Whether you’ve planned your Pinterest wedding already or you’re a newcomer to the site, it’s always good to mix things up a bit! Her Campus recently compiled a list of 25 awesome Pinterest accounts you should be following but if you’re feeling out-of-the-box, you might want to seek out a new board topic. Here are 12 unique boards that will help you pass time, learn something new, and help build boards of your own:
1. Paint Swatch Art
The newest craft to hurricane through Pinterest is do-it-yourself paint chip art! The materials are cheap. You simply head to your nearest home improvement store and pick up paint sample swatches. The lighter-to-darker effect of the swatches equals instant shading for any art design. The opportunities are endless! The gradient effect is great for adding a pop of color to a room. These pinners have compiled some of the cutest ways to turn paint sample swatches into masterpieces:
Paint Swatch City Skyline
Paint Swatch Board
2. Editorial Shoots
If you’re a fan of Vogue or “America’s Next Top Model”, then this is the board for you! Isabelle Rancier has put together some of the most innovative editorial shoots featuring supermodels and cool settings. Weird? Yes. Interesting to look at? Definitely! We really like the Kirsten Dunst series from LulaMag!
3. Character Cupcake Art
The cupcake fad is kicking it up a notch! These pinners found some wild cupcake creations from pastry chefs that are getting creative. These aren’t your ordinary pieces of cake; they’re cartoon characters, objects, and animals. They’re almost too adorable to eat… almost.
4. Suited Gentlemen
Who doesn’t love a man in a suit? These boards aren’t necessarily functional or educational, but they may make your heart skip a beat and improve your mood! Here are some smoking celebrities, like Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, all dressed to impress:
Daily Cute Boy
Guys in Suits Board
5. Animals in Clothes
Speaking of cute things dressed up, you can’t help but love an animal in a costume or human clothes. This board from Elena Martinis is sure to make you crack a smile! It’s hard to decide which is better: the penguins in sweaters or the Harry Potter puppy.
Animals in Clothes Board
Penguins in Sweaters
6. Watermelon Obsession
It’s hard to have any complaints when it’s watermelon season. This loveable fruit has worked its way into practically every summer barbeque you’ll attend, and it’s a symbol of warm weather and happy times. Some pinners have taken their watermelon obsession to the next step. These boards feature some crazy watermelon recipes and even turn watermelons into edible sculptures:
7. Portrait Tattoos
If you love someone, why not put a picture of them on your body permanently? That’s the thought process behind these tattoos that inspired their own Pinterest boards. Some of them have a creepiness factor but you have to admit that the work behind creating them is impressive!
Portrait Tattoo Board
If you’re into awesome architecture, or just like pretty things in general, these boards are for you! Kelly and Cathy Gill have compiled photos of “statement” doors that are worthy of inspiring the next trends in home décor or fashion! Plus, it’s fun to imagine the house behind the door!
9. Custom TOMS
It’s nice to have shoes that are comfortable and versatile and give back to the world at the same time, and that’s a big reason why so many people love TOMS, which donates some of its proceeds to help underprivileged kids. But they have an additional appeal to the artsy and crafty masses because they are easy to customize. Check out these cool customized TOMS. Next time you look at your own pair, you will see a canvas—not just a shoe.
Little Mermaid TOMS
10. International Food
Sometimes, it’s good to go out of your comfort zone and stretch your food boundaries. What better way to do this than by trying out some international fare? It kills two birds with one stone. You get to try something new (that could potentially become your favorite food of all time) and you can pretend that you’ve traveled to some exotic locale as you eat it. A fun date night? You bet!
German Onion Cake
11. Inspirational Women
You can’t have an all-guys board without an all-girls one too! “Guys in suits” boards are thought provoking, but not as inspirational as these awesome chicks. Having an “inspirational women” board is great for when you find yourself needing a motivation boost. After all, with a little effort you could be a face on these boards someday!
Awesome Women Board
12. Flower Arrangements
A Pinterest wedding is incomplete without one of the most crucial elements: the flowers. But the nice thing about flowers is that they are neat to look at with or without the future wedding plans! Here are some eye-popping arrangements that will make you want to head to your nearest florist.
Flower Arrangements Board
What are your favorite Pinterest boards? Leave a comment!