Two Year Blogaversary - DIY Inspired
23rd Apr2013


Two Year Blogaversary

by Dinah Wulf

Woo hoo! With well over 500 blog posts published and a community that has grown to be over fifteen thousand, I can’t believe it’s been two short years already. Last year I did a One Year Blogaversary Awards and Honorable Mentions.  I thought I’d do it again combining both years.  As with last year, the winners are chosen by social media shares, “likes”, email inquiries, pins, and more.

Most Popular Recycled Craft: Book Page Butterfly Wreath

DIY Book Page Butterfly Wreath

I made this wreath out of items I already had (wire hanger, book pages, branches from my back yard), so I didn’t spend a dime on it.  Who knew it would be so popular!

Honorable Mention Recycled Craft: Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter Paper Flowers (10)

Another project I made without buying any new supplies.  This is probably one of the easiest crafts I’ve EVER done.  They are still displayed in my living room today!

Most Popular Kid’s Stuff Post: Reading Nook for Kids

DIY-book-nook (5)

I loved this project made from a free frame and photo ledges.  More importantly, it encourages my daughter to read.  We have read 4-5 books every night since I put it together.

Honorable Mention Kid’s stuff Post: Repurposed Plant Hanger Toy Storage

stuffed-animal-toy-storage (2)

Originally a hanging centerpiece at a garden inspired birthday party, I turned this plant hanger I found in the trash into a fun and whimsical storage bin for my daughters small stuffed animals.

Most Popular Upcycling Idea: Map Covered Drawers

Recycled Map Drawer Makeover (9)

By covering my craft room craft drawers with maps, it instantly transformed my otherwise boring white drawers.

Most Popular Round-Up Post: Top 15 Recycled Crafts of 2012

Top 15 Recycled Craft and Projects of 2012

These are my top and favorite recycled crafts by yours truly… the best of 2012.

Most Popular Theme Party: Candy Land Theme Party

Candy Land Theme Party (25)

This is the most visited post to date; a fabulous candy land party by my best friend Jenny that I had to break up into two posts!  Make sure you read both!

Honorable Mention Theme Party: Hello Kitty Theme Party

Hello Kitty Themed Party (8)

This is also one that I get a ton of emails about.  It’s fun Hello Kitty themed party filled with ideas for games, activities, and decorations by my friend Maily.

Most Popular Halloween Post: Headless Man and Headless Woman Costume

headless woman

Back again this year!  I have a feeling this post will reign as the most popular Halloween post every year.

Honorable Mention Halloween Post: Hello Kitty Pumpkin

Hello Kitty Pumpkin (13)

I had this pumpkin forever!  Who knew that an un-carved pumpkin would last so long?  I changed her hat from a Halloween witch to a pilgrim for Thanksgiving and then to Santa for Christmas.

Most Popular Kid’s Craft: Recycled Christmas Card Ornament

Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments (10)

Need an idea for all those Christmas cards you get every year?  Here it is!  This is a fun craft project you can do with the kiddos at Christmas time.

Most Popular Christmas Post: Hanging Pinecones Wreath

Holiday Pine Cones

After going on a hike and collecting the largest pinecones in the neighborhood, I made this lovely pinecone hanging wreath that I kept and will use every Christmas.

Most Popular YouTube Video: Owl Themed Party Decorations

DIY Owl Invitations

I started a YouTube channel this year and these Owl themed decorations I made for my cousin’s birthday were my most viewed.

Honorable mention YouTube Video: DIY Address Wreath

DIY Address Wreath

I was honored to be a part of Joann Fabric’s Creativity Made Simple campaign.  Here is a tutorial I did for making an address wreath with fabric flowers for your front door.

Most Popular: Craft Room Ideas

Craft Room Makeover

Last but not least, my craft room was all over Pinterest for a while!  Check out my craft room reveal and all my organization ideas!

Phew!  Thanks so much to all of you for your continued support!!! Here’s to 2014!

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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