make something monday :: pinterest party


By now I am sure that most of you guys are pretty familiar with Pinterest. If you are not than stop reading and head immediately over HERE and get acquainted with the phenomenon that is pinning favorite images, crafts, recipes really anything you would put on an inspiration board that you find around the web virtually knowing that you will be able to find it again...and you can see what your friends are pinning too! It is the best kind of addiction and I am sure many of you are just as hooked as I am!

My sister in law Jenny is also pretty in love with Pinterest and when she called me a few weeks ago with the brilliant idea to throw a Pinterest Party I was super excited to see what she would come up with. It was so much fun and really the perfect little party to host yourself this holiday season so Jenny was excited to let me share all about it here in hopes that you might want to throw one too!

First things first she sent out an evite to all of her friends (in real life) who are users of Pinterest. After we accepted she created a shared pin board that all of us would be able to use to pin the projects we were thinking of bringing. Jenny asked that each of us would choose a favorite project found via Pinterest or a favorite recipe - this is a tiny sampling of what everyone brought. Check out the full board HERE!


When we arrived there were stations ready for each of us to set up our projects. We were instructed to bring enough to make four of the craft we chose one for yourself and then for three others. Then we all got to draw two projects from a hat (three if you brought a food item) that way it was a lottery choosing who got to do what. We could trade if there was something we really had our eye on and a lot of us brought enough supplies to do some extra so it seemed like everyone there was really excited and happy with what they got to make!




Jenny also provided the supplies for everyone to make and take home one of these t-shirt scarves it was sort of like Christmas to be honest :).


 Our pin board on the big screen for all of us to access if need be.


I brought fabric wrapped bangles - a fun and easy diy!


Amazing feather earring demonstration.


A personal favorite project, the yarn wrapped jars and bottles. So festive and easy!!


And all the while we got to snack on yummy treats like the chubby hubby bars, mini pizzas, chicken tortilla soup, bread pudding...everything was wonderful!

It was such a blessing to be with so many wonderful, creative, generous women yesterday. Such a nice little break from the craziness that is my day to day reality with three wild kids. I left with special treasures I had created with friends, a full heart and tons more inspiration to get me into the holiday mood.  Thanks Jenny!

So what about you have you been to a Pinterest Party yet? Do you think you would consider throwing one yourself? Leave any questions for Jenny or myself in the comment section!

Have a wonderful Monday friends...and I WILL be back with my Ten on Ten favorites too I promise. Just so much good stuff to see but I am almost done!

xoxo

22 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! Definitely want to host one of my own.

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  2. How fun is this!!! I may have to copycat you! It's like a modern day quilting bee!

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  3. That is an amazing idea! I love it!

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  4. Omg this is a great idea! My friends would love to do something like this!

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  5. Love this idea! What a great way to spend quality time creating and enjoying beauty.

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  6. what an excellent documentation of a fun and crazy full evening. I may need to lift this for my own blog ;)

    thanks for your bangles too- they were a hit!

    And I definitely want to encourage anyone to host one of these parties...it really wasn't *that* much work since it was more coordination than anything else. The potluck style of the event made it relatively inexpensive and easy!

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  7. Now that sounds like my kinda creative night. Lovin it!

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  8. that is so much fun!!! I would love to join a pinterest party filled with lots of arts, crafts and tons of creativity! :-)

    xoxo
    ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  9. Um, Hi. I'm so jealous of your Pinterest party. That's all I gotta say:)

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  10. what an awesomely beautiful day of girlie time fellowship! You guys thought of EVERYTHING!

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  11. wow, so many wonderful things!!!
    lots of loveliness

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  12. Oh so cool, I'm going to do this with my mom, sisters and some friends. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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  13. I just came over from craftgawker - I love this idea! I have also repinned a few of the items from your board...pinterest is so addicting!

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  14. lovely photos capturing SUCH a fun afternoon- i too left so inspired and full from being around so much beauty and creativity and loveliness! so good to see you and re-connect with you....

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  15. Oh SO crazy, a friend and I are planning our own in January! I loved seeing all of your ideas!
    -Sarah from Create Studio

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  16. What a fun idea! Going to have to run this by a few friends and see about putting together a Pinterest Party in the new year!

    Thank you for sharing the details on how you did it. I appreciate all the info.

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  17. I am hosting a craft night link party and I would love it if you would link up!

    http://theterpblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/craft-night-just-do-it-january.html

    Thanks!

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  18. When the kids have a day off school we do a lot of the kids crafts I've been pinning.
    This is a great idea. We will have to start that here in Vegas.

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  19. I am referring back to this post because I'm thinking about doing one of these. How did you get the pinterest board on the big screen? I would love to know. thanks! Kelly

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    1. Hope this response isn't coming too late. My husband and I do not have cable on our TV but rather have it hooked up to a Mac mini...so really it's a glorified computer monitor. So, we essentially just pulled up the pinterest board on the web...we also watch netflix streaming and tv shows online...i totally recommend this set up. Hope your party went well!

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