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25 Pinterest myths debunked

Jana Randall is a busy mother, loving wife, and active career woman from Arizona. In her free time, Jana writes to cover topics on home, living, and pets, while also working full time and blogging. As interests, Jana enjoys reading, wr...

To pin, or not to pin

Ever wonder if those pins you see are worth pinning? We examine 25 pins and give you safe alternatives to get your DIY on.

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Inflating gas balloons

21. Inflating Gas Balloons

Image source: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

If you're looking for a fun way to pass time during the summer, try the gas inflated balloon trick. Just beware — it may not work. A hit or miss pin, it's best to try this as an experiment. And if you would like your balloons to float, rent a helium tank.

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Orange peel rose

22. Orange Peel Rose

Image source: A Childhood List

In this pin, a blogger cuts old orange peels into roses and uses them as potpourri. While the smell may be great at first, beware of potential mold on this dried fruit. To avoid, purchase already-made potpourri and spray it with orange zest. Or just make sure you use this as a temporary fix in your home, instead of a moldy, permanent fixture.

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Sequined heart patch

23. Sequined Heart Patch

Image source: Swell Mayde

There is nothing cuter than an elbow patch. This DIY involves glue and sequins. And while it may be adorable, it may not last through a wash cycle. Save time by adding the sequins to felt first and then sewing it on, or by purchasing a patch from your local craft store.

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Chalkboard table

24. Chalkboard Table

Image source: Craft Pond

We are huge fans of the chalkboard paint movement. But before you paint your kitchen table, make sure to always serve food using plates and cute serveware. If you're afraid little ones may grab for dropped nibbles, paint only a portion of your table where their little hands are less likely to reach.

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Monogrammed plate

25. Monogrammed Plate

Image source: It's Taylor Made

Cute for home decor, this monogrammed plate is made with paper and modge podge. As we don't recommend using this for food, perhaps use a permanent marker to create your own DIY plate. Simply color, paint and bake. Just remember to wash before serving your favorite guests of honor.

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