I’ve heard people say that pinterest is addicting. That you pin all these things and ideas and projects, but no one ever does them. They say that us Pinteresters (there I go, making up words again) spend too much time pinning leaving us little time for actually doing.
Guess what? Those people are wrong.
I have made SO MANY things that I saw on pinterest. However, I’ve been too lazy to take pictures of most of them. I realize this sounds like one of those “likely story” type of situation, but I’m serious.
Luckily the far more creative than I am types, those who originally posted the tutorials that I saw anothers’ pin of, weren’t too lazy to photograph their projects.
Rest assured, I have complete each of these projects. And because I am both unskilled and impatient this means that 1. any idiot can do them and 2. they don’t take very long.
In no particular order, I give you KATIE’S COMPLETED PINTEREST PROJECTS:
I had some knit leftover from this skirt and I made this in about an hour. I haven’t worn it yet, but it fits like a glove. That’s the best part about making your own clothes!
These are adorable little flowers and SUPER easy to make! I made 4-5 of them while watching a movie with my niece.
We went shopping in the afternoon for all the supplies and then sat down to a movie. She watched the movie and I made the flowers. She said she was “too tired”. Fickle little teenagers, I tell you.
Okay, this one actually ended up taking WAY longer than I anticipated.
First, I had to wait about two months for my sister in law and my mom to save enough baby food jars for me (I have A LOT of spices) and then, I had to clean the gook off the jars after going to the store to buy Goo Gone only to find out I already had some.
Then, I had to paint on two coats of chalkboard paint, waiting a day between coats and after to let it cure.
THEN, I discovered that I can’t write legibly on the top of baby food jars, so I had to go to the store to buy a white-out pen. Which clogged after about 5 jars. So I improvised by pouring a little white out and writing with a toothpick, paintbrush style.
And yes, it does look like a 6 year old wrote on the spice jars, BUT!! They are organized now!! And cute!!
Back to an easy one.
Cut the top off of two tube socks, sew them together and slip in the ipod. 15 minutes, tops.
Mine has purple stripes.
Another super easy one. If you have a huge button stash, you can really make some cool looking flowers using this tutorial.
Yes, I made the infamous infinity dress! It’s a little too big on me and I haven’t really figured out how to tie it just yet, and I want to add a tube top under the straps so I don’t have an accidental boob slip.
I used royal blue polyester and it was annoying to cut, but is one of the most comfortable dresses I’ve ever worn.
Speaking of blue…
This is actually my own picture of the mailbox that I painted (based off of this tutorial).
Let’s just say that my old mailbox frustrated me. It was tiny and on the wrong side of my door, and even the mailman hated it! He’s thanked me at least three times for installing this new one.
I’m sure the neighbors are jealous.
Lastly, I made this dress! I was planning on making one for my sister (next to me above) for her birthday, but I wanted to make sure I could make it at all before I promised one to her. It was beyond easy!
And comfortable doesn’t even begin to describe it.
She’s not getting this same dress though. I’ve got a different one picked out for her. (Note the name of the dress is “Easiest Maxi Dress Ever” That’s got Katie written all over it!)
I haven’t even mentioned all the amazing food ideas swirling around up in my crazy brain. But that’s for another post. Some other time when I am less lazy. Maybe I’ll even take my own pictures.
Are you on Pinterest? Where do you get food/craft ideas from?