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For those talented users who just love to sit and create things, love giving homemade gifts out at Christmas time and have claimed the title of DIY/craft queen, you will feel right at home on Pinterest where there is even a dedicated "DIY and Crafts" category.

Remember the good ol’ days of having corkboards or cardboard hanging on your bedroom wall and pinning memorabilia and pictures you had cut out of magazines to it? Now internet users can create their own virtual pin boards with the latest social networking craze -- “Pinterest”.

Users use pin boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes and organise their favourite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pin boards created by other people and discover new things and gain inspiration from people who share the same interests as you.

Crafty queens and divas, here are three affordable and quick but amazing DIY projects that will blow the minds of your friends and family when they unwrap them on Christmas Day.

The five-minute pillow slip

Every household has pillows but some of the pillowcases are boring. Why not try a quick and easy DIY envelope-style pillow cover with no zipper and only four hems to sew? A benefit of envelope pillow covers is that when they get dirty they are easy to remove and wash

Materials:

  • 2 yards of fabric of your choice
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Measuring ruler/yardstick
  • Pillow forms
  • Measuring tape

For directions, visit the Settings For Four blog.

Craft-spiration: The five-minute DIY chalkboard frame

Adding a chalkboard to a frame can make a lot of difference, and the best thing is that you can paint the frame afterwards and decorate and personalise the chalkboard frame for your house.

Materials:

  • X-acto bulldog clips
  • Mini chalkboard -- aim for an A4 to A3 Size
  • Sharpie -- white

For directions, visit the Creature Comforts blog.

Make mine a double… word score with these Scrabble coasters

Know someone who is a wordsmith, who enjoys a game of scrabble now and again? Now with the Pinterest "DIY and Craft" category, you can learn how to make Scrabble coasters.

Materials:

  • Corkboard
  • Craft knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scrabble tiles -- works best with the wooden scrabble tiles
  • Measuring tape/ruler

For directions, visit the Curbly blog.

Glitter champagne flutes

Whether you are having a wedding, hosting a girl's night, or just want to add a little sparkle to your glassware, this project is quick and easy to do. In just a few mintues you can transform boring glassware into something worthy of any celebration.

Materials:

  • Champagne flutes
  • Glitter paint
  • Foam brush

For directions, visit Martha Stewart.com.

Refrigerator mats

This super easy idea will not only give the inside of your refrigerator a boost of colour, but it will also make it a lot easier to clean. Swap them out easily when you want a change or even update them to reflect the season or holidays.

Materials:

  • Plastic placemats
  • Scissors

For directions, visit It's an organized chaos blog.

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