favorite posts of 2014

It’s time for my annual roundup of favorite posts from the last year! I love this tradition of sharing favorite posts from the previous year; you can see my 2013 picks in this post, and my favorite posts from 2011 & 2012 here. Let’s get started!

office chair

This office chair update is one of my favorite DIY’s to date. I still use it and love it every single day.


Some of your favorite posts from the past year were round-up posts, and this round-up of 50 favorite DIY wall art ideas was the clear reader winner!


Everything’s better with a bit of chalkboard paint, and, paired with a bright yellow, this chalkboard coffee table was so fun to create (and create on)!


Glam gold foil and bright colored paint came together to give these mod podged planters new life.


Duct tape is some amazing stuff, and this geometric duct tape wreath is still hanging proudly in my foyer.


This teacher survival kit, cleverly packaged in an empty paint container, is a sweet and thoughtful gift for your child’s teacher.


Lastly, these personalized photo ornaments were not only your favorite, but mine, too!


holiday crafts with the help of hefty

A big thank you to Hefty for sponsoring today’s post and providing a fun way for my kids and I to create treats for their friends!

treat bag toppers

It’s the last weekend before Christmas, which means the malls are full, the wrapping supplies are out, and the menu planning has begun. Most of the gifts have been bought, and now, you just need a few small treats for your kids’ friends, unexpected company and as a favor for the kids at your Christmas celebrations next week. With the help of Hefty, I created these easy DIY treat bags, and I’m sharing the how-to here today!

Supplies Needed:
Hefty Quart Storage Bags
ribbon or twine
treat topper templates (there are THREE different designs!)

Step 1: Print out your template(s) of choice onto cardstock, and cut out. Fold along middle line labeled “fold here” (I told you this was easy!)

hefty holiday crafts

hefty bags
Step 2: Using a hole punch, punch out the two holes directly over the holes printed on the template. Feed a piece of ribbon or twine through.

hefty bags

treat bag toppers
Step 3: Fill your Hefty Quart Slider Bag with any treats you choose (I chose popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate, but any yummy treat will do)! Glue or staple treat topper over the top of the bag. Tie your ribbon into a bow.

treat toppershefty bags

Easy, right? You can find other Hefty holiday tips and craft ideas on their site, such as this creative way to store ornaments, this tip for freezing cookie dough, Hefty homemade ornaments, and this adorable snowman project!

Happy crafting!


mason jar christmas crafts

christmas crafts
Is there anyone out there NOT in love with mason jar crafts? I didn’t think so. And when your mason jar crafts center around Christmas, well, the possibilities are just endless. Today, I’m sharing 25 of my favorite mason jar (and lid!) craft ideas!

via damask love

via capturing joy

Peppermint_Mocha_Java_Jarvia the gunny sack

car-with-tree-in-mason-jar-christmas-decoration-2-2_thumbvia it all started with paint


via classy clutter


via yesterday on tuesday


via sugar bee crafts

shake-and-pour-pancakes-jar-mix-skiptomylou.org_via skip to my lou

Christmas+potpouriir-stonegableblogcomvia stone gable blog

snow globevia the creative mama

HomemadeSaltScrubGift_thumbvia mad in crafts

Glitter-Jar-amp-Ornament-Giftvia the crafted sparrow

SONY DSCvia canary street crafts

christmas jarsvia please note paper

Mason-Jar-Christmas-2685via house of hawthornes

soupswuarevia she uncovered

fun-mason-jar-crafts1via jaderbomb

downloadvia make-haus

mason jar lid ornaments labeledvia diy on the cheap

Mason-Jar-Printable-for-Christmasvia blush and jelly

IMG_7426via modern girl blitz

DSC_1955via the pink doormat

Poinsettia-Beeswax-Candlesvia garden therapy

Mason-Jar-Vase-4-copyvia crafts unleashed

Christmas-Adventvia cherished bliss