Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Do you Pin? How about a Challenge?

Have you gotten addicted interested in Pinterest yet?  Well, if you haven't signed up and need an invite - feel free to share your e-mail address and I'll send you one.  Be forewarned, it is addicting and wastes more time than facebook :-)  So, I've been "Pinning" like crazy but, like so many other folks out there I'm starting to feel like all I do is Pin - I never do!  I'm following the inspiration of others and am taking the Pinterest challenge and I'm going to try and complete one item that I've pinned each week.  Honestly, there are a lot things I pin that I will never, ever use or make so I'm also trying to delete some things too. 

Anywho, this is my first project - it just happens to match up with a baby shower I went to recently and I think it might become my "go to" gift for showers.   The inspiration came from Little Birdie Secrets and looked like this:
Aren't they just adorable? 

Well, here is what I did for mine version!

I'm not going to write out the tutorial - please visit the inspiration site for that but I will tell you a few things I learned. 

1.  The smaller the onsie (the "frosting" of the cupcake) the easier it is to roll.  I bought 3-6 month onsies and they added some extra thickness to the overall cupcake. 
2.  Buy the right size coffee filters.  I bought the small ones on accident - they did not work (which is why I didn't use them!
3.  Instead of using a "cupcake" box I used a wipe container and purchased extra wipes to put in it later.  You could buy a full box of wipes, remove the wipes and put them in a Ziploc bag and give them that way instead.  I just happen to always have empty wipes containers!
4.  You could modify this based on the relationship you have with the person - if it is someone you work with or just go to church with but don't know well - just do the simple one I did above with blankets, onsies, a toy and some spoons.  If it was for a really close friend, I would add something else - maybe even a gift card to Target or something so she could shop for herself or I've seen Lollipops made out of washcloths and even "Frappes" made out of all kinds of cute things - you could do the whole food theme! 

My first "PIN" creation was a huge success!

1 comment:

Carolina Carters said...

CUTE! I need to join in on that challenge!