Thursday, April 25, 2013

MAY pinterest exchange

If you want to participate, leave a comment on this blog post with your name, email address, and state you live in. Sign up for the exchange by May 1st!

Oh my goodness! I was in the middle of coming up with ideas on how to get together with some girlfriends.  And I had the brilliant idea of a Pinterest Party.  But then came another, even more brilliant idea... a Pinterest Pal Exchange!

Whose ready to get crafty and creative? 
Whose ready to make some new friends?

I have come across some amazing women that live out of state and would love to start a penpal/Pinterest Exchange through snail mail!

Every month, you will get paired up with a new Pinterest Pal. You will create a Pinterest-inspired craft or Pinterest-inspired recipe to send to her.  The ideas for this are endless!

If you want to participate for the month of May:

1.  This time around, I will send out a mass email to participants with info on who they are paired up with (last month emailing every single person individually was time consuming...not that I don't love each and every one of you). You will be responsible in contacting your partner. If you do not hear from them by May 8th let me know. I will pair you up with a new partner if possible. We had an incident in April where one partner never responded, but thank goodness I had a back-up girl to take her place.

2.  Snail mail/email/fb your Pal during the month so you can get to know each other. The main purpose of this exchange is to make new friends and become familiar with one another.

3.  Items need to be under $20.

4. Facebook, Blogger, and myself, Elizabeth Hermesch, will not be held responsible for damaged items or disputes.  I'm sure there won't be any issues, but lets keep it friendly and drama-free.

5.  If you decide to post about the exchange on your blog, I would love to link up.  It's a great way to see what goodies we received.  Linking up also will help this exchange be even bigger and better for next month.  If you do not have a blog but could kindly take a photo of your items and email it to me, I would be more than happy to show it on the blog :) I will send out an email towards the end of May with information about linking up.

6. All exchanges need to be mailed out by Saturday, May 25th 

Have Fun. Be creative. Make New Friends :)
-Elizabeth Hermesch

My friend participated in the exchange and posted about her experience: Amy's Exchange

Here is an EXAMPLE of what I made my Pin Pal during the month of April:

-Photo Frame turned into a dry-erase To-Do/Grocery List Frame

-Little box contains a jar of handmade hand sugar scrub

-Purple package contains a mini cookbook with a wooden fork that says "Bon Appetite!"


  1. Are there certain crafts to do? Do you pick or do they pick, or do you talk together to decide? I'd love to participate, I just want to make sure I am capable of doing this first.

  2. It is all about anything you find on Pinterest, you try to make! lol. So if you get to know your Pin Pal and find out she likes reading (maybe make some paperclip bookmarks) or maybe she likes going to the beach then roll up a beach towel and sunscreen and flip flops in ribbon. Just to give you a few ideas of what this is about. I sent my pal this month items that I just thought were cute. I will be posting some example photos as soon as my partner gets her items...i don't want to ruin her surprise until her box arrives. So I think those photos will really give you an idea of what this is all about :) The crafts can be as simple or hard as you want to make it. I came up with this idea in hopes that it would actually force me to craft instead of always just pinning and doing nothing with it.

  3. You know, it would be kinda fun to talk to you pal and send them pinterest photos of ideas you love....that would give them lots of inspiration of what you like/what you might want them to make for you. So yes, you can discuss it with your parnter if you want or just make it a complete surprise. There's really no big rules to this. Just create something from Pinterest and have fun and make a new friend.

    1. Thanks, I just wanted to make sure! It sounds really fun, and like you said, a good excuse to actually DO those crafts instead of just pinning. haha :)

      I'll join :)
      Toria Mason
      Arkansas, USA

  4. This is an awesome idea! I may have to sign up for May :)

  5. Michelle S. and Kelly G. are joining the exchange this month. Sending out info thru email tomorrow. Still have room for more to join today!