Best of 2017: DIY

For our next look back at favorite posts in 2017, I’m recapping some favorite DIY projects from the year! 2017 was a bit of a transition year for me; up until now I’ve always focused on smaller scale DIY projects since I photographed everything in my home office – which presented quite a few space and logistical challenges! Now that I have Common Room Studio, I’m excited to move towards larger party inspiration posts in addition to smaller DIY projects. Here are a few favorite projects from the year!

DIY Hologram Foil Ornaments

Photo Credit: Meghan Marie Photography

2017 was the year that I discovered the magic of nail transfer foils! I used them to make hologram Easter eggs back in March and hologram  Christmas ornaments just a few weeks ago. I have a few more ideas for ways to use these versatile little foils, so you’ll definitely see them pop up in a project or two in 2018!

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Foil Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Foil Ornaments

DIY Hologram Foil Ornaments

These DIY galaxy Easter eggs are so sparkly! My girls absolutely LOVED them. Nail polish marbling FTW.

DIY Hologram Galaxy Easter Eggs

DIY Hologram Galaxy Easter Eggs

Matisse’s paper cuts inspired a few DIY projects throughout the year, and they ended up being some of my favorite projects to date! Our first Matisse-inspired project of the year involved a colorful paper garland to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiskars Original Orange-handled Scissors in September!

DIY Matisse-Inspired Paper Garland

DIY Matisse-Inspired Paper Garland

DIY Matisse-inspired Garland

And then I made Matisse-inspired pumpkins in October! They were so cute! I originally thought black and white pumpkins would work best, but that pink painted pumpkin was easily my favorite of the bunch.

DIY Matisse-Inspired Pumpkins

DIY Matisse-inspired Pumpkins

This next project is a personal fave – DIY iridescent paper prize ribbons that I made for my daughter’s preschool graduation! These ribbons are such a fun and easy way to celebrate a milestone event, or even to help cheer up a friend or co-worker. 

DIY Iridescent and Pastel Paper Prize Ribbons

DIY Iridescent Paper Prize Ribbons

Some of my favorite projects are also the most simple. These DIY watercolor and gold leaf gift tags involve just a quick stripe of watercolor paint and some gold leaf, but I love the understated beauty of the final result!

DIY Watercolor and Gold Leaf Gift Tags

DIY Watercolor and Gold Leaf Gift Tags

If you’re looking for more DIY ideas, you can check out our DIY archive right here!

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