Top Projects & Tutorials of 2016

So remember last week when I shared the most popular recipes on the blog in 2016? Well, today I’m sharing what projects and tutorials you lovely readers were loving last year. Some are surprising to me, and some aren’t really. 

The 10 most popular tutorials from Endlessly Inspired in 2016

I feel like I sort of strayed away from tutorials toward the end of the year and was posting more recipes than anything else. That is something I want to change, because I really do love getting crafty and I feel such a sense of accomplishment seeing and using something that I created or re-imagined with my own hands. 

Have you made any of these projects? Which one is your favorite?

10. Plastic Pumpkin Bucket Planter

Every so often, I have an idea that in my head, is amazing. But then I try it, and… not so much. This one actually turned out better than I was expecting. And it was so easy, it was somewhat ridiculous. So it’s not a shock that it’s been so popular, but it makes me happy that it is.

Turn a $1 plastic pumpkin bucket into an awesome stone-look planter with just some specialty spray paint! #31DaysofHalloween

9. Pink & Gold Graduation Party

With three boys, any time I get a chance to show my girlie side, I get crazy excited. I don’t get a whole lot of pink and gold and sparkle in my life — I get more basketball and football and dirt and Legos and Star Wars. So I had SO much fun putting this graduation party together. And it made me want to throw myself a party {which would just be weird} just so I could do more sparkly pink and gold.

An absolutely beautiful pink and gold graduation party, filled with DIY ideas and inspired by Tiny Prints' new line of invitations.

8. End-of-Year Teacher Gifts

I have done these end-of-year teacher gifts so many times now, I had to stop for a while because Connor and Mason were starting to get teachers that D already had, which meant that they had already gotten one of these. Thankfully I think we’re past that now, so these will absolutely be getting brought out of the archives this year. I’ve never gotten such a positive response for any other gift I’ve ever given a teacher, so I’m excited to start these back up again!


7. 10 Easy T-Shirt Refashions

People clearly either have a crap ton of old t-shirts lying around or just love messing around with ones they find at thrift stores. Because I have now done three of these posts {this one that made the top 10 list, this one and this one}, and they are always crazy popular. Again, there’s just something fun about the sense of accomplishment you get when you make something new out of something old!

10 amazing t-shirt refashion tutorials

6. Sponge Water Bombs

A water balloon alternative that will occupy kids for hours on end, is easy to make, is reusable, and doesn’t leave tiny little choking hazards littered all over your yard? Um, ok!

Sponge water bombs: These are so easy and inexpensive to make, but they create endless hours of summer fun!

5. DIY Skull Bottle

Oh, how this bad boy makes me happy. I love it so much. I keep trying to figure out how I can make these for other holidays besides Halloween — I actually seriously considered a Santa face, but then: a. I couldn’t bring myself to slice Santa’s face off, and b. I thought Santa’s face coming out of a bottle would be a little on the spooky side. So I’m back to square one. But I’m still trying to figure it out. Any ideas?

Transform a plain glass bottle into a creepy skull bottle decoration. You will never guess what you use to make this!

4. Car Emergency Kit

This is one of those posts that has totally shocked me in terms of how popular it is. I knew it was helpful, but it is consistently, week-after-week my most pinned post on Pinterest, not to mention one of my most visited tutorials. I have added a few things to this, so I’m thinking about doing a more winter-focused update soon! 

Learn how to create an emergency kit for your car that's stocked with medicine, first aid items, hand sanitizer, Water Wipes baby wipes and more! What a great idea! #WaterWipes #IC #ad

3. How to Make T-Shirt Yarn

This is another one that I was shocked about, mainly because there are so. many. tutorials. out there for t-shirt yarn. But this is the way that worked best for me and it seems to work pretty well for other people, too. Looking at this tutorial again makes me want to run out and buy a ton of old t-shirts to make something fun!!

Recycle your old t-shirts into yarn! You can use t-shirt yarn to make jewelry, rugs, bags, coasters and lots more!

2. DIY Skull Candle Holder 

This skull candle holder is still one of my favorite things I’ve ever made. I get so happy every time I bust out the Halloween decorations and find this little guy sitting in there smiling up at me. I get a ton of compliments on it, and I couldn’t have been happier with the way it turned out.

This DIY Skull candle holder is so easy to make, you won't believe it!

1. How to Bell Train Your Dog to Go Outside

I think it’s fabulous that my most popular post last year was one that featured Fletcher. {I mean, look at that little face. It’s almost enough to make you forget what a pain in the neck he can be sometimes.} This is one of the best things we’ve taught him, and I’m thrilled to death that other people have been able to benefit from it as well.

Use Nudges dog treats from @Walmart to teach your dog how to ring a bell to let you know when he has to go outside! #NudgeThemBack #ad

So there you have it — my 10 most popular tutorials in 2016. I am excited to see what 2017 brings — Like I said, I have approximately a bajillion ideas, and I can’t wait to get started!! 

Don’t miss my 10 most popular recipes in 2016!

The 10 most popular recipes from Endlessly Inspired in 2016

Top Recipes of 2016

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