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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Erin's Five Favourite Projects Of 2014!

diy quilted cobweb coasters halloween crafts
DIY Quilted Cobweb Coasters

harry potter pouch
DIY Harry Potter Inspired Envelope Pouch

pintest wire skulls
Wire Skull Decorations

diy upcycled bookmarks 9 eight and sixteen
Upcycled Bookmarks

diy upcycled light bulb snowman ornament by eight & sixteendiy upcycled light bulb snowman ornament by eight & sixteen
Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

It's been a crazy seven months here at Eight & Sixteen, who would have thought that we would have created so many projects in such a short space of time?! I've really enjoyed working with Skye on this little blog and found it so difficult to choose just five favourite projects. Although it was tempting to opt for all Halloween ones (those are always my favourites to work on!) I eventually managed to narrow it down to the five shown above.

The quilted coasters had to make my top five as not only were they for Halloween but they also required me to learn new skills as they were my first completed quilting project. I learnt the single binding method especially for this project and was really proud of how the coasters turned out. Similarly the envelope pouch was a project that took perseverance to complete. Again having dreamed up the idea I didn't have a pattern or instructions to follow and in the end it took me three attempts to get the finished product looking exactly how I wanted.

The skulls represent how much I've been really enjoying working with wire this year and not just on jewellery projects. It's such a versatile craft supply and I'm hoping to find more new ways to use it in 2015!

The final two projects on my list are both upcycles, something I've become more and more enthusiastic about this year. I had so much fun making both the snowman ornament and the bookmarks which were one of the first Eight & Sixteen projects I set to work on. I loved seeing the simple light bulb and wallpaper samples transform into new items.

I hope you've enjoyed our 2014 DIYs just as much as we have. If you've got any particular projects or techniques you'd like to see featured in 2015 please do let us know!

We'd love to know what your favourite projects of the year have been - use the hashtag #eightandsixteen to let us know or share your photos with us!


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