Monday, December 26, 2011

pintrest inspiration

Yes, like many others, I could be considered a pintrest-addict, well at least frequent user. I've made several of the recipes that I came across while pinning, and this year I gave several handmade Christmas gifts that were pintrest inspired. 

The first project that I completed was etching some baking dishes for my momma. She does lots of cooking for church and family meals and is always taking food somewhere. She has used those sticky address labels to identify her dishes for years. Now she has personalized dishes to carry where ever she goes.

I also etched some glasses for sisters-in-law. However, I did one set at the last minute and was trying to multi-task. I will be re-doing a few glasses. I got these glasses at the Dollar Tree - yes eight bucks for eight glasses. And a pretty good gift.

For my sister, I did one of the melted crayon canvases. I like the colors on the black canvas. When she opened it, she said that she had been planning to do one for herself with "dream" along the bottom. So I guess this one was a failed gift.

I like the scarves made from t-shirts. Three of my nieces got scarves made from one t-shirt purchased from the clearance rack for only three bucks. To add a little sparkle, I got three on those stretchy rings from another clearance rack, cut off the stretchy part, and glued the pretty part to the knot of the scarf.

But quite possible my favorite project was also my last minute-can't-think-of-anything-to-do project. I had a neat little frame that I bought at a yard sale a few months ago for a couple of dollars. It was gold with these little circles all over it (sorry, no pre-project picture). I painted it black, covered some cardboard with burlap, and used the cricut to cut her initial from brown glitter scrapbook paper. I will be on the lookout for more cute little yard sale frames.

And for another gift, I mod-podged some doilies to a canvas and painted it. Then painted an inspirational phrase. I really wanted to keep this one for myself.

Pintrest has also inspired me too create a craft/office space that I have wanted for a long time. I'll post pictures when I get it finished - if you've read much of this blog, you know not to expect anything too soon.


  1. I love all of your projects!!!! And I love Pinterest!!!! AND I am planning to make the spare bedroom into an office/craft room too!!!! Plan to work on it this week!!!!

  2. thanks becky. you'll have to send me pictures - i know your room will be great. i worked on mine some today, but haven't made definite decisions about everything yet.

  3. Awesome gifts! I really love the picture frame.