Friday 10 May 2013

My love for Pinterest and the #PinItForwardUK campaign

If you are a regular reader, you will know just how much I love Pinterest. I joined Pinterest almost two years ago, and I've been using it regularly ever since.

If you're not familiar with Pinterest, it's best described as a collection of visual, online pinboards of the things that you love. You can create new boards on any subject that you like, and then as you spot things on your travels around the internet you can pin an image to the board which links back to the page where it comes from. People use it for all sorts of things. I tend to use it to collect together ideas for activities that I'd like to do with the children, inspiration for crafts that I'd like to try and recipes that I want to have a go at. I have the mobile app too, so for example I can access my pinned recipes when I'm in the supermarket shopping for ingredients or the kitchen baking.

In addition, because so many people use it, Pinterest also contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration. To get the full experience you need to follow other like-minded people, see what they are pinning, and then you can re-pin all the things you see that interest and inspire you.

I have discovered so many different crafts and activities since I started using Pinterest. For example, as I wrote the other week, Pinterest introduced me to washi tape. I also try most months to take part in the PinAddicts challenge, because Pinterest can become so addictive that you end up pinning lots of things that you never actually get around to doing!

There is a brilliant social side to Pinterest too - you can comment on pins to let others know what you think and share further ideas and inspiration. One of my favourite boards is my Craft Inspiration board. It's packed full of gorgeous things that I've spotted online, mainly re-pinned from within Pinterest, that I would love to have a go at one day.

If you already use Pinterest then don't forget to follow me, you can find all my Pinterest boards here.
If this has inspired you, and you'd like to join Pinterest, you can do so easily using this registration link. I'd love to see you over there!

This blog post is a part of the #PinItForwardUK campaign. Passionate bloggers from across the UK have been selected to showcase their personal tastes, talents and inspirations. The bloggers write about a range of subjects, all representing popular categories found on Pinterest.


  1. I am a pinaddict too and love your boards! Such a great site :)

  2. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for participating in Pin It Forward! It's great to hear that you have have found so many amazing crafts and activities on Pinterest- I love your pin about the crochet lace project. I'm going to do this with a pair of shorts I have for the fun, summer days! Lauren, Community Coordinator


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