As a result of the large chunks of time I spend cruising Pinterest, I’ve drawn some conclusions about some my fellow Pinteresters — none of them good.
Some people really do have a lot of time on their hands. I suppose it’s a good thing that they are using it wisely, that they have turned their attention to craft-related endeavors, rather than to bank robbing or to getting up to other types of generalized mischief. It’s a good bet that these folks would be a force to contend with IF they decided to get up to no good. Because they are dedicated, I can tell you that. You have to applaud the kind of dedication it takes to make, for example, your own bottle-brush trees.
I never even knew what a bottle-brush tree was! (Who says Pinterest is a waste of time — well, my husband does, but that’s a story for another day!) Now, I know. I still have no interest in owning one (or a hundred — like some of these bottle-brush tree brush aficionados do). Even if I did, I can’t imagine what the point of making my own would be. Unless you live fifty miles from the nearest craft store, I would assume that they’re fairly easy to come by.
For anyone for whom a trip to the craft store requires careful planning, a full tank of gas, and a picnic lunch, I would still contend that you could just put them on your list of things to buy when you got there or, I don’t know, live dangerously, take your chances with an e-commerce purchase. I suppose I can understand the emergent nature of hooking a welcome mat or fashioning a series of sun-catchers, but making your own bottle-brush trees? That just seems crazy to me.
That’s a lot of supplies and a few too many steps to make what amounts to a cylindrical pom-pom, don’t you think?
Someone I follow on Pinterest must have recently become engaged, as I’ve noticed an upswing in the number of wedding-related pins of late. Last night, she (or he — hey, it could happen!) must have been searching for wedding cakes because there were buckets of wedding cake-related pins on my home page. I’m always fascinated by what people can do with flour, sugar, and eggs and so, I bit. Some of them were pretty or interesting or cute. But this one, this one just stymied me. I mean, unless this person has a serious commitment to narcissism and/or is planning to feed cake to 2,000 people, I just cannot imagine the need for this:
That’s one beautiful monstrosity, but a monstrosity just the same!
I did decide, however, that if I were to ever marry again, I’d really have to have this:
Granted, I’d have to marry a fellow Whovian, but that would be one of my criteria for a second marriage anyway. So, yeah, I’d definitely get to cut into this baby!
What are the most intriguing things you’ve come across while cruising the Pinterest boards?