- Continue reading to find out what Pinterest is all about. This is a risky choice because you will inevitably fall in love with the virtual bulletin board and proceed to waste away hours browsing and pinning all kinds of project ideas and dream inspiration.
- Stop reading now and continue with life as you know it.
But, enough of that- back to a very Pinterest Christmas! I created several gifts based on ideas from Pinterest, but of course, I have been unable to share any deets on the gifts, because I have been afraid their recipients would read!
The first thing I made was a pennant flag for each of my nieces and nephew. Yeah, yeah, you're probably tired of reading about me and my pennant flags, but too bad. I'm not through with them yet. :)
After I cut the triangles and sewed them to the quilt bias, I stenciled the kids' names with simple craft paint.
After stenciling, I sewed a small amount of ribbon onto each one for hanging.
And, here they all are, ready for their new home! I think my sister plans to hang them on the wall above each kids' headboard. How cute is that?!
My next Pinterest project was this date art (originally found here). Basically, you just use important dates to make art. I made this for my sister and brother-in-law. We have each of their birth dates, their wedding date in red, and then each of the kids' birthdays. Once I compiled the dates (the hardest part of the project), all I did was select a font and print it out on a piece of $.49 - 50% craft paper from Hobby Lobby. Then, I popped it in a frame and called it done.
And, the final Pinterest Christmas project was some more beverage coasters from tiles! I have already described how I made these here, so I won't go into details. My sister's family is very musical, so I chose paper to use that looks like sheet music. A little mod podge, and my plain tiles turned into beverage coasters!