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Top 5 DIY Posts of the year on Pillar Box Blue

Top 5 DIY posts of the year

Hi! I hope you have all had a great holiday and are looking forward to the new year.
 
It has been a fantastic year on Pillarboxblue. I love this job, I get to make and create lots of different things and then show them off on the blog.
 
New Year is a time when I like to take stock and reflect on the previous years successes and then focus on my plans and goals for next year. I’m so excited about 2017 I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year for me personally. However I think that every year and every year it is on the whole, I’m one of life’s eternal optimists.
 
As part of this reflection, I thought I’d share with you my top 5 DIY posts of the year.
 
Top 5 DIY posts from Pillarboxblue.com
 
 

Pillar Box Blue’s Top 5 DIY posts of 2016

1.It’s so easy to paint your own giant wall art.
 
I’d love to take credit for this gorgeous painting of Lottie, but it wasn’t me who painted the picture but my talented friend Wendy. However I show you how you can create your own giant pet portrait.
 
How to paint your own giant wall art _ pillarboxblue.com
 
 
2. Ikea Lamp Hack
 
It seems that I’m not the only one who has a thing about maps. This is my most pinned post, maybe because it is such a simple pimp of a plain Ikea lampshade.
 
Ikea lamp hack - Decoupage a map onto the inside of an Ikea Rismon lamp to turn it into something special.
 
 

3. Luggage Tag Map Pillows

 
Maps again, this time fabric ones. I think it was the unusual shape of these pillows that readers liked. Also the awesome thing about these pillows are that they can be personalised.
 
Full tutorial on how to make these unique map burlap pillows that look like luggage tags and can be personalized.
 
 
4. DIY Iphone Denim Pocket Pillow
 
Denim, my favourite fabric to upcycle. My son loves how I turned his old jeans into a pillow with a handy pocket for his iphone.
 
Upcycle your old jeans into a handy denim iphone pocket pillow- Pillarboxblue.com
 
 
5. Happy Hour Upcycled Window
 
I’ve revamped three windows this year, one into a upcycled window herb planter another into a old window Christmas decoration, a happy hour upcycled window.
 
The happy hour window was my most popular window DIY. I can’t wait until the sun starts shining again, and I can sit outside sipping cocktails in the garden with my happy hour window.
 
Happy Hour Upcycled window - free template and tutorial for caddy as well
 
 
Even though it didn’t make it into my top 5 posts of the year, my favourite post of 2016 was my Marimekko wallpapered stairs. They certainly divided opinion, like marmite you either loved them or hated them.
 
Personally I loved them and they still make me smile every time I open the front door.
 
I would love to hear what was your favourite, DIY or craft project you completed this year ?
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
 
 

How to make these gorgeous felt monogram gift tags /toppers. Also double up as an ornament or bag charm.
Colourful Felt Monogram Gift Tags
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Shirley

Saturday 7th of January 2017

It's so fun to reflect back on the top posts. I remember your Ikea Lamp Shade and pinned it too! Love the map! So glad you party with us at Merry Monday. Your projects are all over our Pinterest board. Thanks for sharing with us.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 8th of January 2017

Thanks you so much for hosting and pinning.

Angie Rose

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

I just adore the upcycled window! All such great DIY posts :)

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

Thanks the window is great when sitting outside sipping cocktails in the summer.

Julie

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

These are all fabulous projects, I think the window is my favourite though, or maybe the denim pillow (so simple, so clever) Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Thank you, the denim pillow is very popular with my son.

Caroline

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Wonderful ideas and think a good idea to look back at what was a success and what failed. Happy New Year

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Thank you, luckily there weren't too many failures. In fact, I can't think of any but that's maybe because I've forgotten about them already!

Caroline

Monday 2nd of January 2017

Great post. I love your Marimekko stairs too! I love that print x

Claire Armstrong

Monday 2nd of January 2017

Thank you, that unikko print is one of my favourite fabric prints.