Tuesday, 27 December 2011

My First Pin

I'd been resisting everyone's raves of Pinterest for sometime now.  Then a friend on FB sent me an invite, so I figured I'd go ahead and sign up.  I figured I'd quickly be sucked in.  Everyone on the internet that talks about it seems to find it to be the greatest thing ever.  I'm... not.  Don't get me wrong.  I can see how it is useful.  I'm glad I have an account and will use it.  But I just don't see how it's the be-all-end-all.  Maybe I just haven't spent enough time searching things.  Anyway...

My very first (and so far, only) pin was for a project that I made Ross for Christmas.  I saw the project on a blog and new instantly that it would be perfect!

You see, for nearly a year, I've had these lying around.

They are the menus from our first anniversary dinner at The Oceanaire.  They are pretty big, and not that neat.  I mean, they say Happy Anniversary across the top, but that's about it.  I'm actually not sure why I felt the need to keep them, but I did.  And they'd been sitting under our front hall table for the past year!

So I followed the directions in the tutorial and quickly had a cut out of a little flower.

I knew that the paper I'd printed it on wouldn't hold up to 12 tracings very well, so I traced it onto a piece of heavier card stock and cut it out to use as my pattern.

I picked 12 different parts of the menu that I wanted to be part of the ornament.  Some of them were more important to include than others.

Then, I just cut them out and assembled.  Easy peasy!  I punched a hole in one of the flowers and threaded a stretchy silver cord through it so it would have a hanger.  

I was a little worried that Ross wouldn't "get" it, but he was very sweet and his eyes lit up when he opened it on Christmas morning.  It went straight on the tree.  I can definitely see doing this craft with other paper products to make fun keepsakes.  I saw one suggestion that you could use this idea to recycle previous years' Christmas cards.

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Are you into Pinterest?
Did you make any fun crafts for Christmas?


  1. Oh man, Meg, I was the same for the first few weeks of Pinterest... and then, yes, I got totally sucked in! I'd imagine that for you it'll be especially useful with the baby coming - you can research and save nursery ideas or baby clothes or anything! It's amazing :)

  2. What's it got do with Harold Pinter?