The Pintester Movement: Craft All The Things!

6 Posted by - May 30, 2013 - Pintester Movement

Welcome to the very first time we’ve ever tried The Pintester Movement! The idea is that a bunch of bloggers and crafters from around the interwebs all got together and decided to take on a craft or project we’ve been putting off because we’ve been too scared to do it. This is our excuse and our motivation to get it done!

We’ve gathered our supplies (whether they be pallets, candy thermometers, hot glue guns, or what-have-you) and we’ve crafted our little butts off… sometimes with less than stellar results. But we’re going to own those results, and make our fellow crafters giggle with glee at all of our attempts. (If you still want to participate, email me and I’ll send you instructions. Only caveat is that your post has to be up and a link has to be emailed to me by midnight Eastern tonight!)


Without further ado (and inspirational blah-blah-ing from me), I present to you The Pintester Movement participants! Keep checking back throughout the day! I’ll be adding more links as they come in! Please visit and comment! Bloggers love that stuff, mayn. (If you’re a participant and you don’t see your link up here, it means I didn’t get it. Send it to me!) (And, yes, some of the links are broken because the posts haven’t gone up yet. Hang in there and keep checking back!)

Featured bloggers! I asked these ladies to be my featured posters for The Pintester Movement. Thanks much, ladies!

1. Brittany Gibbons from hilarious mommy blog Brittany Herself participated with this awesome Jell-o Puddin Pop Revival!

Are Brittany's kids not the most stinkin' cute? Like I bet you can literally smell the adorable on them.

Are Brittany’s kids not the most stinkin’ cute? Like I bet you can literally smell the adorable on them.

2. Amber Doty from the team over at (who some of our participants are using as their “blog” platform) sent us a look at her attempted shot glasses. And her email concluded, “I’m drunk now.” You’re my kinda woman, Amber.

I'm sure they look better when you're drunk.

I’m sure they look better when you’re drunk.

3. Marquette and Emilee from Pinstrosity decided to do peacock feather canvases and a lampshade! So fun, thanks ladies!

LOVE the orange, gurrl.

LOVE the orange, gurrl.

4. My friend and fellow blogger Heather from CraftFail took on the ubiquitous Sharpie mug.

Epic fail? You'll have to read the post to find out...

Epic fail? You’ll have to read the post to find out…

Lots more bloggers!

5. Lavastettu elämä (Set-up life)
6. Pink Country Boots
7. I Do What I Want!
8. I’d Like Cheese on my Family! a.k.a. da Cheeseblarg
9. Better Get Baking
10. With a cherry on top
11. Jane Not So Plain
12. Renlish
13. WhipStitch Designs
14. Joanne’s Life
15. Beth Caudill – Author Blog
16. Meg’s Corner Shelf
17. Chipkey Creations
18. Starlight Falls Designs
19. The FABULOUS Blog of Miss Ginger Grant!
20. Today’s Thoughts Tomorrow’s Hopes
21. Travel Truth 101 – expat life, laughs and real life travel advice
22. A Path Through the Valley
23. Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Makeup
24. Cupcake Muffin
25. The Geeky Loft
26. CatStina’s Corner
27. Jaime D. Designs
28. Life…as I see it.
29. A Mixed Media Life
30. tgdesigns
31. Moda Vivendi
32. Free Theory
33. TRex Eats Dinner
34. Marna Cooks
35. Pouring Over Pictures
36. Things I Make (for Dinner)
37. Thriving After 40
38. Ravens and Writing-Desks
39. The Involuntary Housewife
40. Incredible Reality
41. Wom-Mom Blog
42. Adventures in Substituting
45. Untypically Jia
46. Is As If
47. 100minus1day
48. Bittersweet Susie
49. Coutts Charms
50. Borbas Abroad
51. LitDiva
52. Sassafrass Hill
53. JevoisJevois
54. The Hofreiters
55. Cuponeando PR
56. Amanda Does Things
57. What Should We Craft
58. Havoc & Mayhem
59. The Pin Junkie
60. Flawless Execution Events
61. Kate George, Mystery Writer
62. Baking in My Bathing Suit
63. The Purple Bug Project
64. a rational creature
65. Love Nest Design
66. Smithing
67. Naty’s Cellar
68. Cooking With Milton
69. Three More Weeks
70. Corey Ann
71. TheBlushedBeauty
72. Fun in 1st Grade
73. Do it crunchy
74. MarshallCampusRec
75. Nani ke Ola
76. Stamping Rules!
77. Through the Dutch Door
78. Vegging in CLE
79. Diary of a Work-at-Home-Mom
80. Diary of a Gen Next Teacher
81. This,That and every random thing….
82. The Mommy Days
83. Delizioso Al Dente
84. Strive
85. French Vanilla Extra Extra
86. Connie’s Ramblings
87. Chestnut Cooks and Crafts
88. The ramblings of a Busy Mom
89. Happenstanced
90. Tiny Cherry Workshop
91. Taste of MoonGoddess
92. Sunflowercake
93. The Hesitant Homemaker
94. The Adventures of a Knitting Apprentice

And here are our participants!


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  • CookingwithIrvine

    Love this idea! Would love it more if the links opened new pages instead of taking me from here…I’m lazy.

    • Catherine

      Easy solution is instead of left-clicking on the link, right click it and choose open in new tab. I know it’s a few more steps, but if you really like the blog you end up on and want to click through it, it’s easier to get back here.

      • Laura

        Or CTR+click will open a new tab in the background. If you have a mouse
        with a scroll-wheel, sometimes you can just click with that to open a
        new tab

        • Catherine

          I didn’t know that! Thanks for the tip.

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  • Renlish

    Loving reading all the bloggies but just a point of note… if I have to be signed into anything that I am not already signed into, I’m not leaving comments. Why do people make it so hard to leave comments?!?! ARRGGH!

    • Jodee Rose

      I finally made it so anonymous comments couldn’t be left because I was getting dozens of spam comments a day and it was making me sad. But at least I have no captcha!

      • Katherine Horejsi

        Jodee, which blog’s yours? Your comments always make me laugh!

        • Jodee Rose

          I write and illustrate “I’d like Cheese on my Entire Family!” aka da Cheeseblarg.

  • Jodee Rose

    Awesome, I had a good time reading all of them that were live and leaving comments that probably just make me look stupid. =P

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  • Isobel_A

    Weird – a lot of those links seem to end up with ‘not found’ errors?

    • Christina Jacobs

      I think a lot of the bloggers scheduled their posts, so they may not be up until later. I’d check back! :)

  • Involuntary Housewife

    I may not have crafted my ass off but I fell on it so that totally counts, right?

  • Darlene (Free Theory)

    I loved reading through all of these! Good to know I’m not alone in my failed crafting attempts.

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  • Christina Jacobs

    These are great!

  • Kasey@DebtPerception

    I was out of town for 4 days for the weekend, and sadly haven’t had time to get around to my pin. Next time, do a pintester movement not around a holiday, k? :)

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  • Comfy Mom

    I love reading everyone’s posts. It’s been a lot of fun doing one as well

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  • Baking Suit

    Thanks for the push! My friends will be thrilled…Or I will be drunk.

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  • Lifeloveandthepursuitofmakeup

    MINE IS UP THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Excuse me I must faint now)
    ~Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Makeup~

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  • Melissa

    Holy crap, Sonja, did you actually READ ALL of these??? If so, you are amazing. If not, well, frankly still amazing. <3 you are my girl-crush!

    • Pintester

      Aw, thanks. :) Yep, I’m reading them all and commenting on as many as I can though I ran into technical difficulties with one or two!

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  • Kentagern

    Slight problem with this plan: people are just finding more pins to put on their to-do lists. Oh well, it’s awesomely fun anyway. Someone SET SOMETHING ON FIRE (but I’m not saying who, so you have to read em all… heh heh heh)

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  • Kate

    I was going to make bottle cap magnets. I’m drinking all the beer in the fridge as we speak. I feel like it’s a safe time to plug in the hot glue gun.

    • Heather

      I look forward to reading the results :D

      • Kate

        My boyfriend went on a cleaning spree of our apartment and threw away all the bottle caps. So, I guess I need to drink some more beer.

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  • Eleni

    Wow! It’s kinda exciting seeing my blogs name up there! You’re a genius for doing this Sonja!

  • Katherine Horejsi

    This is completely fab, I’ve found a bunch of New blogs to follow that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise…and some of the pins tested are awesome. This must have been a LOT of extra work for you Sonja, so thanks…and this can I vote for this being a regular thing?

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  • Claire

    Gahhhhhh!!!! My blog is on the Pintester’s blog!!! I’m all shaky and nervous and excited!!! Thank you Sonja, for this opportunity!!

  • katojane

    I know numbering is a complicated system, but usually 4 comes after 3 ;) Love the movement, and love the blog!

  • A. B. England

    I’m loving all the blogs, but there’s no way I’m going to make it through the list tonight. Too much goodness!

  • Jennifer Bickford

    This is really cool! I love pinterest tests and I’m totally making pudding pops.

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  • Eleni

    How do I follow Brittany Herself? For the life of me, I just can’t figure it out lol.

  • turnsignal2000

    Had a great time reading all of our wins/fails. Even if a pin is a fail, sometimes the process is a win in itself.

  • judi

    Hi from Australia .. just love your site…it keeps me entertained for hours

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  • Jane

    The Pintester Movement sounds like something I have after my morning coffee.

  • Amanda

    I have officially read them all! Fun! Probably should’ve waited since finals are next week but whatevs, stop judging me, I’m feeling accomplished.

  • Untypically Jia

    Absolutely loved doing this and reading everyone’s projects!

  • Kelly

    I (strive) did the coffee hair removal. The end result wasn’t ready for this but I have now posted the end result.

  • Eleni

    Finally finished reading them all! Now I have about a hundred more pins I want to try!

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