All this to say that when I saw that there would be a Pinterest Challenge put on by some of my favourite bloggers I was really excited. You can hear all about the challenge on Young House Love, Bower Power, Emily Henderson and Making a House a Home.
Basically the idea is to make something that's inspired by all the great things found on Pinterest. So I actually used inspiration from several pins to create something simple and cute.
The following are the pins that inspired my craft:
No need to guess, I'l tell you! Basically I had this box lying around that I liked, but no longer worked with our decor.
Since I planned on using thinner twine than the basket inspiration above, I didn't want any of the box design to poke through so I glued burlap on the box first.
Then I used the method from the twine ball from Pinterest. to cover the box.
I covered the lid as well.
Then I cut off the corners and wrapped twine around the bottom part of the lid as you will see in a few pictures.
Then I used the fabric flower tutorial to make a flower out of off-white cotton.
I love the pearls in the centre of some of the flowers above so I added those with the hot glue gun.
I cut two petals with the fabric from when I reupholstered the couch.
I attached the petals and then the flower.
I love the box now! I am not 100% sure what we will use it for or where it will stay, but now it's something that I can keep out and not leave tucked away because it doesn't go with the decor.
What do you think of my Pinterest Challenge project? I can't wait to see what everyone else made!