From Pinterest to Real Life: March 2013

Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.

Hello fellow pinners & crafters! It’s that time again, where we showcase how we’ve taken our pins from just inspiration to actual creative reality.

I’ve been in the kitchen a lot this month, with our diet shift in full swing, but I did want to share one fun project I made a bit of time for with you. This even counts as an Attack the Craft Stash post as well, because I used up items I already had to do it: double win!

Seashell tealight candles

I just love this project that I pinned from Design*Sponge a few weeks ago. Their tutorial was easy to follow and full of much prettier photos that weren’t taken at 9:45 at night. 😉

It was an easy, if a bit messy, project that I made in no more than a half an hour, with tealights that I still have leftover from my wedding when we bought a ginormous bag of them at Ikea.

Add to that seashells found at the beach, of which we always have a plethora, and that was that! My “new” shell candles will be a great outdoor decoration when we starting eating outside more.

Check Instagram for the hashtag #pinteresttoreallife to see more creations.

What have you been creating with your pins lately?


Nicole lives near the beach in Southern California with her husband and three young kiddos. She writes a a lifestyle blog about creativity, family life, community, and all sorts of other fun stuff, and also keeps a homeschool journal called The Bennettar Academy. Her most recent (free!) ebook is about why and how to make more time for reading.

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  1. I love those candles! I will need to collect more shells. Mine always get squirreled away by little hands. 😉

  2. Your shell candles are great! They make me long for a day at the beach but the weather is finally getting good enough where I am that maybe I can at least take the kids to go looking for shells.

    I tried to add my own project from this month to the link-up (#3 – the tv frame) but was trying to do too many things at once and put my name instead of the blog title in – is there anyway you could delete it so I can re-add or edit? I’m sorry about that!

  3. Seashell tealight candles? 10 points for creativity!

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