Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pinterest party!

Hello lovely people, I come baring gifts from all that is pinteresting. A pinterest party, what!?! Yes it's the newest phenomenon gracing the world. I feel in love with the electronic hoarding I have spent time on salivating over. Love pinterest? Want to share it with others? Grab your favorite people have each person bring a dish and plan some activities all pinterest inspired.
Rewind a bit, I found only lonely pin awhile back about all this, I would have never thought it up on my own. But finding info is sparse since it is such a new idea. Why not give it a try? I'll share with you what I came up with and decided what fits you best.

Decide party size, intimate gathering or large group for making new friends. Theme? Holiday, wine or chocolate? I went with generic bring whatever dish you please, my sister brought two, yum-o. By the time everyone brings one dish you'll have gobs of food. I made a Facebook event for my invites so fast, easy and keeps everyone informed on your gathering.
Next, on to activities this is where your bulk of time will be spent so choose wisely. I went with 3 crafts asking each guest to help with the supply budget which came to $5 a person. All of my crafts and recipes guests brought can be viewed on my pinterest party board.
Last of all but most important .....Have a Great time! There is no guideline make it your own and be sure to pass it on.

I made crush punch and raspberry iced tea, I went with a red theme in honor of pinterest colors.

Craft table already to go!

Here are my examples to show off- be sure to test out your activities.

Swag bags so your guests may take their goodies home at the end.

I labeled all the foods. The salsa was my contribution and it was so tasty.

I have already been prompted to have more parties and others wanting help I can't wait for the good times.

I hope the idea takes off and others are able to enjoy it too!

Friday, January 4, 2013

First project of 2013

A new year and so many possibilities to come. I've been racking my brain for something to share for today. Have you seen the empty frame walls? I've been wanting to try it out myself I love the idea. See one below.

I've been holding on to a couple frames I came across and painted them black. I decided to use the frame wall idea but with a twist.

Ok it's not complete but to have a place for our kids to display their art was a must and it was met with approval from our 5 year old. I'd like to fill the entire wall with frames I will have to wait till spring it's when garage sales start and where I find all my best supplies for crafts projects.

Back to my frames, what did I use?  Twine that I loosely draped and hot glued to the insides of the frames then using mini clothes spins I clipped them on so I can display almost anything. Besides planning the layout this only took 10 minutes.  Happy with the result and I'm just itching to find more frames.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year!