Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

Your Favorite Projects from Sadie Seasongoods 2015

…and just like that, it’s nearly time to bring 2015 to a close. The end of this year snuck up on me like nobody’s business- somehow we went from Labor Day to Christmas in the blink of an eye.

I know just about all bloggers do a “Best of” post to close out the calendar year, so I appreciate you humoring me as we skip and frolic down memory lane. Some of you will recall these from months gone by, and for the friendly faces that are new to my little corner of the internet- you picked a great time to find me! I wrangled together the 12 most-viewed project posts from 2015- many of which won’t be surprises for long-time friends…but there are always a few that make me go, “Huh. So that one was popular?!”.

I’ll probably never get the chance to thank everyone individually, but please know that your kind words, your ideas, your funny comments, your shares, your social media follows, and your subscriptions mean the absolute world to me. I know, I know…I tend to get a little sappy.

So without further ado, your top 12 favorites from 2015 are…

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Favorite Upcycling Ideas from Sadie Seasongoods: 2015

12. Floor Lamp Transformation to Charming Solar Lights

It was the lamp that lit a thousand midsummer night’s dreams for me. In desperate need of rewiring, I decided to forgo electricity altogether and instead paired it with simple solar lamps from the hardware store. Perfect for an outdoor soirée …

How to upcycle an antique floor lamp using small solar lights or solar driveway lights for backyard decor by Sadie Seasongoods

11. Fall Flannel (Shirt) and Lace Table Runner

All three of my flannel projects were popular this year, but only two of them made the final cut (shhh, don’t tell my wreath or his feelings will be hurt). One of my dearest friends loved this table runner so much that I sent it to her in Arizona…Cottonball fur and all.

Fall table runner with flannel fabric from second hand clothes and lace ribbon for a cozy home and rustic home decor


10. “Coined” Metal Button Jewelry

Some craft projects cause stress, but this one actually relieves it! Smashing things never felt (or looked) so good… and I was pleasantly surprised that it was such a favorite!

Button jewelry or boho bracelet from upcycling the metal buttons into pirate coins for gypsy jewelry


9. Coffee and Tea Boxes

I’ve had a fantastic time being one of the contributors to The Good Life Blog, and this project was by far the most popular of any of the projects I created for Goodwill. Y’all just can’t get enough coffee or tea.

Wooden gift box from tea and coffee canisters as gift baskets from the thrift store


8. Spring Doily Table Runner

Vintage doilies dyed in pretty springtime pastels were transformed into heady blossoms across your table with this simple project. This will likely always remain a personal favorite of mine, as well.How to make a Spring table runner from vintage doilies for country cottage decor or primitive decor by Sadie Seasongoods

7. Thrifted Glass Lid Hanging Bird Bath

I just LOVE making projects for the yard, especially if it contributes to our wildlife habitat certification. So in other words, yes, there will be more bird/garden/yard projects in 2016.Hanging bird bath that is easy to clean made from casserole dish lid for bird bath bowl with pot lid holder of chain by Sadie Seasongoods /

6. Vintage Seed Packet Display

After spring melted into summer, I thought for sure I would reuse the window in a similar way for another season, but alas…it may always be a spring window from now on!Window pane decor with seed packets for Spring flowers by Sadie Seasongoods

5. Flannel Scrap Reusable Hand Warmers

Flannel project #2 gave everyone the warm & fuzzies, in more ways than one.

DIY hand warmers or football hand warmers that are a scrapbuster that uses flannel fabric from upcycled clothing for an autumn craft by Sadie Seasongoods

6. Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon

Halloween is a big deal here at Sadie Seasongoods, but this project was the clear winner of them all. I’m not going to lie, I still think it’s pretty darn awesome- and looks even cooler in person!

Halloween moon by upcycling a vintage light fixture into a light up moon with Halloween witch by Sadie Seasongoods


3. Autumn Pumpkin Trinket Box

The quirkiest (and maybe cutest) pumpkin I ever did see…with a dainty hinge to make him a hideaway for your secret bits. I wish more salad bowls like these would come my way.

Trinket box and wooden pumpkins from wooden salad bowls as country decor or farmhouse fall decor

2. Teapot Pin Cushion and Sewing Caddy

Thank Cottonball for this one- his dangerous obsession with straight pins (and sewing notions altogether) led me to think outside the box once again.

Upcycling a vintage teapot into a DIY pincushion and sewing caddy for holding the sewing supplies and tools by Sadie Seasongoods

1. Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers

And this, my friends, was without a doubt the most viewed project of 2015! These have long since sold, but I might just have to make a few more.

How to reduce waste with reusable bowl covers that upcycle a vintage bandana for green living by Sadie Seasongoods

Welcome 2016!

It’s been a good year, eh? Were any of your favorites in the list? I have high hopes for 2016 and can’t wait to bring you new projects, ideas, and posts all year long. I still have miles to go in the blogisphere… and HIGH EXPECTATIONS for myself… and I sincerely hope you’ll stick with me along the journey.

Happy New Year and as always, Craft On!


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  1. I’m definitely sticking around, Sarah. I saw several more of your projects here that I just now realize were yours, but had high visibility throughout the year. Great job! Cheers to 2016!

  2. Sarah, awesome projects this year!! I definitely need to make the teapot pin cushion. All your projects are awesome…can’t wait to see what you do in the upcoming year!!!

  3. There were several of these projects that I pinned or saved — the teapot pincushion, the doily table runner, the hand warmers — but my very favorite, and the project that I’ll almost certainly make first, is the flannel table runner. Beautiful, and just my style. Looking forward to what you’ll share in 2016!

  4. I still love the doily runner!

  5. I love ALL of your projects. Everything you’ve made here is so creative! I’m very excited to see what other fabulous things you cook up in 2016!

  6. Love the awesome doily table runner and the teapot pincushion and sewing storage the best !

  7. So many great projects! I love the hidden pin cushion!

  8. yes!!! to the bowl covers. What a great idea…. and why didn’t I think of that?

  9. Looks like you had a great year!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. So glad I found your blog in 2015! Love your ideas–can’t wait to see what you come up with in the new year. (You should seriously write a book.)

  11. Sarah, You always have such creative projects! Enjoyed seeing the readers favorites one more time 🙂
    Have a great week!

  12. I love these round-up posts at the beginning of each new year. You completed so many terrific projects, you are very creative!


  13. Wow…. what a great list of creative ideas! Thank you so much for sharing it at the Celebrate Your Story Link Party. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2016!

  14. Love your ideas. Thankyou.


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