5 Ways You Never Thought to Use Pinterest
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5 Ways You Never Thought to Use Pinterest

You know you’re a Pinterest addict when you notice a stranger’s cute boots and wish you could save them to your “Shoes I Need” board. Pinterest is awesome for shopping, browsing and discovering new things when you’re online. The thing is, we do those things offline too. So how do you take all that Pinteresty goodness beyond your monitor? A DIY Pinterest board for your wall is a super start. Here are five more ways to take your Pinterest experience beyond the app.

1. LoveList: See a product you love in a brick-and-mortar store? Save it to Pinterest just by scanning its barcode. Use it to create a wish list, keep track of your go-to beauty products or catalog all your fab finds. A wedding registry could expand to include as many stores as you’d like! While it won’t help you pin a passerby’s boots, LoveList will let you save the ones you see in a store window. (Free on iOS)

2. Nordstrom In-Store Pinterest Displays: Nordstrom is one of a few brands to take advantage of Pinterest as a window into what customers want. An internal app lets employees know which items from their department’s inventory are popular on Pinterest. They then highlight them in displays marked with Pinterest logo tags. The displays are updated weekly. The retailer also has a strong presence on Pinterest with a board devoted to these most popular pins. This past year, they even debuted their holiday catalog on Pinterest first. (via Business Insider)

3. Android Notifications: The Pinterest app for Android can alert you when you’re near that sweet handbag you pinned the other day. This would be great if you have a board of restaurants you want to visit, shopping list items from a brick-and-mortar store or landmarks you want to visit on a trip. The app will lead the way to your favorite destinations and products. It’s especially handy on wearables! (via Pinterest)

4. ZipList: ZipList won’t make you a daiquiri, but it will help you get a recipe into your glass or onto your plate. With its recipe clipper browser extension, convert recipes from Pinterest into a shopping list of ingredients. You can then organize your shopping list by aisle in your local grocery store. Spend less time wandering the aisles and get cookin’ quicker! (Free on iOS and Android)

5. Pinterest Party: What good is that gorgeous layer cake if it’s trapped on the other side of your screen? Throw a Pinterest party to try out the recipes you’ve pinned and get some DIY time in with your friends. There are a few ways to make this happen. You can plan one big group project, ask each guest to bring supplies for a craft they’ve pinned or a Pinterest-inspired dish to share, or the guests can swap project supplies and take them home as party favors. (via Brit + Co)

Have you ever wanted to save a stranger’s outfit to Pinterest? How do you wish you could connect with Pinterest in the offline world?