Happy New Year everyone! I decided to use this week’s post to reflect on 2018. I started handmadeweekly in March of 2018 and since then I’ve learned so much. I launched a website on my own, learned how to market my posts, advanced my woodworking techniques, upgraded my shop, tried new recipes, learned how to use sketchup, competed in two builders challenges, participated in inktober, learned how to use my DSLR camera in manual mode and created new decor and furniture for my home. My first year of blogging was exciting, frustrating and rewarding. Nothing good comes easy, right? As I prep for 2019 blog posts, I looked back at which posts had the most views in 2018. Can you guess which one was number 1?
This bread is SOOOOO yummy. You can definitely expect more artisan bread recipes in 2019!
This wreath is so simple but also elegant. I keep this wreath up year round on the backside of my front door. It adds the perfect touch to my foyer.
This farmhouse dining room sign was fun to make and was a much needed addition to my blank dining room wall. I have more blank walls in my home that I’ll certainly fill with new DIY wall decor in 2019. This sign was made using carbon paper and tracing. I’ll be stepping up my game in 2019 since I got a Silhouette Cameo 3 for Christmas!
Talk about a simple Christmas centerpiece. I bought the holder from Havertys, added some candles, garland and berries and voila! It’s elegant and really livens up my dining room for the holidays.
Who doesn’t like blueberries, cheesecake and pie? This combo was sure to be a hit. If you have yet to try this recipe, check it out! Trust me, it’s delicious.
I actually made these air plant displays a few years ago but I loved them so much that I had to share them. I had to remake certain parts in order to properly do a tutorial but it was definitely worth it because you guys loved them. Shutterfly also featured this project on their blog.
This linen tower was quite the challenge for me. The linen tower itself was super simple to make but in order to make a proper tutorial I had to learn Sketchup so that I could share build plans. It’s crazy to look back and remember how much I struggled at first. I’m by no means a professional with Sketchup but boy have I come a long way!
These soap bars are SOOOO Pretty! I’m not surprised that they ranked in the top 3. They are extremely easy to make and they are the perfect gift for anyone. Even my dad loves them!
Everyone loves a good Ikea hack and this hack sure didn’t disappoint. I took an unfinished Ikea Forhoja kitchen cart and modified it into a lovely bar cart for my dining room. This project was also featured on Shutterfly’s blog.
The project with the highest views in 2018 was actually the very first project that I posted! Lush bath bombs can be fairly expensive and they are so easy to make on your own. I’ll be posting a variation to these bath bombs in 2019 so stay tuned for that!
Which project was your favorite?
Any requests or suggestions for tutorials, recipes or free printables in 2019?