The Top 5 DIY Projects Of 2016

Those of you who have been following me for any length of time know that I love a good DIY project! Especially if it involves vintage or flea market components that produce unique results no matter how many times you make the same item! Today I wanted to take a look back at this year’s DIY favorites! So without further ado I present, for your DIYing pleasure, the countdown of the top 5 most popular Designing Wilder DIY projects of 2016.


Designing Wilder--5 most popular DIY projects of 2016!

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Hang Christmas Greens The Easy Way!

You see them in magazines a drool over the drippy beauty of real Christmas greens adorning doorways and windows.  But does trying to achieve that same look leave you frustrated and Grinchy? I hear you!!!!

When I finally gave in and bought a faux Christmas tree (not an easy leap for a girl raised on a Christmas tree farm), I decided that I would switch out my faux greenery for the real thing in order to enjoy the natural aroma in the house for the holidays.  The problem is that real Christmas greens are a bit more challenging to work with because they do not have the stiff structure of their fake counterparts.

I am not sure why it took so long to make a connection between my retail display training and adjusting those same techniques for use on a smaller scale in my home.  I actually call on those skills quite often when I am putting together vignettes or hanging non traditional items for decorative purposes, but I had never applied this skill set to hanging Christmas greenery.

The secret that display artists know is that if they build physical structure into their displays, it makes hanging decorative items a breeze.  So in the spirit of the season, I am going to share a scaled down method of adding structure to the job of hanging your greenery! So break out the Christmas music and grab a cup of hot chocolate! This is going to be fun!

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 Hanging your Christmas greens can be a real hassle! But they are so amazing! So I'm spilling my secret for getting them hung in the easiest way possible!

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Easy Fall Centerpiece To Celebrate The Harvest

So Halloween is over and you’ve  taken down your cute spooky creations.  Do you find yourself feeling a little blah? Are you getting a little bored with fall?  Don’t feel bad, it happens to the best of us!  It’s only natural that after the festivity of Halloween is over, a case of fall decorating boredom would set in.  The cure?  It’s time to shake things up! How about putting together this easy fall centerpiece that will repurpose your current fall decor and carry you all the way through your Thanksgiving celebrations at little to no extra cost?


Multi-colored heirloom pumpkins combined with white pumpkin pie pumpkins, dried hydrangeas and faux bittersweet vines to create the perfect easy fall centerpiece!

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Ghost Garlands–Halloween DIY!

Now that fall is in full swing, I couldn’t help but start to think ahead to Halloween!  If you are in need of an easy creative adventure for yourself or to share with your favorite small people, these easy ghost garlands will fit the bill!  They are fast, easy and can be made from crafting materials that many of us have around the house already!


Bring Halloween fun to your current fall decor by adding these easy DIY ghost garlands! Great project for your favorite small people to help with!

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