Readers’ Choice 2014- Your Favorite Posts!

Readers’ Choice 2014- Your Favorite Posts!

2014 has come to a close- how is that possible? This means that I’ve been officially blogging for one entire year, an exciting milestone for me.

I am constantly surprised by which projects blog posts get the most attention. Sometimes I’ll post something that I just think was SO awesome, SO cool, and it gets a lukewarm reception at best. And then I’ll post something ridiculously simple or something I wasn’t altogether blown away by and it goes micro-viral!

So this has been a fun exercise for me- digging into my website stats and pulling out your favorite posts from this past year. Will any of your personal faves be included?

Let’s see…

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#10: Necktie Wreath

I’m so glad that everyone (well, mostly everyone) loves necktie projects as much as I do- because there are more that I want to try! I also plan on making a few more of these with other themes for upcoming holidays- it’s too much fun hunting for the ties!

Patriotic neckties in red, white, and blue to be repurposed into a DIY tie wreath for July 4 and Memorial Day by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#9: Pearl and Hemp Bracelet

Reimagining my thrift store strand of pearls into this trendy, beachy piece was one of my earliest projects- the blog photos are shameful!- but it’s one of those that did well on Pinterest. Who am I to argue?

Repurposing pearls from a thrift store pearl necklace into a refashioned bracelet jewelry using hemp cord by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#8 Drink Umbrella Wreath

I tell you what- a colorful wreath photographed against our red front door does a lot of winning in the blog race.  It’s also fun to think about this project when its 20°F outside.

Vintage cocktail drink umbrellas parasols to be repurposed as fun, festive summer wreath and door decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#7 Spring Umbrella Door Décor

Wow, two umbrella-related projects in a row! This project is where I first learned the importance of watermarks- it was picked up by a few sites (Art Architecture Design, Love This Pic) and thankfully they linked back to my site. Talk about a lesson learned!

#6 Necktie Coffee Cozy

This project was my first one to get picked up by Craft Gossip, which sent its viewership into outer space. I have no idea how Craft Gossip found me or my project but I hope they know I love them for it!

#6: Necktie Coffee Cozy

#6: Necktie Coffee Cozy

#5 Domino Clock

I was so glad you liked this one as much as I did! Another Pinterest favorite, and a more gender-neutral project (I don’t do many of those, unfortunately- perhaps a resolution for 2015?), this one got a bunch of friendly views.

DIY Vintage domino wall clock with repurposed vintage wooden domino dominoes and thrift store cutting board by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#4 Summer Beach Jars

Full disclosure- I made these years ago, before I even had a blog…and I simply deconstructed one for a blog post. But ya’ll loved them as much as I did, so I’m glad I did it! Practically Functional included them in a Summer DIY post which opened up the blog view floodgates.

DIY Summer Coastal Beach decor using vintage antique aqua mason jar filled with sand and shells by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#3 Sewing Pattern Paper Flowers

I was pleasantly surprised when this project threw a few ripples…I mean, it’s a tissue paper flower, like we all made in elementary school! But finding a use for old sewing patterns really struck a chord…but then Apartment Therapy picked it up, and well, the rest is blogging history!

Vintage sewing patterns from the thrift store for repurposing and upcycling into tissue paper flowers by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#2 Upcycled Wine Gift Bag

Ok- this is definitely one of *MY* favorite projects, and proof that post timing is everything. This project went live shortly before Father’s Day, and well one website (Apartment Therapy [AGAIN!], Endlessly Inspired, Dodo Burd,  HubPages, Soap Deli News) after another popped it into their “DIY Father’s Day” posts, and the crowd went wild! (ok, maybe I embellished a little at the end…)

DIY wine and liquor bottle gift bag made from a repurposed mens button down shirt and necktie from the thrift store by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

#1 Cookie Sheet Memo Board

Just posted a couple of months ago but it snagged the top spot in an entire year of stats- WELL DONE, COOKIE SHEET! Both DIY Home World and HomeTalk latched onto this project…pure dumb luck, I sheet you not.

DIY repurposed cookie sheet magnetic memo board with mod podge vintage bed sheet fabric by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

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And there you have it- YOUR favorite projects for 2014! Not to be forgotten, the holidays: Halloween had a #1 project (Light Cover Ghosts) as did Christmas (Frosty Balls Ornaments). Yep, Frosty Balls snagged the #1 Christmas spot even with that blog post title.

Wonders never cease.

Thank you 2014 for being a fun inaugural year…can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!

Craft on!

S

Comments

  1. I have to say my favorite is the beach jar closely followed by the spring umbrella “wreath.” Congrats on the success of your first blog year.

  2. Hi! I am LOVING the dominoes clock! Gonna have to make one of those! Stopping by from the #WeekendBloggyReading party!

  3. I’ve just recently discovered your blog from the Snickerdoodle Sunday post by Dee and I’ve spent the last hour having a look around. Such awesome projects and inspiration. I’ll definitely be following.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much Beverly! I sincerely appreciate that and hope you continue to enjoy my projects!!! If you have crafty friends, tell them about me. 🙂 Happy New Year!

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