A Pinteresting Pursuit -- Valentine's Button Wreath

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

While browsing Pinterst, I came across a project that I knew would
(a) be easy and
(b) would be NO way I could mess up.

A Button Tree

When I pinned this craft, it was right after Christmas.  Now that it's February, I felt a button "tree" didn't fit my Valentine's decor currently adorning my walls.
So...I decided to adapt this craft to a Valentine's Button Wreath.

 Here's What You Need:
* Buttons - any color (I used pinks, purples, reds, and turquoise)
* Sewing Pins (you need a lot of these, I underestimated)
* A foam cutout - any shape (I used a wreath, use whatever shape calls to you)
* Hot Glue Gun (not mandatory, but helpful)

Here's How You Do It:
* Start by adding a sewing pin to a button, and placing it on your foam cutout.
* Continue doing this until no foam is visible.
* When you're happy with the way it looks, you're done!  Yes, that simple.
* NOTE: I ran out of pins towards the end, and didn't feel like buying more.  I pulled out my handy glue gun and glued on the
 non-visible buttons (the ones that fell on the sides of the wreath).

I am actually very happy with the way this wreath turned out.  I used every button I had, including the covers to the button jars (which looked like mega-large buttons).  I even glued one to the back to use as the wreath hanger.

I highly recommend this craft.  I don't think there's anyway you can mess this one up!

A Pinterest-ing Pursuit

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Pinterest-ing Pursuit?

Like many of my friends, I have been inspired by the newest on-line social networking site, Pinterest.
(ATTENTION: If you don't know what Pinterest is, stop what you're doing and visit the amazing website.)

For those out of the loop, Pinterst is a virtual bulletin board.
Think about the "old days" when you used to have different pin boards for your different interests
one for recipes, one for DIYs/crafts, one for travel dreams.
It's kind of like that, but in an online/social network setting. You "pin" the things you like.

What I've realized is that while many of us spend hours "pinning" our favorite cocktail recipes or crayon crafts...
VERY few of us actually complete the things we pin.

As I enter my 29th year, I decided to take on a year-long Pinterest related challenge.
Each week I will complete a different project off of my boards. Some weeks, I may do more.
The goal is complete 52 different Pinterest project.

I know many of you are on Pinterest, and I'm asking for your assistance.

Each week, the projects I complete will be based on what has the most "likes".
Get me outside of my comfort zone.  Have me bake Shirley Temple Cupcakes. Or think that Scrabble Coaster Set is cute?  I'll make that too. You, my lovely readers will influence my direction and focus for the next year!!!

Go to my page (visit the Bearing It All Pinterest page here) and browse the "PINTERESTing Pursuit" pages.  I have things broken down into different categories.

If you are not a member of Pinterest (and would like to be) email me for an invite:

Pinterest inpsired Valentine's Day button wreath.
Project post up SOON!

My intent is to do a write-up of each Pinterest project that I complete. 
You can follow my 52 weeks of progress here.

Thanks in advance who all those who help and support me on this year-long pursuit.
Happy Pinning!

In a Nutshell

Saturday, February 4, 2012
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Does the same apply when one has taken an extend hiatus         
from their writing?

It's been a while.
Scrap that....it's been FOREVER!
Apparently the last time I posted anything on my dear little blog was September?

September?  What the WHAT?!?
So much has happened in these last months.

As I am less then a handful of days from my next birthday, I can think of no time like the present to make my triumphant return to the blogasphere I've missed so much!

So what the heck have I been up to?  Here's the last half of the year in a nutshell:

So there y'all have it. 

Needless to say my life is always interesting, although in a completely different way than it has been in the past.  I feel like I've grown...and grown-up.  My priorities are changing, and I'm really ok (and more so, excited) by that.

In the next few days I will be launching a year-long blogging project.  I will be calling on reader participation, and hope you join me on my journey.


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