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!


  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,

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


  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.

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

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

  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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