Thursday, May 31, 2012

Where Pinterest Meets Real Life

I've made it no secret that I'm a Pinterest addict. But pinning, like many other things, is useless if you aren't actually putting those great ideas to work. So here are two of my Pinterest-inspired pins and how I used these cool ideas in our house:

Organized utensils


I found an old milk carrier at a garage sale. I was thrilled until I saw the price tag: $18! That's not in my budget. I fudged and used an old tin container (that was for planting flowers purchased from a dollar store!) and threw in some used jam and salsa jars:


Loved this idea with the coffee beans.

Coffee Bean Tea Light Decor



One of my clients actually put something even better together using a Mason jar, so I copied her idea. Isn't this pretty? And it smells good too, I added a hazelnut votive.



Project supplies and cost:

  • Coffee beans $1.79 (grocery store)
  • Hazelnut votive candle $.69 (Walmart)
  • Ball Mason Jar $.49 (Goodwill)
  • Vintage wire container $.99 (Goodwill)
What projects have you completed from Pinterest? Would love to hear how Pinterest has inspired you!

6 comments:

  1. So cute! I've got boards and boards of funky Pinterest projects I've yet to try. This makes me want to get to crafting!

    Stopping by from SITS,
    Tori
    http://torinelson.wordpress.com

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  2. Nice! I really need to get busy putting some of my pins to use as well. :)

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann

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  3. I actually have a board on my Pinterest that is food and stuff I have tried. On my blog under teacher gifts is a lot that I got from there. I love Pinterest and am also an addict.

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  4. Very nice ideas of using things and then capturing them as fabulous images. I love Pinterest too!

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  5. I've seen a few people do that, have a pin board of things they have made or tried to make! Neat idea!

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  6. oh, yes. I've seen that coffee bean one before! I know I need to go through my Pinterest stuff and really start working!! Thanks for entering the giveaway for the 2 Bags of granola at HBHL. Have a great weekend!

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