Pinterest emails me my weekly activity. This is the one I got today
✭ You added 101 pins
✭ You received 7 likes
✭ You were repinned 47 times
✭ 1 person started following your boards.
As you can see, I pinned 101 times in one week…LOL Yeah I am addicted.
But! I do sometimes take the ideas I get from Pinning and actually do something with them Here are some that I have done recently
My Pin is from Inspiration for Decoration
You use coffee beans as a filler with a vanilla scented candle…smells so yummy!
I got the cake plates and wreaths from Ikea in their Christmas section. I know, can you believe they already have their Christmas stuff out? It isn’t even Halloween yet!
I used the coffee beans sparingly since coffee is so expensive now a days. I used a glass enclosed candle inside a glass vase. It made it hard to get those beans to fit in between the two glasses, lesson learned.
This pin is from My Heart’s Desire
You use different colored beans as a vase filler. I opted to use my beans as a filler for a dried floral arrangement for my Thanksgiving table decorating.
When I showed my husband the arrangement he said “oh wow, that is a neat idea. And you can even re-use the beans after you are done.” I just nodded in agreement, like “yeah, I know, right?” But seriously, a bag of beans cost about $1.29 each, one bag filled up two vases, so at that price I don’t think I really need to re-use them. But I guess you could if you really needed or wanted to.
I also started a new thing that I do with Pinterest. I get LOTS of unsolicited catalogs, I mean a ridiculous amount daily. So now, I ear mark the stuff I “might” want or could DIY and then go on to their web site and pin them. Helps me remember what I saw and eliminates the stack of catalogs laying around. I pinned this cute rustic metal turkey from At West End and actually ordered two of them.
I know it isn’t Thanksgiving yet, but since I don’t decorate for Halloween, I couldn’t resist using them as soon as I got them
Another item I pinned and bought was this cool tool you use to cut out holes in fruit or vegetables to make them into candles. It is from Kitchen Kapers
It is called a Candle Carver. I did try it on two apples, and it worked pretty well. The only thing is, the apples looked sad after a day after being cut into. So I will only be using it the day I want to use the fruit for candles.
I have so many more things I want to make and do that I have pinned..but as you can see from my pinning numbers, I need to stop pinning a little less and start doing a little more.
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