Several months ago my friend Rebecca introduced me to Pinterest.com.  For those who are unfamiliar, it's a site where you can bookmark and organize ideas that you see on the internet.  It saves the picture as well as a link back to the original source so you can refer back to it later.  You can also "follow" your friends and see what things they're "pinning" and save those for yourself as well.  I have accumulated a ton of fun decorating ideas, kid activities, recipes and LOTS of do-it-yourself projects that someday I'd like to try.  Of course the site isn't useful if you don't implement any of the ideas, SO....here are a few of the projects I've done that I found on pinterest:

Pumpkins - This was a fun/easy new take on pumpkin decorating.  I used round stickers (garage sale price stickers I had leftover) and stuck them on the pumpkin, spray painted the whole thing black and then removed the stickers.  Fun!

Wreath - I bought a large cardboard letter from Joann Fabrics, covered it in moss (moss sheets adhered using my hot glue gun) and hung it on my front door with a big ribbon.  Love it for the fall!

Yarn letters - Again cardboard letters, but these were from Hobby Lobby.  I covered each letter in yarn to hang on Charlie's wall.  He loves to look up at all the colors as I change his diaper.

 And my favorite project - belts for Jack!  My friend Rebecca (thanks Reeb!!) saw THIS tutorial on a blog that she reads and saved it to pinterest.  When I saw it I was excited because I have literally been searching at every store I go to for a fabric belt for Jack to hold his pants up (he's between sizes).  I can only find leather belts for toddler boys and that's too fancy for my t-shirt-and-tennies-wearing boy.  Anyway, I thought I'd give it a try during nap time yesterday and voila!  Two new fabric belts!!  Piece of cake!  And they attach with velcro so Jack should be able to handle it on his own when we start making more progress with potty training.

 I had to include this picture because I thought it was funny.  I asked Jack to lift his shirt so I could take a picture of his belt..


Unknown said...

The yarn letters turned out so cute! And I love that I got TWO mentions in one post. :-) Can't wait for Graham to get bigger, so I can try my hand at those belts.

Modern Mama said...

Wow, you are crafty! I will have to check this out. I am impressed with how many you actually implemented!
I like the belly pic. Throw that boy some beads!

Alison Marciano said...

when did you turn into the craft queen??!!! love it! I was thinking about doing the yarn letters for lucia! I've tried a couple activities for giana that she loved from pinterest. I'll email you about them . they were big hits .