Pinteresting Crafts — Top 10 Pinterest DIY Projects

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012

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Pinterest is where many crafters go for inspiration, but sometimes it's hard to find the diamonds in the rough. Still, many crafts have been able to stand the test of time, gaining tens of thousands of likes and repins. We were interested to find out which crafting and DIY pins have been the most popular on Pinterest, so we checked out the stats at Repinly. We think you'll be surprised at some of the favorite crafting and DIY pins out there!

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heating crayons to make rainbow art
Heated Crayons
With 56,142 repins, this crayon canvas project has really heated up Pinterest boards. Try melting a rainbow of crayons for your own spin on this DIY home decor.
Emphasis Added shares the melted crayons how-to for this popular pin.
peeps in a vase
Peeps Vase
They're cute and cuddly, and available for a few months out of the year. These springtime marshmallow peeps make a stunning centerpiece. And 47,503 repinners agree.
Get the Peeps vase how-to from 24/7 Moms.
individual cake in a cup
Individual Cakes
Among popular Pinterest posts are these individual servings of cake. Just take two cake mixes (one of them angel food), mix together in a storage bag or canister and melt into a mug or warm water for your perfectly portioned, single-serve cake.
The Hidden Pantry shares more on this coveted Pinterest recipe!
mixing white vinegar with detergent for DIY all-purpose cleaner
DIY Cleaner
Vinegar plus Dawn soap makes a powerful potion, and over one million people have since added this to their Pinterest boards. This cleaning product melts soap scum, cleans sinks and appliances and, well, just about anything.
Get the cleaner how-to from
art made of a father
Daddy and Me Handprint
There's no how-to, but we bet you are crafty enough to figure out how to recreate this father-son handprint craft that's been blowing up Pinterest boards. With 36,783 repins, it's sure to warm many hearts.
See the original handprint craft over at pruébame blogger.


swirling paint inside a vase
Painted Vase
This is a fun craft that uses vases from the dollar store, which is why it's won the hearts of tons of pinners. Just pour some vibrant paint inside clear vases, use your brush to smooth out the insides and you have a new mantle decoration.
Sugar and Charm give the painted vase how-to for this top Pinterest pin.
mini deep-dish pizzas
Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas
What happens when you fill tortilla rounds with pizza toppings and bake in a mini muffin pan? A delicious and highly repinned recipe is born. Although this pin has received 34,804 repins, we bet you haven't tasted anything quite like this tasty snack.
Get the deep-dish pizza recipe at Dashing Dish.
upcycled diaper box craft
Lined Diaper Box
What do you get when you recover a large cardboard box with pretty fabric? A new storage spot for DVDs, books, toys and more on the cheap! Loads of pins link to this how-to, and you can use this trick with a variety of upcycled materials.
Get the top Pinterest how-to from Mandy's Krafty Exploits.
Storage Makeover
Although not a tutorial, this storage product has inspired many pinners to take notice. In fact, at the initial publication of this post, 34,430 people had repinned this photo in hopes of taking an old IKEA shelf and attaching a full-length mirror and turntable for a storage revamp.
See the original storage display at PB Teen.
submerged flowers centerpiece
Wedding Flowers Centerpiece
Silk flowers and distilled water combine to make this project as popular as it is. Although her photo was not linked to the how-to, Pinterest user Stacey's original pin has kicked off an epic discussion on wedding flowers, with user provided tips and tricks for how to create a similar look.
DIY Wed Central gives the full tutorial.


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  • by eileen.bergen
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    Thanks for this! I had no idea how to find the most popular Pins before. These are great ones - obviously ;-)