That’s a Wrap! 12 Months of DIY in Review

December 21, 2016

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Alright. So who knew when we started this little 12 Months of DIY journey last January, that I’d end up with a bunch of projects that I use on a daily basis? I stood back and took stock of all we’ve accomplished this year and realized some of these DIYs are invaluable to me now, and I had even forgotten that they started out as a 12 Months, project!

It was hard to pick a fave. But I settled on my 10 Minute Infinity Scarf. Mostly because it was one of those things I wanted, and needed, but it had never actually occurred to me to make my own (silly as that sounds), until the challenge presented itself. I planned it on the fly, figured out my pattern, which ended up feeling genius in its simplicity, and you guessed it… 10 minutes later I had a scarf I loved and wore everyday for probably three months straight. It was simple, it was easily adaptable to any style, and could fit any crafters budget. It was the perfect project.

10 Minute Infinity Scarf

Year End Wrap Up! Check out our favourites from the 12 Months of DIY 2016 Challenge! Catch up with all 12 bloggers and learn their fave DIYs throughout the year -- which clever household / home decor / fashion / organizational DIY project will YOU try next?

But in classic Jen style, I had a couple runner’s up. I use these EVERY DAY! It’s ridiculous I ever went through life without these before the 12 Months of DIY Challenge. They are…

My January – DIY Coffee Travel Mug…

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My May – Decoupage Foot Stool…

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Did you miss one or two 12 Months of DIY projects this year? Here’s the complete list to get all caught up!

| January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August |
| September | October | November | December |

What an incredible journey this year has been with my “12 Months” pals. This is truly the nicest group of gals I could ever ask to work with, and I’ve developed relationships that I know will last a lifetime. I feel it’s so important to have a positive connection with your peers, whatever profession you’re in, but even that much more as a blogger. Let’s face it, blogging can be a lonely existence, if you let it. Reaching out and making virtual connections, working towards a goal together, and leaning on each other, was what made the 12 Months of DIY Challenge so valuable. 

I’ve been lucky enough to turn some of these blogging friendships into face-to-face friendships and I could not be more grateful. And don’t you worry, I have a feeling any number of us will end up working together again in one way or another! It was just too good. ;)

Now it’s time to see which projects were my blogging friends’ favourites, and what they thought of our year-long challenge. Click on the project name to visit their project post, and their blog name to visit their blog, and see their final #12MonthsofDIY post.

Year End Wrap Up! Check out our favourites from the 12 Months of DIY 2016 Challenge! Catch up with all 12 bloggers and learn their fave DIYs throughout the year -- which clever household / home decor / fashion / organizational DIY project will YOU try next?

DIY Vintage Succulent Centerpiece from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Daisy Frame Art from Lifeovereasy

Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl Bookends from Woman In Real Life

Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign from Heather in Heels

How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

Mason Jar Oil Lamps from Life Is A Party

Upcycling a Coat into a DIY Leather Bag from Sustain My Craft Habit

Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea

Felt Wall Organizer from Love Create Celebrate

Vinyl Otomi Chargers from PMQ for Two

Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical Reel from The DIY Mommy

Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry Designs

5 thoughts on “That’s a Wrap! 12 Months of DIY in Review

  1. Joann @ Woman In Real Life

    Blogging can indeed be very lonely, but this year has been so special to me, with all of you in the group as friends and supporters. I am so thankful for this challenge and it was great to “meet” you. I hope we’ll have opportunity to work together again.

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  2. Heather

    So glad to have gotten to know you better Jen:) I love all your projects, but agree – that footstool – just adorable! and so practical:) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas:) and like Laurie said, can’t wait meet IRL:)

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  3. Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

    It was so much fun wasn’t it? I’m sad it’s over but I am happy and grateful to have met you and all of our 12 Month friends! Thank you for inspiring me all year long, with your photography skills and your friendship and of course your awesome projects! Merry Christmas I hope we meet IRL one day! xoxo

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