A slight obsession

30 Dec

Y’all.

Pinterest.

It’s insane, right? I’m sure I can’t stay away for more than a day.  And, although it is filled with brilliant, beautiful ideas, it sometimes seems empty to me.

Like, when I’m done with a pinning session, I expect to see everything I just pinned magically appear in my house.

But, it just never does.

Apparently, you have to actually make or buy those things in order for them to appear.

In an effort to negate this empty feeling, we (me, my mom, and my sister) had a Pinterest party.  We picked a project and promised to complete it one afternoon together.

Mama made a beautiful pearl and twine bracelet (Mama-I need pictures of that!).

Amelia and I were in a Christmas decorating mood and started working on items with which to decorate and wrap.

And so enters one of the greatest inventions of mankind.

Why, hello, pom-pom maker!

Until Pinterest, I never knew that I wanted needed one of these babies.  Just think! You can make garland! flowers! monsters! wreaths! The possibilities are (not quite) literally endless!

Although the pom wreath was to-die-for cute, I quickly realized that pom making is a little time consuming.  And those wreaths had lots of poms.

So I decided to use a few to wrap gifts, and I just adore how it turned out! A few poms, some sweet gingham ribbon, and my Christmas gifts were set!

This little Pinterest party inspired me.  Since then, I’ve created some homemade gifts for coworkers, a fabulous Christmas wreath, and some great prints for our home.  I’ll be sharing those soon!

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3 Responses to “A slight obsession”

  1. Lisa December 30, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    My Pinterest addiction is so out of control–I have no idea how I was able to find recipes, craft ideas, or even decorate my house before it existed, and I don’t know what I would do without it. I LOVE your idea of Pinterest parties. Maybe we can start a club, sort of like a book club, but for crafts….a modern day kitting/quilting bee, perhaps?

  2. cathy December 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    I will send a picture of the twine and pearl bracelet i made at our party. . .i really do wear it! I have found wonderful recipes on pinterest and my christmas placecards were a variation of something i pinned, but i agree. . .its not enough to pin. . .it should inspire us to DO! ! I am going to work on that in the new year!!!

  3. Natalie Kilgore January 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Can I come to your next Pinterest party? 🙂 That is the best idea I’ve ever heard. And these pictures are why I want to own a pom pom maker.

    Love that you have a new blog. Hooray!

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