Pinned it…Made it

Posted by Tara Dunsmore in Blog, craft ideas on Tue, Jul 10, 2012

I have an obsession with pinning. I can happily spend hours scouring Pinterest for new things to pin. I absolutely love having access to so many ideas for recipes, crafts, decorating, and fashion right at my fingertips. Here’s the problem – I will spend hours pinning ideas on my various boards. But I have yet to ever MAKE anything I found on pinterest. To-date I have 20 boards and 991 pins. And absolutely zero follow through. (This may be a symptom of a larger procrastination problem in my life but that’s an entirely different topic.) Don’t get me wrong, I WANT to make everything I find. I INTEND to make everything I find. But I just never quite get around to it. Someone please tell me I’m not the only one who does this.

I figured there must be motivated women out there who actually follow through and make the things they pin, so I set out in search of a few to show off their finished projects (hey, I prefer to live vicariously through others.) I discovered there is actually a growing number of Pinterest Boards dedicated to showcasing the thing people have pinned and made. I reached out to some of these pinners and asked them if they would share their creations with me, so I can share them with all our readers. Hopefully these women will inspire us to spend less time pinning and more time creating.

Terri Wilson sent me a picture of this gorgeous rag quilt she made after finding the idea on Pinterest. What I love most about Pinterest is I was able to follow the repins of this quilt to find out where the original pinspiration for Terri’s quilt came from. As long as pinners are following the proper ‘Pin Etiquette’ you should be able to do this with any pin you find. Here’s what I found out about Terri’s quilt. The original quilt and instructions were published by a blog titled Do It Yourself Divas. The quilt was then pinned to pinterest many times, including by another blog titled Northern Exposure.  The author of this blog made a version of the quilt herself and pinned her finished product here, where Terri found it (and made it.)

Holly Auch sent me this link to her Pinterest Board, Pinned it. Did it. I absolutely love her first project and may have to implement the idea in my own home soon. Holly’s “uh oh” jar was inspired by this pin and was originally published on the blog Happiness Is… The idea of the “uh oh” jar is for children to pick a chore out of the jar and complete it as a consequence for naughty behavior.

Hopefully Holly and Terri will be as much of a pinspiration to you as they have been to me. I am hosting a party next week and I am already planning my menu around things I’ve found on Pinterest. The focal point will be be these Pina Colada Cupcakes that I am currently obsessed with. (I haven’t made them yet, but I’m obsessed with the idea of them!) Just reading the recipe makes my mouth water so I really hope they live up to my expectations. I plan to post my very own Pinned it…Made it in the near future starring these very cupcakes. For now, join me in drooling over them please. If you’d like to make them for yourself (and who wouldn’t after seeing them?) I’ve posted the recipe in the Tots2Tweens recipe database for your convenience.

quite possibly paradise in a cupcake


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About Tara Dunsmore

Tara is a single mom from Frederick, Maryland just trying to keep up with her crazy life. When she's not at the park with her Boo Boo you can find her either at her day job right here at Tots2Tweens or at her second job as a Jamberry Independent Consultant. Tara spends her days at Tots2Tweens searching for fun family activities and interesting content to share with our readers. Events, recipes, parenting articles and resources…if you live in MD/DC/VA/PA Tots2Tweens is the place to find it. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook sharing her finds with our followers. Tara also volunteers her time as the Administrative Coordinator for the charitable photographer's network, Shoots for a Cure.You can read more about Tara's crazy life on her blog i heart my crazy life or follow her on twitter: @heartmycrzylife.

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