The Pin Junkie: March 2015

What's New On Pinterest?

What's New On Pinterest?
What's New On Pinterest?

It seems like social media is always changing and Pinterest is no exception.  Pinterest recently made some changes and added some new features.  Although the changes are small, they make using Pinterest more user-friendly because it's easier than ever to search topics and to find people who share your interests.  There's even a new way to follow too!

1.  You've always been able to follow people as well as follow individual boards, but there's a new way to follow on Pinterest.  Now you can follow by interests!

follow by interest on Pinterest

2.  Here's how to find those interests.  Type a search in the search bar or click the little search icon and choose any topic from the drop down window. 

how to search Pinterest

Then narrow the search by selecting one of the categories or "interests" at the top of the page.

how to narrow Pinterest search

If you want to follow that interest, click the follow button.
You can also see other people who are following that interest.   

follow by interest on Pinterest

3.  You can view who and what you are following by interest, boards, and pinners.  Just click "following" on your main Pinterest page.  Then select "interests" to view the interests you're following, select "pinners" to see the people you're following, or select "boards" to view which boards you're following.  You can do this on other pinners' main pages to see who and what they're following too!

narrow a Pinterest search

4.  The pinning pop-up window looks a little different and it has more features!  You can add to or change the pin description before you pin it.  Just click the little pencil icon below the pin.  You can also type in a search to find a board to pin on.  This is really nice if you have a lot of boards and don't want to scroll through all of them to find the one you're looking for.

Pin It Window

5.  You can also find friends, invite friends, and get follow recommendations in the upper left corner of your home feed. 

find friends and new pinners to follow on Pinterest


What's New On Pinterest?

I hope this information was useful to you!

If you still have questions about Pinterest, you'll want to read this!

pinterest-tips-and-tricks



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Ultimate DIY Book Bundle Flash Sale

Ultimate DIY Book Bundle Flash Sale Did you miss your chance to order the ultimate DIY book bundle?  Maybe you saw this great collection of books offered in January, but were on the fence and didn't purchase it?  You're in luck because the ultimate DIY book bundle is back, with the same amazing bonuses, but only for two days!

The Ultimate DIY Book Collection
This post contains affiliate links.

If you're a regular reader of The Pin Junkie, then you probably already know that I absolutely LOVE making things.  Whether I'm cooking, crafting, or DIYing, I really enjoy the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes from creating something of my own and that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is pretty hard to beat!

The great thing about crafting and DIY is that there’s just so much to get involved in!  Home decorating, creating gifts, photography . . . there’s a huge world of crafting opportunities out there!

The only problem is, it can get expensive so quickly, buying more resources, more books, more patterns. What if you had a wide variety of inspiring resources right at your fingertips, but for a fraction of what you would usually spend?

That’s why I'm really excited about The Ultimate DIY Bundle! It’s your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses.

For just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity!

These are just some of the books that are included!
(See a complete list of books and full book descriptions HERE)



Ultimate DIY Book Bundle

Ultimate DIY Book Bundle

If you've decided to take your crafting skills to the next level and start monetizing your creativity, you'll definitely want these books that are also included in the bundle!

Ultimate DIY Book Bundle

Ultimate DIY Book Bundle

These ecourses are included in the bundle too!

Ultimate DIY Book Bundle

Also included with this book bundle are some pretty amazing bonuses including a free online class at Craftsy.com!  That $60.00 value alone pays for the entire bundle!

(See a complete list of all the bonuses HERE)

Craftsy

This collection of DIY resources will only be available for two days!

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Pick up your bundle right now, before it’s too late. 


Or, learn more here.




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Pin Junkie Pin Party #110


Welcome to The Pin Junkie 
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
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The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
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 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

origami-paper-lilies spring easter craft decorating ideas easter egg cards two ways to make

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

spring mantel
by Stephanie at Casa Watkins


spring mantel
by Maryann at Domestically Speaking


best key lime pie recipe
by Trish at Mom On Timeout


ireland in a jar
by Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods


master bathroom makeover before & after
by Bonnie at Our Second Hand House


Easter Egg Cards - Two Ways To Make!

Easter Egg Cards - Two Ways To Make!
Easter egg cards two ways to make

I've got a two for one today!  Two ways to make the same Easter egg card.  I started with this pin:




but then thought of another way to do it.  I'm going to share both ways for making these Easter egg cards.  They're both quick and easy, I promise.  The first way is a great way to use up paper scraps!

Cut a piece of thick paper or card stock the same size as the card.
Glue strips of paper across it. 

scrap paper easter egg card

 Trim the edges.

good use for paper scraps

Cut an egg shape in the front of the card to make a window.
Glue the paper with the diagonal paper strips inside. . . 

easter egg card diy

. . . and it will show through the window!

diy easter egg card


Ok, now for the second way.  It's even faster and easier and it uses washi tape, my newest favorite craft material!

Cut out an egg shape.  Cover it with strips of washi tape.

washi tape easter egg

Fold the edges of the washi tape over the sides of the egg
or trim the edges with scissors.

washi tape easter egg back

Glue the egg onto the front of a blank card or folded piece of card stock.

washi tape easter egg card diy


 That's it!  Seriously, is that easy or what?

easter egg card diy

This one is my favorite.  I like the bright colors and fun patterns of the washi tape.  It almost looks like fabric.  And it's even easier and faster to make than the first Easter egg card!  I'm talking about minutes - no joke!

washi tape easter egg card


Easter egg cards diy


Inspired by this pin for an Easter egg card.  


Here are some other easy projects you might like:

washi tape clothespin magnets homemade congrats card speckled easter eggs



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