The year is beginning to wind down, with New Year's just ten days away. It's been a great 12 months, filled with plenty of DIYs and no shortage of trends, from neon and color blocked to polka dots and ombre. To celebrate the trends of the year, here's a top 40 list focused on the best design trend projects of 2012.
We're wrapping up the year with our favorite DIY ideas from 2012. Here are the original how-to projects I liked best this year. Starting with dog treats and cabinet makeovers, all the way through to DIY household cleansers and organization ideas. Enjoy! (All links open in new tabs for your browsing pleasure)
This colorful coatrack DIY is completely customizable and would make for an awesome holiday gift idea for the little ones in your life. Heck, this project is so cool, I might have to make one for myself.
These are a quick, inexpensive and festive way to dress up a holiday table. I used foam sheets that I picked up from Michaels a couple years ago for a costume project. They're an almost perfect size for a placemat, and I'm thinking other materials such as poster board, cardboard, or foam board would make a nice wrapping base if they're handy.
Check the full tutorial at The Happy Heathen.
As 2012 rolls to a close, we're paying tribute to a year full of awesome DIY ideas with roundups of our most-loved projects and posts! First up, our ten favorite art and art-inspired decor projects. Enjoy!
This minimalist DIY light reminds me a little bit of the (much, much more expensive) Pipe Light by Tom Dixon. While his version is made from powder coated aluminum, this clever interpretation is crafted from -- wait for it -- a discarded cardboard poster tube!
'Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2011, when I discovered the might glory of the craft store glitter reindeer. I had so much fun hacking these glam-covered beasts into something a little less insane, that I wanted to rescue this elegant species from their harsh coats of coarse, uneven glitz again this year. Last year, I came up with a trick for removing the factory glitter and replacing it with something more refined. This year, I...
Garlands are one of the most fun DIY projects to tackle during the holidays. Don't you think? They're festive and versatile and pretty much anyone can make one. So, if you're looking for some garland inspiration for decorating your mantle or elsewhere this year, be sure to check out this list of creative ideas.
This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!
Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can't leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!
If store-bought wrapping paper just isn't doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!
I'll be honest, I prefer that my DIY projects and crafts be heavy on the modern side of things. Sometimes it's hard to find ideas that are easy to make, affordable, and super contemporary. BUT! It can be done! Even the most ubiquitous Christmas craft, the advent calendar, can be turned into an aesthetically pleasing design object. Here are 14 examples that are sure to fit in with modern homes of all types!
Christmas is right around the corner which, depending on your degree of seasonal decorating, means it's time to put up a holiday wreath! Ring in the season and add some cheer to your entryway with one of these creative (and oh-so-festive) DIY wreaths!
5. Jingle Bells...
I've been slowly transforming my house into a holiday/winter-y wonderland the last few weeks and, now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I'm kicking the decorating into high gear. I've always loved the look of simple cone trees as a Christmas centerpiece, so when I spotted this easy DIY version, I got pretty excited!
This is such a cool wall art idea and easily customizable with what you have on hand! No postcards? Try using greeting cards (there are SO many amazing handmade/letter pressed/screen printed cards these days), gift wrap, patterned scrapbook paper, etc. -- the sky's the limit!