January 25, 2012

Introducing: A life more Pinteresting


Welcome to the second new blog feature of 2012: A life more Pinteresting!

In August of 2010, I posted about a new obsession with Pinterest, the online catalog of amazingness. Since then, I've pinned more projects than I could probably finish had I two lifetimes to do them in, and yet, I keep going back.

I occasionally find things that I then try immediately, or that are so cool I feel like sharing them with everyone I know, not just the people that follow my pinboards. That's where this feature comes in. I will be sharing these "things so neat, they can't be beat" (sorry) with you!

First up: A Valentine's Day wreath!

Last year, I started a Valentine's wreath by wrapping a heart-shaped straw wreath with white yarn. I feel like I had bigger plans that that when I started the project, but that's as far as it got. When I ran across this photo on Pinterest, I knew how I wanted to finish it.

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Pretty easy, really. Wrap a wreath in your chosen color of yarn, cut hearts out of two coordinating colors of felt, mash them on to your yarn-wrapped wreath so that they "stick," and then wrap a strand of yarn around the hearts to mimic an argyle pattern.

(In the future, I will try to take photos of my in-progress projects, rather than just the after. In addition to taking better photos, taking more is another goal of mine.)

Here's my finished project hanging on our door:


I added a filter to it because it's been super dreary here and there's very little natural light coming into the hallway so the photo was really dark. But I think you get the general idea of color.

I hope you'll enjoy this new feature as much as I'll enjoy finding things to share!


P.S.-I know I have a lot of "features" on C&CC. In your opinion, do I have too many? Or do you enjoy the variety?

12 comments:

  1. CUTE!!! As you can tell by the amount of pins I have, I too am obsessed with Pinterest. But it makes for some cute, handmade projects around the house!

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    1. It certainly does! I just wish I had more time for projects. Or just in general, haha! I'm sure you know what I mean.

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  2. I really enjoy all your different features, it makes your blog multi-faceted!
    Also, pinterest is my favorite. definitely an obsession

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    1. Thank you, Wini! That seems to be a consensus and I appreciate that. :)

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  3. I like your features and I like the variety. :)
    And cute wreath!

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  4. i like all the different features. it gives you an outlet for all the things you love and that's important. and it gives me an interesting and entertaining way to kill time when my boys are driving me nuts. :)

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    1. That's kind of the way I think of it too. And I like being organized—to a near OCD level—so having "places" to put things helps my tendencies stay in check. ;)

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  5. That turned out so cute! I never thought of making a wreath especially for Valentine's Day... Now I am!

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    1. I'd love to see photos when/if you make one!

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    1. Thanks, H! I spend far too much time on there, but it actually relaxes me. :)

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