Ribbons and Bows

Pinterest. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe you haven’t. A lot of people have opinions about it — they seem to either love it, or just not get the point of it at all. Basically, it’s a visual bookmark and discovery service. So it’s a little like FaceBook — you can see what your friends are interested in. It’s a little like StumbleUpon — you can see what people are interested in in general and maybe find something new. And it’s exactly like a way to store ideas for yourself, like an idea board.

Personally, I like it. I didn’t understand the point for a long time, until I tried it out and saw the organization, craft, and school ideas. That’s what I use it for. I don’t have much use for pictures of quotes or anything like that. I just want a way to keep track of good ideas that I find on blogs or Facebook and to discover other ideas from people I know. But it really only works for things that are visual. I’m also using it for the weekly challenges from Free Play Life (caution: some “bad words” and occasionally turns into a lot of pictures of rear ends….).

But it’s totally safe to hop over to Pinterest and check out my boards!

Anyway, a couple weeks ago, I actually made some of my projects from my Crafts board. It’s easier to see it and decide to do something when I see a picture of it right there, instead of checking a boring list of bookmarks in my browser, or searching for printouts or any other way you might store craft ideas.

We made ribbon flower bows and ribbon fish and glued them to hair clips.

I have been collecting a box full of ribbon for a while and always wanted to do something with it and this seemed easy enough. And it was! I had the girls pick out ribbons they liked, then glued them all together with my hot glue gun, which I finally can find thanks to cleaning up the house (yay resolutions!).

I burnt my fingers a bit on the glue, but it was worth it to actually finish a project and make some pretty hair clips for the girls.

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