Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Something I found on Pinterest that I actually made

This month was my girl´s 15th birthday and I used Pinterest to keep the ideas for her party organized. Here is a tutorial on how to make Pinterest boards. I started with just one for the party and then moved things around to keep decorations and food separated.

Tatiana wanted an Asian themed party so the first choice we had to make was the style:
a) traditional: in red, black, white with touches of gold
b) panda: all black and white with touches of green for bamboo
c) kawaii: bright colours

We went to Chinatown in Belgrano to see what was on offer there. Sooooo many cute little shops with everything from paper lamps to food.
If you know my daughter, you will have guessed she chose bright pop style and you´d be right. :)

bubblegum pink, apple green and turquoise paper lamps
      With the style decided we perused the boards with the search with things like: "birthday party japanese style", "birthday party chinese style", "asian party", "japanese decorations" and such.
One of the decorations that got my eye was this one from The WannaBe Southern Belle . As we have one bare wall in the diningroom it was perfect for us.
We bought crepe paper with the colours of the rainbow
Yes, I know that blue and green are in the "wrong" place but it looked prettier. ;)
Without unwinding the paper cut each paper each 6cm (a bit over 2 inches) to have a long band 6cm wide.

Tape the bands to the wall with masking tape and cover the ends with fluffly clouds cut out of white printing paper. I coloured the edges with a light blue ink pad.

On the day of the party Tati wore her chinese red silk dress with golden dragons ...
and we put some chinese food on the table mixed with some local food, for all tatstes.

Bonus: we put the rest of the bands to separate the kitchen from the daily diningroom.
Tell me: have you ever found a project on Pinterest that you have actually made? 

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Kung Phoo said...

My wife is always looking for ideas like this on pinterest.. thanks for the heads up on it

bxcrochet said...

I love the cloud with the rainbow streamers. Very cool.

Michelle F.

Ronda Ogilvie said...

Looks like you did a great job! No Pinterest fail here! I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday!

Madaline said...

Ok. So I'm a total pinner and never look at them again-er. Love your decorations! So cute.

misteejay said...

The decorations look fab Paula - hope Tati had a wonderful day.

I don't "do" Pinterest as I know once I start on there I'd never stop and I'd never get anything done LOL

Toni xx

Jessica Peeling said...

I love the decorations! Pinterest can be very addicting, but I forget to go back to what I have pinned!

Anonymous said...

so simple and yet so effective. great for a kids room!

Michael said...

I don't do Pinterest but I can see why folks do....looks like a special day...

Paula Parker said...

No, I never made a craft from Pinterest. I love your daughter's dress. Great for an Asian themed party. Love the rainbow streamers too. You guys did a great job!

Chrissy Mazzocchi said...

Yay or Pinterest! Our addicting Savior :)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Robert, has your wife made something out of Pinterest?

It was very colourful Michelle, just like my girl. :D

Thank you Ronda! It was a lovely party.

Madaline, I´ll take your definition of "never look at them again-er" is sooooo descriptive!

Toni, I only joined very recently as I was afraid I´d never be able to leave.

Jessica, I´m taking it easy on the pinning so far.

The rainbow is still up beinginlife!

Michael, the amount of cool crafting is amazing. It is a treasure cove of ideas.

Thanks Paula! The dress was love at first sight. :)

Chrissy, my collection of Pinners to follow is growing fast.

Mary Ann said...

Fun decorations! I love using pinterest for birthday party favors or ideas.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I am always seeing things on Pinterest that I would love to try, but I never get around to it! I'm glad you did though, looks like it turned out wonderfully!

Liz Mays said...

I've pinned so many, but I haven't tried any yet. I want to, and I love the one you went for!

Heather Jones said...

Oh great job on the streamers. I love pinterest! I've pinned so many things on there!

Rochkirstin Santos said...

The kero keropii is so cute together with the panda! I don't have a Pinterest account and have not been checking what's on there. But I know that there are a lot of good pictures to look at.

Rachael Yerkes said...

Your backdrops are too cute. And what a fun looking birthday. Thanks for the ideas.

Emilee said...

Looks great! Sometimes pinterest crafts are harder than they look. You did great!

Robert Rammuny said...

Pinterest is a great site, but I never used it. Looks like a great new concept. By the way, I loved your images.

mail4rosey said...

Awesome that you did a project. I have some pinned but haven't done them. I have done crafts I found on blogs.

Rebecca Swenor said...

Awesome idea. I love the lil frog and the red dress. Dress looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Michelle Knopp said...

Fun. I love it. I am always on pinterest but rarely find the time to actually make the stuff I pin.

Taylor Gilmore said...

You did a great job! I love Pinterest. I can not even begin to tell you how many DIY projects I say I'm going to try, but never get around to it. :) Hope her party was a hit!

Kira Thompson said...

I love Pinterest. My projects rarely turn out like the examples but I still love it.

Ann B said...

I love Pinterest and have a bunch of projects that I would love to make! Thanks for sharing your great projects.

Cynthia Wright said...

How fun! Very nifty ideas.

Sherri Jo said...

what great ideas! So creative!

Marielle Altenor said...

These came out really nice, Good Job!! I love Pinterest! I spend a lot of time on the diy boards lol I've only been brave to do a few diys and some of the yummy recipes!

Amanda Kee said...

That is pretty awesome! I have never seen anything like it. I love the clouds with the rainbow you do! So awesome!!!

Nicole Manaloto said...

I usually look for recipe ideas from Pinterest but then because of Geo differences sometimes I can't get the ingredients that is why I am modifying the recipe with my own ingredients.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

How fun is that? I love it!

April Decheine said...

Adorable decorations and that dress is so beautiful!! I have so many bookmarked pages on pinterest that I too would be amazed if I actually made something.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

I´ll be using it again Mary Ann.

I was a woman with a mission.

Go for it Liz. :)

Thanks Heather.

I took a long time before taking the plunge Rochkirstin.

Thanks Rachel.

And sometimes they are easier Emilee. ;)

Thanks Robert. It can become a great way to file cool ideas/images/projects to make.

Rosey, the net is a constant supply of inspiration.

Thanks Rebecca. All the toys were my daughter´s. :D

I knwo the feeling Michelle. Too many ideas, too little time.

It was Taylor. Thanks!

Kira, it´s all a matter of practice. Some pinners are professional carfters so we have to try several times to make a better product.

Thanks for the visit Ann.

Thanks Cynthia and Sherri.

Choose just one and go for it Marielle.

Thanks Amanda. They were easy to make and cute to look at.

I hear you on the local foods thing Nicole!

Thanks Sharon.

APril, they add up so fast, don´t they?

Ivory Glass said...

I am always bookmarking ideas off pinterest i've made corner bookmarks from there before


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