While I was able to do a top 10 post for both 2009 and 2010 on my food blog, this will be the first one for my craft blog. :) This blog means a lot to me. It has allowed me to get out of my creative rut and get back into the craft room again. Sure, I’ve been crafting regularly for over 5 years for Kaboose, and I love making kid’s crafts, but I had all but stopped creating projects that I enjoy personally. That all changed during 2010 and I have this blog, and all of you, to thank for that!
I’m excited about 2011, another year of fun projects and meeting new friends. I have a designated craft area in the basement now, and that makes me very happy. It makes my husband happy too since all my crap isn’t upstairs anymore, ha! I hope that everyone has the best new year ever and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for commenting, emailing and sharing your projects with me on Facebook. Looking forward to yet another great year!
TOP 10 COUNTDOWN
#10 – Shabby Chic Decoupage Ladder
This project was one of those ah ha moments. I had seen a few different ways to use old ladders to decorate with and display photos, but I hadn’t seen any that had fabric decoupaged rungs! This was a Crafting with the Stars project, which was loads of fun in itself. I worked with my bud, Amy of Mod Podge Rocks, and this cool ladder was the result.
#9 – Paper Plate Owl Craft
Funny story about this owl. I actually made him twice, this was the second attempt. The first one ended up looking like an Easter chick. Ha! He was cute and all, but just not an owl. This is a fun project for kids!
#8 – Distressed Eat Sign
This is one of my favorite projects this year. I made this for my kitchen and it hangs proudly above my cabinets. I made this for Crafting with the Stars and used a couple different distressing techniques that were actually quite easy. It was loads of fun to make!
#6 – Clothespin Art Center
I had no idea this would be so popular. It’s definitely a cute project, but I’m not sure if it was the use of the clothespins, the crayon papers, or the use of coloring pages that made it hit the big time. Who knows, I just know that you guys liked it! :)
#5 – Plastic Lid Ladybugs
Another one of my favorites from this past year! I love ladybugs and every summer I will make several different ladybug crafts. This one uses plastic milk and juice jug lids, a little paint and some wiggle eyes. A great craft for kids, it’s fast and they are adorable!
#4 – How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet
I love this post. It’s actually not me that made the wallet, but my youngest son’s friend who did. I took all the pics and wrote out the instructions, but she made it from start to finish. That’s why I love it so much. She shows just how easy it is for kids. :)
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