I always like looking back over a year and seeing what went well and (yes) what didn’t. I like to learn from the past, and its just really interesting to see. So I pulled out the top 15 posts from this year so you can check them out with me. I’m counting down, so here’s #15!
No. 15: Vintage Suitcase Table Makeover. Mom and I gave this table and a family heirloom a makeover with this vintage suitcase table makeover. It was a simple project, but I loved the results.
No. 14: Molded Flower Bracelet: A Polymer Clay Tutorial. This was my first foray into clay, and although its a simple project, its a fun one that looks great.
No. 13: QAYG Ragged Applique Quilt. I’m SO not a quilter (hats off to you quilters–I’m just not that precise) but this one is totally doable since there’s no piecing and precision isn’t required.
No. 12: 25-minute T-shirt Refashion. Turn the excess from a too-big tee into fun ruffles at the neckline. And its a fun conversation starter (I made a wonderful friend when she asked about this design and we got started chatting).
No. 11: Chalk Painted Heart Candle Holder. Chalk paint, painter’s tape, and a paper punch are all it took to make this fun candle holder perfect for Valentine’s day (plus I put a different design on the back so I can switch them out).
No. 10: The Izzy Top Review. I shared what I like and what I don’t about the Izzy Top (plus its a free pattern) so you know my thoughts before making it.
No. 9: Norah Dress Upcycle. Take a sheet and a curtain and put them together through your sewing machine for a sweet little dress you’d never suspect started as something else.
No. 8: Upcycling Wood Spools into a Stool. These electrical spools are so much fun to repurpose, and this stool was a great addition to my master bedroom. Find out how to make one here.
No. 7: 7 Unique DIY Clothing Labels. Labeling your creations can be fun when you make or create your own unique ways of marking them.
No. 6: Recreating Kate: Issa Engagement Dress Remake I love Kate’s style, but don’t want to pay those prices. See how I altered a commercial pattern to get the look for less than $50.
No. 5: Never Lose Your Drawstring Again. Your kids can pull them all they want. Your washer can tug and twist up those clothes. Your drawstring will never pull out with this simple trick.
No. 4: Make a Butterfly Top or Dress. This beautiful woven butterfly paired with a simple muslin tunic is a stunning look–people stop and look at it all the time, and I walk you through making one of your own.
No. 3: 9 Tips for Upcycling Clothes. Give your clothes new life by turning them into something else. I’m sharing my best 9 tips for upcycling.
No. 2: 7 Ways to Make Your Sewing Look More Professional. Don’t cut corners and your creations will look more professional. These 7 ways really do work in making things look great.
No. 1: 12 Amazing Book Crafts to Try. They’re beautiful. Book lovers adore the beautiful projects that started from a book and turn into gorgeous and useful pieces.
And there you have it. The top 15 posts from 2015. I was only surprised by a couple of them, and am so grateful for you!
So what was your favorite? Were there any you forgot about?