#WeVerb12: Replicate

What were you inspired to create/make this year based on something else? (i.e. a pin from pinterest, recipe from a friend, etc.)

Oh my goodness, this is the question, isn’t it? Well in a year of finishing up wedding planning and starting to fall in love with the Crock Pot, I got pretty cozy with Pinterest and replicated quite a few things. Now, I actually didn’t do as much from Pinterest this year as I did last year, but I think there is one thing that was a huge hit. Technically, I started this project in 2011, but I did the majority of them in 2012, even in the last two weeks before the wedding! It was crazy. And those were the favors for our wedding, personalized Scrabble tile coasters.

Here was the inspiration:

And here was my version:

And then, multiplied by 100.

I’m really proud of this project because it was my stamp on the wedding. They were a hit! At the time that I found these on Pinterest, there weren’t too many people on there yet, and the same pictures hadn’t circulated around through everyone’s boards. So, this was a surprise to most people, and I get really happy when I go to someone’s house and see them using their coasters. One couple we know has them hanging on the wall! Embarrassingly, ours are actually in storage with all the other wedding things. I have tons more tiles, and I have pinned quite a few craft ideas so that those tiles don’t go to waste! Plus, I’m hoping to make two more tiles to make a complete set of 4 in our house, maybe with our last name and with the word “love.”

I really like that Pinterest gives me a creative drive, even what I’m making isn’t all that original. It really has helped me feel more confident in crafting and in cooking. We’re hosting a party today, and the centerpieces are a Pinterest find. I would never even care to make a centerpiece before Pinterest. I’m hoping that in 2013, we have some place where I can do more crafting. I have a backstock of things I want to make, and I just can’t wait! Any projects you’re proud of this year?

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PS- If you haven’t clicked on any of the 7 links to Pinterest from this post, you have one more chance! You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking on the link in the right tab. My username is ayestria.

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