Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pinterest Project - Yes Another One!

I was serious when I said I was an addict.  It's bad.  Like rehab bad.  I get sweaty, shaky, and my heart races if I've been away from my beloved Pinterest for too long.  So it should come as no surprise you're reading another Pinterest project post.  From my last post I had a lot to accomplish still for my October 31st goal.

But I went and got all crafty and actually finished several projects.  Four to be exact!.  As a reminder here are the projects I wanted to accomplish by the end of the month.

I had already completed the coasters and the button monogram which left several others to complete.  And here are the finished projects with some details.

The Fall Mantle

I had been seriously lacking in the decorating of our living room.  Due to laziness as well as a new baby.  So when I saw the mantle idea for fall I knew I could easily replicate it with our current space.  I didn't take a before picture so I apologize.  Our mantle used to be a light oak colored mantle but we replaced all of the brown wood trim in our house last year to white so the mantle needed a paint job.  Four coats of white later I had a pretty clean looking mantle to work with.  I purchased all of the pumpkins at craft stores like Michaels & Joann Fabrics and simply painted them with acrylic paint.  After drying overnight I was left with this.

Sorry for the poor quality pictures.  The fancy camera was in the office and I was rushing.  When I start seeing pumpkins going on clearance at the craft stores I'll purchase a few more to update.  I feel like I need a couple larger flat pumpkins.

The Dry Erase Board

Okay, this was the easiest project ever.  Anyone can do this.  You'll need a picture frame of your choice, a sheet of scrapbook paper, dry erase marker & eraser.  I used an 8x10 and cut the scrapbook paper to size.  Place it behind the glass and voila, project complete!  I placed ours by the front  door so we can remind each other of our schedules or place dinner plans up.

The coolest thing about this project is that it's versatile.  You can keep it up year round and just change out the paper when you need a change.  I'm looking for a fancier frame to make it stand out a bit more.  This was a cheap frame I had laying around the house.

The Fabric Wreath

I've been wanting to do a fabric wreath for a while.  When I saw this one on Pinterest I seriously swooned!  Gray is my new favorite color in everything, clothes, shoes, handbags, fabric, etc.  And I'm a sucker for cool blue shades so I knew I was going to mimic this wreath exactly as I saw it.  You'll need a Styrofoam wreath (the white ones not the green floral type as the white Styrofoam are cheaper), yarn, several (I used 6) sheets of felt, and a glue gun.  Start wrapping the yarn around the wreath making sure to not overlap (unless that's the look your going for).  Make sure to pull the yarn tight.  I stopped every few rounds to make sure the yarn was lining up and rotated the yarn clockwise to pull it tight.  After you finish you'll need to hide the yarn on the back and glue it down.

The felt flowers are a little tedious.  You'll need to cut a circle but wave the edge as you cut.  The larger the circle the larger the flower.  The larger flowers on my wreath took up about half of the felt piece.  Then cut into the wavy circle making a spiral.  From the inner spiral piece starting rolling the flower up tightly and roll loose as you approach the end.  Glue down the outside piece to prevent unraveling.  After you're finished with each felt flower, plot out where you'll want each flower.  Then glue each flower to your wreath and voila, you're wreath is complete.

This project was a time consuming one.  I worked on this for about 4 hours spread over several days.  Patience is key, especially if you want a smooth, clean looking wreath.

The Pumpkin

You saw in my post yesterday my pumpkin.  When I saw this one on Pinterest I about died.  Seriously, how cute!  When making this one you'll want a large pumpkin.  Make sure to cut the lid off wide and clean the inside very well.  Make the leg holes large enough to fit chunky thighs through.

When taking this photo make sure to have someone by in the event the pumpkin tips over and starts rolling like ours did.  A was not happy!

So that leaves four unfinished fall projects.  The pouf cushion wasn't ever going to happen.  Until I get a sewing machine and learn how to sew that one is merely a dream.  The name framed up is possible, I just need to find similar style letters.  All the ones I find at the craft stores are uppercase and are too large.  The sign with the saying on it melts my heart so I have to figure out how to do this one.  I will make this someday soon.  The butterfly feet is the first pin I ever pinned and is really simple.  I just need to do it.  I promise to have that one done by the end of the month!

So those are my finished Pinterest projects.  Do you have any fun projects you think I should tackle?  Please let me know as I'm always up for a challenge!  Want to follow me on Pinterest?  Click here.

Looking for more fall inspired ideas?  Head over to TheWeigland's.


  1. You did SUCH a great job with everything! LOVE the felt flowers - you could easily make headbands with those too, no?? Great job, Stephanie!

  2. Oh, wow! These are great! Way to actually do things you pin! I've done only one, but I really need to set aside time to do more! I think I shall follow you now!

  3. I too have Pinterest love that may require therapy ;) Love that pumpkin baby! How stinkin cute it that! Following from the blog hop, so happy to be here ;)

  4. I'm totally addicted to pinterest! found you through the blog hop and can't wait to read more! :)

  5. I love the baby in the pumpkin picture. Absolutely adorable!

  6. I loove pinterest! I just added all of your projects to my "mini projects" board on pinterest. :)

  7. i love pinterest too!! hi follower here...if you feel like visiting me, too, I'm at--

  8. I love all your ideas!! Great blog!



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