Lately I have been seeing posts on Facebook about Pinterest failures. That is, pics of what people did when trying out something they found on Pinterst. Well, I want to tell you that I have had lots of success with things I have tried off Pinterest. Basically, you have to know your limits.
When people post pics on Pinterest usually they are not your everyday simple items cause lets be honest, we post things to Pinterst that we are proud of and want to do a little bragging about. I’m OK with that, I want to see what you have done and I want it to be the best you have done not some everyday ho-hum item.
BUT when we try to duplicate complicated items, we just might be stepping beyond our abilities and then we blame Pinterest or the pinner for our failure. Yes we need to push ourselves and no we should not quit before we even start. But we should be a little sensible about it also. There is no way I am going to be able to paint a masterpiece just because I saw it on Pinterest. But, I can paint a simple little image or graphic if I work at it a little.
It seems that we have been conditioned to expect success. Those little blue ribbons and trophies we get for just participating have made us complacent. They might make use feel that if we are not succeeding it is not our fault, there must be something wrong with the instructions or the materials used. Just a thought.
Anyway, here is my latest Pinterest fun. I found a pin with cute marshmallows that looked relatively easy to do. I wish I could find the web page of where I became aware of this delicious treats, but after searching for over an hour I figured it was not going to happen. But, basically, you put sticks of some kind in your marshmallows, roll them in melted almond bark and then pour some kind of sprinkles or candy over them. They really looked awesome in the photos and are easy to make. It just takes a little time.
The first batch I made for the ladies Christmas party at the quilt shop. I made them with the giant marshmallows like the recipe stated. Well, they really looked awesome and came out so pretty. BUT that giant marshmallow was too much. So the second batch I made, I used regular sized marshmallows and they really worked great. It took three hours to make three bags up. They were taken to the quilt retreat I went to in mid December. They were loved.
Marshmallow treats giant and regular
Marshmallow Treats getting ready to pack
The hardest part was finding containers. I kept the tops bare so they could rest upside down in the containers but it took tall containers to hold them. After a hour or two they set up like candy and were not messy at all. After a day or two they still were great to eat and serve. I am going to try and remember these for the future as they make an impressive item to take somewhere.