Friday, October 28, 2011

Becoming Martha Stewart via Pinterest

Hi, my name is Amber, and I'm a Pinterestaholic.  Seriously, I. can't. stop. pinning.  It won't be long before I wrap the entire perimeter of my house in yarn and make all of our furniture out of toilet paper rolls.  

Facebook who?  I don't have time for that guy anymore since Pinterest, my new love, has come into my life.

I thought I'd take some time out of my busy pinning schedule to show you all some very pinteresting (sorry, I had to) things I've made in the last month.  

Numero uno: The Chicken Wire Frame Wrapped in Yarn
Basically, I had this giant frame that was U.G.L.Y.  And we all know the greatest way to make something ugly into something beautiful is to wrap it in yarn!  I then hot glued some chicken wire I purchased from Lowe's on the back.  Now I have a picture collage that is cute and so easy to change out.

Numero dos: The Thankful Tree

I'm so in LOVE with this idea!  I basically found some branches and put them in this vase.  Everyday, my son and I talk about being thankful.  He tells me new things he is thankful for.  I cut out little leaf-ish shapes from construction paper, and he writes what he is thankful for.  I get to help him with writing letters, and he practices sounding out words.  And yes, my 3 year old said he was thankful for his brother Asher.

Numero tres: The Gallery Wall 
I know it's not earth shattering, but almost everyone has an excessive amount of picture frames that are mismatched.  Find a way to have some order to your grouping, and put them all together. Notice I lined them up on the top and bottom.

Numero cuatro: Towel Holder and Hurricane Vase 
There are two pins here and both cost $2 each.  The towel and soap holder is made out of a $1 Tree glass and plate.  I spray painted the glass and super-glued them together.  The hurricane vase is made out of a $1 Tree vase and candlestick super-glued together.  I just stuck some pine-cones in it I found in the yard. Both were super easy and super cheap!

Numera cinco: The Letter Wall
Ok, technically I did not find this idea on Pinterest.  I found it on Google Images when I was planning Asher's nursery.  However, I have seen many different ones on Pinterest recently.  I bought mismatched letters, and I painted some and glued scrapbook paper on some.  Now, this is the main wall in the boy's "playroom". 

Numero seis: Homemade Picture Frames
There's a little sign shop down the road from my house that always has scrap wood by their trash can.  I asked if I could have it, and they said yes! Now the possibilities are endless....  Anyway, I had my muscleman husband cut three pieces out of a board.  I then wrapped it with scrapbook paper (just like a present), and I hot-glued clothespins to hold the pictures. It's a great way for me to incorporate color into my living room as well.  Note: If you don't have wood, get creative.  Audrey mentioned using shoe box lids instead.  

Y Numero siete: The Goliath Letters
So these are my giant letters I bought at JoAnn for a couple of bucks each.  I've had them about two years, and they were spray painted a green color.  They were cute, but as I said before, I will not rest until I've covered this world in yarn.  I can't decide if I want to add felt flowers to it or not...

Well there you have it, my Pinsational home! Now stop blogging and start pinning!

Linking up at Dutch Being Me's 52 Weeks of Pinterest, Pinspired at A Brighter Yellow, and Oh, How Pinteresting at the Vintage Apple.


  1. You're so .... Pinspiring!!!! :-) Love all of it!

  2. I laughed out loud so much at this post!! "Wrap it in yarn!" Love it! Your house came together in record time, I swear!

  3. These are all fun ideas! Love them.

  4. Thanks y'all! Who knew I would someday want to be so crafty? I LOVE it though!