However, there is danger within Pinterest that I have seen many a friend fall victim to:
Overpinning - the act of pinning to the point that it is near impossible to complete any actual project, recipe or idea because of the sheer volume of pins of interest.
For example: a quick search on "green smoothie recipes" results in 15 new pins in one sitting. Or your "places to see" board contains 1,216 pins. The question is, when are you going to take the extra time to make something happen if you've given yourself too many options?
I don't believe I overpin in general, with only 437 pins across 11 boards over the last year and a half, but I will admit to my eyes being bigger than my crafty hands when it came to planned wedding projects. Check out my wedding board for direct links to sources for everything discussed below. I'm still adding to this with a few of my own recap blog posts. You may also notice that the wedding dress I ended up purchasing was one of my early pins!
Bob and I DIY'd more than a dozen elements of our wedding, most of which have been detailed on this blog, including: table numbers, luggage tag favors, card box, lantern centerpieces, altarpiece backdrop, invites and programs, menu cards, hotel gift bags, our save the date and thank you cards. Almost all of these began as a pin on my wedding board. However, a few never made it past the conception phase...
Without further ado, the Wedding Pinterest Projects That Weren't:
String Balloon Balls
Aisle Runner Vases
I tried to make one after watching a youtube video tutorial four times in a row. It did not go well. Let's just say I think there is a reason some of those bouquets on Etsy cost well over $100.