Thursday, December 29, 2011

The "Pinterest"ing Things I Did In 2011

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the ideas I pinned and see how many of them I actually used. I was surprised to realize that I actually  used more ideas than I thought I did. I posted the pictures of most of them and the link from Pinterest and in some cases a picture of how mine turned out.  :) 
I made this for my family for our Christmas gathering. It was BIG HIT!!!
{I didn't take a picture of mine but I assure it looked just as beautiful! lol}

I totally forgot to take pictures of my gifts, but I used red and white polka dot paper for my bows and white gift bags with red and green tissue paper and red/green glitter monograms hanging from them. They were super cute and it made it really easy for handing out gifts!

I love this whole wall, but our boys have a space under their windows so that's where we are going to hang them. Yes, I said going to hang them it's still on the to do list. :)

This worked great!
{I didn't get a picture of mine.}

I LOVE how pretty these look and to think I had mine in a zip lock bag!
Can you imagine?!

{I got a little over excited and started putting everything in mason jars! lol}

I loved the idea of adding a little pizazz to a plain frame and...

I happened to have 4 of them sitting in my garage.
I love the way they turned out!

What a fun way to display your donuts.

They looked so pretty on my table!

This was such a great idea! This free download was super cute
but of course I couldn't find the link when I needed it so...

I had to recreate it from memory.
I already have the cute one downloaded for next year. :)

I LOVE this but I can't show you mine yet because I couldn't
 find enough berries to finish it! lol

This is so pretty!
I thought it would be perfect as a backdrop for...

a winter party.
{My photography isn't so great but it really was pretty in person.}

 I used this as an inspiration for...

these. :)  The original design is really pretty
but this matched something else I already had.

I thought this sounded like something different to try this year
for our staff Christmas party.

We made two bowls of the candy cane punch and it was a BIG HIT!!

ORDERED IT!! Can't wait to get it! :)

I made the snowman sandwich faces for my little boys.
They loved it!!

I loved the burlap wrapped around the table,
but I thought it would also look great as..

a backdrop!
I love the simple elegance of it.

I also got this idea to wrap mini loafs in coffee filters and tie with ribbon
but I couldn't find my pin to show you the original.
I thought these little cuties looked so adorable sitting on that trunk that..

I had pictures done by Simply Sweet Photography with my boys and a trunk!
{Clearly my youngest loved the idea too!!! lol}

I totally say this to my kids all the time now!!! lol

Finally, I had to add a link to my whole style board because I actually get up every morning and pull up my style board on my phone to look to see what I can I try to pull together!
{I know, I'm such a dork! lol}

I had so much fun getting inspiration from Pinterest in 2011. I can't wait to see what great ideas I will find in 2012!


  1. great post! I LOVE mason jars too! I need to get done MORE of my pinterest list! Happy New Year!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  2. Great idea Stefani! I'll have to keep this in mind for this year!

  3. Love it all Stefani!! Such great ideas...completely reinforces the fact that I NEED to join Pinterest!! :)

  4. Love it! I am impressed with how much you did!!

  5. Such great ideas! Putting the cake pops in a strainer to dry is genius! Love the fabric bow around the backdrop for the beautiful dessert table, too.

  6. From Pinterest to actual projects! Good for you!