Look What I Can Do! - Pinterest Crafty-Crafts.

It's Look What I Can Do time! Brought to you courtesy of my Pinterest addiction.

Going forward I'd like you all to know I love Pinterest. And I often try to duplicate recipes and crafts I pin from Pinterest. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. So I'll probably mention Pinterest a lot. Did I say Pinterest?

Anyway, a lot of what I'll be blogging about are my attempts at Pinterest projects. There are plenty of hilarious blogs about Pinterest fails, including WTF, Pinterest and the Pintester. I love those two, in particular. However, I actually try very hard, but may not follow along, exaaaactly as directed. So I adapt them to what I can do depending on money, time, laziness, and what I have on hand. I'll fill you in on how that goes.

So, first up is an idea I pinned last Christmas season. I did this last year and I loved it so much I decided to do it again. It's just hanging Christmas balls from the window sill with different lengths of ribbon. Simple.


 



The picture above shows a lot more hanging balls. I just went with what I had the patience for.

My version:


The second Christmas crafty-craft I did was, again, done last year. But I saved all the coffee filter snowflakes nicely packed away in a Ziploc bag so I didn't have to do them again. It wasn't that fun and kind of tedious. But the result is better than regular paper snowflakes, in my opinion. And it's probably a lot more "fun" when your children are older. Mine are too young to enjoy this so Momma had to do all of them by herself. Only needed to do that once so I didn't haven't to do it again this year.

Directions are easy as pie.



My version.



Yes, I enhance the pictures. Because they just look better that way.


Meh. They're alright. Still better and easier than regular paper.

When I pinned these marshmallow garlands last year, I couldn't wait to get started!

Source: google.com via Shauna on Pinterest


I started with a needle and thread. And it sucked. My fingers hurt, the marshmallows were sticky, and I only got through six strands of marshmallows before I was over the whole idea. I hung them from decorative curly branches and we called them "Reindeer Food."

But I still liked them so I made them again this year only with floral wire. Much easier! I still only made six strands. And they're still known as "Reindeer Food." New tradition alert!


The next project kind of happened on accident.




I had a wreath circle I bought in the dollar section at Target for Halloween. I never made the wreath but I pulled it out while decorating for Christmas. I decided to grab some extra white tinsel garland and wrap it tightly around the wreath. I topped it with a bow and dangled (yes, dangled, it's a crafty term) our initial, Q, in the middle. I felt super crafty after this one.



And these are my lights strung from the ceiling. I didn't get this from Pinterest but they look cool and my kids love them so I'm sharing. They make the tiny living room look all wonderlandy. It's a word. Google it.


How do you create your wonderlandyness?

9 comments:

  1. wow, love these ideas.. am going to pin them up myself - on Pinterest.. and next year, will actually try to attempt them myself at home.

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    1. Good! They're all pretty easy projects that are easy to involve kids in. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. love to see what other people are doing for the holidays. The marshmallows are super cute, but I am glad I read your description of your difficulties, I don't think I will try them after all.

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    1. I do love the marshmallows and I get lots of compliments but it took some trial and error. Definitely use fishing wire or floral wire. It takes all the hard work out of it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love your wreath and the ornaments in the window look great!

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  4. Great features, Shauna! Thanks for visiting, I'm following back.

    I'm having a PINTEREST Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Pinterest. If you don't have Pinterest it's ok, come link up your blog.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/pinterest-party.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  5. I love the balls hanging in the window. Might do that one next year, although I've gotten pretty minimalist.

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    1. It's pretty easy, actually! Especially if you have a bunch of old Christmas balls that are too tired for the tree!

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