Best of 2016: DIY

We had SO many fun DIY projects on OSBP this year! I tried to incorporate more printables into the mix, from notecards to printable art prints to Thanksgiving menus, along with plenty of projects involving watercolors, colorful pens, and iridescent materials. There were DIY googly eye classroom Valentines, DIY watercolor artworkHalloween projects, and my first ever DIY wreath tutorial. And we even learned how to make marbled paper! I have tons of new DIY ideas and projects up my sleeves for 2017 that I can’t wait to share with all of you! But in the meantime, here are a few of my absolute favorite DIY projects from 2016!

Best of 2016: DIY Hand Lettered Dinner Plates

DIY Hand Lettered Dinner Plates with printable templates – you could even make some of these for holiday dinners this weekend!

Best of 2016: DIY Colorful Watercolor Envelope Address Ideas

These DIY colorful watercolor envelopes will probably go down as one of my all time favorite projects!

Best of 2016: DIY Tropical Leaf Easter Eggs

I shared my first Easter egg tutorials this year! Three to be exact: printable tropical leaf Easter eggs (above), painterly gold and pink Easter eggs, and marbled Easter eggs using food coloring.

Best of 2016: Printable Vellum Favor Tags

These printable vellum party favor tags are perfect for bridal showers and baby showers. I’m also planning more fun vellum projects in 2017!

Best of 2016: DIY Iridescent Favor Bags

DIY iridescent treat bags using old school label makers – how fun would these be for Valentine’s Day??

Best of 2016: DIY Shibori-Inspired Watercolor Placemats

DIY shibori-inspired watercolor placemats – they also make gorgeous table runners if you’re looking for options for your holiday dinner table!

Best of 2016: Iridescent Marbled Pumpkins

These marbled iridescent and hologram glitter Halloween pumpkins were soooooo much fun to make!

Best of 2016: Printable Thanksgiving Menu

Printable Thanksgiving dinner menus with illustrations by Swiss Cottage Designs

Best of 2016: Metallic and Iridescent Star Table Confetti

Okay, so this project is just from earlier this week, but it’s already one of my favorites! Gold, silver, and copper metallic leaf paired with iridescent mylar and colorful card stock – all turned into beautiful star shapes.

You can find all of our past DIY projects right here!