Country Design Keeping
It’s close enough to the end of the year to share the Best of 2015 and the Worst! Of course, I still have plenty of time to get in another worst! 😕
I’m picking the most popular and the most challenging, the easiest, and the most popular on HomeTalk.
Plus that worst project!
Best of 2015 and the Worst!
Drum roll please! This actually surprised me. :0
My most challenging project in 2015 was trying to figure out how to get melted white crayon pieces to stick to burlap…because we all know how important THAT is!! This is my “hardheaded” project. Hardheaded because I wouldn’t give up until I figured out how to get it to work and have the look I wanted. I spent days melting crayons with an iron, a hair blow dryer, and a hot glue gun and a craft gun. I was getting hot!! Finally I figured it out and made my White Crayon Tree on Burlap.
Of course, my first attempt was during a LIVE tutorial video. UGH!
The easiest project was my Sweater Pumpkin in 5 minutes. I even timed myself! The sweater pumpkin is sitting out among our Christmas decorations!
This is by far my most popular project on HomeTalk! I just added the project on Sunday and the Shaggy Tree has more positive comments than any other post. My favorite comment, “It makes you say awwwww, you’re so cute, like a forlorn little puppy.”
So I had to take a picture of the little tree with our little forlorn puppy, Bella. Trust me, she’s not forlorn in anyway other than her shaggy look.
For the bomb project…my tin can “summer” banner. It wasn’t bad the first day, it was okay the second day, it was fine the third day, but by the forth day the spiders moved in. Of course, I didn’t take it down for two weeks! I couldn’t believe all the spiders that were left homeless. 🙁
Back to positive notes here’s the best happenings of 2015.
The website has more than tripled in size due to each one of you. <3
The readers that are “Finding the DIY in Them” has grown 600%.
Our Design Workshop DIYer’s has grown by 700%. Wow!
Looking forward here’s plans for 2016.
The YouTube Country Design Style DIY channel will be adding weekly DIY tips videos. Short, simple and to the point.
Live Periscope videos will continue adding a personal way for us to connect.
Vlogs will be added a couple of times each month to DIY posts. Allowing you to “step” right into our home or the workshop.
More DIY projects with handy dandy printables for the instructions.
The Country Design Style Shop will finally have enough stock to open. My elf has been slacking. 🙂
That’s the Best of 2015 and the Worst!
I’m am truly blessed. Thank you.
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