I absolutely love Pinterest. I definitely spend too much of my time looking at things that I love, want to do or make. It never fails Pinterest has something for whatever I'm looking for. Right now I am planning my wedding and it has been very helpful to be able to see what my mind is thinking about in picture form. I am the type of person that if I can see it, then I know it is possible and I can more than likely accomplish it.
A few months ago I was doing some prep work for an event and I needed a craft that a group of mixed ages could do that would take about 30 minutes to accomplish and would be a great door hanger for the people who live at the retirement home here in town. It didn't matter how I typed it in the search menu Pinterest was not giving me what I was looking for. I mean if I was decorating my classroom door there were tons but not what I was wanting. I couldn't find it on Oriental Trading or even Google. Talk about a searching fail. So I sat in my office looking around trying to think of something that would be just right. Under my desk I have a big box of old card fronts. The church members give them to me to use for different things. We make a lot of cards in some of my groups so they are perfect. Well I started cutting crosses out of the cards and was enthralled by how unique each one was. Then I saw some foam crosses on the other side of the room and put together a craft.
I was pretty impressed with what I came up with, if I do say so myself. Then today I was going through the finished products after a group of 2nd-8th graders put them together on Wednesday and I have to say I am in love with this project. They're adorable. There really wasn't a way to mess them up, and each one is as unique as the maker and the person who will receive it.
I do believe I see some future card front crafts in our future here at the church! :)