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