Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pinaholics Anonymous Meeting #9

Yippee! Summer is here (at least for most of us).  You know what that means right?  BBQ!!!!!  We are organizing a BBQ party for Father's Day, so I am in serious search for some great but easy DIY ideas for a backyard BBQ party!  

Today's Theme:  Summer BBQ DIY

Hello my name is Mandy, and I am a Pinaholic! ^__^

If this is your first time here, let me briefly explain to you what this is all about.  This is a new series I am starting to share what I have pinned to my boards on Pinterest that I find interesting and inspiring.  I will feature sewing related pins that may be tutorials, tips, tricks, or ideas (but I am partial to tutorials!)

So without further ado, let's begin our Ninth PA Meeting!

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1st  item on our meeting agenda: My Pinterest Profile

I have all the features Pinned to my boards.  Feel Free to follow me there!

2nd item on our meeting agenda: Free BBQ Party Printable

Jennifer over at Hostess with the Mostess has great table decor ideas and free printable. How cute is this Place Card?!

DIY Mini Charcoal Grill Place Card Holders

3rd item on our meeting agenda:  BBQ Centerpiece

Jennifer has another great idea for a centerpiece!  Check out her tutorial on how to make these!

DIY Tutorial: Mini Charcoal Grill Trio Centerpiece

4th item on our meeting agenda: Party in a jar

DIY home cutness has this great idea on how to keep napkin, drinking glass and silverware all in one place and so cute!

5th item on our meeting agenda: BBQ Garland 

Make sure you stop by DIY Dish, they have this great idea, a party garland/utensils holder!  Two birds, one stone!!!!

6th item on our meeting agenda: DIY Citronella Candles

How cool it is to have Citronella candles, you can make yourself, all over the tables for your friends at your BBQ?  Head over to Garden Therapy to learn how to make your own Citronella candles

How to Make Citronella Candles

7th item on our meeting agenda:  Wheelbarrow Cooler

How about using a wheelbarrow for the beers and such?  Its size can hold quite a bit of bottles or cans and you don't have to buy coolers or have your guests go into the house for drinks all the time!

8th item on our meeting agenda: Backyard Games

Dani over at Seaside Shelter DIY'ed a couple of backyard games: Ping Pong and Twister.  Go over there and check out how to do it. 

9th item on our meeting agenda:  Custom Cushions

Jesi over at has a great idea on how to spruce up your outdoor furniture.  Imagine you can just some some cheap plain chair cushions and paint them some cool designs with your kids!  What a great project and decor idea!

10th item on our meeting agenda: Party Lights DIY

OK, I have to admit, this one is my favorite! Not only is this soooooooo friggin' easy to do and super cute, but also soooooooo friggin' versatile.  Head over to Club Chica Circle, Pauline shows you how to turn boring old string lights into super awesome party lights!

Homemade party lights decor closeup

11th item on our meeting agenda: Follow me for so you don't miss one PA meeting!   ^__^

*Do pin these amazing tutorials from their original sites*


  1. Great ideas. One thing I like is the citronella poles. You can line a pathway with them, and since they are tall (head height) they work well. I used them at weddings all the time. They are beautiful.

    The wheel barrel cooler is cool, but one thing I really like is the galvanized tubs. The reason i like them is that they can be easily spray painted, if you have a color scheme. A galvanized tub would go great with those awesome centerpieces.

    Thanks for the awesome ideas!

  2. LOVE the mini bbq with matches! Too cute!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  3. These are all fantastic ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    I'm hopping over from All My Bloggy Friends. Hope you're having a terrific week!


  4. Hi Mandy,
    You sound like you have an interesting blog and you like to combine travel with sewing. That's kind of what I do too. I'll be sure to check out your updates in the future. Followed you on Google + and Bloglovin!

    -Brittany Ruth

  5. Wow Mandy these are all fab ideas. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  6. I love this! Pinned it. :) Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday!

  7. JUst found your blog!
    Now following!!
    Looking forward to keeping up & getting to know you!

    I am doing two giveaways! If you would like, check it out!


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  9. Congrats on being the featured blogger at the I Love My Post hop today :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  10. Cutest party ideas ever! Pinned and thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays ~ Paula

  11. Congrats on being featured on the blog hop today! Glad I found your blog, I have been having a good look around.
    This party sounds awesome! I need attend pinaholics anonymous for sure! :)

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog

    Lyndsay xx

  12. Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing with the Thrive @ Home link-up!

  13. What a fun collection of ideas! I'm particularly charmed by the DIY party lights. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  14. Wow! All of these ideas are terrific - love it - love the cute centerpiece! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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