Top Ten Craft and DIY Posts for 2014 by Pet Scribbles

Pet Scribbles 2014 Top Ten Craft and DIY Posts

It’s that time of year again, when Pinterest fills up with everyone’s top ten lists for the year!

Here’s my contribution: my top craft and DIY posts for 2014, based on how much traffic and interest they generated here on Pet Scribbles!

In no particular order . . .

Peat Pot Wedding Favors

This was one of my first video posts I did in 2014, so I was very happy it became one of my most popular posts!

Peat Pot Wedding Favors

Farmhouse Decor: DIY Lazy Susan

This was a project I did for DecoArt, to show off the versatility of their multi-surface paints!

Farmhouse Decor DIY - Lazy Susan

Easy Faux Copper Patina Paint Finish

I made over a set of outdoor planter boxes during a snowstorm in January, and fell in love with Modern Masters Metal Effects line of paints in the process!

Wooden Planters get faux patina makeover

Here’s what the planter boxes looked like 6 months later, when I could finally enjoy them in our backyard:

DIY Faux Copper Patina Planters

Dyed Vase Fillers

This is an easy way to match vase fillers with your home decor colors using Rit Dye!

DIY Dyed Vase Fillers

Distressed Mason Jar Vase and Distressed Luminary

This was another video project I did, this time for the Ball Mason Jar company. I love mason jars! (And how many times has that line been written all over the interwebs? Hah!)

Here’s the mason jar vase, painted and distressed with chalky finish paint and wax:

Distressed mason jar vase with flowers

And here’s the mason jar luminary – a much more heavily distressed look, to allow the candle light to shine through:

Distressed mason jar luminary

Sinking concrete? Lift it with Mudjacking!

This post came about from necessity: our driveway was sinking and we didn’t want to pay to replace it. Never heard of mudjacking? Neither did we, until we did some research!

What is Mudjacking

Chippy Paint Antique Secretary Desk

This was my first foray into the wonderful world of chalky finish paint to update vintage furniture, and after completing this desk makeover, I was hooked!

Chippy Paint Antique Desk before and after

This antique desk fits perfectly in our Library Room. which also got a makeover during 2014!

Chippy Paint Finish on Antique Secretary Desk

How to Dye Unfinished Wood using Kool-Aid

I’d always wanted to try dying wood with Kool-Aid, just to see if it truly works. Yes, it does!

dying wood with kool-aid

DIY Faux Metal Wall Art

I took three unfinished laser-cut wood ornamental pieces from Michaels, and transformed them into a set of copper patina wall grilles. I love the way they turned out!

DIY Faux Metal Wall Grilles

Here’s a close-up look at the gorgeous copper patina effect:

copper patina DIY

Blue Mason Jar Vases – Painted and Distressed

Painted mason jars continued to be very popular in 2014. I did an experiment in the Fall to see how mason jars with blue glass would look once painted. Would the blue glass look blue peeking through the paint? Yes!

blue glass mason jars painted

painted distressed blue glass mason jars

So there you have it: the posts readers loved the best. Did your favorite make the list?

Happy New Year, and here’s to a creative 2015!


Want to see more top posts of 2014?  Stop by the five link parties below – just click on any of the buttons – and get ready to do some major pinning, as the projects shared are almost overwhelming…in a good way! 😉

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  1. Pat C. says

    Thank you for posting this “Top 10”, Laura; I missed a few of the projects the first time around. I especially loved your peat pot video. You have such a soothing voice–listening to you speak was as calming as a cup of chamomile tea! (Oh, and the tutorial itself was helpful and inspiring!)

    Dorkfully yours,
    Pat xoxo

    • Laura says

      LOL Dorkfully yours? You just had me laughing out loud Pat! 🙂 Glad you liked this collection – I love when bloggers post these at the end of each year because I, too, end up missing some projects the first time around. My voice equals chamomile tea is probably the best comment ever on my voice! 🙂 Thanks for that!