FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Millions of people use social media website Pinterest daily to explore art projects, find fashion tips or collect recipe ideas. While many of these people rarely take action on such ideas, those near Forsyth County can soon capitalize on their creativity.
Frustrated by seeing the multitude of ideas without having a location to complete them, Brooke Roe came up with a solution.
She opened the first Pinspiration store in Arizona two years ago to give customers a place to make similar projects they see on the website.
It was so successful, Roe’s sister, Tiffany Frick, 22, moved to Georgia last year and opened the second location June 9 in Vickery Village, 5806 N. Vickery St.
Pinspiration takes trending projects on Pinterest and puts together do-it-yourself kits for instore completion. Customers are able to choose an option and receive a kit, including a tutorial, sample and all materials needed.
At any one time, roughly 60 projects are offered and vary from string art, custom signs and etched glass drinkware.
“You don’t have to do the projects like we did it in the samples,” Frick said. “You can personalize and customize them as much as you want to.”
Aside from the kits, the business offers a private splatter room, parties for special events and summer camps for children.
The owners of Vickery Village visited the original location in Arizona and apparently loved it so much, they asked Roe if she wanted to open a second location in Forsyth County, Frick said.
“They were so excited about the whole concept,” Frick said. “They had just bought Vickery Village at the time and thought Pinspiration would be perfect here.”
In the first weekend after opening, Frick said she saw a good response.
“I thought Sundays were going to be slow here, but we were packed,” Frick said. “There’s been a large amount of people who come in to check out what it’s about.”
For months now, Frick has been in Georgia setting up the shop so it could open. She’s learned the ropes as she goes with little prior business experience.
“I never would have thought it’d be this much work,” Frick said. “When we started the Arizona store, I didn’t do any of the background work. I never thought I’d be doing this, but it’s my dream job.”
And now she gets to share her enthusiasm with the customers in Cumming.
“Even if you’re not crafty, you can come in here,” Flick said. “All the supplies are here, there’s no mess for you to clean up and all the projects can be customized. We make it so easy for you.”
Visit pinspiration.com to learn more about the company.