Friday, August 10, 2012

case in point: noun

an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
It's time for Project Pinterest..yay! ::happy dance::

First I would like to announce the featured pinner from July...
Teresa Jaye!!
Congrats Teresa, contact me and I'll send you, your Featured Pinterest button!
I will admit, I love Pinterest, just having all that creativity in one place just makes me happy. I don't have to surf the Internet searching for something, I go to one place, and POW...there it is! lol Sometimes I run across ideas that I didn't even know I was looking for!

 Example: this tissue box holder for the car. Like a lot of us, we carry tissues in the car. Some are kept in the glove box, or like me, under the seat, sometimes tossed in the back seat area...which means it gets squished. This is my box from my car, a little warped, a little distressed.
Now to remake this, according to the pin, they want you to go out and buy a container. I rather like upcycling all those plastic containers that I purchased and hoard save, and the reason that I keep them is hoping I can re-use them. It just makes me feel better? My eco-fix so to speak.
Case in point:
Cleaned up, looks like this. Keep the top cardboard piece to cover with paper:
I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to cover the bottom half:
I cut a hole in the top lid that was 1.25" x 5.25", so that the tissues would come out easily and not tear. The pin didn't have a size listed, but I found this configuration worked well. I tied a couple of ribbons to the top tab ( after punching 2 holes through it ), just because I could, lol I mean you don't have to decorate it at all, especially if it's going under the seat of your car, but what the heck!
pink ribbon - American Crafts

So, have you made anything from Pinterest? If you have then, blog it and link it up, let us know. :) Don't forget to go check out Sarah's blog, It's on the tip of my tongue to see what she has come up with! I can't wait to see yours!

Here are the guidelines for Project Pinterest:
1. Decide which pin on Pinterest you’d like to recreate.
2. Create it!
3. Flop or success, create a blog post about your re-do and include the original pin’s url.
4. Add the Project Pinterest button to your post so others can join in too!
* From now on to be considered a "Featured Pinner" you need to add the Project Pinterest button to your blog please.
5. Link up and check out other bloggers’ posts!


TwinkleToes2day said...

What a fab idea! I never thought of checking out Pinterest for ideas, just for 'wanties' haha.
Have a great weekend :0)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a totally fun idea!

Redanne said...

Love this idea Sandee and the alcohol ink colouring is amazing, must try that one! Going to be missing for a couple of days, DH is 70 and lots of celebrations are planned with the family. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Barb King said...

That's clever, my box is always a mess in the car. Have not looked at PInterest yet, afraid it will be too addicting!

Craftychris said...

What a brilliant idea! Its fabulous xx

Jacki Daniels said...

Brilliant idea Sandee love it I hoard cartons too (hubby goes mad hehe) thank you for your comment on my blog and becoming a follower
Jacki xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I truly enjoy what you make from pinterest. I just wish they didn't make you sign up for Facebook and all that other stuff you have to do to get accepted. So I'll admire from afar.

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

Hey, that's a cute idea for the car!

SarahinSC said...

That's super cute! I haven't seen that on Pinterest yet either!

505whimsygirl said...

Very cool Sandee! That tissue box looks perfect. Love the addition of the ribbons.

I linked up my painted vase project.

Have a great trip.