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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Giant Pom Pom DIY Tutorial & Decor

 I love pom pom decorative items for this time of year! While they add fluffy fun to your Christmas decor, they can be left in place after Christmas to brighten your home all the way through the winter season. And if items made from smaller pom poms are so good, then why wouldn’t giant pom poms be GREAT!


Oh, my! Yes they are!!!


Giant pom pom used to adorn Christmas package.

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Drop Cloth and Vintage Linen DIY Pillow

While I do not own many vintage linens, I find myself compelled to stop and sigh over them whenever I encounter them.  I am enthralled by the details and the hand of vintage fabrics.  Even if they have been starched within an inch of their life, they still maintain an ultra smooth softness that I can’t help but run my fingers back and forth across. Today I am combining this vintage refinement with the sturdy texture of a painter’s drop cloth for an easy DIY  pillow!


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


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DIY Sign–From Store Bought to Uniquely You!

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is to stroll through Target’s seasonal decor aisle.  Because they keep the merchandise in this area in constant rotation it provides fresh eye candy every 3-4 weeks and, if your timing is right, bargains!  My DIY sign project falls into the “perfect timing” category.  In other words–I scored!

Have I got a fish story for you!


Turn store bought components into your own original DIY fish wall sign perfect for summer decor!

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