Pinterest is perhaps the most buzzed-about service of early 2012 and an unexpected startup success story. For those who haven’t joined (the site is invite-only), Pinterest is a curatorial site that calls itself a “virtual pinboard,” which allows users to capture and organize images from the web.
Plenty of users see Pinterest as a source of creative inspiration. Along with our partners at CNN iReport, we want to see how many people are turning their pins into projects. We’re asking you to show us what you pin and how it comes to real life.
Here’s how to get involved:
Pin a craft, recipe or project you love.
Follow the directions and reproduce it in real life, snapping photos along the way. Be sure to take a photo of the finished product!
Upload the photos of your project, along with a screengrab of the original “pin,” to iReport (you can get started by clicking the button at the bottom of this post). In the text, tell us how your project turned out compared to the original and how the process went. Was it easier or harder than you thought? Will you use Pinterest for real-life inspiration again?
If you are a Twitter, Instagram, or PicPlz user, you can also send us your submission with the hashtag #pinstoprojects.
We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17. The best Pinterest-inspired projects could be featured on CNN and Mashable.
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