A look back at the Top 10 Posts and projects from Two Purple Couches in 2017. The crafts, DIY projects, and home decorating ideas that readers loved best!

Two Purple Couches Top 10 Posts of 2017

A look back at the Top 10 Posts and projects from Two Purple Couches in 2017. The crafts, DIY projects, and home decorating ideas that readers loved best!

A look back at the Top 10 Posts and projects from Two Purple Couches in 2017. The crafts, DIY projects, and home decorating ideas that readers loved best!

Happy 2018 friends! I realize that we’re nearly two weeks into the year already, but after battling a nasty cold since December 27th, I’ve had a rather slow start! I am finally feeling better and getting back into my writing and blogging routine.

As I begin a new year, I always like to take a look back at the previous one. Sometimes I get so caught up in the projects on my current to-do list that I forget some of the neat things we did earlier in the year, and it’s also helpful to look back at the data and statistics to see what you all loved throughout the year! It’s always fun, and sometimes surprising, to see which projects and posts were the favorites. So let’s kick back and take a look at the Top 10 Posts of 2017!

1. BOOK PAGE FLOWERS

I love using book pages in my craft projects and last spring I created a bunch of these pretty book page flowers and then got inspired to turn them into gift toppers, pins and place cards.

Make your gifts extra special with these DIY book page flower gift toppers - perfect for bridal shower gifts, Mother's Day gifts, and birthday gifts!

2. DIY BAR TRAY

This project was a fun and easy thrift store makeover. All it took was a couple coats of paint and vinyl!

"Cheers" DIY Bar Tray Idea / Makeover a thrifted metal tray with paint and a vinyl decal to turn it into a chic, modern mini bar tray for your home.

3. CHRISTMAS TREE STRING ART ORNAMENT

2017 was the third year that I participated in the Ornament Exchange and I really enjoyed brainstorming and creating this String Art ornament for my partner. It was a big hit with readers as well!

Love this craft idea! They're perfect for gifting! / Christmas Tree String Art Ornaments

4. NATURAL CHRISTMAS TABLE DECOR

I went a different route with the Christmas decor in our dining room and I am still in love with how it turned out. I opted to keep things simple and use natural items from my local grocery to create a festive centerpiece.

Christmas table decor goes elegant and simple with these natural and inexpensive ideas. Learn how to DIY a beautiful holiday centerpiece and table setting.

What a gorgeous natural Christmas table centerpiece!

5. RUSTIC SPRING MANTEL

Back in the Spring, I teamed up with some friends to share our mantel decorations. I kept things simple and rustic, and of course brought in touches of my favorite color!

Simple and rustic Spring mantel decor. How to decorate your mantel for spring with simple home decor items - mason jars, birds, and rustic wooden spools.

6. OUR NEW FRONT DOOR

2017 brought an exciting opportunity to partner with Champion Home Exteriors and upgrade our front door. Our old door was fine, but lacked personality and didn’t do much for the curb appeal of our home. We enjoyed the process of picking out a new door, and I learned so much along the way. I am still completely smitten with our new door and I can’t believe the difference it’s made in our curb appeal!

Wow! You've got to see this before and after! This new decorative glass front door adds so much style and curb appeal to this home!

7. RUSTIC EASTER BUNNY SIGN

This cute Easter craft was a favorite. I simply added vinyl to a store-bought bunny—easy peasy!

DIY Rustic Easter Bunny Sign. Cute idea for rustic spring home decor - add adhesive vinyl to a store-bought sign to make your own pretty Easter decor!

8. CHANDELIER CRYSTAL NECKLACES

This was a project I’d been wanting to make for a while, and I’m so glad I finally sat down and did it! I love to hunt for unique jewelry pieces like this at indie art and craft shows, so it was a fun shift to get to play the part of jewelry maker and design my own pieces.

How to create beautiful chandelier crystal necklaces. This is such a fun way to repurpose and upcycle found vintage crystals into gorgeous pendant jewelry!

9. WINTER HOME TOUR

Last winter’s decor and home tour were one of my favorites, and I was excited to see that many of you agreed! Just in the past couple of years, I’ve started transitioning out of Christmas with winter decorating, and I really love how it can feel cozy and inviting while being seasonally appropriate.

How to decorate your home for winter / Winter Home Tour

Winter Home Tour / Winter Home Decor / Ideas and tips for using a winter whites palette for decorating your home in January.

10. DIY BLANKET SCARF

Rounding out our Top 10 Posts is this simple no-sew plaid blanket scarf. Our temperatures have been so cold lately that I’ve been grabbing this scarf time and time again to ward off the cold!

DIY Blanket Scarf / Easy tutorial on how to make your own oversized plaid flannel blanket scarf. Perfect for staying warm on chilly fall and winter days!

All in all, 2017 was a good year full of fun crafts and home decor ideas! Did your favorite project(s) make the list? I’m working on plans for 2018, and I’d love to hear what you’d like to see on the blog this year—more crafts? Easy home improvement ideas? Room decorating tips? Leave me a comment and let me know!

 

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