16 in 2016: Favorite DIYs, and Getting Ready for Next Year


It’s here — the end of 2016!

I have totally mixed feelings on this past year. Things were pretty good for me personally, but a lot of crap happened in the world that was just, well, awful.

But that’s not why we’re here! If you’ve clicked through to the bloggy I imagine it’s to get a break from real life and focus on how to make all the things.

So here we go, friends: 16 favorite DIYs in 2016.

16 Favorite DIYs in 2016

Leather storage boxes — Mormors Glamour

Dowel mirror — The Merrythought

5-minute wall hanging — Paper & Stitch

Copper leaf origami print — Lana Red Studio

Splatter ring dishes — Pauls Vera

Plywood cat house — Burkatron

Copper coat hooks — A Bubbly Life

Delineate Your Dwelling

Mini wall weaving — Delineate Your Dwelling

Rolling kitchen island — Club Crafted

Super antioxidant clay face mask — The Free Spirited

Maritza Lisa

Circle framed art — Maritza Lisa

Paper mâché cactus vase — The Apple of my DIY

Falling leaves wire earrings — A Pop of Red

We Are Scout

Leaf printing onto fabric — We Are Scout

Modern desk organizer — Passion Shake

Lavender body scrub — Savvy Naturalista

I’ll be up in New Hampshire with friends for New Year’s Eve, and then in Pennsylvania visiting my brother for the first week of January. There’s a slim chance I might be able to finish up a big project I’ve been working on before then, so you MAY hear from me again soon; if not, see you in mid-January!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for continuing to devote some of your screen time to Idle Hands Awake. There’s a LOT of things drawing our attention on this crazy thing called the internet, so I am honored that my little blog is one of them.

Happy New Year! How are you celebrating??

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

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

3 comments on “16 in 2016: Favorite DIYs, and Getting Ready for Next Year”

  1. These are simple and yet so beautiful projects to give a try. My favorites are the leather storage boxes and 5-minute wall hanging. Hope you had a great time:)

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