15 in 2015 – Favorite DIYs Around the Web


Oh heeeeeey…

Sorry I disappeared for a bit there. I actually had a couple more pre-Christmas posts planned, but I got swept up in the final days of The Holiday Collective and then enjoying the holidays themselves. A DIY blogger enjoying the holidays is a rare thing, I had to take advantage.

And I’m totally still in holiday relaxing mode! Which I think is as it should be. But I wanted to pop on really quick to wish you all a happy New Year, and to give you a little eye candy if you are browsing the internets this week.

A lot of bloggers are rounding up their 15 most popular posts in 2015. Which is rad. But I’d like to share my favorite DIYs by other bloggers. There’s so much good stuff out there. So for today, I’m focusing not on my work, but on others’. Enjoy.

Make and Tell Hands Pouch

Make and Tell hand print pencil case

The Merrythought Wire Plant Stand

The Merrythought wire plant stand

The Kipi Blog Floral Tapestry

The Kipi Blog floral tapestry

Homey Oh My Crystal Boxes

Homey Oh My crystal knob boxes

Almost Makes Perfect cat scratcher

Almost Makes Perfect cat scratcher

Fall For DIY plaited planter

Fall For DIY plaited planter

Vitamini Handmade cactus ring holder

Vitamini Handmade cactus ring holder

The Clever Bunny leather scarf organizer

The Clever Bunny leather scarf organizer

Paper n Stitch inkblot napkins

Paper & Stitch inkblot napkins

A Bubbly Life Copper Mirror

A Bubbly Life copper mirror

The Lovely Drawer minimal clock

The Lovely Drawer minimal wall clock

Sarah Hearts diy cheeseboard

Sarah Hearts leather-handled cheeseboard

South by North floral eucalyptus garland

South By North floral eucalyptus garland

Make and Do Crew leather catchall tray

Make and Do Crew leather catchall tray

Fall For DIY concrete cheese platter

Fall For DIY concrete serving platter

And for your 2016s, I wish you this:


quote by Robert Rodriguez, image via Elite Daily

I’m taking a break until January 11. I know! That’s a long time. But I’ve got lots of great blog stuff planned for 2016 and I want to make sure I have a little extra time to work on it.

Until then, be well and enjoy your last days of 2015!

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

10 comments on “15 in 2015 – Favorite DIYs Around the Web”

  1. I was just scrolling through this list thinking, “Man, Marlene has just an awesome eye for things…” and then I happened to see my leather catchall tray tutorial. I am so honored to be in this collection of projects. Really. I’m incredibly touched because I admire your style and ability to curate a certain clean, handmade look so much. Thank you. And Happy New Year!

    1. Well, Jess, it’s my turn to be flattered — thank you for complimenting my curation! Roundups take more work than it seems, as I’m sure you know, and I really appreciate knowing that I’m doing them well. And, I was so happy to include your tray, it’s just gorgeous! And I love that you used repurposed materials. Thanks and happy New Year to you too!! xoxo

        1. I don’t ever see much traffic or feedback from them, but I enjoy doing them. And as much as I LOOOOOOOVE crafting, I just can’t post that many projects, it’s so time-consuming! I also make it easier for myself by not resizing the photos. 😀

  2. Very late here, but I love the DIYs you have compiled in this list! That pastel pink leather strap wooden tray is gorgeous and just the right accesory for the pink obsessor like myself,lol

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