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!



  • Pintester Challenge! | WhipStitchDesigns May 30, 2013 - 1:00 am Reply

    […] I’m going to put off trying to cut my own glass for a while yet). For this reason when Sonja put out the call for fellow testers, how could I […]

  • CookingwithIrvine May 30, 2013 - 2:02 am Reply

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

    • Catherine May 30, 2013 - 9:52 am Reply

      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 May 30, 2013 - 10:18 am Reply

        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 May 30, 2013 - 10:27 am Reply

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

  • Pintesting: Or as my mother would say: Pin-nin-testing. | May 30, 2013 - 2:11 am Reply

    […] I made one more tentative fray outside of the Craft/DIY section, where a recipe for vegan deviled eggs caught my attention, but I was deterred by the thought that if they really were as “true to the real thing” as possible, that sulfur smell had to come from SOMEWHERE.  About to give up, I decided to give the Crafts/DIY section one more shot and  lo and behold!  Buried in a quite religious-leaning post, complete with fanciful prose was a project that I could do, would LIKE to do, and wouldn’t require a trip to a hardware store, the art store, or result in a trip to the emergency room.  I gathered my supplies, and prepared to complete my pintest. […]

  • Pinterest – the best thing to happen to Disney since Alan Menken | lovin Disney till we're 100 minus 1 day May 30, 2013 - 2:13 am Reply

    […] Foust, the Pintester, just answered that question with the Pintester Movement, a group of bloggers who choose a pin to try and post/share the results.  This means that in […]

  • Pintester Movement – Image Transfers | Bitter Sweet Susie May 30, 2013 - 2:26 am Reply

    […] I am doing a crafty post to join in the Pintester Movement brought to you by the HILARIOUS blog – […]

  • Why I Should Never Listen to Joe – Alcohol Ink Stained Glass : The Involuntary Housewife May 30, 2013 - 3:01 am Reply
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    […] I have a post up over at Pintester today that I would really like you to go see. It’s called The Pintester Movement and it’s a whole bunch of bloggers getting together to blog about their Pinterest tests, […]

  • Renlish May 30, 2013 - 3:11 am Reply

    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 May 30, 2013 - 3:13 am Reply

      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 May 30, 2013 - 4:34 am Reply

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

        • Jodee Rose May 30, 2013 - 9:34 am Reply

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

  • Jodee Rose May 30, 2013 - 3:14 am Reply

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

  • Page Corner Bookmarks | a Path Through the Valley May 30, 2013 - 5:03 am Reply

    […] I’m taking part in “The Pintester Movement” (see by testing this pin, Page Corner Bookmarks […]

  • Isobel_A May 30, 2013 - 6:40 am Reply

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

    • Christina Jacobs May 30, 2013 - 8:36 am Reply

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

  • Involuntary Housewife May 30, 2013 - 9:00 am Reply

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

  • Darlene (Free Theory) May 30, 2013 - 9:02 am Reply

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

  • Soy una Pintester ‘exitosa’ | Cuponeando PR May 30, 2013 - 9:17 am Reply

    […] leí TODAS… Es que realmente son graciosas, pero educativas al mismo tiempo… Anyway, hoy hago una publicación al estilo de Sonja Foust, la mente detrás de Pintester, ese blog que me dejó pegada por horas leyendo y […]

  • Wordy Wednesday « Havoc and Mayhem May 30, 2013 - 9:59 am Reply

    […] you read the Pintester’s blog?She recently began the Pintester Movement & I knew my vanilla would make a good post for it so I badgered DH into getting me a huge […]

  • I blogged in the @ThePintester Movement! | moda vivendi May 30, 2013 - 10:06 am Reply

    […] If you don’t know who The Pintester is (aka Sonja Foust) you are missing out.  Go and read her blog, yes her entire blog, right now.  I’ll wait.  She started this crazy idea for everyone to be an honorary pintester and actually DO something that we’ve been saving for “someday” for too long.  So here we are.  You can read more about The Pintester Movement here, The Pintester Movement: Craft ALL The Things. […]

  • Christina Jacobs May 30, 2013 - 10:11 am Reply

    These are great!

  • Kasey@DebtPerception May 30, 2013 - 11:01 am Reply

    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? 🙂

  • Well, I’ll Be a Monkey’s . . . Paw? | Sassafrass Hill May 30, 2013 - 11:37 am Reply

    […] when The Pintester issued a challenge called The Pintester Movement to goad us into tackling that pin we’ve been putting off, I was totally up for […]

  • Comfy Mom May 30, 2013 - 11:48 am Reply

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

  • The Pintester Movement! Boozy Candy, say what? | baking in my bathing suit May 30, 2013 - 11:51 am Reply

    […] (You can see all the Pintester Movement craft all the things here.) […]

  • Baking Suit May 30, 2013 - 11:59 am Reply

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

  • the pintester movement | May 30, 2013 - 12:02 pm Reply

    […] And now, Sonja is letting other people in on her turf — she’s hosting a Pintester Movement, and bloggers from all over will be testing (and fucking up) pins! I am one of them. The total list of participants can be found on her website! […]

  • Lifeloveandthepursuitofmakeup May 30, 2013 - 12:09 pm Reply

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

  • nailed it. May 30, 2013 - 12:47 pm Reply

    […] accompanied by plenty of swears and crude jokes — a gal after my own heart. And then enter The Pintester Movement, in which a bunch of bloggers vow to quit lusting after Joshua Jackson and actually tackle one of […]

  • Melissa May 30, 2013 - 1:38 pm Reply

    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 May 30, 2013 - 6:17 pm Reply

      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!

  • The Pintester Movement | Corey Ann May 30, 2013 - 3:16 pm Reply

    […] ONE pin that has been on your Pinterest for a while and blog about the experience, calling it The Pintester Movement.  I decided this was the perfect time to finally give one of these pins a whirl and see what […]

  • Kentagern May 30, 2013 - 3:54 pm Reply

    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)

  • Trying Out Homemade Teething Biscuits / Do It Crunchy May 30, 2013 - 4:55 pm Reply

    […] was trying to decide which awesome pin I would do for the  Pintester Movement, and I was going between these teething biscuits and unclogging my sink using vinegar and baking […]

  • Pintester Movement: Sharpie Mug — Fact or Fail? | CraftFail May 30, 2013 - 4:59 pm Reply

    […] our good friend The Pintester asked us to try a pin and see how it goes as part of The Pintester Movement, I KNEW I had to try the Sharpie Mug. So many crafters out there have tried the Sharpie Mug, with […]

  • Hombre is SO in right now | marshallcampusrec May 30, 2013 - 5:17 pm Reply
  • Kate May 30, 2013 - 5:48 pm Reply

    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 May 30, 2013 - 6:34 pm Reply

      I look forward to reading the results 😀

      • Kate June 3, 2013 - 12:17 pm Reply

        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.

  • Toilet Room Redo | throughthedutchdoor May 30, 2013 - 6:34 pm Reply

    […] This blog was written for the Pintester Movement.  To see more information about this movement, please visit […]

  • Eleni May 30, 2013 - 8:37 pm Reply

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

  • Katherine Horejsi May 30, 2013 - 8:43 pm Reply

    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?

  • The Pintester Movement – Happenstanced May 30, 2013 - 10:14 pm Reply

    […] raisin cookies and she asked her fans to participate in a freaking awesome project that she calls The Pintester Movement.  My love of Sonja collided with my love of Pinterest and my need to get off my ass and craft so I […]

  • What Can I Put Glitter On Today? | Taste of MoonGoddess May 30, 2013 - 10:37 pm Reply

    […] See today is the first day ever of THE PINTESTER MOVEMENT! […]

  • The Pintester Movement- my maxi skirt | sunflowercake May 30, 2013 - 11:12 pm Reply

    […] wanted to work on for a while. She calls it the Pintester Movement. Here you can see some examples: I just got a sewing machine from my lovely husband as a birthday present. (For my birthday coming […]

  • Claire May 30, 2013 - 11:32 pm Reply

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

  • katojane May 30, 2013 - 11:43 pm Reply

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

  • A. B. England May 30, 2013 - 11:55 pm Reply

    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 May 31, 2013 - 12:05 am Reply

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

  • Coffee filter centerpieces May 31, 2013 - 10:23 am Reply

    […] I found a link on Pinterest to instructions on making coffee filter flowers and figured this would be perfect for my foray into participating in The Pintester Movement. […]

  • A Breath of Fresh Air – DIY Reed Diffuser : The Involuntary Housewife May 31, 2013 - 12:42 pm Reply

    […] you know, yesterday I participated in The Pintester Movement where a bunch of bloggers got together and tested all sorts of things from our Pinterest boards […]

  • Eleni June 1, 2013 - 1:13 pm Reply

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

  • turnsignal2000 June 1, 2013 - 6:56 pm Reply

    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 June 1, 2013 - 7:04 pm Reply

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

  • Ways to Tie a Scarf | Pintester June 1, 2013 - 11:36 pm Reply

    […] forget to check out The Pintester Movement from yesterday! It was a smashing success, even if some of the tests were fails. There are so many […]

  • Jane June 3, 2013 - 1:43 pm Reply

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

  • Amanda June 3, 2013 - 6:12 pm Reply

    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 June 4, 2013 - 5:41 pm Reply

    Absolutely loved doing this and reading everyone’s projects!

  • Kelly June 5, 2013 - 11:35 am Reply

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

  • Eleni June 5, 2013 - 11:43 am Reply

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

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  • Every Little Bit Helps – Rosemary and Lavender Calming Spray : The Involuntary Housewife July 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm Reply

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