Pinteresting: My Most Pinned Blog Posts

My Most Popular Posts on Pinterest by Chrisbookarama

If you own a blog, here's an interesting experiment for you. Type in your address bar.
Replace the uppercase text with your blog's url. This will show you what's been pinned from your blog to Pinterest. Now you can see what your most "pinnable" posts are. 

My most popular posts are this one for Virtual Advent 2011 and a recipe for biscuits from 2010. Pinterest wasn't as big as it is now and I was definitely not thinking about making my posts Pinterest Worthy. Seeing that these posts were being pinned a lot made me think I should give my images on those pages a facelift. At least in the future when they get pinned, they'll look good and have my blog address on the photos. 

I also thought it would be a nice idea to repost them both in one post. If you missed them the first time around, here they are again. 

I've seen these decoupaged glass Christmas balls on Pinterest but didn't find any instructions so I came up with my own. It's pretty simple. You can give it a try too! Warning: You will get sticky and covered in glitter. Here's what I did.

First, the supplies needed:
  • Glass (or plastic) Christmas balls 
  • An old book or papers (an old copy of A Christmas Carol or music sheets would be nice. I used a French book since anything French is très chic)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter (I used Martha Stewart, sparingly because it's expensive)
  • Clean plastic containers (raid the recycle bin)
  • Foam brushes
  • Ribbon or string

The instructions:

Cover any surface you don't want glitterified. Cut a few pages of a book into strips, 1/2 inch by 1 inch approximately. Remove hanger from ball. Squirt some Mod Podge into a plastic container.

Using a strip at a time, brush Mod Podge onto one side of paper. Apply to ball and work your way around the surface making sure to cover the ball completely. Let dry.

Place the hanger back on the ball and attach a temporary ribbon or string for hanging. Cover whole surface of ball with a layer of Mod Podge. Sprinkle glitter over ball with container underneath to catch excess.

Hang the ball somewhere safe until the glue is completely dry (probably overnight). 

Et violà! A sparkly, bookish ornament for your tree!

Red Fife Biscuits

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup Red Fife flour (or whole wheat)
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp organic cane sugar (or white sugar)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup milk

Combine your dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk until combined. Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead a few times (about 10). Roll out until dough is approx 3/4 inches thick. Cut out biscuits with a cutter or overturned glass. Bake about 10 mins until golden brown.

They are best eaten warm with butter and jam. Yummy!


  1. I just typed in the url and my most pinned posts are all about food! lol

    1. That's not surprising! Pinterest users love a recipe!


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