the right hand side of my blog, under my followers. :)


  1. Great job on nut jar, super fun and the pen and pencil holder is fabulous as well.
    Fellow Hopper
    Scrappin Madge

  2. These are awesome!! I love that pen/pencil holder.. really turned out great!

  3. I for one can never have too many "tool" holders. I think I have 8 at the moment but none as cute as this!! I happen to have everything I need to make one already so what am I waiting for?? Thanks so much for sharing the tip about painting the can first ~ love your polka dotted phone case lol.

  4. Oh so caught up in the jar, I forgot to give you kudos for the peanut jar! Love the cute little tag! This container is one that dad can reuse to store other stuff like real nuts and bolts and the tag will still be perfect. I am sure he is going to get a kick out of that!

  5. Loved the pinterest inspired blog hop, how fun!! Cute idea for the DAD gifts, it was always hard coming up with the perfect Dad gift so LOVE it!! I am loving the soup can idea, I actually was just doing one for my office and am going to use this idea :) yea!!!

  6. What awesome idea's and projects Ashley! Love the can of fun and such a GREAT idea!!!
    Those cans are the perfect touch to your supplies! I LOVE it!!

  7. Your altered can is fabulous!
    already your follower

  8. Got to remember to do something like the treats for my hubby's birthday later this year. Thanks for sharing your really cool projects. Loved looking!

  9. Super cute projects Ashley! Love the nut container and the pen container as well!

  10. Vey cute holder-so easy and functional! Love your tag for the nuts, had a good little laugh!

    email (dot) Sophienme (at)

  11. Really love your "Nutty" jar turned out so cute!!!
    The pencil holder for your desk is fab too!!!!

    Fun hopping with you :)

  12. Super cute projects Ashley! I want to try the pencil holder! :)
    Hugs, Wandy

  13. Love the idea of personalizing a food gift! Makes it much more fun! The pencil holder is super cute (as is your iphone case!)...

  14. i have some of those stones somewhere....i need to make one of these cans pronto!!!

  15. Oh no...I'm so inspired by you being inspired, I've got to make one!!!I have those gems now I just need paint. Thanks for the tip and I'm repinning!
    Great to be blog hopping with you!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.(Pinterest ADDICT)
    My boards:

  16. Absolutely love it! Great job. The gift for your Dad is a wonderful idea. TFS and participating in this hop.

    Scrappy hugs,
    Scrappin’ Sista Designs

  17. OMG I saw your peanut jar last night on Pinterest!!! LOVE it! I used to give my dad (who had everything) peanuts for birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, etc. - this would have been great!!!

  18. Cute, love them both and the saying for the peanuts was great!

  19. I thought I was following you Ashley, well, I am now!!
    FAbulous project!!! I love this & definitely be making one of these for my slightly nutty friend! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  20. Cute stuff! I love the tag on the gift for your dad!

  21. very cute projects! I love that little peanut & didn't even know I had him!

  22. super idea, with things being as tight as they are, these would make some inexpensive gift ideas this winter.

  23. Wonderful!! I am loving this hop!!

  24. I am loving this many coo ideas that I cannot wait to try!

  25. Love your projects, cute tag and I'm going to have to do that second one. I have a bunch of those clear rocks that I'm not sure what to do with - but now maybe I do! Great job Ashley!

  26. Lovin the nutty project.....LOL What a cool idea for that can as well.....I'm already a follower!!

  27. Love your projects, I too have wondered what I could do to make a fun pen/pencil holder!
    <3 Pam

  28. Super projects. Love the pencil holder.


  29. Pencil holder came out nice!! Great Idea!! I have been a follower here!!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  30. Super cute projects! Love the pencil holder!
    Miranda :)

  31. Love both projects. Just love the sentiment on the peanut gift lol. And I love the holder, will have to give that one a try. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop.

  32. Love the projects!! Especially the one for the dad and being nutty! To cute :)


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