Ya'll, I finally "get" Pinterest. Most of you are probably way ahead of me in figuring it out and loving it, but the lightbulb just clicked in my head over the last few weeks. And WOW! It's the best method I've found for categorizing gems that I come across on the web--tantalizing recipes, helpful homemaking tips, photography ideas, activities for kids, and crafty things that I could actually-possibly-maybe do. And did I mention lots of recipes? I have an entire board devoted to nutella. So appropriate.
The best part is that Pinterest revolves around pinning pictures of said cool idea/recipe/outfit/craft. Perfect for my visual self!
So, back to the craft part. Because as you know, I don't own a glue gun or a sewing machine. Which means it needs to stay simple. My latest Pinterest-inspired endeavor fits the bill....and it involves a canning jar. Yay!
It's a cute little soap dispenser! A way better version than the plastic recycled bath and body works container that was by my kitchen sink.
To make this soap dispenser, I simply:
1) Stole the soap pump part away from one of my bottles of unused lotion.
2) Drilled a hole in the top of a Ball canning jar lid (and here's how to make the craft even easier...get your sweet hubby to drill the hole!)
3) Inserted the soap pump into the hole and filled the jar with soap!
Many of the online versions of this that I found involved complicated things like epoxy. But honestly, my soap dispenser looks and works like a charm, and I didn't have to deal with that!
Other Pinterest-inspired creations made in our house recently have included:
Playdough filled balloons
At almost 2 (in November...!), Squishy is in love with ballons. He's playing with two of them right this second. So he loves the little playdough-filled balloon that I made for him in about 1 minute after seeing these on Pinterest.
A hit! I'm collecting cool occupying crafts like these to put into busy bags for Squish for when baby arrives.
My menu plan is also benefiting. I tried this cheddar soup...it has beer in it (which is not a great hit with me, but my hubby and our neighbor thought it was great!).
And this sweet and sour chicken was awesome.
So....are you on Pinterest? Have you tried any of the fun ideas you've found there?