O pinterest, o pinterest. How lovely are your pictures.

Well, apparently I wasn’t joking about putting up a few things I’ve seen on Pinterest that have intrigued me/inspired me/made me think about heating up my glue gun.

Or maybe have just made me swoon with envy.

And so I’m sharing a few of them with y’all today. Who knows? Maybe I’ll actually accomplish a few of these things at my house before Christmas is over.

Or maybe I’ll just think about it and call it a day.

Oh Pinterest. You make me want to be a better person.

1.  Christmas Button Trees

I think this is adorable.   And would be fairly easy to do if only we had some buttons around the house.

Source: balzerdesigns.typepad.com via Chantal on Pinterest

2.  Gorgeous front entry

I’ll accomplish this just as soon as we move into a house with double front doors and I’m ambitious enough to get the pumpkins off my porch before December 12th.

I wish I was joking.

Source: bhg.com via Anna on Pinterest

3.  Christmas Card Display

This?  I might really do this with the pile of Christmas cards that are currently sitting in the middle our kitchen island.

Source: homelife.com.au via Samantha on Pinterest

4.  Santa Snack Bags

In theory I think it would be so adorable if I made these for all the kids in Caroline’s class in time for the Christmas party.  But I think we all know that probably isn’t going to happen unless I happen to find myself jacked up on amphetamines with a stash of red hots, cotton balls and marshmallows.

And since that seems like an unlikely scenario, it would appear chances are good that each child will just get a single candy cane with a bow tied on it.

Source: Uploaded by user via My 3 Sons on Pinterest

5.  Fun wreath

I would love to make this exact wreath to hang on Caroline’s bedroom door all year round.  And then make one in red and green to hang on our back door during Christmas.  Especially since our back porch is sadly lacking in festiveness right now.

Source: etsy.com via Maxwell on Pinterest

6.  JOY Pots

Well, this looks easy enough.

Source: theinspiredroom.net via Beth on Pinterest

7.  Reindeer Pops

I made a version of these for Valentine’s Day a few years ago.  Except they weren’t reindeers.  Because that would have been weird.

Source: makenmold.com via Kristin on Pinterest

8.  Chocolate Reindeer Donuts

I thought these might be cute to make for Caroline for breakfast on Christmas Eve.  Because a well-balanced breakfast of chocolate donuts with a peanut M&M filler is an important way to start the day.

Source: freefunchristmas.com via Melanie on Pinterest

9.  Handprint Nativity

I am a sucker for anything that uses a kid’s handprints to create some sort of craft.  Because you just know that someday you will pull out the Christmas wreath they made out of handprints and marvel at how they were ever that little and find yourself crying next to the Christmas tree while singing “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler On the Roof.

Purely hypothetical scenario.

Source: flickr.com via Rachel on Pinterest

10.  O Holy Night

I first saw this on my friend Holly Mathis’s blog.  Probably because this is a picture of her mantle.  And I adore it.  ADORE.  Hers happens to be on canvas, but you can read this post she wrote to find out how to get a printable version.

Or you can find a similar canvas at Red Letter Words right here.  I might be wishing for this for Christmas.  I think it would look super classy hanging next to the Antelope of the Lord.

Source: hollymathisinteriors.com via Holly on Pinterest

See y’all tomorrow for Fashion Friday.


  1. Amy says

    Oh, Big Mama, you have done several things for me today. First, you have lifted my pumpkin shame for, lo, upon my front yard, lay 3 gourds. Very festive now that the leaves are actually falling. Next, I have fully given in to the lure of Pinterest and requested full membership. That button tree is too cute. Last, you have yet again started off my day with wit and humor. How can I possibly wait patiently for your book?

  2. Pam says

    My daughter says Pinterest is the crack of the Internet !!!!

    I have made one of the button projects and the raindeer cookies that start with nutterbutter cookies…..

    It is a never ending in style magazine!!

  3. says

    4. I’m sure the mothers would thank you very much for NOT making these because you just know there’s no way those cute bags would stay closed on the ride home and all the mini vans would be decked with red hots, marshmallows and cocoa powder.

  4. Brickhouse says

    Prior to having children, my sister made wreaths like the one that you like. She used cut pieces of fabric instead of ribbon. And back when I was in college, I made a wreath like that for Christmas using strips of white garbage bags. Sounds hideous but turned out pretty cool. No idea where that thing is…too many moves.

  5. says

    Thank you for posting the link to the O Holy Night prints. They are beautiful and I have found another independent artist to support. Thank you!

  6. says

    I currently have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I love looking through all the amazing things to craft, bake, wear, travel to, etc. and often feel filled with inspiration after a few moments. Unfortunately, after that brief period of inspiration I feel inadequate and lazy. Pinterest can only be enjoyed by me when accompanied by a large glass of wine, or a fun cocktail. :)

  7. Heather F says

    If it’s not too creepy/stalkerish could you put up your pinterest link so we could follow you?

  8. Janmary, N Ireland says

    I have an entire board dedicated to kids handprint art/crafts and another one for nativities.

    LOVE pinterest (I’m Janmary over there!)