I often refer to my friend Anne as our "social chair" - and this is fitting considering she is technically the social chair of the one and only organized club I belong to here in Winston, the Resident Spouse Association. Whether it’s RSA functions, tailgates or dinner parties, Anne is always my one friend who is constantly scheming up new get together ideas. The best part is she's very creative in her ideas for get together - which I love about her.
Okay, enough ego boosting for Anne. The point of that intro was to say who else would come up with an idea like she did this weekend - a Pinterest party! It was a simple concept - bring the makings of a craft or food item you've pinned on Pinterest but haven't made yet… and make it. Such a great idea! I have 65 items on my crafty board and it is by pure self restraint that I don't have 6,500... yet I rarely make time to do them. What a better way than for me to put it on my schedule AND know that I was going to be in the company of good friends making their crafts too.
(Even better was some people had food pins to test out on us…happy guinea pigs, indeed.)
It was very fun and we all made good progress, if not finished, a craft or recipe. Katie and Anne did needlepoint, Tommie and Anya worked on crocheting hats, Akanksha made a mason jar soap dispenser, Sarah painted the cutest little "P" using a pencil eraser, Jamie made a jewelry tray and I tackled DIY mercury glass.
My mercury glass project was easier than I expected it to be, but it was just one of those things I had been putting off getting started on. I bought all these little vases at Goodwill for 25 cents a piece and found the spray paint at Wal-mart for $9. I read a bunch of tutorials on how to do it and they all seemed to say about the same thing – spray, dry, repeat 5 times, spritz with vinegar, wipe down. (For more specifics, this is a good example of one of the tutorials I read.)
While my glasses were drying, I even tackled a 10 minute t-shirt scarf project. Bonus craft!
We had a little mascot overseeing all our crafts…
I loved Akanksha’s mason jar soap dispenser… that might be next on my to do list.
And I’ve already worn my t-shirt scarf/necklace out once…
Obviously I loved, loved, loved this idea for a party. We all definitely agreed that we need to do it on a regular basis - and we're going to leave it up to Anne to schedule it.