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!

 

No. 5–Drop Cloth and Vintage Linen DIY Pillow

This project combines my love of delicate vintage linens with a sturdy drop cloth fabric to produce a gorgeous pillow that looks like it took tons of skill to make! Shh! It’s our little secret that it only takes three seams!

 

The refinement of vintage linens combined with the sturdy texture of drop cloths provide an irresistible combination in this DIY pillow project!

 

The refinement of vintage linens combined with the sturdy texture of drop cloths provide an irresistible combination in this DIY pillow project!

Details here!

 

No. 4–Flea Market Finds-Volume 1: A Little Glue Will Do!

While the focus of this post was not walking away from flea market finds that are less than perfect, it ends with multiple examples of using vintage and flea market crystal pieces together to turn them into functional and beautiful pieces in your home decor.  And all it takes is a little glue! You have to see it to believe it!

 

Vintage crystal is glued together to form usable and attractive home decor and serving pieces.

 

Vintage crystal is glued together to form usable and attractive home decor and serving pieces.

 Take a look at all that you can do with just a little glue here!

 

No. 3–Flower Arranging Made Easy–DIY Flower Bonnets

This is one of my favorite projects ever! It is super easy, fast and inexpensive! The resulting tool will make you look like a professional florist when displaying flowers in your home. I am personally in love with the flower bonnets adorned with crystal chandelier drops!

 

Silver tea set vase with flower bonnet.

 

Trophy cup floral arrangement using flower bonnet.

You are going to have so much fun with these! Find the flower bonnet details all “tied up” here!

 

No. 2–Flea Market Finds–Volume 2: Vintage Buttons!

Another entry from the “Flea Market Finds” series, this post details my adoration of vintage buttons along with ideas of how to use them in DIY projects and decor.  The last project is one that I use in our home starting in the early spring and leave up all summer long!

 

Vintage buttons add interest when thrown into a small bowl.

 

Vintage buttons on burlap make for an elegant DIY project for spring into summer!

See all of the possibilities “buttoned up” for you here!

 

No. 1–Book Page Wreath

Be still my heart!!! I love this one so much!!! Again, it showcases an item that I picked up at the vintage store! A set of encyclopedias that were $3!  I only used one full volume and not quite half of another which leaves me plenty of materials left for more book page DIY projects!

 

Grape vine wreath, old encyclopedias and scapbooking scissors along with a little elbow grease become a lovely book page wreath!

 

Pages from an old encyclopedia become a beautiful wreath that can easily span seasons and decorating styles!

Get the complete “read” on the book page wreath here!

Well, there you have it! This year is almost over and the verdict is in! Y’all have great taste in projects!!! Your favorites are all some of my very favorites also!

With 2016 almost out the door and 1017 peeking around the corner, please know that I am so thankful for each and every one of you who stops by to spend time with me every week.  Your sweet thoughts and comments are so appreciated and I can’t wait to share more with you in the future!

 Wishing each of you a very happy and blessed 2017!

Hugs ’til next time!

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Painted Fox

5 thoughts on “The Top 5 DIY Projects Of 2016

  1. wow the book page wreath is my favorite!!!! it looks like it takes a super long time to cut, but AMAZING results! Something to put out on a nice dry day haha. Thanks for sharing! I am going to have to find some time to do that craft 🙂

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