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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Best of 2015

Hello Friends.  Are you recuperating from your holiday celebrations yet or are you like me and still lounging around, watching movies and drinking coffee?  I love this week between Christmas and New Year's because I can do just that. No deadlines, no stress just lots of time with family. I always like to go through my posts from the past year at this time and see just what everyone liked and maybe didn't like so much.  So here are the Best of 2015 posts that you - the readers - loved. 

most popular diy and craft posts from 2015

Sometimes I am totally surprised by what has become the top ranking posts for the year. It may have been something I did on the spur of the moment or as a challenge that I planned for some time.  I never know what you are going to find inspiring to you.  So let's take a look and see if your favorite this year was also a favorite for others as well.

diy wreath made with strips of fabric

cashew can recycled to be used as gift wrap with chalkboard paint and trim

crochet basket weave afghan and stenciled drop cloth pillows

diy multipupose cabinet

vintage box recycled into flower box with chalk paint

diy wreath made from vintage jello molds and painted in a candy stripe

diy welcome sign made from old basketweave board and wood letters

upcycled end table inspired by surf board

diy canvas painting made with dollar store rub ons

diy monogram picture made with thumbtacks

diy fabric wreath with fabric rosettes

Spring decor done with vintage and recyled dollar store items

diy paper dish organizer made from a shoe box, cereal boxes, and tin cans covered with wrapping paper

stenciled window done with a French graphic

diy blue hobnail glass done with paint and a dollar store vase

Now I thought just for fun I would see what my most viewed posts ever were.  

diy wreath made with book pages

This wreath amazes me at times.  I made it in 2012 for a total cost of less than $1 and it has stood the test of time.  It still gets repinned on a daily basis and has been shared all over blog land.  It has become a main focal point in our home and I never tire of it. 

diy pine cone wreath

This one comes as no surprise to me either as it has been featured in many on line magazines and websites since I made it in 2012.  It gets pinned year round and always becomes very popular in the Fall and Christmas seasons.

I love the variety of projects that you all have found to be your favorites.  Some of them were mine also.  Did you see your favorite o
n the list?  Were you surprised by any?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.

Until next time enjoy creating something you love and
     Have a Wonderful New Year.



  1. Cathy, always love looking back at others year in review. Lots of wonderful projects! I think the wreaths have to top my list of favorites that you've done. Happy New Year!

  2. Cathy, I can't pick a favorite, each was better than the last! Keep inspiring!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!

  3. Happy New Year Cathy. You made some lovely crafts.
    Thanks for sharing them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  4. I loved that wreath out of the molds! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home and Happy New Year!

  5. That vintage flower box is adorable! Love it! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday this week!

  6. These are all such great projects! I especially love the basket weave afghan and the pine cone wreath, of course! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  7. Looks like you had a great year!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!