Pinterest, it's popular. Even my dad has pinned and completed projects.
I totally enjoy spending time pinning all the adorable ideas, and most of the things I've actually made have turned out okay. That said, I don't attempt the really fancy pins. I'm talking simple wreaths, paint chip projects, those have gone well.
A negative aspect of it, I've heard someone (or maybe it was a blog) remark, is that Pinterest has the potential to really stress out some people and makes some moms feel even more pressure to be "super mom." Like you have to be proficient in Pinterest to be be a good mom. I think that's a bit of an extreme, and, personally, I don't feel that pressure, but I can certainly agree with the point.
I've been to birthday parties where the moms have spend hours - often into the wee hours of the morning - hand-making every decoration, accessory, and party favor for the party. (I enjoy baking my kid's cake myself, but I enjoy baking, and I think it's a nice tradition. Beyond that, only if I find myself with large periods of free time can I tackle these projects.) It all looks beyond adorable, don't get me wrong, but what's the ultimate goal I wonder. If the mom is gaining sincere enjoyment and fulfillment slaving away wrapping packaging tape around personalized logos with their child's name on it, then more power to you, but it never seems that people who go to those lengths actually enjoy the process, and they're too exhausted and sleep deprived to enjoy the end product. Anyhow, I digress...
I came upon this list of "20 Hilarious Pinterest Fails," and I had to share. If it's not staged - some I wonder about - then it really is hilarious. Check it out, and if you've ever had a Pinterest fail, you'll totally relate.