This week I spent time looking for more DIY ideas on Pinterest.
First, I started by looking for clothing DIYs, because, first, I have a lot of clothes and second, it would make sense following my last project.
One thing I'm noticing as I look on Pinterest for "DIY clothing ideas", is that most involve sewing.
I don't know how to sew.
My friend even suggested I DIY a pair of thrift store jeans from Salvation Army for her which involved ... you guessed it. SEWING. No thank you.
This was overwhelming, so I decided, for now, I'd look for other types of projects. I found a Buzzfeed article that outlined some of the easiest DIY projects - I felt defeated, okay? Lack of sewing knowledge is a later problem, if even a problem at all. Even though there are no-sew ideas, I quickly moved on from anything even close.
I discovered it's very overwhelming to search Pinterest without anything in mind. Usually, I'd be okay with this, as I rarely actually do the DIYs that I pin, but this learning project is a different situation. I have to be purposeful.
In my search, I also looked through what supplies I already owned, and asked around for what supplies I could get my hands on for free. This podcast suggests to crafters, especially those that are lacking creativity at the moment, should take inventory of supplies.
This is what I've summarized:
- A friend has pieces of a mirror (her cat broke it, long story) - fairly good potential, depending on the size and shape of the broken pieces.
- She also has a full length mirror frame
- My sister has a bunch of jars and transparent glass vases - also good potential.
- My sister also has so many options of paint colours and brushes, which I can easily use for just about anything.
- In the backyard shed at my Dad's there are lots of tomato wire planters
- There's some scrap wood in my Dad's garage too
I was also contemplating what types of home decor items I have wanted to buy recently that I may as well try making, if they aren't too out of my reach. I've found this podcast as a guide to whether I should try to make or buy an item, so clothing may be one of those things that I stick to buying, or have someone else mend it if needed.
I looked through my favourite home decor websites for inspiration -Wayfair, Structube and Opposite Wall.
Some ideas I have for this are:
- abstract pantings
- plant stand(s)
- chalkboard sign
- mirror table tray
So, I'm not a seamstress, but I can work around that.
Knowing what I have access to, and what my level of comfort is (and my level of comfort to experiment), I began the Pinterest search again. This time, I lucked out on finding the PERFECT next project. I'll give you a hint - it's a festive one, and very Pinterest worthy.