Its so exciting. This month it is my turn to host Pinterest Challenge #3. Are you ready? Then lets begin....
The rules are simple. You make something you have pinned on Pinterest, you blog about it with photos of the original pin and your version, then you link up to my blog so that everyone can have a look and we can all be inspired! One lucky person will be chosen at random to win a prize.
This month I thought that I would make something out of buttons! Here is what I chose on my Pinterest Boards
A lovely button letter to frame for a child's bedroom. I have hundreds of buttons so thought it would be a good one to try. I printed out a letter for each of my children - I for Isabella and S for Sam. I then cut them out and drew around them on to some white card. The tutorial says to use glue but I actually used double sided sticky tape which I filled the letter with. This was a bit fiddly for the S but worked really well. Its strong enough to hold the buttons on but you can still move them around if you need to. What do you think?
I'm actually really pleased with them. I didn't fill up the spaces as much as the original but that was through choice. I actually like seeing all the buttons and overlapping them stressed me out! I bought some brads for the really tiny spaces. These you have to push through the card and flatten on the other side. Mine were from The Range as were the tiny polka dot buttons. The rest I already had in my stash.
I bought a couple of cheap box frames from The Range and I'm going to put them up in the children's bedrooms I think. I made both of these last night whilst watching Britains Got Talent! They were really quick and easy to do. I'm thinking of making some more for the Arts Trail I am taking part in next month. What do you think?
Not to be outdone, Jon also decided that he should make something for the challenge. This was his original pin. A very cool A frame tent for the children to play in.
and Jon's version which he made today...
He made a simple wooden A frame and then attached a double sheet to the frame. You can staple it on although we used upholstery tacks instead. It folds flat for easy storage. Jon decided to let the kids decorate it with their handprints. They even made a pirate flag.
So what have you made? Link up and join in!! The linky below is open for 7 days so you still have plenty of time to get making or baking. We will be updating the Pinaddicts facebook page all week and also tweeting. Please use the hashtag #pinaddicts if you tweet.