fact. pinterest is taking over my life.

December 12, 2011 in crafty,pinterest


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Like, for real. 
I live and breathe pinterest these days. 
Which, I guess, means I live and breathe random blogs 
that I don’t actually follow but probably should. 
And then I steal borrow their ideas 
and make them my own.
This weekend I had one goal; 
well, two goals: 
1. do nothing; 
2. in between doing nothing, craft.
These goals hardly happened. 
For one, I was busier with ‘stuff’ than I should have been. 
And by stuff, I mean, cleaning, working out, going to yoga, running errands, etc. 
Plus some of my supplies didn’t come in the mail from Amazon yet 
{of course this is the one time that my Amazon Prime 2-day shipping 
actually comes in two-days instead of just one-day}.
But I just couldn’t wait! 
So I went to the store, bought all of their crayons 
{literally. I thought “they are going to think I have a crap-ton of kids, 
or am a kindergarten teacher}, 
and made THIS:
Thank you, Pinterest, for giving me this idea! 
It was SO easy {and not just in the 
“this is so easy, because I want people to try it, but it’s actually difficult” way… 
like actually easy!}.
After I gathered all my supplies 
{and picked out the good crayons ;)} 
I plugged in my hot-glue gun and started!

 {I may or may not have about 15 burn marks from hot glue on my hands…}
After all of the crayons were glued, 
I let it sit for about 30 minutes. 
Just to make sure they were set.
I had originally planned to do the hairdryer process in the garage; 
but it’s dang cold out! 
So I used our laundry room 
{the BF snapped a picture… 
please ignore the signs of a kitty via the litter box,
as well as my oh-so-tannedsunburned skin; 
oh. And the mismatched PJs/slippers/sweatshirt… 
I wasn’t planning on a photoshoot.}.

At first I had the hairdryer on high heat/high speed; 
but it turns out that will just blow the melting wax off the canvas completely! 
So I changed it to low speed-high heat.
And about 20 minutes later — Taaaaa daaaaaaaaa! 
The finished product! 
I love it!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Simply Valorie December 12, 2011 at 7:46 am

I've become obsessed with pinterest too! I made all my own Christmas gifts this year.

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Lil' Woman December 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

That is too cool, what an awesome project 🙂

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Jenny @ Practically Perfect... December 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

How cool!

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Katelin December 12, 2011 at 8:53 pm

this is such a cute project, love it. nicely done.

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mojamala2 December 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I love pinterest. I think I get cranky when I don't get to use it. I have made a couple of the recipes and they all came out pretty good.
This project is super cute!

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Amanda December 13, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I am obsessed with Pinterest too. I spend HOURS at night looking at stuff for the wedding, our house and crafts. I've gotten into loom knitting recently and its so addicting!

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CAC muffin December 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

They have some of these in a local coffee shop!!! Wow cool, you make it look so easy 🙂

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