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Top Ten DIY and Crafts for Last Year!

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I had as much fun crafting as I did baking and cooking in 2013!

Here are your favorites, the Top 10 DIY and Crafts from last year.. my Vintage Christmas Wreath really wanted to be included,
but to be fair, selection was made only from  the top 10 projects of 2013.

Number 10

I loved making these 2014 Calendars.. but I loved sharing them with my family and friends even more.

They were the perfect affordable project for Christmas.. I’m already planning next years.

2014 Calendar A

Number 9

I loved recovering this cheerful raspberry red velvet footstool.

With all the mud and snow this winter, it’s come in very handy for my purses this winter.

{ Looking back at the photos, I see that my studio was so tidy, it might be time for a post-Christmas clean, sigh. }

footstool B

Number 8

This Rose Petal Sugar Body Scrub was hands down one of my favorites.

The color was so pretty, the fragrance soft and inviting, but I loved that it worked better than most store-bought scrubs

and is organic for your skin. I need to find a way to package this and sell it.

Rose Petal Sugar Body Scrub 7

Number 7

I made this Freshwater Seashell Wreath just days before our trip to Italy.

Now I’ll be longing for the ocean all day.

It’s always been a secret dream of mine to live on the ocean, not a huge mansion, just a tiny

white house with a front veranda and steps that lead to the sand and beach.

Shell Wreath Blog CraftgawkerNumber 6

It was fun breaking these vintage dishes to make my Tea Saucer Mosaic.

I know there are more mosaic projects in my future, I’d love to make a mosaic clock or refinish a small tabletop.

Mosaic 6

Number 5

There’s no escaping the snow here in Calgary, these Wintery Snow Feather Trees were so easy to make.

You’ll see them again in a White Winter Tablescape I’ll be photographing soon.

Christmas Feather Tree 10

Number 4

There’s nothing more satisfying that finding inspiration at my favorite shop, Pottery Barn,

and then taking those ideas to create a project even prettier.

This Autumn Wreath is my favorite Fall wreath (right after my Vintage Christmas Wreath, lol).

Autumn Wreath 4

Number 3

It’s no secret I love anything vintage, especially old technology.

These Hipstagram Polaroid Photo Coasters were popular on the internet,

so I must not be the only one who loves the past.

Polaroid Coasters 1 cg

Number 2

These Thanksgiving Birch Bark Candles were reblogged, with and without permission on so many other websites.

I think it’s the simplicity of these candles, they take so little time and look so pretty.

Birch Bark Candle

and finally..

Number 1

I must admit, these Vintage Chippy Teacup Votives are one of my favorite projects this year as well.

They were picked up by Buzzfeed as one of their “30 Thank-You Gifts a Teacher Would Actually Want”..

which is so fitting since I used to be a teacher!

Teacup Candles

Vintage Teacup Votives

If you’re a visitor, welcome and please stay a while.. I hope you find a little inspiration!

If you’re a blogger.. what projects or food dishes were your most popular creations this year?

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