Thursday, December 13, 2012

Amanda Vs. Pinterest

Hello, hello!  Thank you for joining me in another exciting installment of Amanda Vs. Pinterest.  I know you're all just DYING to see how my attempts at making cute things I re-pinned from someone who is actually creative are coming along.  Whenever I make something these days, that's the first question anyone -cough- Daniel -cough- asks.  It's like, because I found it on Pinterest its worth is completely diminished.  Well guess what- I still think the things I make are fun and cute and who cares if I didn't think of it myself, right???

Ok enough ranting for now.  Here's what I've been up to.... fun with washers.

I saw this necklace on Pinterest a while back and was tempted by the simplicity of it.  And that it actually looked like something I could do and would be something I would actually wear.  Well I was right on all counts.  It was simple, easy to make, and I do wear it often.  And the cost of the supplies was under $3.  Yes, that's right!  Under $3!  And it took me under an hour to make.  Yes, right again!  Under an hour!  So, what I'm saying is that you should totally make this.  Here's Pinterest's version, followed by mine!

It's a matter of taste, really.  But I think both necklaces look really good.  I get compliments on mine all the time, which is great because I get to tell them "I made it myself" and sound really artistic and creative, which we all know, I'M NOT because I only make things I find on Pinterest!!  Anyhoo.... possibly the most exciting thing about it - I have washers left over, so I can make more necklaces if I want!  Total score!!

Now onto my less successful adventure with washers.

I've been seeing a lot of things floating around on Pinterest about drawing on something with a Sharpie and then baking it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Pretty sure I've seen mugs and plates, and even a washer necklace.  Again, being intrigued by the thought of something being so cool and so easy to make, I decided to give it a shot.

The description of the pin I found read "Use Sharpie to write on the washer, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Simple".  But upon further inspection of the actual link I realized that the description was misleading.  The actual maker of the necklace had imprinted letters into the washer before using the Sharpie, and hadn't baked anything at all.  Well, I wasn't about to go through all that trouble, so I decided to try out baking anyway.  Here's Pinterest followed by my version:

Ummm yeah, no contest.  But you can't win them all, right???  And just FYI, the baking thing doesn't work on washers.  The Sharpie was wiping off almost immediately.  So don't fall for the trick!!

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  1. Thanks for setting the record straight on the baking sharpie washer thing!

    1. Sarah- no problem! Isn't it so sad when a pin isn't as wonderful as it seems?? Hope your Pinterest projects are more successful!!! Thanks for reading!