Hey everyone! Are you excited for the new year? I know I am! 2015 was an exciting year for the blog with a lot new opportunities and growth, and I’m looking forward to an even better 2016! But I wanted to remember the year we’re leaving behind and count down the top 5 DIY projects of 2015!
Top 5 Projects of 2015 on The Painted Hinge
5. How To Paint Mason Jars With Nail Polish
This is a very easy DIY and a great way to get rid of old or outdated nail polish. I really got into upcyling last year; especially when it comes to finding a new use for everyday stuff I would otherwise throw out.
I did this project in the fall so I used nail polish in fall colors, but of course you can use any colors you want! 🙂
4. Pine Cone Flower Refrigerator Magnets Tutorial
This is another easy DIY project that’s great to do with kids! It’s also a great way to use up any leftover paint from past projects.
3. How To Clean Old Bottles The Quick And Easy Way!
One of the vintage items I love (maybe a little too much!) are old bottles. But if you’re
cheap thrifty like I am, you buy them at flea markets where they probably haven’t been cleaned beforehand. I used to have a heck of a time cleaning them, so I searched online for some tips to make it easier. This post is a collection of those tips, plus some other great tips my lovely readers shared in the comments section.
2. Glass Electrical Insulator Vase Stand Tutorial
This is one of those posts whose popularity surprised me; especially considering I pulled it out of my keister at the very last minute (hey, just being honest about it). I mean, it is just so ridiculously simple I was sure people were going to say “Really? You posted THAT as a DIY project?” But one thing I’ve learned blogging this year is to never assume how popular a post is going to be. I’ve had some posts that I thought would be extremely popular that had fallen flat, and then ones like this one which I didn’t think would do that well but just took off. Sometimes the simplest things are best!
1. Rustic Banner Letters A-Z Free Printables
Okay, this isn’t a DIY in of itself, but it can certainly be used as part of a DIY and comes in handy for decorating for any season or celebration! I just started making free printables this year, so I was really happy to see one surpass even my DIY’s as the most popular post of 2015!
I hope you enjoyed my top 5 DIY projects of 2015! Have a safe and Happy New Year and a wonderful 2016!
I have a new computer and this may be a duplicate. Your vintage bottle blog inspired my daughter and me to use them as centerpieces for the wedding reception with flower stems in them. We needed 120 of them. Thanks for sharing.
I love these year in review posts. It amazes me all the great ideas which are shared. Tumbleweed Contessa is hosting a Best of 2015 round up party. I’d love for you to share this.
Wishes for tasty dishes in 2016,
Thank you so much Linda! 🙂 I’ll be sure to stop by the link party! Happy New Year!