I’m pretty sure I’ve clarified my love of Pinterest before (like here, here, and here, to
name link a few). Seriously, I would like to meet the creators of this wonderful gem of a site and hug their necks. Ah, how I love it.
I certainly used Pinterest during our first bathroom remodel by storing all kinds of goodness on the Bathroom board, and I’m storing all kinds of ideas for our kitchen remodel (down the road but still on the road) on my Kitchen + Laundry board. I’ve even got a board full of ideas to use all the stumps in our back yard from a tree that fell last year. It’s appropriately named Stump Ideas. It really is amazing all the beautiful things you can make out of a stump.
I’ve also got a DIY board that I occasionally drop something on. Unlike many DIYers, I am not a crafter. I’m not. Not crafty in the least. Every now and then I’ll get an idea, but it’s usually short lived and way over my head. Case and point: Last year I thought I’d take up quilting. Just take it up, like that’s something you can just sit down in front of the TV and do in the evenings. I never even made my first stitch. Perhaps I should have started with cross-stitching or even knitting, but no, I chose quilting.
Anyway, I was browsing my DIY board recently and realized that there are a few things I might actually be able to do. So here I am sharing my I-just-might-try-one-of-these pins. Here goes nothing.
2. Drink trough in a picnic table: This is just genius. It eliminates the need for centerpieces, and it means everyone at the table can always reach the drinks. It could even be filled with water for floating candles or flowers.
3. Rosemary salt: We have rosemary overload in our herb garden, and this would be a great way to use some of it. These would make great hostess gifts for parties or even wedding favors.
4. Light art: How fun and whimsical is this updated version of Lite Brites? I think it would be the perfect bit of romance in a bedroom or pretty if paired with a mirror on a buffet.
5. Wine cork coasters: We have quite a collection of wine corks taking up space in a galvanized bucket. We also have quite a lack of functional coasters around the house. This would be a great way to use all those old corks and get ourselves some coasters. I love the wine stains that are all different colors from all different wines.
So there you have it, folks. Pinterest finds I’m actually considering pulling off the board and into real life. I think I might just find the time to try one this weekend.
What about you? Are you on Pinterest? If not, holy cow, why not?! If so, you can follow me on Pinterest here.