Pinterest Feature Friday

Hey there, party people! It’s time for another new Pinterest Feature Friday! I hope you’ve linked up to our Pinterest Party where my friends Bev at Flamingo Toes, Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday, Kara at Mine for the Making, and I (Michele from The Scrap Shoppe) pick someone from the link up to feature each Friday!

A-Pretty-Life Today’s featured pinner is Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life! Jo-Anna has 59 Pinterest boards and is just shy of 9000 pins. And what I love about her boards is how they are broken down! They are pretty specific so pins are easy to find. Let me show you!

pinboard1 Well, of course we have to start with Jo-Anna’s blog board, A Pretty Life. You can find all of her creations all in one spot!

pinboard2 Next up, Jo-Anna’s Pie Recipes board. That’s right, a Pinterest board entirely devoted to PIE!! I love it!

pinboard3 I am loving all of the inspiration in Jo-Anna’s Mudroom and/or Laundry board. So many bright, clean spaces with great storage ideas!

pinboard4 And, finally, Jo-Anna’s Camping Ideas board. If you and your family are campers you want to be sure to check this one out. From tent camping, to camper camping, to backpacking – don’t miss these great pins!

Ready to see some pins?

With summer comes berry season, and with berry season come pie season! I love these different ideas to dress up a pie crust.
Pinned by Jo-Anna from Martha Stewart

I have seen Mason jars used for many things, but nothing as ingenious as these condiment dispensers! These are super cute for aábackyardápicnic.
Pinned by Jo-Anna from Home Wet Bar

I love the idea of mapping fun family vacation with a little embroidery!
Pinned by Jo-Anna from Martha Stewart

How stinking adorable is this old rotary phone turned succulent planter?? LOVE it!
Pinned by Jo-Anna from I Spy DIY

I love peeking into other people craft spaces. How pretty are these supplies?? Such a fun pop of color against a white background!
Pinned by Jo-Anna from Fjeldborg


Thanks so much for linking up with us, Jo-Anna! You definitely have a new follower in me!
Have you joined the Pinterest Master List? Who knows, you could be our next feature!


DIY Flamingo Shirt

Hello there makers!

I am so excited to finally have a chance to share a craft with y’all. Last month I attended a blogging conference (SNAP) and I needed flamingo attire for one of the themed parties. Of course I waited to the last minute (read: I was busy up until the last second) and couldn’t find anything and didn’t have time to order anything online. Insert crafting opportunity at it’s finest. That’s when I decided I was just going to have to make something myself. Check out how my DIY Flamingo Shirt turned out…


To make your own, you’ll need:

  • Silhouette Cameo (or a similar machine)
  • freezer paper
  • craft paint and fabric medium
  • iron
  • cardboard
  • sponge brush
  • blow dryer
  • shirt (Walmart for less than $4)


I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the image I wanted on my shirt and then cut the image out on freezer paper. I put cardboard inside the shirt and placed the freezer paper flamingo and hearts on the shirt.

*You could use the inside of the stencil rather than the outside and get a different look as well.


After you place the stencil where you want, carefully iron it onto the shirt. Make sure that the shiny part of the freezer paper is down, on the shirt.


Next you’ll want to get your paints ready. Mix a few drops of medium in with the craft paint and mix around. This will prevent the paint from washing out of your shirt.


Now you are ready to sponge the paint onto the shirt however you want. I wanted mine to look painted, so I emphasized the sponge look.


After the area you want is covered, carefully peal off your freezer paper stencil. I used tweezers to help get the freezer paper lifted.


Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process and help set the paint onto the shirt. After it’s dry, throw it into the dryer for a quick tumble. Then it’s ready to wear!


Thank goodness for those last minute craft projects that save your booty! I really love the way it turned out and it was perfect for the party at SNAP conference.


I even got a special fan girl moment in my DIY Flamingo Shirt with my all time favorite crafter, Heidi Swapp. Talk about awesome!! More details on my fan girl moment and time at SNAP conference to come… it really deserves it’s own blog post!

So go make yourself some freezer stencil shirts, makers! The options are endless and it’s a fun, inexpensive craft. What would you put on a shirt with freezer paper?



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