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. :)
**BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY**
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:
Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
Madge - http://www.thescrappinlounge.com
Claire - http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
Teresa - http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com
Jennifer - http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Jessica - http://thecreativestamper.blogspot.com
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. :)