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26 February 2014

How to Become Pinterest-Famous







Just one simple step: Add a mason jar to it. Here's how I gained Pinterest fame, and it's easy for you to do the same. First, check your scary basement to see if there are piles upon piles of ancient mason jars stashed away somewhere.

 Check.

Next, randomly and subtly insert mason jars into your home decor, in both purely decorative and practical ways, take photos, post on your blog, and let the pinners have at it!
 

Are your toothbrushes too short? Use a mason jar to make them taller!
 

Does your refrigerator have empty space? Use a mason jar to make your fridge seem fuller.
 

 Distract your husband with a mason jar.


Decorative pillow shams too expensive? Use mason jars to add flair to your bed instead. (I mean, you weren't going to sleep on the decorative pillows anyway, were you?)
 

Organize your remote controls in an extremely trendy way!
 

Store OTHER mason jars in a mason jar. Double the jar. Awesome.


Are your Flintstones vitamins too ugly? Store them in a jar. Ta-da! Instant stylish vitamins!
 

Also, just for practical purposes, instead of storing them in a dingy, scary basement, you can just store them next to your pet bear.

That's it, your easy path to Pinterest fame.
Kristin said...

haha…I think I'll pin this :)

I'm guilty of using mason jars to make things cute. I may (or may not) put Qtips in mason jars. Shhh…

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

hahahah that's hilarious! you forgot to add pieces of burlap. almost every pinterest thing i see these days has burlap, a mason jar and sprigs of evergreen somewhere in there!

-kathy | Vodka and Soda

Michelle said...

YES!! This is hysterical. I adore your sense of humor.

Elle Sees said...

this cracked me up so hard!! but it's so true!

Martha Woods said...

I have to laugh at this, because sometimes it does seem the trick to going viral on Pinterest is adding a) a mason jar, b) chevron or c) both!

Blond Duck said...

My sister's wedding is full of these mason jars and totally inspired from pin interest. I laughed so hard oatmeal nearly came out of my nose. Spot on!

Misty B said...

This is hilarious! I bet you had a great time with this. :) We drink out of our mason jars and I put salsa in them too. But making my toothbrushes taller??? I think you're onto something!

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

Distract your husband...this is hilarious!

A.H. Marvel said...

Bahahahaha this is too good!!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

bahaha you always make me laugh! this is ingeniously perfect!

Elizabeth M said...

HAHA this is probably the best thing I've read all week. Too funny!

AwesomelyOZ said...

lmfao!! I love this - Especially your hubby's face with the mason jar - he looks somewhat petrified haha :) I don't even use pinterest. Social media is too much all the time - I can barely handle twitter!!! Girl why do you have SOO MANY mason jars?? LOL - Iva

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

ha ha hahahahah! LOVE it!

bisous
Suzanne

Ali Hval said...

"Distract your husband with a mason jar." Oh my gosh, this post had me laughing out loud. BUT IT'S SO TRUE! People are obsessed with mason jars, especially if they're tinted an exciting shade of aqua. Bahahaha. Mason jar in mason jar... my goodness.

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

HA! So funny. And true! I'm one of those suckers who loves a good mason jar pin...guilty!! Xx.

Rachel Porter said...

oh my gosh this is hilarious!! ha ha!

Stephanie said...

It's funny because it's true!!

Shaylee Ann said...

Rachel, you are a hoot! I am so pinning this!!

Megan Walker said...

What is it about Mason jars? They make everything cuter! I almost bought a Mason jar soap dispenser at Bath and Body Works the other day because it was a Mason jar!!!

You do have a good point about create interest on Pinterest by pinning on-trend material. Too bad I never had on-trend material to pin ; )

Inge Jane said...

Haha I laughed out loud at storing mason jars in mason jars. Also, it is really hard to find wedding centerpiece ideas that do NOT include mason jars.

Eva Marie Taylor said...

hahahaha!! I love this so much! You crack me up! I do think mason jars are the coolest...and everyone needs a mason jar coaster from me ;)
Eva Marie

Christina Warren said...

LOVE it! Brilliant! Bhahhahah

Lenya said...

Rachel you're a hoot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Haha I am cracking up at my desk! Mason jars for the win!

Angi said...

CRYING laughing...especially making your toothbrushes taller. And the mason jar in a mason jar, and the ones on the bed...all of them, really.

Three Sisters and Us said...

I was handed down a ton of mason jars. Some vintage I now use for decor. Now I use some for our main cups and love it!!

Kaitlyn

Kaysie said...

HA. "Check your scary basement" I'm that person who has NO old cool stuff, it's all old junk. I LOVE the colored jars, or any tinted glass really

Charlene Maugeri said...

haha this is absolutely fantastic! And there is more truth to this post than there should be!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Ha! I don't even think I own a mason jar!

Haley said...

All this time.. I thought it was more complicated that that. Well I'm glad you told me.. I especially like the idea of replacing stupid comfy throw pillows with ancient, old mason jars. Brilliant!

Courtney said...

LOL

Jessica Cangiano said...

Oh how this post deliver the mid-Wednesday pick-me-up chuckle that I needed. So very, very true - and remember to add some burlap and a coloured, striped paper straw to the jar for an extra huge dose of Pinterest fame. :D

♥ Jessica

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Haha!

Theresa Sutton said...

I don't know what it is, but I'm completely fascinated by mason jars. I tend to stockpile when they go on sale at Hobby Lobby or Michael's. I think I may be addicted...

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahahahahaa! These are some Mason jar tutorials I could actually pull off!

Tayler Morrell said...

This is hilarious! Love it!

Allison said...

Haha genius! This is hilarious.

Rachel dos Santos said...

I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA!!!
We laugh, but it is kinda true... Dear old Pinterest...

Heather @ From Here to There said...

HILARIOUS! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, this is hilarious! and so true! you should submit this to the Onion folks.

Anonymous said...

haha this was too funny! I love the decorative pillow add ;) You have a new follower by the way!

Daily Express said...

LOL, I love this so much and am sad that I don't have any mason jars. I think I'm going to buy some and then start storing something like nail polish in them. Or jewelry. (Maybe I shouldn't be sharing my ideas here or someone else will get to it first and steal my pinterest fame!!) -Gina
On the Daily Express

Laura B said...

The first picture had me laughing out loud, and then it just kept going! You are too funny! I love your hilarious, original humor!

Tinamia said...

Hahaha! This is so great.

Jenny Fish said...

Hilarious. I'm so going to pin this!

The Lady Okie said...

You are too funny! I love the double jars.

Erica said...

This is so good! I originally thought you were being serious, and wondered why you wanted to elevate your toothbrushes ;) You're well on your way to being famous!

LeeLee W said...

Love it! This is too funny...I especially love the Mason Jar under the blanket. LOL So glad you stopped by my blog today! Just wanted to say thanks and hello!
leelee3b @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

KelBel said...

Pretty funny. I also thought you were being serious for a moment :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! This is hilarious! ...and kind of perfect!

Sage Grayson said...

Haha! And now this will become your most pinned post. Brilliant! :)

Kari said...

You nailed it! Mason jars do make everything pin-worthy. This was hilarious and very informative:) You did have quite the mason jar stash in the basement!

Debbie Stinedurf said...

OMG...you're killing me!!! LOL!
Debbie
www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

Sybil Brun said...

Hilarious! Love it!!

Yevgeniya D said...

This is hilarious and makes me want to hate Pinterest, but I can't. I'm obsessed...

Yev @ Volumesofwords.com

Anonymous said...

LOL. This is awesome! Love it!!

Lisa FlourMeWithLove said...

This is so funny!

Jenna Brussee said...

Hahah this is so true! Mason jar obsession!!

Sarah Fab said...

Haha, so multi-functional mason jars are!

Kristyn Grewell said...

This is hysterical! I organize estate sales. At a sale last year, we had two women literally fight over a shelf of Mason jars. It was crazy! I guess they were after a bit of that Pinterest fame!

Anonymous said...

I was not expecting a humorous post but this is hilarious! Also, it's so so so true!

Jelli B. said...

Haha, what a hoot! The funniest thing is, you're right! Mason jars are a huge hit.

xiomara @ Parkesdale said...

Ha! Thanks for the laugh. #SITSSharefest

Andie Thueson said...

This is hilarious! Thanks for sharing and linking up!! <3 Andie (Be.YOU.tiful Link Party)

Rabia Lieber said...

I don't have Mason jars, but I do have a lot of old peanut butter jars. Do you think I could still become Pinterest famous? Or is that just too edgy? PS Please don't steal my idea!!

Leia said...

So funny! This made me literally laugh out loud. ;)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Pinning it! Haha!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

bahahaha! You could also chevron paint them or put a bird or owl decal on them if you really want to hit multiple trends all at the same time. :D

Notes from a Newlywed said...

Haha. You are so right. Mason jars are everything in Pin Land. Thanks for linking up!

Kimberly H. Smith said...

I've been saving my mason jars to do more Pinterest stuff. This gives me some more ideas. Great take on this. Visiting from That's Fresh Friday.

Anonymous said...

LOL! It is always about some DIY projects and things that get pinned the most isn't it? This is too funny. Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style! Don't forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured :)

Rea Alducente said...

Ahh haha, hilarious! I hope I can find mason jars at home (which I doubt). But any jars will do I guess, LOL! :)

April @ 100lb Countdown said...

This is HILARIOUS. Part of me wondered if you were telling the truth considering mason jars are ALL the rage. Thanks for giving me a laugh this week at Countdown in Style.

Paving the Rugged Path said...

TOO funny!!! Love it! We pinners are pretty obsessed with our Mason Jars, huh?! ;)

Natasja said...

hahah, what a brilliant post. thanks for the laugh!

Angel E. said...

hahaha! this is hilarious :))) love it!

Brandy Dunaway said...

Hilarious! I was laughing out loud the entire time! Haha!

Purfylle said...

So, ummm, what's a mason jar?

Bekah Walsh said...

How did I never see this post? This is the best thing ever. I need to move my mason jars from the kitchen to my bed ASAP !

Farrah said...

hahaha, I love this post. :] I started using mason jars when I moved to WV because they were everywhere and it was so darn convenient for storage! :P I've since lost some of the lids, so those became my new cups for my apartment. :P