Up until now there wasn’t much of an online forum for showing off your creativity, but Pinterest has come along and changed the story for crafters everywhere. Pinterest is a place for creativity to flourish; whether you're pinning inspiring die cut cards, recipes, letterpress invitations, DIY projects, fashion, or home decor. This social network has made it possible to share your creative projects to untold amounts of people and possibly give you the recognition you've never dreamed of!
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a photo sharing website but on a grander scale. It's unique for its ‘pinboards’ where you - the ‘pinner’ - can upload visual content on specific and unique categories such as diy craft projects, scrapbooking, and more. You can pin that adorable die cut card you made or that DIY hair accessory you created. Then, people can ‘re-pin’ your ideas and help your projects go viral, or in other words, make your work popular.
Why is Pinterest So Popular?
Before Pinterest, there were plenty of social networks but none that so perfectly catered to a creative audience. For many, Pinterest is a place where they can see images of their dreams coming true, from interior design, to arts and crafts, to unique recipes, to motivation to eat right and exercise. Pinners see it as a place to channel their creativity and inspire others to do the same. The rose colored glasses don’t have to come off on Pinterest. In fact, they’re encouraged.
How Can You Use Pinterest to the Fullest?
To make the best use of Pinterest, you want to make sure you’re fully engaged. You want to stay active with your friends by finding pins of theirs to comment on and re-pin. Pinterest is all about getting what you give. If you’re active in other people's pinboards, you’ll become friends, and what’s more, they’ll be active in your pinboards. It’s a win-win.
Remember, Pinterest is designed to help your individuality shine, so shine on! For some inspiration, check out Lifestyle Crafts’ Pinterest page to see our craft projects, letterpress invitations, die cut cards and much, much more.
What about you? What do you share on your Pinterest? Let us know about it below.