There are so many Pinterest pins that actually work, however they’re usually few and far between. We’ve all found pins that we’ve been so excited about, and then when we try them out, they are complete messes. Pinterest is great for finding awesome tips and tricks, but sometimes it’s hard to pick out the Pinterest pins that actually work from the Pinterest pins that are absolute failures.
1. The Banana and the CD
Everyone has scratched a CD or DVD at some point, but thankfully there are a lot of Pinterest pins that actually work to fix that problem! The best fix that I’ve found, though, is the banana trick. You just cut a banana in half and rub it in circles around the scratched CD or DVD. It’s almost magic how quickly it works. Gone are the days of wasted CDs and DVDs; you’ll never have to repurchase your favorites again!
2. The Flat Iron Holder
Flat iron holders are quickly becoming a new trend in the beauty world. They’re pretty pricy, considering that they only have one function. They’re perfect for traveling, though, because you can throw your warm flat iron in one when you’re on the go. If you don’t want to spend the money but want a flat iron holder, simply take a potholder. Sew one end to the other and you have a simple DIY flat iron holder!
3. Get Wax out of Candle Jars
Candles often come in the cutest jars. When your candle has gotten to the end of its wick, pour boiling water over the leftover wax and it floats to the top. If there are labels, soak the jar in water and the label will easily fall off. You’re left with adorable jars for knick-knacks and decoration.
4. The Sharpie Mug
The Sharpie mug is one of the most highly debated pins. Many people say it works, others say it’s a complete mess. I’ve heard both, but I think I’ve figured out how to make it work. Rather than using a regular Sharpie to decorate a mug, use an oil-based paint permanent marker to make sure it really stays and is really waterproof. You’ll be giving all customized mugs as gifts for years on end!
5. Crayon Melting Art
I’ve loved melted crayon art since I first came across it, but it’s one of the best and easiest DIY pins to try out. It’s great gift to give to friends or family because it’s so easy to personalize. You pick out a color palette you like, then hot glue the crayons to a canvas. Next, you blast them with a blow dryer and let them melt as much as you’d like. You can do different designs or shapes, and the crayons make it the perfect decorations for a child’s room!
6. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is so often included in the greatest beauty tips on Pinterest. It’s insanely versatile. It can be used as lotion, shaving gel, lip balm, or even for cooking. Its most common use, especially on Pinterest, is as a hair conditioner. While the rest of its uses are amazing, hair conditioner can be a little tricky. If you have thinner hair, it might weigh down your hair and make it look very greasy. If you don’t have thinner hair, it will probably become your new favorite hair conditioner!
7. Glitter Easter Eggs and Pumpkins
The most common Pinterest crafts during the holidays usually involve glitter. Glitter is adorable, albeit messy. If you’re not up for the mess of dying Easter eggs or carving pumpkins, just decorate them with glitter! Cover your Easter eggs in glue and then roll them in glitter. For your pumpkins, draw or decorate the pumpkins with glue, and cover the glue in glitter. It’s a fresh and simple solution to eliminating the mess of Easter eggs and carving pumpkins. Even if glitter is messy as well, the results are so pretty that it’s worth it!
What are your favorite Pinterest pins? I'm always looking for new pins so let me know in the comments!