Best DIY Projects of 2012

I debated on whether or not to write a wrap up post.  I am always lazy at the end of the year and going through my posts and writing this bad boy up takes forevs!  So I asked you on Facebook, and while some of you said will glaze over it, most of you were really interested in it.  So for you glazers I will say hello and Happy New Year now since this will be all you read.  Smile Here goes the best of IC 2012.

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#1 Printable Blogger Planner

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So by far the most viewed post 0f 2012 was my printable blog planner.  If you are a creative blogger and don’t have a system yet I recommend printing out my free pages and giving it a whirl.  It has helped me immensely!

#2 Crutches Floor Lamp

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This was one of my favorite projects of 2012 even though my pageviews on it didn’t agree.  I just thought it was fun and a great conversation piece.  I smile every time I turn it on.

#3 Reupholstered Painted Headboard

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If you read my blog consistently you know I have a love affair with stencils and painting fabric.  My stenciled painted upholstered headboard really made my guest room room, especially against the wall of molding behind it.

#4 Stacked End Table Shelf

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Who knew you’d love this project so much?  I got this end table from my grandparents.  Being the old sentimental fool I am, while I had no place for it my home, I had to think of another use.  Instant mini shelf for my guest room.

#5 Organizing Measuring Cups and Spoons

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This project sure has given me a lot of mileage.  It is actually a 2011 project and it still continues to bring me crazy amounts traffic!  It scares the crap out of people when they open the cabinet door (but I love it!) since I haven’t added felt strips but I still love the organization of it and how my measuring cups are all in one place.  Since I instituted this system I haven’t lost one measuring cup or spoon.  I would say that is success and deserves a second in the spotlight.

#6 Laundry Basket Dresser

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Inspired by an Ana White plan, I create a vertical rendition of this for the space to the right of my washer and dryer.  It is definitely a space saver and a nice way to fold up the laundry and transport it to the bedroom it belongs.

#7 Birdseed Wreath

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I have created a truckload of wreaths this year but your favorite, according to my analytics, is my birdseed wreath.  This would be a fun project to make with your kiddos on winter break and it is so incredibly simple.

#8 Hanging Jewelry Organizer Paint Stick Project

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Apparently new uses for paint sticks are in since two of my top posts involved paint sticks.  This was more out of necessity than anything.  I have a lot of jewelry and plenty of wasted space in my bathroom closet so I solved both of the dilemmas with this project.

#9. How to Paint Stripes on Curtains

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I love how these painted striped curtains made a huge impact in my family room.  You will be seeing more of my family room this week.  I am completely changing my color palette and I love the new gray, aqua and yellow color scheme.

#10 How to Make Felt FlowersRuffle Ribbon Flowers

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Apparently making flowers is not going out of style anytime soon because I constantly get traffic on both of these posts. I apparently have amazing SEO (search engine optimization) on this bad boy and apparently a lot of people like felt flowers because it is my #2 ranked Google search (only because “What does Infarrantly Mean?” is number one…haha!  If you have that question to, click here to figure out the mystery).

So there you have it.  I hope you have enjoyed reading IC in 2012 and will join me in 2013.  The best is yet to come.  Happy New Year!





  • Karen

    That was fun! Thanks for sharing these again. I hadn’t even seen your measuring cup door; what a great idea!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Yay someone read it! Thanks Karen, I really appreciate it!

  • http://designdininganddiapers.com Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers

    Beckie! I’m so glad you posted this because I had never seen your measuring cup cabinet and I’m in love. Pinned it for sure and I will definitely be adding this to our Kitchen remodel this year :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Woo-hoo thanks for the pin friend!

  • http://sunnybydesign.blogspot.com Sunny

    I love when you paint fabric too. I wish I had the patience to do it. I have tried your flowers though they were fabulous. I love that you posted the crutches lamp. I’ve never seen that one. It made me smile:)

  • http://Www.firsthomelovelife.com Christine at First Home Love Life

    I’m pretty sure I have pinned at least half of these this year! Great projects, and the measuring cup system…genius!!! Happy New Year Beckie! Xo

  • http://www.justdrinkacoke.com miranda

    That was a great round-up! I just showed my husband your cabinet door- pure genius! Happy New Year to your family from mine!

  • Nancy

    Loved the wrap-up; I just recently found your blog, so many of these were new to me–great ideas and I have already pinned some. Thanks!

  • http://celebratingeverydaylife.com Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life

    Fun look back Beckie! Thanks for making the effort to pull it together :-) Happy New Year!

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      You are welcome Jen. Did you buy your Haven tick?

      • http://celebratingeverydaylife.com Jennifer @ Celebrating Everyday Life

        I sure did!!! I’m SUPER excited!!! {and you know for me, that’s a LOT!} :-D

        • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

          I can’t wait to see you again, I will be there with bells on.

  • Deb

    I never saw the measuring cup door either! Deff will be doing that one. Also the crutch lamp, was just given a stack of them. Thanks for giving us an end of year run down. I try not to miss anything from you, but, life happens :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Well I am glad a few of you appreciate it. It sure took forever to do!

  • Liz O

    I have seen that measuring door all over buzzfeed as ways to organize in 2013! I actually have seen it in a bunch of places that are about organizing. It is a good idea. One I will never do, but it’s good! :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Thanks Liz. I think each of us has to do what works for them for sure. I am kind of an organizing junkie. I am definitely not great at it but I am always on a quest to find the perfect system.

      • Liz O

        After looking at your blog i’d say you do a great job organizing! :) I don’t think i could ever get a system to look as nice as your measuring cups so that would be disappointing and why i probably wouldn’t do it! Plus it’s hard enough to get the hubby to put the measuring cups in the new spot they live! ha! happy new year!

  • http://dewdropgardens.blogspot.ca/ Debbie

    Your posts are so amazing…I love the bird feeder wreath and your measuring organization is so creative! I sometimes have to look in my Joy of Cooking book to find out what measurement is equal to which measurement. That door takes away all the guesswork!
    Debbie :)

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Awww thanks Debbie. I had that little darn measurement conversion printed on a piece of paper forever, so I can totally relate.

  • Sylvia

    Oksy so I listed myself as a scanner but so glad I took the time to read and reread your posts. I love the measuring cup ideas. When is your next craft location and date?

    • http://infarrantlycreative.net Beckie

      Sylvia,
      I am not going to be doing Indy Style this year. I just have too much on my plate with blogging and I had to let a few things go. :-(