If you don’t know, Pinterest is a website on which people post things that they think other people will find helpful, funny, impressive, creative or just generally pleasing. If the Internet is the information superhighway, Pinterest is your middle school art teacher driving 90 miles an hour while applying makeup with a dog in her lap.
FANCY DIGITAL CAMERA
If the image-hoarder in your life cannot create that which they lust after, how almost-sad is that? A fancy digital camera takes their craft spree and packages it into Internet-ready iconography, easily trumping anything an iPhone can put out. Now their Scrabble-piece necklaces and whimsical cupcake décor will be immortalized, at least until the Internet breaks.
About $500 Huppin’s 421 W. Main Ave. 8016 N. Division St.
LOVE IS ART
If you long to create something with your partner, but have found that couple’s knitting isn’t as quaint as you’d think, and babies are too scary, maybe it’s time to try a Love is Art painting kit. In their words it’s “everything you need to safely make an abstract expressionistic painting while being intimate with the one you love.” Guaranteed to spice up your next family gathering.
There’s nothing crafty folks love more than turning some janky old piece of garbage into art. With respect to empty two-liter bottles, the wood pallet is the ultimate garbage-for-crafts item, as it’s stupidly versatile people make shelving, headboards and even entire houses from pallets. It’s like a “rustic chic” cult, I am not even kidding.
Free Any grocery store Everywhere
REGRETSY THE BOOK
$14 Order through Regretsy.com or Auntie’s Bookstore 402 W. Main Ave.