Pinterest is a black hole of time for me. I get sucked in, and I can't manage to drag myself away from the laptop or iPhone. I bounce from board to board, looking for brilliant ideas. Or cute clothes. Or yummy recipes. Or great DIY projects that--let's face it--will probably never happen because I'm just not a DIY type of girl.
The thing about Pinterest is that it can trick you into believing things about yourself that aren't exactly true. Pinterest makes me feel like I could be a DIYer. It makes me feel crafty (I don't really have the patience for crafts) and like I can cook (I can't--Kesha once gave me a cookbook titled How to Boil Water if that tells you anything). Even though I know some things aren't going to be as easy as they look, I can't help pinning and trying anyway. :)
There have been several Pinterest flops around here this summer (I'm not the only one--have you seen Pinterest Fail?), but some things turned out pretty well. Here are a few things I've done for my classroom.
This is wreath is going on my classroom door. I got the idea from this pin, but I used ribbon instead of fabric. I may have caught it on fire while trying to seal the ends to make sure the ribbon didn't fray, but everything turned out okay. :) It took forever to tie all the ribbon on the wreath frame, but I like it and would definitely make another one.
The idea for this came from here. Mine is a much simpler version.
Love this! Here's the pin.