It’s been a fun year—one full of creative ideas and fresh inspiration. There have been flourishes of washi tape, glitter, decorative pipe cleaners, and paint (so much paint). As we stand at the brink of 2015, we thought it fitting to pause and take a reflective glance at some of this year’s favorite endeavors. When it comes to gathering creative ideas, what better way than Pinterest to keep track of our biggest hits? Here are the fresh style Pinterest favorites from the past year:
For the DIYer:
DIY refinished child’s dresser – This was a popular element in a child’s room makeover by Melissa Lester. She turned her husband’s childhood dresser into a statement piece by converting a broken drawer into a shelf and giving the entire piece a fresh coat of colorful paint.
Make a DIY Headboard out of Plain Screen Doors – Our “Flea Market Find” contributor, Lucy Farmer of Lucy’s Inspired, gave step-by-step directions for creating a stylish upholstered headboard by upcycling screen doors.
How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles – For our March/April issue we created a walkway lined with repurposed wine bottles. On the web, we offered detailed instructions for removing those sticky labels.
For your entertainment:
Awards Show Party – We shared fun and simple ideas for a successful awards show viewing party. With a new round of awards shows soon coming to a living room near you, these recipes, decorating ideas, and party games are perfect for your 2015 gathering.
It’s a Jungle Jubilee – This post offered a wealth of inspiration for throwing your little one a jungle-themed party complete with creative favors and a beautiful cake.
Movies with Style: Armchair Vacation – We spent the summer reviewing some of our favorite stylish flicks. Among our top picks and yours was our list of “Armchair Vacations.” With selections like North by Northwest, Amelie, and Mamma Mia, the post has enough material to transport you through space and time.
Exploring the creative life:
Style Empire: Behind the Scenes at ModCloth – We traveled to the center of ModCloth’s style empire in San Francisco, and gave you a behind-the-scenes look at their creative office life. It provided the perfect prelude to our November/December holiday party at the brand’s ModMansion.632/3
Modern Craft: CineStill and the Future of Film – We have loved bringing you the stories of people living out their creativity on a daily basis. Among our most popular web exclusives was a look at the recent innovation in the world of film photography created by twin brothers Brian and Brandon Wright.