Pinterest and Projects

Years ago, I labeled file folders to hold pages I pulled from magazines and cut outs from newspapers. Now, I use Pinterest to pin things I want to look at in the future and remember where I put them. Remembering where I put them is really the key.

I saw this clipboard remake by the Crafty Quilter, pinned it, and thought it would be fun to try, but it fell to the back of my to-do-list. In the meantime, I kept seeing repins almost every day.

So, I decided to buy three clipboards and a bottle of Mod Podge. Β I already had some paper and craft paint. Anyone who does scrapbooking would probably have lots of potential materials and ideas for this project.

The Crafty Quilter gave great directions and the only things I did different were to paint all the sides first, elevate the clipboards on cans to keep them off the table for drying purposes, and used carpenter clamps to hold the clips open to dry.

I use mine for embroidery patterns and thread colors, my daughter uses hers for custom basket orders, and my granddaughter keeps drawing paper in hers. Nice, easy craft for those longer days that are coming up.


I’m not one to spend hours on Pinterest looking through pins, or worrying about followers, but I find it an extremely useful tool to organize and maintain things I’m interested in. I think of it as a ‘green’ paper-less filing system for hobbies and crafts.

Happy crafting, gardening or whatever brings a smile to your face. πŸ™‚


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13 Responses to Pinterest and Projects

  1. Joyce says:

    I agree with you about Pinterest. What a convenience!
    But I still have clippings from 30 years ago when my kids were first born and there were “real” magazines with cute ideas and pages to tear out and save. These clip boards would be fun to decorate and hold the clippings in categories like “Christmas” and “cooking” etc.


    • Looking through those clippings would be a hoot. When we moved across country, I had to part with those type of collections, but I still do have plenty of gardening magazines. The clip boards could really be done by the grandkids if they were interested. πŸ™‚


  2. So pretty! I must try this! πŸ™‚


  3. Pinterest is one of those things I feel like I need to figure out how to use. Right now I keep all Judy’s photographs on Dropbox.


    • Pinterest is great for capturing pictures of things you see on another blog that you’d like to try but you want to remember where you put it. I’m not familiar with Dropbox so I’ll have to at least go see what it does.


  4. pbmgarden says:

    What fun! I still have a similar clipboard my daughter painted for me years ago.


  5. PINteresting! : ) I started with pinterest a bit then I forget to keep up with it…


  6. Looks like a great project. I have played on pinterest; but don’t keep up either. I am following way toooooooooooo many blogs and can’t keep up. The boards look great and looks like a great project to do with the grandkids. My rule of thumb is to try something first without them, to make sure they can manage.


  7. Grandma Kc says:

    Love your clipboards! My daughter keeps hounding me to join Pinterest but I have enough trouble getting away from the computer and I know it would just hook me in big time!


    • It is one of those things that you have to decide how much time you want to spend on it. But, to use it as a filing system or an idea source, it is terrific.


      • Grandma Kc says:

        I use a timer for Amara when she is on the computer — maybe if I join Pinterest I could do the same thing!


      • If once you have your account set up you use it as you do Google to find something and pin it, you’re okay. It’s like Facebook or anything else, it could eat up your whole day but I always have something more important to do as I’m sure you do as well.


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