Pinterest, the mind numbing, time sucking, gloriously inspiring place on the world wide Web, should really be considered a DIY, self-improvement, all-things-crafty holy grail of all things educational. Maybe that's an exaggeration; maybe it's just a glorified magazine. However you look at it, there are plenty of useful and informative ideas there. I'd love to share a few with you.
I scoured Pinterest for some ideas to share with you, since I don't quite know much about using up yarn, fabric and jewelry/beading scraps or leftovers. I posted this question on my Facebook page too, and got some interesting answers! The bottom line is, use your imagination and think outside the box! Here's just a couple ideas in each category, that I came up with. (Just a note, most of the links in the following paragraphs will have tutorials along with them, too! Just follow the links):
^^ The picture above is such a neat idea. I think it looks really pretty! Keep it for yourself, or add it to your shop! I'm sure they'd sell like hot cakes. The original link is not in English, so I included the link to another tutorial (that was included at the end of the original sources' blog post) for you to try your hand at!
<< I found this pin quite some time ago on Pinterest, and saved it because I thought it looked pretty! This would work well with ribbon, embroidery thread and all your yarn scraps!
^^ Here's another great item that could easily be added to anyone's shop. Use your left over fabric scraps to create canvas wall art!
<< If the canvas wall art doesn't strike your fancy, make bookmarks with your leftovers! This would be especially great if you're a bookworm.
<< So simple and makes great ornaments for your Christmas tree! I know that Christmas and winter is the last thing we want to think about right now, but it is something to remember for when the time comes!
The picture below is SO cool! Haven't you ever wanted a bead curtain in your home? I do and I don't. Maybe more when I was growing up it would have been uber cool, but now I'm torn. Its the grown up me fighting with the little kid in me. What are your thoughts? Put this in your kids' room- use beads or buttons!
I have so much more paper than you would ever expect, and getting it used up/sold is a really attractive idea to me! I do use it wherever and whenever I can, but it still seems to pile up more quickly than I can get it gone. Can anyone relate?