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Turning pins to party favors

SCRAP Denton, the city’s creative re-use nonprofit, is throwing a Pinterest party Saturday.

The party is just the ticket for fans of Pinterest, the online network that invites users to create cyber scrapbooks. Users “pin” images they find — or shoot themselves — onto virtual bulletin boards they can share with friends and strangers, all according to interest. The site has brought tens of thousands of crafters and Do It Yourself fans together to do everything from planning weddings, building low-carb menus or swapping makeup tutorials. (Guys pin, too. But they tend to congregate on the areas of the site where users swap snaps of vintage cars, men’s fashion and technology fads. Other interests, such as films and literature draw men and women.)

SCRAP — the School and Creative Re-use Action Project — will bring local Pinterest users together for a “make-and-take” party. The event is one-part mixer for fans of the site and one-part introduction to the DIY projects the site inspires. It’s ripe for the frustrated Pinterester who wants to get her feet wet in making things, but without getting in over her head.

The party is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Scrap Denton, 215 W. Oak St. Cover is $5 for craft supplies. Attendees will have time to take part in a show and tell, and to share success or failure stories from DIY projects.

For more information, visit www.scrapdenton.org .

— Lucinda Breeding