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Great Ideas — 25 FABULOUS Projects of 2011

2011 is officially coming to a close and what is a better way to celebrate than to highlight the blogging world’s favorite projects.  …Yet, how do you choose favorites, when everything is fabulous?!  What are you doing to celebrate the New Year?  I know what I am doing, kicking off 2012 with some AMAZING projects.  Be sure to check out all of the projects because trust me there are a LOT of fabulous ideas…

Happy 2012– I am looking forward to an amazing year with each one of you!  

Barn Door Headboard @ Home Stories A2Z

Blue Painted table @ Just a Girl

Felt Flowers and Striped Wreath @ Nest of Posies

 Magnetic Board @ The House of Smiths

The “Cloffice” @ The Mustard Ceiling

Stenciled Dining Room Wall @ Always in Wonder

DIY Pallet Art @ Love of Family and Home

Stenciled Craft Room @ Clean & Scentsible

Upholstered Headboard @ The Hunted Interior

Turn a Cabinet into a Mantel @ Crafty Scrappy Happy

Year of Free Printables @ Kiki Creates

Kitchen Makeover @ Homey Home Design

Blackboard Backed Cabinets @ Creative Living

Diamond Tufted Ottoman @ Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Upholstered Tufted Headboard @ Classy Clutter

Houndstooth Quilt @ UCreate Crafts

  Door Wreath @ Lookie What I Did

 Lined Canvas Bins @ Positively Splendid

 Farmhouse Table @ Crafty Scrappy Happy 

 Boys Room Redo @ too much time 

  Casserole Carrier @ Taylor Made

 Anthro Inspired Quilt @ Classy Clutter

 Outdoor Toy Holder @ Random Thoughts of  a Supermom

 Pom Pom Baby Mobile @ Positively Spelendid

 Re purposed Christmas Frames @ The Three Sweet Peas 

And, Don’t forget about our Bright, Happy, Giveaway this week!  

Three Little Monkeys Studio 


$75 credit to Three Little Monkeys Studio

– perfect for that special party in 2012!!! 

Don’t forget to link up!

And another Best of 2011 Wrap Up Post is coming up tonight!! 

Happy New Year’s Eve!!!


PS — Don’t miss out on the chance to win a Silhouette Cameo!! I’m announcing the winner on Jan. 3rd.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my houndstooth quilt Jen!
    Huge congrats to you for all of your success in 2011! Wishing even more in 2012!
    Can’t believe so much talent is wrapped up into one gal!!!

  2. WOW!!!!!!!I I am sooooo excited to be featured TWICE on TT&J’s best projects!! I can’t believe it!

    Thanks so much Jen!!!

    xoxo, Mallory

  3. Great picks! Looking forward to lots more in 2012!

  4. WOWSERS, Jen! Thank yo so very much for featuring my Airplane room here. I am so honored to be showcased with such amazing projects:)

  5. I agree with Missy—-I feel like a kid at Christmas—-I am so so sooooo excited and thrilled and honored to be a part of your AMAZING roundup of projects of 2012. There is no better compliment. Thank you thank you thank you. And HAPPY HAPPY 2012!!!!

  6. Wow some really great projects, so many talented people out there. Happy New Years


    You gotta be kidding..but desperation being where you all are…is that not a gift from heaven?
    And another gift will be KANSAS KINGS….where HOLLYWOOD GOOD brings down HOLLYWOOD BAD.
    And we could name half of HOLLYWOOD that’s sweating their asses off right now, but we’ll leave you to your FEROB.
    But, a little teaser ….
    Maybe another…..
    Last one …
    Oh yeah, ” BA-BY”….we’re going to CANNES.

  8. Crafty Scrapy Happy hit it out of the park!
    Love it. So many great features.
    I like to look back and remember and peek at ones I’ve missed.
    Happy New Year =)

  9. I missed a few of these, so thanks for sharing them again! Pinning several for future projects!

  10. So many amazing projects! I love all those great stencil projects and those casserole carriers are adorable! Thanks you so much for including my toy organizer in your post! I can’t wait to see part 2:)

  11. Yeah, I don’t know how you narrowed it down!

  12. Sooooooooo many fab projects! I love the office linkup, good timing b/c I need an office space :) I forgot to link up last night…ugh :( Happy New Year !!!!!

  13. i don’t know how you do it.

    i was looking through all the creativity last night, such amazing talent & ideas. thank you so much for including the wreath! i am humbled, because there are so many fabulous links.

    happy happy new year!


  14. Oh my word. Two features in this post! Jen, I am over the moon! Thank you so much!

  15. I get so excited to see myself included on your blog! What a treat! You have chosen some pretty fabulous projects! Thank you for what I know must have been a lot of work!

  16. Yay! Thank you so much for featuring the start of our kitchen updates! It was just the motivation my hubby needed to get him back painting again. We just may finish this kitchen in the new year! 😉 God bless!

  17. Thank you so much for featuring my pallet art Jen!! I really appreciate it!! Happy New Year to you & your family!!

  18. Thanks for including my ottoman in this post, Jen! So many greats!

  19. Thanks for the feature Jenn! LOVE all these wonderful ideas!


  20. Thank you so much for featuring my headboard! What a great way to end the year!!

  21. OMG….Is this what it feels like to be a kid at Christmas….Thank you Jen for featuring my wreath…if only I had my watermark back then on that pic…..Thank you for always being supportive…You know I have (stalked), followed your blog for years and now I finally have a little blog now and you are part of that reason…thank you, thank you, thank you…Happy 2012!!

  22. I adore your Saturday Great Idea posts! :)

  23. Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your blog. I have it linked to mine and recommend you frequently to my friends. Happy New Year!

  24. What a great roundup – I am dying to make that magnetic board and the casserole carriers!

  25. So much talent out in blog land. I am amazed at the creativity that some people have. Looking forward to 2012 and more inspiration!

  26. oh Jen I love coming here and seeing all the fabulous projects!!!!
    Happy New Year!!

  27. What a fantastic gallery. I particulary love the magnetic board, the cloffice and the flower bangle.
    All the cafty best for 2012

  28. Thanks so much Jen for featuring my dining room. I feel like this is an honor!