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Best of 2017 from 30 Top Craft Blogs

I’ve reflected on my top 10 posts published in 2017, looked back at the year overall, and now I’m sharing the top posts from a bunch of other craft bloggers! Over 30 of the The Best of the Best of 2017 crafts, with embroidery, crochet, painting, soap making, vinyl and more. If you have any crafty resisolutions for 2018, this is a great list to make something new, try a new method of making, and find new blogs to follow for fresh inspiration! Even better, maybe start working on handmade gifts for the 2018 holidays and you’ll end up finishing early (is it just me, scrambling at the last minute?).

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Please pin the image above and not the project photos below; click through and pin from their direct links so no one gets lost in the shuffle! Nothing is worse than finding a pin on Pinterest that leads in a loop, drives me crazy.

Best of 2017 crafts

Sugar Bee Crafts: Create Painted Canvas – wouldn’t this look wonderful in a craft room? I love the edges!


A Girl and a Glue Gun: Transfer Photos to Wood – I tried this two Christmases ago and it was a complete failure, I need to see the other ways she tried.


The Friendly Red Fox: Crochet Mermaid – This is beautiful! I love the hair.

Green and Blue Mermaid

The Craft Patch: Giant Paper Flowers – I’ve never tried making paper flowers but these are gorgeous.

paper flower window valance

See Lindsay: Maui Costume – We haven’t seen this movie yet, the leaves are such a cute touch.


Keeping it Simple: Farmhouse Signs – These definitely dont look like they are handmade!


Practical and Pretty: DIY Yoga Bolster – I’m not sure what you do with this, but surely it’s prettier than a store bought one (any yoga fans out there who can explain!)


Happiness is Handmade: DIY Gemstone Soap – My kids would go nuts for these, they’re so pretty!


Artsy Fartsy Mama: Printable Coloring Weekly Planner – Get organized in 2018!


Printable Crush: Hand Lettered Wood Sign – This is so pretty!


Everyday Jenny: 3D Paper Flower Magnets – More beautiful 3D paper, clearly I need to try this, they would be fun to play with on the fridge.


The Ruffled Daisy: Holiday Slime – We haven’t messed with slime yet but this looks fun!


5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Unicorn Hat – My kids would love this cute unicorn hat!

Unicorn hat with flowers

Creative Green Living: Unicorn Horn Headband – They’d also love these headbands!

Unicorn headband tutorial - perfect for valentine's day or party favors

Dukes and Duchesses: Upcycled Embroidery Hoop – These would look perfect on my Mom’s table, what a nice blend of modern and traditional.


Cutesy Crafts: Bloom Hand Embroidery – What a beautiful pattern!


Liz on Call: Custom T-shirt How-To – Custom shirts are always a hit in my house.


Twin Drangonfly Designs: Chewbacca Ornaments – Perfect for the Star Wars lover.


Persia Lou: Paint Scrape Notecards – I’m intrigued by this technique, we love trying new stuff like that.


Sweet Red Poppy: Skinny Bows – These are darling.


Sengerson: Cold Frame Garden Box – This looks completely professional, we are trying to garden more next year.


Sunshine and Munchins: Rainbow String Art- I haven’t tried string art yet, this is adorable.


Swoodson Says: Felt Pocket Kitty – mine! This pattern has been super popular, I love it.


Unoriginal Mom: Fabric Covered Pumpkins – These are so pretty and simple.


Ginger Snaps: 2×4 Tic Tac Toe – My kids would have a lot of fun with this!

2x4 tic tac toe by GingerSnapCrafts.com_thumb

Sew Alicia: Quick Rag Quilt Hack – I’m all about quick quilts!
Quick Rag Quilt Hack-18

A Little Craft in Your Day: Crate Ottoman – This looks really handy to have, hiding stuff underneath.


Housewife Eclectic: Harry Potter Party – My nieces would go crazy over this!


Sisters What: Faux Leather Bow Tie – These are too cute, I can see them as hairbows too.

easy fake bowtie for boys using colorful faux leather

Doodlecraft: Lego Fidget Spinner – This would be fun to make and play with.

lego fidget spinner easy to make diy how to make build assemble kids craft summer projects (2)

It Happens in a Blink: Rope Coasters – These look really classy, what a good housewarming gift.


Simply Designing: Industrial Printer Cart – I can’t believe this is handmade! I want one.


Leap of Faith Crafting: Painted Yeti Mug – What a good gift idea!


Blue i Style: Cord and Charger Organization – Checking this out for the new year, the fewer cords the better.

Blue i Style - Cord-Charger-Organization

Try It Like It Create It: Printable Cow Mask


Happy Go Lucky: DIY Slime Kit


Phew, that is a lot of inspiration! Which one are you drawn to the most? I think for me it is those pretty gemstone soaps! You can find more fun craft tutorials on my favorite pinterest board below, I’m off to pin some of these there.

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Shikha Gupta

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

The blog you shared is really impressive and creative. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog.

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