Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pinterest - My new obsession!

I stumbled upon Pinterest several months ago and I have become totally obsessed. I love seeing all of the fun ideas and it has helped me be so crafty! If you would like an invite, leave me your email and I'll invite you. It is so much fun! Here are three of the projects I have made:

This project is made with perler beads. We have a million of these. We love making little projects with them. Go here to see the original idea. It is in another language, so if you want to try it you will need to get a bowl that can go in the oven, spread oil all over the inside and then place your beads in. Next stick in the oven on 400 degrees. Caleb's bowl (on the left) was only put in for a few minutes while Gavin's was left in the oven. We forgot about it, but like how it turned out.

Lyla's nap mat.... The inspiration can be found here. I didn't copy it exactly, because I have a problem with following directions, but I love how it turned out!
The mat...

The mat rolled up and the tiny quilt front made with the scraps...

The back of the quilt...

Another project with the boys - go here to see original idea. I just happened to have a couple of canvases, so we pulled out some tape and paints and got to work.

Both boys taped their designs. They filled in each shape with the color of their choice and then we waited. The waiting took the longest.

Finally, one the paint was dry, we took off the tape and saw the masterpiece! These are now hanging in my laundry room. I love them.


Karen said...

April, I would like to have an invite to Pinterest. It looks like fun. I love the bowls the boys did and this would be fun to do with my grandkids.
You have my sympathy with 100 + degrees and a full belly!!!

meawhitbrown said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE the canvas! That's such a cool idea! What is Pintrest? Will you send me an invite? meawhitbrown@gmail.com. Thanks!

PS-Lyla's new hiding spot is awesome! She's so smart!

Krystal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas! I've been on pinterest, but have not really figured it out or looked around yet! I can't wait to try to make Griff's mat. He starts school 2 days a week in Sept!

And the canvas turned out awesome! Tell the boys GREAT job! I'm going to try this too!!! Thanks for sharing!

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Kelly said...

you are just amazing sister... I just love all the neat things that you do with your kids.. .such an awesome mom and so super crafty... I love it all

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