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25 Things I pinned this year and never actually did

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...

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We all love a good pin on Pinterest. But with all that pinning, how much do we actually do? Here are 25 crafts that I pinned this year without making them DIY reality. How does my list stack up to yours?

T-shirt headbands

On the to-do list

Image source: Make It & Love It

There are about nine of my and my husband's old T-shirts just waiting to be braided into a beautiful hairpiece. Unfortunately, they are collecting dust until I find the time and patience to make this five-strand braided beauty.


Safety pin bracelet

On the to-do list

Image source: Craftbits

Adorable and probably really easy, this pin would require me to both collect beads and safety pins. Both of which I probably wouldn't end up using anyway.


Chevron shoes

On the to-do list

Image source: Dynamic

Hand-crafted and painted, these shoes are super-cute. But this design looks like it takes a really steady hand and a lot of time — both of which I do not have.


Stencil pillow

On the to-do list

Image source: Wit and Whistle

There is no doubt that I am head-over-heels in love with this knock-off Pottery Barn stenciled pillow. However, I'd have to find or make the linen pillow and then go in search of that letter stencil. (Which I am pretty sure I owned at the age of 6).


Photo letters

On the to-do list

Image source: Shutterfly

I know the exact place that I would place these DIY photo letters but I haven't printed pictures since 2011!


Pretty bathroom jars

On the to-do list

Image source: Eighteen25

I have the spaghetti jars just sitting in my cupboard, so I definitely have the materials to bring this pin to fruition. But I'm not quite ready to replace what I already have in my bathroom, so I'll be saving this pin for a rainy day (or until one of my current jars break).


Tiny Polaroid magnets

On the to-do list

Image source: Ambrosia Creative

I am a total Instagram lover, so when I saw a craft that includes my favorite photo source, I pinned it without question. Then I read the directions...


DIY Camera strap

On the to-do list

Image source: Laura Ashley USA

Last year I got my very first fancy camera and to commemorate the occasion, I pinned about 20 DIY camera straps. Ten months later, I haven't made a one.


Doily art

On the to-do list

Image source: Shey B.

This art craft is very pretty and would look fabulous in any home. But can someone please tell me where to find doilies... other than the antique store?


Stenciled curtains

On the to-do list

Image source: PB&J Stories

I saw the lattice fabric curtains at Target and immediately went home to find my own DIY version. After seeing that I would have to purchase plain curtains for only a few dollars less and need the fortitude to stencil the 84 inches of fabric, I headed right back to Target and bought two panels.


Ruffled heart pillow

On the to-do list

Image source: come on, ilene

Sometimes I pin things knowing that my husband wouldn't approve of them in my home, just so that I can look at them when I'm feeling all girly and pink inside.


White-on-white canvas

On the to-do list

Image source: Inspiration for Moms

I haven't done the ruffle pillow because I have a husband, but I haven't crafted this white-on-white canvas art because I have kids. One look at this minimal art piece and somehow their yogurt fingerprints would get all over them.


Burlap rosettes

On the to-do list

Image source: Design, Dining & Diapers

There is no doubt that these burlap rosettes would look perfect on my kitchen windowsill, but until I find the perfect vase, they'll continue looking pretty on my pin boards.


Beach and stir-sticks frames

On the to-do list

Image source: Craftberry Bush

This would be fabulous for our beach vacay pics, but I'm a bit more shy when asking my local hardware store for stir sticks than this blogger is.


Sharpie mugs

On the to-do list

Image source: A Beautiful Mess

It isn't that I don't like Sharpie mugs, it's that I haven't found the right mug. Or that I just forget to buy them when I'm at the dollar store.


T-shirt scarf

On the to-do list

Image source: Ninth and Bird

How cute is this scarf? Not to mention easy and cheap! But I'm not exactly a scarf wearer...


Hair pretties

On the to-do list

Image source: Love U Madly

A hack of the original Urban Outfitters' hair elastics, there are DIY versions all over the web. Pin though I might, DIY though I might not.When I saw I had to order the elastic, I figured it was much simpler just to head to my local retailer.


Coffee cozy

On the to-do list

Image source: Love of Family and Home

As soon as I learn how to knit, I am so making these!


Glowing jars

On the to-do list

Image source: Lil Blue Boo

My kids would love these cute little glowing jars... until they drop them and I have glowing goo on my patio.


DIY fence headboard

On the to-do list

Image source: House Tweaking

This headboard looks uh-mazing! But comfortable? Not so much.


Magazine art

On the to-do list

Image source: Sketchy Styles

I absolutely adore the look of this DIY magazine artwork, I just don't think I have the patience to find and glue the right pieces to the canvas.


Frilly apron

On the to-do list

Image source: Spotlight

How 1950s housewife-perfect is this frilly apron? It's so awesome that I even have the fabric to make it. But in my fabric drawer it sits as I await the time to cut and sew the pieces together.


DIY workout T-shirt

On the to-do list

Image source: Rabbit food for my bunny teeth

I still have plans to make this wonderful workout T-shirt, I just need the perfect thrifted tee before I can bring it to reality.


Ruffled tote

On the to-do list

Image source: U Create Crafts

This ruffle tote is great for carrying around books, kiddo toys and more... but I wouldn't know; I carry around a bag from the same color scheme I found at Target.


Dress tutorial

On the to-do list

Image source: A Small Snippet

The title of this tutorial is "Wanna make a dress?" And I do, I just haven't... maybe next year.


Please tell me I'm not alone. What projects have you pinned this year that still remain on the "to-do" list?

Crafts that are pin-worthy

DIY flower headband
How to make a grapevine wreath
Make an amigurumi school bus

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