Four Projects For a Pinterest Party

I had a Pinterest party recently for a few close friends I hadn’t seen in a while. 4 projects from Pinterest….in 2.5 hours.

How to throw a Pinterest party and 4 projects to get you started. Includes free instruction downloads! via lilblueboo.com #mpinterestparty

I thought it would be fun to carve out a morning for them to try something new:

How to throw a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Here’s what we made, along with four PDF downloads if you want to have your own party:

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Sharpie Marker Art Ornament via lilblueboo.com #sharpie


Here’s the Sharpie station:

Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Ceramic ornament from Michaels Craft Store ready to decorate:

Ornaments ready to decorate! Sharpie Marker Ornament Station Set Up for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

A snowflake ornament:

Make a snowflake! Sharpie Ornament Project for your Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

 

Download the PDF:

Free Sharpie Marker Ornament Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

SHARPIE ORNAMENT
1. Materials: Industrial Sharpie, Ceramic ornaments
2. Hand write lettering.
3. Use initial stencils as a guide for calligraphy.
4. Let dry.
5. Hang from tree!
6. Not a step really. Just admire my nice “H”.

 

 

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Sharpie Marker Ceramic Plate via lilblueboo.com #sharpie

 

Download the PDF:

Free Sharpie Marker Plate Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

SHARPIE PLATE:
1. Materials: Industrial Sharpie, Ceramic Plate or Mug
2. Themed stencils are a great optional tool.
3. Clean ceramic thoroughly with Windex.
4. Cut out a circle and tape in center as a writing guide.
5. Use Industrial Sharpie to write your words.
6. Place cold plate into oven. Heat to 425 degrees and heat for 30 minutes to set the ink permanently.
(Hand washing recommended)

 

 

A finished set of projects:

Sharpie Marker Plate Craft Project for a Pinterest Party via lilblueboo.com #sharpie

Finished Sharpie plates:

Finished Plates! Sharpie Marker Plate Craft Project for a Pinterest Party via lilblueboo.com #sharpie

 

 

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: DIY Chalkboard Paint Dollar Store Tray via lilblueboo.com #chalkboard

 

The chalkboard tray station:

DIY Chalkboard Paint Dollar Store Ribbon Tray Station via lilblueboo.com #chalkboard

 

The trays were from the Dollar Store:

DIY Chalkboard Paint Dollar Store Ribbon Tray Project via lilblueboo.com #chalkboard

 

Tip: Use a hairdryer to speed up coats!

How to Throw a Pinterest Craft Party with 4 Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

Download the PDF:

Free Chalkboard Paint Dollar Store Tray Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

CHALKBOARD TRAY:
1. Materials: metal tray, chalkboard paint
2. Apply a thin coat of chalkboard paint to the metal tray. Let dry. Apply additional coats until the chalkboard surface is opaque.
3. Cut ribbon for the back and form a bow.
4. Tape the ribbon into place and use industrial glue to adhere it.
5. Let glue dry.
6. Finished! Use chalk to add a message.


 

 

 

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Canvas Gel Medium and Mod Podge Photo Transfer Using Instagram or Other Picture via lilblueboo.com

 

Love photo transfer medium!  (See more transfer ideas here)

4 Pinterest Party Craft Projects: Canvas Gel Medium and Mod Podge Photo Transfer Using Instagram or Other Picture via lilblueboo.com #instagram #modpodge


Download the PDF:

Free Photo Transfer Instagram Canvas Tutorial PDF Instructions for a Pinterest Craft Party via lilblueboo.com

PHOTO TRANSFER CANVAS:
Materials needed: Gel Medium, canvas, photocopy
1. Print a photo on a LASER printer or COPIER. (must be DRY toner to work, not inkjet)
2. Apply a generous coat of gel medium to canvas.
3. Press photocopy face down onto the canvas and burnish back to remove any air bubbles. Let dry thoroughly.
4. Wet the back of the canvas and use a non-scratch sponge to gently remove paper. Use small circular motion.
5. Use sandpaper to distress edges of image.
6. Use a Sharpie to add a quote or text.

 

 

 

I think everyone had a lot of fun!  I made sure we had more than enough food, coffee etc at 10 o’clock in the morning:

The Food: How to Throw a Pinterest Craft Party with 4 Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

Do you think these gals like stripes?

Take a group photo with your projects: How to Throw a Pinterest Craft Party with 4 Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

I wrote a post over at Babble about ways to integrate mobile printing to share photos and design ideas at a party.  Click here to check it out!

Preserve the Memories: How to Throw a Pinterest Craft Party with 4 Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

A big thanks to Michaels Crafts Stores for the help!

 

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  1. 1

    A Pinterest party! What a great idea. I love the ceramic plates idea. So much fun. :)

  2. 2
    taushaleavell says:

    I love this idea!!! Now to find friends that will party with me. Thanks for all the easy and festive ideas.

  3. 3

    How fun! I want to come to your party!! Is it a requirement to wear stripes? :)

  4. 4

    Had my first Pinterest party in January…on the same day I had my first radiation oncology appointment. Having another in 2 weeks and may be using some of your ideas! You are inspirational! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. 5
    Karen Bolea says:

    Love this. Ashley you are so creative and such a gift!

  6. 6

    Wow, I could do birthday plates and tons of other things. Thanks so much, Ash.