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Projects inspired by my pins on Pinterest

Recycle Glass in an Artful Way

Another Pinterest-inspired project under my belt.  I saw these yarn covered bottles and thought they were beautiful.  So I thought to myself, “I can make those!”.  I picked 3 different glass bottles – a Perrier bottle, a wine bottle, and a glass jam jar.  I used Tacky Glue and a foam applicator to spread the glue on each bottle.  Then you wind the yarn, being careful to hide your start and stop.  The possibilities are endless.  **Note to self – next time choose fatter yarn!  The smaller the yarn, the longer it takes.  But I think the results are worth it.

yarn bottles

Original Pin

soaking the bottles

Soaking bottles in order to remove labels

the supplies

the supplies

starting pinkyyarned pinkyfinished pinky

Jam jar transformed

starting wineyarned winefinished wine

wine bottle transformed

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Perrier bottle transformed

finished bottles

The finished glasses

A new way to wear an old scarf

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I am really drawn to scarves.  I buy many of them and wear them infrequently.  I find that I never know what to do with the long ends – knotting them can make the scarf seem too bulky and sometimes the ends just get in the way.  I pinned this a few weeks ago and thought I’d give it a try.  I think I found a new way to jazz up those old scarves in my closet.

original pin

original scarf

My Turn

starting scarf

step 1

step 2

step 3

ta-dah

Feminize that slouchy tee

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A few months ago I pinned this idea to my Fashion board thinking I’d alter several tees before summer began.  Well, summer is almost over and I finally completed the first one.  It was really easy – I’m not sure what took me so long!  I find that most of the cool graphic tees come in men’s sizes.  This is a great way to find the perfect graphic and alter the shirt to suit your girlish style.

 

Original t-shirt post in Pinterest

t-shirt repurpose

And here is my take on the tee:

before teeafter teeme in the tee

Wall Art

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As someone who enjoys scouring magazines and pulling out inspirational things, I am totally addicted to Pinterest.  It is my virtual collage of inspiration.  I regularly pin things that I’m sure some day I’ll actually make.  After several months of pinning, I realized that other than the Good Thoughts Jar, I hadn’t worked on any projects.  I woke up last weekend and decided that I was going to start working on projects, not just dream about doing them.  My first project was inspired by a pin using wooden embroidery hoops and stretched fabric.

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I’m currently living in an apartment with the standard beige colored walls.  I have no headboard on my bed because the space is quite small.  I decided to take inspiration from this pin and make a “Virtual Headboard” out of the fabric and hoops.  Being the detailed oriented person that I am, I also needed to embellish them – plain old fabric just wouldn’t do.  I took the color inspiration from my comforter and ran with it from there.  I painted the hoops a chocolate brown to match my decor and used fabric, felt, metal brads, ric-rac, ribbon, and beads.  Voila!  The finished results along with detailed views.  It makes me happy every time I walk through the bedroom.

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Good Thoughts Jar

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The pin that started it all….

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I discovered this idea on Pinterest around Christmastime.  I thought it was a wonderful way to celebrate gratitude throughout the year.  The idea is that at the end of each day, you write down one good thought from the day.  Some days I find that I have too many thoughts and it is difficult to choose just one.  Other days, I struggle to find one good thought to add to the jar.  Despite this, I have added a good thought every day for the past 8 months.  On December 31st, I will read through all of the good thoughts to remind me what a wonderful life I actually lead.  No matter what is going on in my life at that time, I will have 365 reasons to be grateful. 

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My Good Thoughts Jar as of August- 4 months to go!