Wednesday, May 13, 2015

#IrishBloggerCollab Week 6: Recent Pinterest Finds


This week, I'm talking about Pinterest. I go through phases with Pinterest - sometimes I don't go near it for months, then at other times I click through to a link and four hours later I'm still sitting there looking at people who have furnished their homes with pallets or made nostalgia quilts from generations worth of clothes. Oh okay, and face swaps and someecards.

Most of my favourite boards are based around crafts, cross stitch or nails/hair - generally stuff I can make or want to make. I had a great time at Christmas making stuff I found on boards, and I find it so handy for Birthday party and Halloween inspiration too.

You can find me on Pinterest here - and here are my top ten current favourite pins:

1. DIY Comic Book Print Shoes [Source]

I'd break my neck in them but they are SO PRETTY.

2. Downsize your DVDs [Source]

This is going to be my project for June. I have hundreds of DVDs and I never watch them, because I spend so long looking through them that I end up watching nothing. The big plastic cases take up too much space, they're absolutely no use, and I'm sure the plastic sleeves are easily available on eBay or AliExpress. Excited for this project!

3. The Upside Down Braided Bun [Source]

I've tried this a few times and even though it always turns out messy, it keeps those annoying little stray hairs at the nape of my neck in check. Love it!

4. Buffy-Inspired Cross Stitch [Source]

Featuring a quote from Spike in the episode Tabula Rasa, who wouldn't want a piece of Aida fabric that says 'Sodding, Shagging, Blimey, Knickers, Bollocks" on it? I've started to chart this out already (just those words, not the rest of it), I was thinking it would make a great coin purse or mp3 holder if I doubled up and put a zip on it. 

5. Negative Space Foil Mani [Source]

I love the simplicity of this, and the little tattoos. I think this would look gorgeous done with Essie's Penny Talk too. 

6. Printable To Do List [Source]

I love things like this, I have a couple of organisers but I think this one is nice and compact, has everything you need on one sheet, handy to stick on the fridge or cupboard. 

7. Kindle Cover From an Old Book [Source]

I love this idea - charity shops are like treasure troves when it comes to hardback books, so it would be fun to track down a favourite book and make this cover. I need a hot glue gun!! 

8. Wicked Witch Bookmark [Source]

Staying with the book theme, I have been wanting to make this for a very, very long time - I've bought the clay and paints, then lost the paints somewhere in the abyss of the spare room. As soon as I get it sorted out, I'm going to tackle this! It's incredibly impractical but it's so, so cool.

9. Disney Princess Stained Glass Cross Stitch [Source]

Pinterest is a cross-stitcher's dream. I've been stitching for nearly 17 years now (YIKES) and I love bigger pieces. I'm currently in the middle of completing this one, but this Disney one is next on my list. It's gorgeous, and it has so many different elements that I think it would be really fun to stitch. 

10. Happiness Jar [Source]

Even though we're in May, this is still a good idea for the rest of the year. You write down one happy thing every day or one funny or happy thing that happened, then read them all at the end of the year. I think I will use one of my empty yankee candle jars for this and get started ASAP! 

So that's it - my top 10 pins at the minute. If you're on Pinterest please let me know so I can follow you! 

Don't forget to check out the other bloggers involved in the #IrishBlogCollab here:



  1. Love the Happiness Jar! I'm doing one at the minute - all the best moments from 2015 in a memory jar :) x

  2. Love the happiness jar . Can only imagion what I'd write . Might need a glass of Vino whilst reading the final lot ! Marie x

  3. Like you I go through phrases with Pinterest. I've been back on it lately as I want to paint the house this summer and need inspiration - I've spent hours looking at other people's amazing homes! It's a time-burglar :-) Followed you there x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  4. Love these! I have to admit I like Pinterest if I'm on the hunt for something specific but when it comes to doing it for my own blog or just browsing I get overwhelmed and give up after 5 minutes! Love the jar idea here though, it's so much handier when you find interesting things for me and save me the hassle:)

  5. I keep trying the upside down hair do and it never turns out anything like the photos!

  6. I agree with you on Pinterest, I go through phases with it also. A lot of people say they get a lot of traffic from it but I can't see how! Really loving the comic shoes - can't wear heels though unfortunately!


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