Sometimes I need a project. Being a mom of three has increased that need, I think--I need time to do something I want to do during the day. I also find that unless I have some kind of goal or deadline--accountability of sorts--I don't actually finish projects. I start them, yes, but I don't finish them. Another problem? I pin and pin and pin on Pinterest, but I don't ever actually do the things I pin. Enter the Pinterest Challenge.
I've seen a few Pinterest Challenges floating around the interwebs over the past few weeks. First I found a month-long, daily Pinterest Challenge here and here. I knew that wasn't feasible for me with a new baby; I don't want to set myself up for failure. Then I saw a one-and-done Pinterest Challenge here. But I saw the challenge the day before the deadline and I wanted to do more than just one project. So I came up with my own plan: a weekly challenge. My goal is to complete one pin each week, be it a new recipe, a kid's craft, a DIY project for myself--whatever I feel the urge to do that week. And I'll report the pin here, on the blog. I've started a Pinterest Challenge Board with projects I know I have the materials on hand for, in case I happen to run short on time or inspiration during the week.
Guess what? I already did week one! Project: Muffin Tin Crayons via Our Best Bites. (By the way, I am loving all things Our Best Bites lately. Best recipes ever and projects to boot? Yes, please.)
Basically, we turned our old broken crayons that we've been collecting for quite a long time--as in pre-move long time--into new, awesome crayons. First we peeled the paper off, which took forever. I must admit, I didn't read the directions carefully and missed the part that gave a helpful tip: soaking the crayons in hot water for a few minutes makes the peel slip right off. Next time.
Then we put the crayons in muffin tins, melted them in the oven, and voilà! Muffin tin crayons. The boys think the crayons are the coolest thing, ever, and I'm not going to lie, I think they're pretty cool, too.
Bam! Pinterest Challenge Week One: Check.