On The To-Do List
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?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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).
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I know the exact place that I would place these DIY photo letters but I haven't printed pictures since 2011!
Pretty bathroom jars
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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
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
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.
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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?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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How cute is this scarf? Not to mention easy and cheap! But I'm not exactly a scarf wearer...
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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.
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As soon as I learn how to knit, I am so making these!
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My kids would love these cute little glowing jars... until they drop them and I have glowing goo on my patio.
DIY fence headboard
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This headboard looks uh-mazing! But comfortable? Not so much.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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