12 Months of DIY – favourites


Hi guys and welcome to the last instalment of #12MonthsOfDIY post! I won’t be sharing a new DIY with you this time, but I will be sharing a roundup and my favourite project… and a bit of what I’ve learned collaborating with such a wonderful group of people. All of the heart eyes!

But first I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Christina for organizing all of us this past year, you were (and are) so gracious and kind to do this every single month, thank you doesn’t seem like enough! Mad love and SO much respect!!!

I love following her blogging journey and if you’d like to follow along too you can find her here ~~> The DIY Mommy

The DIY Mommy

Well, I knew this day would come… queue the dramatic (SAD) music! I am feeling a little emotional… shocking I know. πŸ˜‰ I tend to be all in when I like someone or something and this, year long InstagramΒ  project challenge has been so much FUN!!!

In the effort to stop your eye rolling, I’ll try not to be SO dramatic… πŸ˜‰Β  but let me explain why I am feeling sad that #12MonthsOfDIY is over, gulp!


For the last year of 12 Months of DIY I was surrounded by some incredibly creative and supportive women,Β  wonderful Canadian blogging friends, for that I am so grateful! I’ve made some real life friendships and real connections that will continue long after 12 Months of DIY is over. I’ve created some very useful and fun projects this past year and I discovered a lot of things about myself… one of those things is, I work so much better with a deadline, for some reason the publish date helped to push my creativity. I learned that stepping outside of my comfort zone of building furniture and DIY home renos and trying smaller projects was actually really fun and now I have some very awesome things for our home that I really enjoy and use. Let me back up a bit there, while I am a DIYer and do smaller projects all of the time I just never felt like these “ideas” I had were of any value to anyone but myself, I never bothered to share them here too much… so I’m happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and shared with you, I hope you are too? I’ve also learned so much about photography in the last year, I can’t even begin to tell you… this will be a continued journey of course and is something I am very passionate about I am so humbled to be surrounded by the talented photographers inΒ  this group, you all pushed me to work harder on a craft that I love, thank you ladies! xo And finally before I start to really cry… I’d like to give a great big thanks to you my readers, you were and are so supportive, so sweet and so interactive, I LOVE coming here to connect with you… don’t worry there will be more small and LARGE projects coming for VinYet in 2017 and I sure hope you’ll stick around?

Here is a year in review,Β  I will end with my fave, let’s see if it’s your favourite too?

DIY-MasonJar-Farmhouse-Light | Vin'yet Etc.

January – mason jar


DIYChenilleBlanketFinal | Vin'yet Etc.

February – fabric


March – wood

DIY-Roll-N-Go-back | Vin'yet Etc.

April – thrifted item

How to use mod podge Vin'yet Etc.

May – mod podge

DIY-Secret-garden-gate | Vin'yet Etc.

June – paint

Felt-Feather-Garland-In-Studio | Vin'yet Etc.

July – felt

DIY personalized throw pillow - Newfoundland Map | VinYetEtc.

August – vinyl

DIY vintage succulent centrepieceDIY vintage succulent centrepiece

September – faux florals

DIY string art with ribbon | VinYet Etc.

October – ribbon


November – paper

DIY faux macrame hanger - VinYet Etc

December – yarn

What project did you like best? My favourite was a toss up between two… but I had to go with what came to mind first, drum roll please…

DIY vintage succulent centrepieceDIY vintage succulent centrepiece

My faux floral project, the succulent centrepiece using my favourite vintage scale… I just love how these beautiful faux succulents look so darn real and vintage scale, enough said?! Afloral.com generously supplied these beauties, I can’t wait to collaborate with them again soon! All of our sponsors were so very generous, thank you all so much!


Now it’s time to see which projects were my blogging friends’ favourites, and what they thought of our yearly challenge. Click on the project name to visit their project post, and their blog name to visit their blog and see their last #12MonthsofDIY post.


DIY Vintage Succulent Centerpiece from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Daisy Frame Art from Lifeovereasy

Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl Bookends from Woman In Real Life

Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign from Heather in Heels

How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

Mason Jar Oil Lamps from Life Is A Party

Upcycling a Coat into a DIY Leather Bag from Sustain My Craft Habit

Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea

Felt Wall Organizer from Love Create Celebrate

Vinyl Otomi Chargers from PMQ for Two

Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical Reel from The DIY Mommy

Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry Designs

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  • Reply Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca December 21, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Wow, seeing all your projects together is making me remember how amazing they were. It was such, such a pleasure to work with you. You’re such an encourager, and I so appreciate your kindness, and feedback, and cheer leading. So happy to leave the challenge with you as a new friend.

  • Reply Ariel December 21, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I know exactly what you mean! Having a hard deadline really helped me consider other posts with hard deadlines and definitely shaped how I created my content calendar. It’s crazy what we learn and pick-up with challenges like this right?

    I’m so glad I got to develop a relationship with you, and that I now consider you a bloody friend <3

  • Reply Thea December 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Congratulations on creating 12 truly amazing projects for our challenge. You have such an amazing talent of being able to look at a basic material or an artifact and turn it into a stunning home decor accessory. I would say it even looks like a work of art. Your style is truly unique and truly fabulous. Thank you also for your lovely positive spirit within the team. It was so infectious and so motivating. Looking forward to what you will create next year!

  • Reply Joann @ Woman In Real Life December 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Seeing all of your projects together like this, it’s really stunning what you’ve accomplished. They are all so lovely. I would be hard pressed to choose, but I do also love your succulent centrepiece. And if you ask me, your photography was brilliant from the start. I have been so inspired by you and I’m thrilled to come away from the project with a sweet new friend. xo Jo

  • Reply Heather December 23, 2016 at 10:48 am

    WOW! I love all seeing all the projects together like this – really shows YOU, such a fabulous and personal style that I just eat up. It has been SUCH a pleasure getting to know you more and I can’t wait to see what fun we can get up together:) merry Christmas to you and the entire family (and Dodi!!!).

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