Oh man, I can’t believe I’m already sharing my top ten posts of 2017! It feels like just yesterday when I did that for 2016… This year has seriously flown by.
Without further ado, here are my top ten posts of 2017 starting with number 10.
10. Cactus Push Pins
What you didn’t see in this post was that I was actually using my bed as a bulletin board. I needed to get the project up that week and didn’t think to buy a bulletin board or some cork before hand, so I had to make do! I guess my makeshift idea worked because you guys liked the post enough to make it number 10!
This was definitely one of my all time favorite DIY’s. I ended up making myself three and still wear all three of them. I was taking pictures in our hallway, as you do, and my mom walked by at the exact moment I was taking the above photo and said “I liked the flannel before you bleached it” insert cry laughing emoji here. Thanks mom, #1 fan.
What you didn’t see in the post was the drying process for these wall hangings. After I rinsed out all of the dye I had to let them air dry, so I decided to hang them up in my bathroom next to my lunch box I just washed and my pink flamingo shower cap. It was the most random collection of things that I just had to snap a shot to share with you.
I’m glad you guys seem to like cactus things as much as I do because I’ve got a couple more cactus themed DIYs planned for 2018… I might just have to change the name of my blog again to We’re Going to Make it Cactus Themed. Living that crazy cactus lady life. This was one of those projects where no matter how I styled them, I could not get a decent picture. I was so frustrated with it that I had to just call it quits and work with what I got. I’m still not too pleased with the pictures but I guess you guys didn’t mind as much as you rated them number 7!
6. Hot Plate
To be honest, I didn’t think this project was going to work. I was crossing my fingers hoping that the letters would stay together with glue, and lo and behold together they stayed! I don’t really have an actual behind the scenes shot for this DIY except that I must have tried about 5 different pots and bowls on the hot plate before I decided I didn’t want any pots or bowls on it, of course.
Can I admit something? I hate these trinket dishes. I had this great idea in my head but it did not come out anywhere near how I wanted it to. Plus the pictures weren’t coming out all that great either. This was just not my favorite at all. I think it might be the wooden dish that is the problem, perhaps I’ll try it again with a ceramic dish and see how that goes?? This pin pretty much sums up how I feel about the whole DIY.
I’m unsure why I had to make so many of these, but I did. And then I thought it would be a good idea to stack them all together, like in the photo above, and now they’re all stuck together… yeahhhhh oops. I suggest if you make more than one of these to not stack them like that unless you want to spend an hour trying to pry them back apart.
This was one of my top projects that I shared from 2017. I’m definitely very proud of how it came out. Although, I could do without the wrist pain I’ve now acquired from cutting so many damn pom poms. I wonder how many I made in the end… ow.
This whole post was a behind the scenes in a way. I shared that I wasn’t happy with how the first ones came out so I decided to update them. I’m very glad I went ahead and did that because these ones came out so much better. Plus they got featured on Craftgawker’s Instagram!
That’s it folks! Those are all the posts that you seemed to love last year. I hope 2018 is full of lots more crazy and fun projects, be sure to stick around to see what I create in 2018!