Pinterest Craft Party + Potluck

I made this wreath today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got the idea from Pinterest. If you don’t know what Pinterest is, stop reading and click HERE. If you want an invite, send me a message. You will thank me later.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “pin” anything and everything …… from recipes to crafts, clothing and accessories, quotes, books, web links, ANYTHING!!!!!!!!! I find Pinterest helpful for webpages with recipes, home decor, photography tutorials, and blog inspirations. As for my excessive number of pins, Husband and I had an adventure without TV and that had a major impact on my recent Pinterest activity.

I have friends who are talented and they’ve been “bitten” by the Pinterest bug too. Before Christmas, we decided to combine our excitement for all things Pinterest with our desire to help the church’s mission projects by hosting a Pinterest Craft Party + Potluck. I published an invite on Facebook, advertised in the church’s newsletter, and sent invitations to others. Everybody was responsible for bringing their own supplies and materials to create an item and a potluck dish to share for lunch. This turned out to be a wonderful afternoon of inspiration with delicious food, unique creations, and more laughs than hot glue sticks! I loved being a part of this “Family Affair” with mothers and daughters and entire families …….. thanks to The Zachry’s for showing this is something the entire family can be a part of.

I was inspired by this Ornament Wreath. I began this DIY project with a straw wreath (the foam ones are SOOOO ridiculous expensive), glue gun and LOTS of hot glue sticks, ribbon for hanging, and multi-colored ornaments I found after Christmas. I used a standard-size pillowcase (cut into 3-inch by 12-inch strips) to cover the straw wreath …… it was a messy process!

The best part of this “craft” is no creative superpower is required. I can’t knit or use a sewing machine, but I’m a glueing ninja ….. get an ornament, add glue, stick to wreath, and repeat about 3981750 times. TAAAA-DAAAA!!!!!!!!

Did I mention the need for an insane number of glue sticks? Holy Mother of Adhesive, you’re going to need a lot of glue!!! I should also mention that I have three blisters from that darn glue gun AND this ornament wreath took more about six hours to complete. I’m a faithful creator!

Here are some shots throughout our afternoon, I have really talented friends!

As I said earlier, our church has a fundraising event each September to support mission outreach projects in our community, as well as domestic and international mission trips. I’m confident the 2012 Lord’s Acre is going to be a big success with the new and improved, Pinterest-inspired, craft store.

Keep smiling …… and for goodness sakes, keep pinning!!!!!!

Love,

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  1. Celeste Zachry January 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Gosh! These photos are beautiful, Nicole! Your finished wreath is so lovely! Kudos! Thanks for today and supper 😉

    • Nicole January 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Celeste!!!! Today was wonderful, I’m so glad you all made it a true family affair. I’ll go into a “bidding war” with Terri over those bracelets and your girls are just precious. I’m hoping to schedule our next Pinterest Party + Potluck in April, but I must check the church’s master calendar first. I’ll let you know.

      xo,
      Nicole

  2. Marilyn J January 22, 2012 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I love that wreath! Well done! 🙂

    • Nicole January 22, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

      Thank you! I have the supplies (ornaments) to make two more that are all silver …… I’m predicting they will look better. I learned a few tricks yesterday that I wish I had known before, but lessons learned!!!!

      xo,
      Nicole

  3. wilma January 22, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Love the wreath.. also love the crayon one.. I think its a wonderful thing you’re doing, gathering at the church and having a great time.. Keep up the good work, Nicole

    xo
    Wilma

    • Nicole January 22, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

      Thanks Wilma, we had a fabulous time yesterday and plans are already underway for the next one. Thanks to Pinterest, we’re going to have some “pinteresting” things to sell at Lord’s Acre. HAHAHAHA – I couldn’t resist that. 🙂

      xo,
      Nicole

  4. valcitygal January 22, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    That wreath is gorgeous – great job!!

    • Nicole January 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, I really enjoyed making it and look forward to another Pinterest-inspired gathering.

      xo,
      Nicole

  5. Brandy February 4, 2012 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    SO FUN!!! love the pics and that wreath is too cute! xoxo B

    • Nicole February 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Brandy! Coming from a professional photographer, your kind words mean a LOT. 🙂
      xo,
      Nicole

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  22. Jen Pace August 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    love this idea! i want to start doing this too

    • Nicole August 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      Hey Jen, these Pinterest-inspired get-togethers are becoming very popular in our church and community. In fact, I coordinated one yesterday and we’re gathering crafts and items for an upcoming fundraiser at church. Lots of fun. Lots of creativity. Win! Win!

      xo,
      Nicole

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      Hey Jen, these Pinterest-inspired get-togethers are becoming very popular in our church and community. In fact, I coordinated one yesterday and we’re gathering crafts and items for an upcoming fundraiser at church. Lots of fun. Lots of creativity. Win! Win!

      xo,
      Nicole

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