| Sep 2014
Man Cave

PENNterest: Penn takes on a Pinterest project

Post by Kim, craft by Penn

I grew up in an incredibly crafty, do-it-yourself family.

Long before Pinterest, my mother and grandmother went to the store and bought patterns to make a lot of our clothes.

Before home improvement superstores, my father would take on massive projects around the house.. for fun. The house needs a new roof? Bathroom need new tile? Why pay someone to do it when you have two hands to do it yourself.

Fast forward a few years. I marry a guy that is CLUELESS. He admits it.  So that means if something is broken in our house I dive in to make the repairs.

Penn even pokes fun at my Pinterest obsession. I mean… what’s not to love? The JOY in finding a perfect “pin” and the inevitable TEARS when it doesn’t turn out anything like the picture. I’ll admit — I have an unhealthy relationship with Pinterest. I have more Pinterest #FAILS than successes. Still.. it’s Autumn. This time of year just calls out to the craftiness in my genes.

But this time — I wanted my dear husband to give it a try. I found a great wreath I wanted to duplicate — and of course, there were no step by step instructions. Of course.

So here’s his first try at a Pinterest craft. You have to watch until the end. Classic.

Have more crafts he should try? Leave a link in the comments.

  • http://snideremarksblog.wordpress.com lisah5472

    Love it!! Nice to know I’m not the only one who is so-so when it comes to creative festivitity (!?!) LOL

  • Toya Miles
  • http://candiedchristine.wordpress.com candiedchristine

    The ending was great. “I’m Penn Holderness and this was Pinterest. See ya!”
    /Door Slam
    Thud.

    Seriously though, good job! It was cute, while it lasted. 😉

  • Alycia

    Absolutely loved the video. I covet the projects on Pinterest, while making my own low grade versions. Kudos to you for your efforts and results.

  • Trenna

    Nice try Penn! I would give him an “A” for effort! Haha!

  • Heidi Lee

    Could you make a better combination of things my family loves? Your funny videos and crafts!! Can’t wait to see what’s next. I think Penn should make a video carving pumpkins…using power tools. 🙂

  • Ketti K

    You get an “H” for effort, at the very least.

  • http://gravatar.com/campbell365 winchester22655

    Awesome! Would love to see him attempt the drilled pumpkin decorations I see all over Pinterest!

  • http://365daysofcampbell.wordpress.com campbell365

    Awesome! Would love to see him attempt one of the drilled pumpkin projects I see all over pinterest!!

  • Meg

    I’m a cake decorator and so very tempted to invite him to come to the bakery and decorate a cake with me.

  • Mike

    Penn, you are insane! You crack me up every time I watch you. It must be fun living at your house, coming up with all these creative and funny videos.

  • Robin D.

    You people make me laugh! That’s all I can say…

  • http://pelczars.wordpress.com xuzan1

    That was hilarious! I love the grand finale!

  • http://twitter.com/lgsthis2that LorraineGlach.com (@lgsthis2that)

    If you want to try your shot at sewing this is a fun, fast and functional craft http://www.lorraineglach.com/#!Fat-Quarter-Trifold-Organizer-that-Fits-my-Kindle/c21e8/F23A5B83-6D42-43AB-B180-E02F094C4FBB. Let me know what you think!

  • http://yourmoderatemama.wordpress.com Your Moderate Mama

    I’m on board with the original idea to just buy a nice, already made wreath.
    Also, the “just tape it ” method is my go-to way of hanging!!
    Great job!!!
    Oh and I love your video bomber… I have one of those too… they’re fabulous!!!!

  • http://runningwithdiapers.com haleyduke17

    Kudos. It looked pretty good until ya slammed the door. lol

  • Justin Paynter

    The poor guy had to cut wire with a saw. Every man needs the proper tools for a job, and every job has a little whoops moment. Give him more glue, wire cutters, and an extra day to have the craft store “finish” it and it will be perfect. 😉

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