Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pinterest Challenge

So by now you all know about my addiction to Pinterest.  So addicting!

But what I realized is that I pin, pin, pin all day long and never actually put any of that inspiration to use. 

Enter the Summer Pinterest Challenge.

The geniuses Katie Bower, Sherry Petersik, Emily Henderson, and Lana came up with a Pinterest challenge!

They challenged themselves to take something from Pinterest that they were inspired by and create!  Not only did they challenge themselves, but they challenged their readers too.

Where do I sign??

I was so excited because this was exactly the proverbial fire that I needed lit under my tail. 

So, I went to my “Make It Happen DIY Style” board and found something there that I had pinned that I wanted to create.

I decided on these 2:


I loved that they both used canvas!  I also loved that the other materials needed for the projects were CHEAP and/or FREE!! 

The project on the left was so simple.  I purchased 4 8x10 canvases from Hobby Lobby and packs of wooden letters.  I decided on the words love, hope, peace, and joy.  This art would be going in our master bedroom so I thought those words were fitting.  I got home and whipped out my trusty hot glue gun and glued the letters to my canvases.  The next morning, I took them out in the garage and spray painted them Krylon’s ivory paint.  I love how they turned out!



They go perfectly above our dresser in our bedroom!  And the ivory color pops off the mocha walls!

The next project was so simple.  Can you believe this art {the picture on the right above} was created from toilet paper rolls!?!  Say whaaaa?

Oh yes ma’am.  That’s what I’m talking about.  We go through toilet paper like Emily goes through diapers so I knew this project would be perfect {besides the fact that my wonderful hubby threw out my hoarded stash of TP rolls that were in a Publix bag in the garage.  And yes, I did make him dig through the trash can to get them out}.

All I needed was a large canvas that I scored from Hobby Lobby {seriously, what did I ever do without this store???}.

I took my TP rolls out to the garage and sprayed them with a cream color.  I wanted there to be a little contrast against the white canvas.  Then, I simply cut the TP rolls into strips and followed the pattern from my {pin}spiration piece.  Here’s how it turned out:



I love it!  It’s the first thing you see when you walk in our bedroom and it was just what that space needed!

So that’s it folks.  Have you made anything that inspired you from Pinterest?

Are you following my boards on Pinterest yet?  I’d love to have you!  Just click below!

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Also, I am linking up to the Pinterest Challenge parties at Young House Love & Bower Power!




I am linking up to many of these great parties:

M: DIY Showoff Project Parade, Metamorphosis Monday, Made by You Mondays, Just Something I Whipped Up, Today’s Creative Blog

T: Get Your Craft On

W: Passionately Artistic, Twin Dragonfly Designs, Creative Spark @ Clean & Scentsible

Th: Just A Girl, Gluesticks, House of Hepworths

F: Sassy Sites, I’m Lovin’ It, Remodelaholic’s Anonymous, Frugal Friday, Friday Fun Finds

S:  I Heart Naptime, Weekend Wrap-Up, Be Different, Act Normal, A Little Lovely

Su:  Under The Table & Dreaming, Remodelaholic


  1. These look great! I also have the white letter canvases on my pinterest. I have so much on there. I hope I use mine like you did!

  2. First time seeing these. Turned out great!

  3. How funny! I was inspired by the same pin! :) Yours turned out great.

  4. LOVE THEM!!! I actually did the same thing (or really close to it) for my pinterst challenge! Check it out!



  5. Amy - I also found another blogger who did a similar project - haha! Aren't we too cool for school? Question, would you consider letting me feature you on my blog? I show projects every Friday and I think it would be fun to show my readers two other interpretations of that art work! Please let me know on my blog or via e-mail Cat@BudgetBlonde.com


  6. First time I've seen these, so neat!

  7. I ADORE the toilet paper roll artwork...it is beautiful!

  8. Hey, Great job on the ointerest challenge. I found your blog from the lovely YHL :) Hope you have a great day!

  9. I can't believe those are toilet paper rolls! Crazy! Both of your projects look really great!
    I did some art for the Pinterest challenge, too. You can check it out here: http://unsimpleliving.wordpress.com/2011/08/02/melted-crayon-art/
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Too funnny-I've had both of these pinned for the longest time and actually have all the supplies to make both (even started cutting the PT/TP rolls) I need to get on the ball-yours look great!

  11. Very nice!! It came out great and what a fun challenge!! I am visiting from Dragonfly Designs and I am your newest follower!! I hope you have a great day and I see you around soon!!

  12. Great job! That first pin must be making its way around Pinterest as I have it pinned as well! I love your toilet paper roll art - it looks great in your space. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I would love to see you back next week!
    Jenn :)
    P.S. Congrats on your feature at I Heart Organizing!!

  13. love those 4 canvases, and all the tp art is really amazing. so inspiring!

  14. Beautiful projects! Love Pinterest. I have made a couple of things I have pinned, and some more are in the works!

  15. Ok, so you have some awesome stuff on pinterest! I am your newest pinterest and blog follower. Love all your stuff. I am checking out your Christmas board right now! It's never too early to get started, right? Lol.

  16. Yours turned out fabulous. If you get a chance I would love you to link your wall decor up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  17. Your wall art turned out BEAUTIFUL! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

    I look forward to blogging with you!


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