It was a year ago that Christina from The DIY Mommy asked if anyone was interested in participating in a monthly challenge using the same materials and seeing what all the creative people came up with.
Each month we had one material to incorporate into our projects. It started with January and Mason Jars – my project included mercury glass painted mason jars with fairy lights inside. Some months materials were easy for me to think of projects I wanted to make – a project I needed for a specific space in my home or as a gift to friends or family. Other months really made me think.
I love this group project and secretly hope that it continues in some form next year. Not only was having a deadline and goal essential to me, I loved getting to know the 11 other bloggers and seeing how creative we could be.
Here are all 12 projects for 12 Months Of DIY (clicking on each image will take you to that post):
My favorite Craft project of the year would have to be the June Spraypaint project. I made a himmeli plant holder for my twin sons bedroom (see the room here) using disposible straws, wire, and spray paint. I chose this as my favorite because it was the perfect combination of a very low cost project that looks like something I would totally buy in a store. I plan on making a few more different shapes because I want to use it every time I take pictures of a corner of my home. It just looks good everywhere!
Now it’s time to see which projects were my blogging friends’ favourites, and what they thought of our yearly challenge. Click on the project name to visit their project post, and their blog name to visit their blog and see their last #12MonthsofDIY post.
DIY Vintage Succulent Centerpiece from Vin’yet Etc.
DIY Daisy Frame Art from Lifeovereasy
Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl Bookends from Woman In Real Life
Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign from Heather in Heels
How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush
Mason Jar Oil Lamps from Life Is A Party
Upcycling a Coat into a DIY Leather Bag from Sustain My Craft Habit
Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea
Felt Wall Organizer from Love Create Celebrate
Vinyl Otomi Chargers from PMQ for Two
Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical Reel from The DIY Mommy
Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry Designs