I am just now recovering from our Pinterest Party this past weekend. A full day of shopping at Canton + late nights up laughing + crafting and eating non-stop = a very tired Whitney. BUT– I am so proud of myself. I am getting so much craftier since we started having these Pinterest Parties. I no longer require the help (or at least not as much) to get my crafts done. I no longer just copy what someone else is doing. I actually inspired the other girls to do one of the crafts I did because they all liked it so much!! I am telling you, if you think you aren’t crafty (like I did), then organize a Pinterest Party for you and your friends. It doesn’t have to be a whole weekend, maybe start with just a few hours, but you will learn so much from each other and get inspired. It doesn’t hurt that between all of us (well, between Heather, Tarah, Paige, and Aunt Toni), we basically have a craft store with any and all the supplies we might need. That makes it REALLY easy! Check out all the stuff we made!
I actually did 4 out of the 5 crafts on my PT5 from a couple of weeks ago and then added another item on a whim.
This was easy, you guys. I bought these wooden letters in Canton, but you could easily use chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby or Joann. Slap some Mod Podge on and cover with glitter and you’re done. I sealed them with spray sealer just to keep the glitter from constantly flaking off…we’ll see if that works. Helpful tip: Spray adhesive + glitter = glitter clumps that can’t be reused/funneled back into the glitter container. Mod Podge is the way to go.
Again, easy. I used 12×12 cardstock to make the cones, but they aren’t super sturdy. If the foam cones had been on sale (or I had seen the chipboard ones Tarah told me about later) then I would definitely have used those instead. But these will work on my mantle for at least this year. I added the jingle bell and bow on top at the last minute and it definitely made it more festive.
I love this little sign. I did not use vinyl letters like I originally thought I might since my sister had her Silhouette handy. I painted one of our many canvases then Mod Podged the letters on. Sure, there are a few wrinkles here and there, but nothing that is super noticeable from a distance. I made one for me, one for my sister, and one for my aunt. How I got roped into doing all 3 I will never know.
I actually ended up using this tutorial for the ornament wreath and it was super easy and quick. All the girls ended up wanting to make one so there was an impromptu trip made to the town Dollar Tree to stock up on more ornaments and bows (there were balls for days). Yes, we are all immature children than like to make jokes about balls.
And take pictures:
I need to wipe off some the excess glitter, but it is a cute sign. The Pinterest picture used battery-operated lights but I am far too lazy/cheap for that. So glitter dots it was. And it will still be cute on my entertainment center.
So, it was a busy weekend. And SO much fun. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt and stayed up way later than I have in at least a year (btw, EVERYTHING is funnier at 1:00 am).
Here’s a goofy pic of all of us girls with our crafts. By Sunday, I think we were all delirious and someone thought it would be a good idea to use our wreaths as frames…
I love my girls and our Pinterest weekends and can’t wait for the next party. I realize how lucky I am to have such a good group of friends that enjoy being together and crafting. And that we have husbands that understand our need to get away! I also love that my house is filled with crafts that I made for a fraction of the price you would pay for it in the store.
Linking up at Things I’ve Done Thursday at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts