Check out Simple Practical Beautiful’s most popular DIY Projects in 2017. A year of Do-it-yourself furniture, crafts, cleaning, succulents, and lots of projects inspired by movies.
I keep thinking I should narrow down Simple Practical Beautiful and focus on just one type of DIY project, but there are popular posts this year in crafts, home improvement, gardening, and, of course, costumes. I love working on all types of projects and I’m happy that you guys like reading about them. It gives me an excuse to find creativity in everything from refinishing furniture to laying sod. (If you don’t think laying sod can be creative, just check out our extreme gardening video.)
Thanks for your support and helping make 2017 a fun year here at Simple Practical Beautiful. I can’t wait to share the DIY projects I’m going to create in 2018!
Top DIY Projects of 2017
Cleaning soot, ash, and smoke off fireplace bricks is possible and not too hard. You just need a cleaning product that is made specifically to clean soot and smoke stains.
How to restore a vintage wood table, a DIY tutorial explaining how to strip off an old finish, clean and repair the wood, then add a stain and protective finish.
Make a DIY LEGO Batman helmet out of foam from The LEGO Batman Movie. This detailed tutorial includes a printable template.
Make a stylish jean purse or bag by upcycling an old pair of jeans and an old belt. A great way to repurpose old jeans, plus you can make a cute gift by personalizing the denim.
Make a miniature version of the floating rose and glass cloche from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast using an old wine glass and an etching tool.
How to build a sword out of wood, then make it look metal and battle-worn. This sword was made for a Nazgul costume for a Lord of the Rings Halloween.
Learn how to refinish any piece of wood furniture, like this bookshelf, with simple latex paint. Give new life to old wood in any color paint.
Here’s ten ways to showcase your favorite succulent plants. Each succulent planter would make a great gift or beautiful decor for your home.
Adobe Illustrator can create precise shapes so it’s perfect for planning a room layout, especially for a kitchen or bathroom remodel.
Make an elegant DIY crown for your Galadriel costume using a glue gun and a few simple craft supplies. Easy to make and great for any elf costume or cosplay.