I did it. I really made a project I saw on Pinterest. Yes, I’ve visited a restaurant I pinned (Fatty Crab in NYC–a delicious success). And I’ve made lots of slow-cooker recipes I first saw on Pinterest. But I finally completed a complex Pinterest project. It’s a kind of a “Purple Allium” sculpture I saw a couple months ago. This feels like a Pinterest usage beach-head.
Here is the original pin.
Here is what I did this weekend.
I had written to the original pinner to ask for help with re-creating the cool faux Allium sculptures. But he had only taken the photo in France. He had had no knowledge of the project and could offer no pointers. I asked my pinpals for help and got some useful suggestions from D.L. Wilson and Danielle Chapdelaine.
After seeing a couple of my botched attempts to make flower-like globes out of chicken wire (can you spell KINDERGARTEN FAIL?), my son casually whipped out a perfectly round wire sphere while watching some random episode of CSI.
I was then off and running and made 11 purple globes to put in a rather dull spot of my garden. I like their ethereal and “what the heck is that?” quality. I am waiting for the suburban neighbor reaction to this new front yard installation. Fun! Thank you Pinterest.
P.S. Read the comments on this post for more info on how to make these.