Positive Pinterests

I’m an avid pinner. I may not make/do everything I pin (who does, really?), but I like seeing all the ideas.

So I completed a few pins late last year, and I’ll share my successes with you. (Also, you can find us on Pinterest here.)

Laundry room artwork

Laundry artworkOur laundry room needed some life. It seems like I spend hours in there some weeks, so I needed to make it a little more inviting. So I headed to Pinterest.

For one project, I simply headed to betterhomesandgardens.com, printed the copies at a local copy center (my home printer didn’t work well), then I bought some cheap 8″x10″ frames and put them up. They make eight copies – four landscape and four portrait, so you can hang them however you’d like.




Laundry2As for artwork around the window, I bought a package of assorted buttons at Michael’s with a 40% off coupon, then lined them up in shadow boxes, also found at Michaels. Then I superglued them onto the paper.

For the full instructions, go here.

(All of this was easy for me; my hubby helped with measuring and hanging them on the walls.)




Dry erase calendar

CalendarMy sister and her husband have busy schedules, so I thought they’d enjoy this dry-erase calendar for Christmas. And they did!

I picked up some paint samples, a poster frame and some ultra-fine point dry erase markers. With my husband’s help lining up the trimmed squares, we were finished in no time!

For the full instructions, go here.




Map coasters

MapcoastersIt was a DIY gift year! I gave a set of these to my sister and parents. I just went to AAA, where I’m a member, picked up some maps of places my family has been, got some tumbled tiles at Menards on clearance, trimmed the maps, Mod Podged them to the tile, let them dry, then sealed them with spray. I also added some leftover felt from my daughter’s craft to the bottom of each of them so they don’t scratch surfaces.

So easy and they looked great!

For the full instructions, go here.