Top 10 Reader Favorites

For the Q&A section of the reader survey I held a few weeks back, a few of you were curious about what post were the most popular. Well folks, who am I to deny you that answer?! Here are the top 10 most popular projects on The Crafted Life as well as updates on how I feel about them now.

DIY Rubber Stamp1. DIY Rubber Stamp— still love this project and stamp! Would be great if you’re printing your own wrapping paper or fabric.

10 Minute Vase by The Crafted Life
2. 10 Minute Vase DIY— one of my favorite pieces in our house and really just the easiest thing to make. Just be sure not to toss in the dishwasher; clean with warm water, soap and a sponge.

How to Paint on Glass3. Dotted Vase— you guys sure do love your vase projects which is great because so do I! I wasn’t 100% happy with the pattern I chose for this project, so sadly I don’t have this one anymore. The paint works perfectly, so if you’re looking to learn how to paint on glass, this project is for you :)

DIY Paint Splattered Notebooks4. Paint Splattered Notebooks— fun and colorful, yes please! I haven’t used the acrylic spray since, but it’s still usable. All I need now is another idea to so I can use it again…

How to Make a Terrarium5. How to Make a Terrarium— in all the hustle and bustle of our recent move, I’m sad to say my plant died. Luckily though, I can just plant a new one! However, I might stick with driftwood and moss… just to be safe.

DIY Painterly iPhone Case6. Painterly iPhone Cases— it turns out that I drop my phone A LOT and had to upgrade to a heavy duty case. If you aren’t as clumsy, I highly recommend this project! They also make great gifts.

How to Make your own Envelopes7. DIY Envelopes— to be honest, I’ve been sucking at sending mail recently (sorry New Year’s resolutions). For the next letter I send though, you better believe it’s getting delivered in a handmade envelope!

How to make custom matting for a picture frame8. Custom Matting— still have this exact thing in our house but am thinking about swapping it out with new paper. Such a fun way to spice up a gallery wall without having to buy new art.

DIY Ombre Cloche | The Crafted Life9. DIY Ombre Cloche— attention friends and family, you will most likely be getting one of these for Christmas this year. It’s one of those projects that I absolutely love looking at on a daily basis.

DIY Color Dipped Photos10. Color Dipped Photos— last, but not least! Still one of my favorite projects from the archives. Colorful and easy; there’s really no reason not to give this one a try!


What are some of your favorite projects? I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried any project posted on my blog! And if you’re looking for more crafts, be sure to check out the project gallery.

  • Erica

    The notebook splatter is definitely my favorite project of yours! ♥ Though now I’m really interested in the homemade envelopes, too!

    • Oh yay, thank you Erica! And the handmade envelopes are so fun and easy to make. Would be great to do for sending out invites or holiday cards :)

  • Such a great post. I’m re-discovering old favs of mine, and discovering others for the first time. Those envelopes are genius!

    • Thank you so much Amy, glad you like it! There are so many types of paper out there that the envelope project is endless! Until you get a few paper cuts that is :)

  • Maritza

    Love this collection – all awesome!

    • Oh good, so happy you like the project Maritza! They’re some of my favorites too :)

  • Nash Khan

    Your most definitely experiment LOADS with paint and I LOVE that! ;) ;)

    • What can I say, paint is the easiest way to get great results :) Happy you like the projects Nash!