|Original Pin Here|
I have been seeing these pins for a couple years and had known people that threw or attended Pinterest parties. But I had never been invited to one. And I don't throw parties...yet. That's a story for a deeper day than this. It involves many insecurities and social anxiety issues...but not today. Today we're talking about fun happy crafty things!
So there are a number of ways to throw a Pinterest Party, I'm sure.
You can all make the same thing, like these ladies did:
|I totes repinned this while I was there. How cute are those?|
I always thought Missouri had an interesting shape...why not decorate with it?
You can throw a regular ole party using strictly ideas from Pinterest (A.K.A. a Pinspired Party):
You can throw a Pinterest-themed Party, like so:
Or you can do like we did and throw a Pin there, Done that party.
All one needs to do is gather up as many lovely ladies (and/or crafty dudes) as you like. We had 4 of us for the bulk of the party. My other sister (aka Sissa) was there but had to leave before the Pinspiration really started flowing. Each lady (or crafty dude) brings their own supplies for a pin off their favorite Pin Board that they've never done. Throw in some Pinterest inspired snacks, sit back and enjoy the hum of the sewing machine and the smell of hot glue!
My sister, as you can see above, is expecting a new little soon. So of course this Pinterest Party was centered around stuff for Baby Mason. Shannon made a Blanket (Pin found here) and had enough leftover material to make a matching pillow for the rocker!
|Big sister Sophia got to help stuff the pillow!|
|Big Sister is already getting use out of them!|
I have the pleasure and the honor of throwing the Mustache and Bow Tie Baby Shower for Mason. So my crafts were (and still are) a plenty! First, I designed the invitations. I used Microsoft Publisher and then uploaded my designs to Vistaprint and had them printed on premium glossy 5x7 cardstock. They look like this:
Here's how I did them:
First, I took my scrapbook paper and cut them to 5x7 size (the size of my frame). Because I knew I wouldn't use these frames again for anything else, I mod podged the scrapbook paper directly onto the frame's backing. I set the glass plates aside for use in a future unknown craft (because I'm a packrat...hey, that's what Pinterest does to us, right?).
Next, I found a mustache that I liked online and printed it out to use as a template. I suggest you print it onto card stock or glue it to cardboard and cut that out for a template. Using a single piece of regular printer paper proved to be somewhat difficult.
Okay, once I cut out the template, I grabbed some craft fur and outlined the template onto the back using a white crayon. Another tip, if you're using craft fur, I suggest cutting it over a wide-mouthed trash can because that stuff is gonna go everywhere. Luckily I had the presence of mind to think about that before I started cutting.
After your 3D part is cut out, in my case, my furry 'stache, attach to scrapbook-covered frame. I used glue dots, but I imagine that spray adhesive would work well, too. Make sure you're placing the 'stache on the frame correctly so that when you prop the frame up, your art isn't upside down.
Next, I made my bow ties for the other piece of 3D art and some other uses that I will disclose at a later date. You may see that I had a tutorial pulled up on my iPad as I was doing these. I found these no sew bow ties via this pin pictured below. However, you can skip that step and go straight to Fourth & Hazel's tutorial if you want to make these. Because Stephanie did such a great job, I'm not going to take this one step-by-step (that and I relied so heavily on her tutorial that I couldn't take you step-by-step!). I will say, however, that these bow ties are so stinking easy that I didn't even measure everything very well, nor did I measure after every step. I made 5 bow ties in a matter of minutes!
Oh yeah! And it does help to have an iron handy to firm up your creases before you glue them.
Overall, I think it was a successful day! Mom made the cupcakes below (Pinterest inspired, of course) as well as some other chocolate cupcakes with Pinterest inspired pudding frosting.
Pin found here
If you're curious about what else I'll be making for the Mustaches and Bow Ties Baby Shower, come follow me on Pinterest!