Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tales of a Pinterest Junkie

I think almost everyone I know is on Pinterest these days. We're all pinning pictures of our favorite animals, recipes we want to try, funny pictures, household tips, our fantasy weddings, etc.

But there are some things on Pinterest that I will just never be able to fathom. I'm all for recycling and reusing things, but some people take it too far. These are some of the things that I'm seeing too much of on Pinterest lately.

Toilet Paper Roll 'art'-

Empty toilet paper rolls are fine for vacation Bible school craft projects, or any other kidlet project. Other than that, they go in the recycle bin.

Here's another good one, using plastic spoons-

Maybe I'm just not as 'green' as what I thought I was. Because although the shades of blue are lovely, it's plastic spoons. They go in the recycle bin after you use them. And while I'm spending all this time thinking about this, if you bought a pack of new, UNUSED plastic spoons to make this project, you're not really recycling, are you? No, you are wasting, my friend.

Don't get me wrong, I realize how good I've got it here. There are some people in this world that have no choice but to wear these-

But there are too many people getting carried away with upcycling and recycling here, and this is what we end up with-

Pinterest inspires all of us to want to create, try new recipes, etc. But if you've reached that point when you're painting and gluing your trash to your walls and sticking soda bottles on your feet, it may just be time to stop pinning!


Cha Cha said...

OMG. Amen, sister. My number one rule of crafting? Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Rainbow Motel said...

I never get tired of Pinterest. The day I started my account I was like a woman possessed. Recipes! Teaching ideas! Clothes I want to fit into! It's all there.