Pinterest Summer Craft Camp! 5 Fun and Easy Summer Crafts via Pinterest
In case you didn’t know, I am going to need a pintervention soon. I seriously have the worst addiction to Pinterest. I can’t help it, I’m a visual person. See, I used to be fast and furious with the right clicking. Oh pretty picture! Right clicky-click and there was a million and twelve folders full of gigabytes of purloined images, never to be labelled or properly attributed. Then pinterest came along and I jumped on board: I was on pinterest before pinterest was cool. I’m so hipster.
Now I have 21 folders with over 1000 pins, and I’m not even trying. It is visual bookmarking for me, which is something I do naturally. I used to keep a journal, a binder, and several folders full of cut out images of things that inspired me. The great thing about Pinterest is that I can track trends socially and I can group ideas and inspirations into separate folders that link back to the source- and I don’t take up any space on my computer. I get the joy of curating my own little galleries for whatever my whims are at the moment.
Right now I am really into summertime crafts and I am regularly featuring fun and easy crafts pinned on Pinterest.
Princess crowns out of lace and glitter!
I think these are meant for little girls, but I would totally wear these and leave a trail of glitter in my fabulous wake.
Tiny home made pinatas
I want a pinata necklace, or a pinata garland, or a tiny pinata party. They look beautiful and are so amazingly simple: cut out the cardboard shapes (use recycled cereal boxes!) tape them together with masking tape, and decorate with tissue paper cut into strips and fringed. *fringed may or may not be a real word.
Fun flip flops!
This template is easy to personalize: lace / buttons / fabric rosettes /old rhinestone jewelry
Paper Craft Owls
These couldn’t be easier, you just print these little guys out and cut & fold.
DIY Neon Animal Garland
Get a bag o’ plastic dinosaurs from the dollar store and paint them in fun neon colors, then string them and hang anywhere you need a prehistoric pop of color! Or cover ’em in glitter spray paint, because you can’t have enough glitter dinos in your life!
I have two other Pinterest Summer Craft Camp posts for your
pinterest addiction crafting pleasure:
- Pinterest Summer Craft Camp: Weekend Edition * 2 Fun and Easy Crafts to Do this Weekend
- Pinterest Summer Camp :: 6 Fun DIY Craft Projects