#12MonthsofDIY: Favourites and Some Reflections

Let’s start this post by saying, when I was asked to be part of the fun & magic of #12MonthsofDIY I was like this:


No kidding.

I high five-d the dogs even.


Well, for a few reasons.

1) I’ve been following each of these talented ladies for a long time. Most of us had never met IRL until September, but we follow each other on so many social media we’re like BFFs.

2) Each is so uniquely talented! I took each of them and their amazing skills as an opportunity to learn. Because of them, I am spending more time working on my photography, propping and vignettes, I am also trying my hand at more video and using new tools and techniques.


3) The challenge of each monthly theme was great for me. It forced me outside my comfort zone. But it also forced me to set some boundaries – like I wasn’t going to make something just to make it or finish the project. I wanted to challenge myself to only make things I would use, keep, and enjoy. Dare I say the word practical? Nope. Pretend I didn’t say that, and don’t ever say that word around me (or my shoes!) again. Blech. Can’t believe I even typed it. But you know what I mean. I don’t want stuff for the sake of stuff. It’s Heathy-Kondo;)

and finally,

4) I had a load of fun. I love each of the projects I completed, but the one I am most pleased with is (my very first one) the vinyl lettering above my home office door. Is it the lettering? Is it the glorious transom? Is it both? Who knows. All I know is, I love it.

Cutest Dogs on the Planet interrupting a blog photo shoot

To see the full project, click >>> HERE.

So to all the ladies, thank you for having me:)!


Which was your favourite? Which project had you leaping out of your seat saying:


Was it the faux floral painting? The ribbon sunglasses storage? The arm knit blanket? The decoupage girl power mirror? Or, was it the office sign like me? I’d love to hear!


Be sure to see what the other #12MonthsofDIY squad picked as their favourite projects and what they had to say about the challenge below.

Click on the project name to visit their project post, and their blog name to visit their blog and see their last #12MonthsofDIY post.

DIY Vintage Succulent Centerpiece from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Daisy Frame Art from Lifeovereasy

Pottery Barn Inspired Burlap Lamp Shade & Owl
from Woman In Real Life

Vintage Inspired DIY Vinyl Office Sign from Heather in Heels

How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

Mason Jar Oil Lamps from Life Is A Party

Upcycling a Coat into a DIY Leather Bag from Sustain My
Craft Habit

Thrift Store Patio Table Tray Makeover from Time With Thea

Felt Wall Organizer from Love Create

Vinyl Otomi Chargers from PMQ for Two

Make a Giant Reclaimed Wood Clock from an Electrical
from The DIY

Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry


  1. by arielgarneau on December 21, 2016  8:53 am Reply

    Thanks for jumping in! You brought such a fun element to our group, and I always looked forward to seeing whatyou had done.
    I love a good transom, we had them in most of our dorm rooms and I wish I had been able to do some fun custom lettering like this!

    • by Heather on December 21, 2016  11:47 am Reply

      thank you so much!:) it was really such a special treat to join you ladies:)

  2. by Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc. on December 21, 2016  8:56 am Reply

    Yay, I'm so glad you had fun, I knew you'd be a fantastic fit with this wonderful group of people cause you are a wonderful people too! xo It was a pleasure to get to know you, I hope we can stay connected and build on our friendship! xo Merry Christmas and many lovely wishes for a kick ass NON-practical New Year! xo

    • by Heather on December 21, 2016  11:48 am Reply

      thank you! and YES to always staying connected:) I see dinner parties in our future! Dodi and Eddie would get along swimmingly:)

  3. by dannyellenicolle on December 21, 2016  9:03 am Reply

    Love your playful sense of humour. It was so fun working with you, and I agree being stretched to think up diy's with new materials was so fun, and working with these amazing women was awesome.

    • by Heather on December 21, 2016  11:48 am Reply

      totally agree:) so great to get to know you Dannyelle:)

  4. by Joann @ Woman In Real Life on December 31, 2016  3:51 pm Reply

    It has been so great getting to know you better Heather! I am glad you were able to join the group. I love your Office decal too, and a fave of mine is also the ribbon sunglasses storage. We could really use one of those around here! I have my one pair of prescription sunglasses and a few others for when I wear contact lenses (almost never) but the other people in my family seem to have 100 pairs! Happy New Year! I hope we'll continue to collaborate. xo Jo

    • by Heather on January 4, 2017  2:34 pm Reply

      yes! can't wait to collaborate this year:) and hopefully see you again soon:)

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