Top Ten Reader Favorite DIY Projects of The Year

Today we take a look back at your top ten favorite DIY projects from 2020.

brown leather ottoman and pillow

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Tomorrow is a brand new year and I don't think any of us will be sad to wave goodbye to 2020.

I love the start of a new year

It's fresh. Filled with possibilities. Hope.

And we can't forget about those DIY projects and crafts waiting to be created!

I am excited for all the possibilities that exist for 2021! Here at DIY Beautify we have lots of projects in the works, and exciting things to share with you in the months ahead!

I honestly never dreamed when I started this little blog in 2013 that it would earn a modest income to help our family with expenses and become something I'm so passionate about!

Not only that, but the friendships I've created along the way, and finding an online tribe of others who share the same passion for DIY and home decor has been such a blessing!

I love inspiring you each week, sharing easy and affordable projects to help you create the beautiful home of your dreams!

At the end of each year, it's so fun to take a look back at what your favorite projects were because there are always a few surprises, and this year is no different! Let's jump in and take a look back. The link for each project is in the title so just click that if you want a closer look at any of these DIY projects!

Top 10 Reader Favorite DIYs of 2020

10. 13 DIYs that cost less than lunch

You loved this roundup of some of my favorite projects, many which cost less than $10! There is something so satisfying in turning something worn and neglected into a beautiful piece for your home, like these farmhouse candlesticks made from old chair spindles!

Click here to see the full roundup

farmhouse candlesticks from chair spindles

9. Staircase makeover

I was thrilled that this project made the cut because it was one of my favorite DIYs of the year! Enhancing our stairs with a fresh, darker stain and removeable wallpaper stair risers was an easy 1-day project that delivers such epic results!

updated stairs with wallpaper risers and dark stain

8. Winter dining room decor

My black and white dining room always gets a lot of comments and questions. You love my black hutch, and my large French chalkboard. You love the painted grandfather clock and the houndstooth fabric I added to our chair cushions, the neutral furnishings and my collection of white ironstone.

I'm so glad because it's one of my favorite rooms too!

collected ironstone and wood grain chargers

7. DIY eucalyptus heart shaped wreath

Eucalyptus is having its time in home decor, and this wreath was a pleasant surprise! Inexpensive and quite easy to do, and it looks so good wherever I hang it!

It's not only perfect for Valentines Day, it's a beautiful wreath for anytime of the year because of its simplicity! I walked you through the steps to making your very own!

cottage dresser and eucalyptus wreath

6. Weathered wood pedestal from a chunky candlestick

What's not to love about an inexpensive project that can serve so many purposes! Whether showing off decor, holding a plant or showcasing baked goods, this wood pedestal is a hardworking decor staple!

I showed you tips for staining a natural wood top to match the existing base, and my favorite product to secure the two pieces together!

weathered cake stand/pedestal

5. Dollar store fall wreath

I showed you how to make a beautiful fall wreath from dollar store supplies in just 5 easy steps! It's amazing how good dollar store supplies can look when they're brought together into a wreath!

dollar store fall wreath

4. Pizza pan wreath/wall decor

Another dollar store project, this inexpensive wreath was so fun to make! The wood beads and thick twine elevate a simple pizza pan to lofty heights!

I also shared a video tutorial for making the easiest removeable bow so you could switch it out for the seasons! Watch the video here.

pizza pan wreath

3. Updating a thrifted frame with liming wax

Liming wax is the perfect solution for wood that is a touch too orange! I showed you in a video tutorial how I quickly and easily transformed a thrifted frame. The liming wax softens the color of the wood and gives it a pickled look.

I then decoupaged a printable onto the glass for a truly unique piece of inexpensive artwork!

decoupaged art on lime waxed wood frame

2. How to make cottage floral eggs

These pretty eggs are so perfect for your Spring and Easter decor and they couldn't be easier to make with just a couple supplies. I love the shabby chic charm they added to my dining table!

spring table with cottage floral eggs

1. Easiest way to clean stainless utensils/cutlery

I have to be honest...I'm a little shocked that a cleaning post was my #1 reader favorite post this year! Does that mean I should be sharing more cleaning posts? all know how I feel about dusting! 😃😒

But...when I find an easy solution to a difficult problem, you know I'm here to share it with you! And when a cleaning post makes it onto my blog, that means it works and it's a keeper!

cleaning stainless steel utensils

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  1. Hi Cindy! I want to thank you so much, you did an incredibly great job that year and inspired many people, this is very important! I finally learned how to wash cutlery well, and according to your posts, my daughter and I made a lot of crafts! It can be seen what you are doing, what you love and this is the most important thing. I hope there will be more posts and interesting ideas from you this year. Thank you very much! Good luck to you!


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