Friday, September 30, 2011

A little bit of Pinterest

So  I thought I'd do a little post about some of my pins on Pinterest.
I've been pinning away like most of you and while I haven't completed very many things from my creative board, I have started several and I wanted to share them. Some are too small a project to post a whole post on. And some are in the process.

One thing that I have completed was to make a tie for Trey, for my sister's upcoming wedding. He's not in the wedding so I had some freedom with the fabric. I wanted it to complement her blue colors and David and my's clothes (purple/plum). So I found a green polka dot fabric that I knew would look great on him. It's so cute and it was super easy! Here's the pin on Pinterest.

This is another one I've finished. It's a sisal rope wrapped bowl. As soon as I saw this I knew I wanted to make my own version of it. I had an old white ceramic bowl that I never used and thought it would be a good candidate. Here's my version, and I need to get something to put in it....

When I saw this idea of spray painting glass, I wanted to give it a try. Since I love spray painting and I love glass I thought it'd be a fun thing to try. I had this glass bottle that I'd found at a Goodwill and I'd never really found a home for it because it just blended in where ever I put it. I had some green spray paint on hand so this is how it turned out. I have another glass vase I'd like to paint another color but I need to get the paint so I'll have to share that another time.

I also completed (I actually finished more things than I thought!) a cash envelope system for my wallet. We use cash for most things like Dave Ramsey teaches and my old envelopes were looking really bad. So when I found this tutorial I was able to make a new one using scrapbook papers I already had. I also reused the change pouch.

I also helped my mom make a roman shade that hasn't been installed yet and I don't have pics. Here's the pin for the tutorial.

I'm in the process of trying to recover a lampshade for Trey's room courtesy of this pin. So far I'm not ready to share pics but I will when I'm done.

I've also made a gift for a wedding present but I can't show the pic of that yet since I haven't given it but the idea came from Pinterst.

I've found a few ideas for hosting my sister's wedding shower. I used this pin to recreate the invites. And we are using this pin for decorations and this pin for a cute idea to have at the shower.

I love Pinterest and being able to have all my ideas in one spot and being inspired by others. So that's just a few things that I've been able to accomplish and work on lately. And as I make my way through more ideas I'll be sure to share. I think I'm going to start working on some Christmas ideas next!

Do you use Pinterest? Have you actually created or used it for something in real life? Please share!

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  1. These are great, Marixa! Thanks for linking up with us last month and I look forward to seeing what you've been doing in October. :)

    Nicole @ Simple Organic

  2. I love the painted bottle. That color is amazing! Did you use primer on the glass before you painted? I have some glass that I recently bought at the thrift store and I've been interested in trying this.


    1. Sherry,
      Nope no primer, just spray paint. It didn't take too many light coats to cover it either. Good luck, it's kind of addicting!


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