Most Popular DIYs of 2015

January 6, 2016Sarah Khandjian

Learn how to transform an Ikea Kallax into a mid-century inspired sideboard table in this easy tutorial.

To help kick off 2016 and a new year of lots of fun content, I’m sharing everyone’s favorite DIYs from 2015, which coincidentally, include some of my favorites too. If you’re wondering what your first DIY of the year should be, I’m sure this list of popular projects will inspire you!

Ikea Kallax Hack

Hands down the most popular DIY of the year! It seems like everyone loves a good Ikea hack and who doesn’t love mint green and gold tapered legs. I think they should be on just about every piece of furniture. Ever.

Add vinyl polka dots to a door for a fun and playful look. Cute for a kid's room or even an office.

Polka Dot Door

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, then you know I have an affinity for polka dots. I put them on just about anything and everything and my old office door was no exception!

Wrap pain cylinder vases in adhesive wood veneer to create these gorgeous, modern vases!

Color Blocked Wood Vases

I used these super easy to make wood veneer wrapped vases time and time again. This project also inspired lots of other wood veneer projects like my adventure print and wood heart cake toppers.

Transform kids alphabet magnets by spray painting them bright white and dipping them in paint! (click through for video tutorial)

Paint Dipped Magnets

Turns out kids and adults alike love these paint dipped alphabet agents. Lots of you shared photos of your version of this project in your own color palette.

Use your favorite knit fabric scraps to make these adorable fabric headbands. (Click through for tutorial)

DIY Fabric Headband

This tutorial came from having way to many scraps of fabric and is now one of my most worn hair accessories.

Make an affordable and stylish wood tray for your home! Click through to learn how to transform a plain wood tray into a cute polka dot tray.

Polka Dot Wood Tray

See, I told you I will put polka dots on anything. This wooden tray now is used to hold my assortment of paper cutters and scoring boards but I occasionally repurpose it for serving drinks and food.

Give the prettiest gifts this holiday season! (Click through for printable gift packaging and tons of creative ideas)

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Even though Christmas has passed, there are still tons of year-round gift wrapping ideas in my post, though everyone’s favorites were the printable eating and necklace backers.

Did you know you can turn any craft paint into fabric paint by adding fabric medium? Watch how easy it is to create your own pretty painted pillows in this video tutorial.

Abstract Painted Throw Pillows

You don’t need to be a skilled artist or DIYer to create these pretty pillows.

Loving this mid-century side table makeover with chalk paint and liquid gold leaf paint. Such a great way to update a garage sale find! (click through for step-by-step tutorial and tips) #12monthsofmartha

Mid Century Side Table

This was one of my all time favorite projects and it’s now been repurposed as my bedside table.

Create your own abstract wall art with this easy to follow tutorial using DecoArt Media. (Click through to see the process video!)

DIY Layered Abstract Wall Art

I enjoyed creating this so much that I want to make another! Be sure to check out the video tutorial to see exactly how the paint was layer to create this simple painting.

What was your favorite Sarah Hearts project from 2015? I’d love to know!

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