DIYShowOff 2016 Review

Looking back at 2106, it was a year with more crafts than home improvement which means that we’re going to get crazy with home projects in 2017. We work as time and money allow and it seems to work out that way; a more productive year every other year. So gearing up for a super productive 2017 and looking back at a more relaxed 2016. Here is a quick 2016 recap:

2016 DIYShowOff recap


Organizing a Craft Closet

DIY craft organization challenge craft closet #michaelsmakers @diyshowoff


Magnetic Display Board

magnetic art display #michaelsmakers @diyshowoff

MARCH 2016

spring succulents arrangement

Freshen up your home with spring decor! DIY tutorial for spring succulents arrangement! #michaelsmaker

LOVE canvas wall art

cute chippy rustic DIY LOVE letter wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

spring party-scape

spring party inspiration #michaelsmakers #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff @michaelsstores

APRIL 2016

handprint keepsake gift

Awe! A cute DIY keepsake handprint Mother's Day gift (LED 'love' wood plaque) tutorial @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers

MAY 2016

floral arranging tips

spring floral arrangement @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers (DIY floral arranging tips)

JUNE 2016

backyard wedding ideas

wedding gazebo @diyshowoff

faux beam

Before and after home improvement project - ceiling with a gorgeous faux beam @diyshowoff


fall decor

fall decor @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers #spons


The Raven inspired Halloween party ideas

The Raven Nevermore Halloween Party Ideas @diyshowoff #MakeItWithMichaels


magic mistletoe

Love this Christmas mistletoe greenhouse centerpiece @diyshowoff! #makeitwithmichaels

Christmas tree farm inspired decor

Christmas tree farm inspired decorating #athome @diyshowoff #christmas

home office in progress – watch for the reveal early 2017

home office makeover before and in progress @diyshowoff

2016 Essential Oil Related Blog Posts:

lavender ylang ylang sugar scrub

DIY skin nourishing lavender & ylang ylang essential oil infused sugar scrub for maintaining healthy skin @diyshowoff

peppermint chocolate sauce/hot cocoa gift set

CUTE! Chocolate Peppermint Awesome Sauce - "You Melt My Heart" Valentine gift idea using Young Living Peppermint Vitality essential oil @diyshowoff

homemade hug roll-on

Need a hug? Make it essential oil-infused with this DIY homemade hug roll on recipe @diyshowoff. #feelbetter

essential oils make & take graphics and tips

How fun! Get free graphics, tips and ideas for hosting an essential oils party with a chocolate & massage theme @diyshowoff

DIY hand purifier recipe

DIY essential oil infused hand purifier spray recipe @diyshowoff

essential oil infused hand-dipped marshmallows

So cute! Halloween (essential oil infused optional) marshmallow treats @diyshowoff #makeitwithmichaels

holiday hostess guide

holiday hostess guide @diyshowoff

essential oil infused honey

So sweet! Essential oil infused honey and Essential Oil Holiday Hostess Guide @diyshowoff

essential oil + epsom salt ornaments

DIY essential oil infused bath salt ornament @diyshowoff

2017 will see us back on track to transforming this old fixer upper into our dream home. On the to do list:

  • finishing up the home office – coming January 2017
  • a family room turned playroom
  • guest room refresh (bye bye baby crib!)
  • basement makeover (man cave)
  • livingroom refresh (old furniture to the man cave, helloooooo new living room furniture!)
  • upstairs bedroom makeovers – lots of donating, lots of paint! 
  • bathrooms? I HOPE SO! We have 2 in need of makeovers and updating but since they function, last priority. Darn!
  • craft room spring cleaning – it’s currently a junk room. Time to clean out and re-organize!

What’s your must-do DIY for 2017?

2010 DIY Highlights & Recap

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There’s a lot of reminiscing going on at parties all over blogland!  Welcome to the 2nd annual DIY Recap at the DIY Show Off!  Share your post with your favorite DIY projects this year!  It’s so easy to look at what’s NOT done, so let’s celebrate your accomplishments. I bet your surprised at how productive you’ve been.  🙂

Here are my favorite DIY related projects this year (click the link for the original post and all of the details)…

Thrifty Finds – can’t wait for flea market season to start again!

We had a productive and awesome 2010.  Thank you to True Value for choosing us to be on the DIY Blog Squad!
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I‘m honored to have become a new member of the DIY Club and be able to work beside some awesome creative ladies!  If you’re not familiar with it – click the link to see all of the fun parties and prizes!
DIY Club

We had a fun experience working with the DIY Club & Gorilla Glue at the Country Living Fair!

Our recent Dremel feature felt like a moment of fame.  
And most importantly… I loved another year of making new blog friends, getting to know each of you more and sharing in the show-off celebration of your DIY accomplishments!  Thank you for your support, reassurance, encouragement and friendship.  Thank you for linking your projects and submitting your inspiration!

Thank you for your comfort and words of hope during the last year of our little doxie’s life.

YOU are amazing and I’m so humbled and honored that you enjoy our little space on the world wide web.  Thank you for understanding that I’m just 1 person with a regular job and that even though I don’t always get over to see you – bringing something to my attention gets me there fast!  You’re each always so patient and kind despite my crazy blog.  🙂
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy, Productive New Year!  I look forward to seeing your DIY ideas, projects, creativity and inspiration in 2011!

Showing off your 2010 DIY highlights?  Share here, share everywhere! SHOW OFF YOUR YEAR!

 Its So Very Cheri
Best of Tickled Pink at 504 Main

DIY Club

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In loving memory of Niski, I’ve included her in the DIY Show Off 2010 Recap button.  She was a big part of the DIY Show Off since the beginning. 
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If you’d like to link YOUR DIY project post to The DIY Show Off Project Parade:
1.You must use the button above and link to this post to share the linky love.
2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.
3.Or email your link to and I will add it for you.
4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

5.  Visit the person before you, leave a comment – make a new friend!