Pinterest and Peer Pressure

November 26, 2013 Art, Personal 20

Aloha, Bookworms!

Remember 2 weeks ago when I was suckered into joining the Glue Crew for some DIY/Pinteresty crafting? (That Joules is impossible to turn down, she’s too adorable… Then Kari and Chrissy got in on the action, and well? I caved.) If you recall, I decided to create a Christmas card garland. I always run out of space to display my Christmas cards and this project was super adorable. Speaking of Christmas cards, if you want a card and a bookmark from ME there’s still loads of time! Just email your address to and I’ll send one your way! Here was my Pinspiration:


I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at

I found this on Pinterest, but it seems to have originated at

I’ve been planning to do this project for ages, so I bought all my supplies half price at the after-Christmas sales last year. Now, the original instructions involved decoupage and paint… And, well… Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead of that mess (which would CERTAINLY have ended up with things glued to my face) I bought 3/8 inch ribbon in a variety of patterns. It’s the exact width of a clothespin, yo! Also, buttons were more expensive than these cute little poinsettias I found, so I swapped them out. Then all I needed was to make friends with my ARCH NEMESIS, the hot glue gun. A little strip of ribbon, a little line of glue, a little bit of fighting with those God-awful strings that come with hot gluing, and VOILA!



An hour and a few minor burns later, I finished my masterpiece. Now, I am the proud owner of a Christmas card garland that I festively arrayed with place holder cards. (On the off chance you want to help me replace the fake cards with real ones, my address is PO Box 3078, Peoria, IL, 61612-3078. Totally unnecessary, but I’ve had inquiries.) Now behold the glory!

Fun, right?!

Fun, right?!

Yeah, I might have already started decorating for Christmas. Thanksgiving is so late this year! What do you think Bookworms? Is my early bird holiday spirit sacrilegious? And how proud are you that I glued nothing to my face?!

If you’re looking for more crafty goodness, check out what my Glue Crew compatriots came up with!

DIY bloggers headshots


20 Responses to “Pinterest and Peer Pressure”

  1. Silvia

    Oooh, that turned out pretty! Yay for surviving the glue gun without any unfortunate occurrences! Good call with the ribbon, decoupage scares the pants off me.

  2. Megan M.

    That turned out so cute! And you’re super smart for figuring out the ribbon replacement. Ain’t nobody got time for decoupage. I did a similar project as a gift for my older sister last year – she said she wanted a nicer way to display kids’ artwork than magnets or tape, so I got some wooden letters, painted them, and glued one letter each to a clothespin so it would spell out “WORKS OF HEART” (but she could also leave out two letters and just have it say “WORKS OF ART” if she wanted.) I sent those plus a clothesline, but ribbon would have been even cuter. Wish I’d thought of it.

  3. Ashley F

    My mom has already started talking about putting the tree up. I’m thinking Jasper is going to try and climb it and hide….like his ancestors in the jungle….waiting to leap on their prey.

  4. Samantha

    That’s adorable 🙂

    If I actually send Christmas cards this year, perhaps I will send you one 🙂

    It’s so weird…on my reader it always sends me back to your post titled “Four and Twenty Blackbirds”. I think it’s just WordPress being dumb. I should just start typing in your web address. 🙂

  5. Charleen

    I don’t mind starting Christmas decorations early. I always thought it was an awful lot of work when the “accepted” period to enjoy it is only about a month.

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