I even started a board of pins I've tried and then rated how well they turned out, which you can check out here.
Which is one reason why I soooo love the Pintester. The Pintester, Sonja Foust, tries her hand at popular pins and the results are sometimes successful and sometimes a failure, but always funny. She's having a challenge this week for her readers to try out a pin and blog or send comments about the results. I signed up to participate in the movement without really thinking it through. (See more about the movement here.)
One thing I quickly learned in perusing my Things to Try, Food & Drink and Doctor Who Merchandise & Crafts boards - I pin way more things than I have the ability or wherewithal to actually do. Sure, I'd love to make that cute little crochet bracelet, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make a simple Granny Square. Canadian nanaimo bars? Sure, but do I really need that much sweet stuff around? And what self-respecting Whovian wouldn't want their very own hand crafted Weeping Angel? But I don't have time for that right now. So I decided to go with a pin that I actually have the skills and "ingredients" for - dipped color blocked spoons, pictured above.
|Start with your standard wooden utensils|
It's really not a difficult process. You just tape off the handles and dip them in paint. You can use more than one color, like in the original tutorial found here, or you can just use one color, like I did. Not surprisingly, I used TARDIS blue. Dip the handles into the paint, remove excess with a brush, and find a place to let them dry.
|I used a small Mason jar|
This has been a learning experience for me in a number of ways. Let me spell it out for you:
- When you dip wooden spoons into paint and then upend them in a jar, the extra paint has a tendency to run downward, threatening to go past the paint tape, requiring that you constantly dab away any stray paint to prevent ruining the whole point of the paint tape in the first place.
- When you display your wooden spoons in a ceramic jar with the handles in the jar, no one can see the painted handles, and if you turn them the other way around, no one knows what they're looking at.
- When you realize that you pinned the spoons in the first place from a board called Arts & Crafts for the Elderly, you feel really silly. Especially considering the name of my blog. (I laughed my butt off when I noticed this.)
|You can see all my "hard" work, right?|
|Ah, much better|