Really DO Something With All Those Beautiful Pins

Really DO Something With All Those Beautiful Pins

A Challenge to Try Your Pinterest Pins

Ten thousand, one hundred and fourteen –10,114! That’s the number of photos I’ve pinned according to my Pinterest account. When compared with other accounts I’m certain that umber is quite low. But the real question is why- why on earth have I pinned so many photos?

The reasons vary.  My Pinterest boards are like Free “virtual magazines“ that I can flip through from time to time.  Other times I’ve pinned  items that I genuinely intend on coming back to read. Most times though, I forget :( 

The vast majority of the time however, I’ve pinned something because “someday I’m going to get around to trying that project”. That last reason perhaps accounts for the majority of the pins.

Being invited me to participate in a Pinterest  Challenge gave me an opportunity to finally do something with a few of those beautiful pins.

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Regular readers of this blog know that when it comes to crafts I am not very patient.  So craft projects have to be as S – I -M – P – L – E as possible. 

Sure, there was that time when I strung a chandelier for my hallway makeover during the One Room Challenge.  Turned out much better than I anticipated.  But by the end of it, as one of my blogger buddies would say, “I felt like I had just given  birth".   Clearly, I won't be attempting that one anytime soon.

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Then there was the super simple tribal necklace you see in the right column of your  screen. THAT was more my speed. Reminiscing on the sweet success of that simple DIY, helped me to approach this project with a bit more caution and soundness of mind.

The Pinterest Project I Chose


Here is the link to the pin that inspired this project.  It's an amazingly simple DIY involving a sweater purchased from the thrift store, a simple drum shade, and a glue gun.  

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You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I revealed my spring bedroom makeover (see above).  Two items that I neglected to address were my lampshades. The ones used in the photo above were actually taken from my living room lamps. I simply ran out of steam and could not bring myself to do anything more for this room.  So this is my chance to finally make that right.

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As it turns out finding a simple white pullover sweater at the thrift store was not as easy as I thought it would be. So I substituted the sweater for a T-shirt that I found at the thrift store for 2 bucks.  Awww yeah!  Let's get to it shall we? 

Here are the simple steps:

  1. Gather the materials: sweater/shirt, glue gun, glue sticks, drum shade
  2. Drape the shirt/sweater over the drum shade
  3. Wrap and glue the edges of the shirt/sweater to the inside rim of the drum shade. 
  4. Cut the top portion of the shirt/sweater to size and repeat step three. 
HELPFUL TIP:  The more snug the shirt or sweater, the easier it will be to secure it in place.  I made a mistake of getting a large t-shirt.  While it grabbed the sides of the drum shade, a medium would have been perfect.

For your convenience, all of the steps have been placed in a nifty little collage below.

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In case you're wondering, YES, that unfinished edge on the inside was kicking my OCD into high-gear!  (bah, ha, ha, ha!).  But it's nothing that can't be fixed with a bit of hot glue and ribbon.  After less than 30 minutes I ended up with the following finished product.

 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | An invitation to participate in a Pinterest Challenge inspired me to finally do something some of those beautiful pins | Simple DIY | Small Crafts | Home Decor Crafts
 www.JadoreLeDecor.com | An invitation to participate in a Pinterest Challenge inspired me to finally do something some of those beautiful pins | Simple DIY | Small Crafts | Home Decor Crafts

Product Source List

Flowers (Hobby Lobby)   //  "Love" sign (Etsy)  //  Water bottle (Target)  //  Essential oil diffuser, similar here or here //  Acrylic tray (Container Store)  //  Lamp, similar here  //  Heart tassel (Tuesday Morning) 

I hope you've enjoyed this shamefully simple DIY project.  Please remember to hop over to visit some of the other projects linked below.  

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Welcome to the April Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to make/create - A Thrift Store DIY Shade Cover. To join next month's #pinterestchallenge, click here to sign-up ⇒ May Pinterest Challenge

Now let's see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop

Erlene - My Pinterventures • Lauren - Mom Home Guide Debbee - Debbee's Buzz • Laurie - My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies Marie - DIY Adulation • Julie - Sum of their Stories Marie - The Inspiration Vault • T'onna - Sew Crafty Crochet Michelle - Our Crafty Mom • Debra - Shoppe No. 5 Roseann - This Autoimmune Life • Terri - Our Good Life Lisa - Blogghetti • Marci - Stone Cottage Adventures Leslie - Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed Kelley - Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne - Our Unschooling Journey Gwen - Geez, Gwen! • Pili - My Sweet Things Jenny - Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail - Purple Hues and Me Sherry - Olives & Okra • Sam - Raggedy Bits Beverly - Across the Boulevard • Samantha - Little Bits of Home Kristie - Teadoddles • Shirley - Intelligent Domestications Kelli - Olympic Nest • Chelsea - Making Manzanita Cherryl - Farm Girl Reformed • Ola - J'adore Le Decor Rebecca - Simple Practical Beautiful • Hil - Raising Fairies and Knights

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Merci Beaucoup!

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