I've mentioned it before (specifically HERE and HERE), but we would love to build a house on our land someday. Although it won't be anytime in the near future, I'm constantly thinking about the different design elements and styles in our someday house. So, I've started a few boards on my Pinterest, categorized by rooms, to save ideas and designs that I find between now and when we begin construction. As new styles and trends develop, I'm sure my dream house ideas will change. The wonderful thing about Pinterest is that I can edit those ever-changing "must haves" along the way! To be honest, I'm not sure how long this website has been available. It may be a new thing, or I may have just now discovered it. Either way, it's definitely worth checking out!
Maybe it's the fact that I've started this blog, or even that I've been reading several creative blogs lately, but it seems as though DIY (do-it-yourself) crafts and projects are making a comeback. Or, maybe it's my thriftier, less-is-more attitude, but DIY projects are actually kind of cool now - and I'm seeing some great ways to create decorative and useful things in a much cheaper way. And, with blogs, we (bloggers) are able to share those ideas by providing tutorials and photos, that allow those who lack creative genes to flourish in the DIY world. It gives us hope to see so many ideas out there!
Some of the most beautiful, and most treasured, things in my home are drawings, paintings, and personal items that can't be purchased. I love pretty and creative things, but I've never claimed to be a creative person. I have my moments, but all in all, I need some direction. I have several projects on my 'to do' list, and through Pinterest, that DIY list has grown.
Here are some fun DIY project ideas on my list:
|Embroidery hoop made into a Christmas card holder|
|Pringles can turned holiday cookie tin|
|Drop cloth rosette pillow, or wreath, or headband...|
|No sew grommet curtains|
|Balloon birthday wreath|
|Yarn dipped in watered down glue, cover a balloon and once yarn is dry, pop the balloon. Darling party decoration!|
|Mossy letters - for the mantel or front door|
But, here is what I'm thinking... I know I have some creative friends, crafty neighbors and fellow DIY wanna be's out there. I think we should all join forces and help each other! Once a month, we could get together with one DIY project in mind. Rotating each month, one person would serve as our instructor. They would be in charge of the craft/project and would be responsible for sending out the required supply list. The group will gather their supplies prior to the scheduled time, so that once we meet we are ready to go! As our group gains confidence in their own DIY skills, we can come up with new ideas to share. Even if we get together and make gingerbread houses during the holidays, it would be a fun, no-pressure girls night. I know I always welcome a night with the girls!
Please think about it, and I'm open to additional thoughts and ideas! If you see this post, and are interested, please let me know. Leave a comment, or email me!