Back in the day, to join Pinterest you had to wait months for an invite from whatever magical person sent them out. I remember requesting an invite and then forgetting about it until I got access a month later. By that point, my interest had dwindled and I didn’t care so much about it. So another month passed before I really even logged on to see what it was all about.
It’s such a simple concept…’pinning’ images to boards for others to see and repin. But my goodness, what an impact it has had. Especially for businesses, small and big, and bloggers too (like me). I find myself spending hours just scrolling through and pinning and falling in love with everything I see. But beyond the simple act of pinning, Pinterest has helped me formed bonds with fellow crafters and DIY-ers. We have such a wonderful time sitting around talking, eating food (recipes from Pinterest), and crafting up a storm (all ideas from Pinterest).
We have a “Pin Party” every 3 months and we rotate who hosts it. We’ve done a few where everyone coming chooses a project and then everyone else brings their own supplies for it. This has resulted in our Pin Party lasting 4 to 5 hours and we would still have projects left over untouched. So this last time, we decided that the host would choose the projects and supply the craft materials for everyone coming. Then everyone else would bring the food. Either way we do it, it’s always a great time. Here are some pictures from the last 3 parties we’ve done. I’ve included links to Pinterest, so if you like, you can find the projects to do for yourself!