Top 12 Craft Ideas for 2016

summer jewels quilt and free pillow pattern and tutorial

9. Summer Jewels Free Quilt Pattern and Tutorial

I have a quilt pattern for you that would be perfect for the beginning quilter.  A quilt that you can piece in one afternoon!  Have any young teens sitting around without much to do?  Now is the time to teach them something new!  And create a wonderful keepsake that you can look back on for years to come.

faux metal wall art created from recycled tp tubes

10. Faux Metal Wall Art

I decided to try my hand at mixing some quilling techniques and toilet paper tubes to come up with some faux metal wall art to spice up my Southwestern theme kitchen.  This was back in 2011.  My Faux Metal Wall Art tutorial has been in my top 10 ever since!  This tutorial even includes four free patterns!

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faux tin tiles from disposable cookies sheets

11. Faux Tin Tiles 

There are many projects now on the Sitcom that are created from disposable aluminum pans, including: The Enchanted FishSleeping MermaidWinter Fairy, and The Partridge & Pear. But by far, my most popular pattern and tutorial for 2016 was the original Faux Tin Tiles Tutorial.

And yes, they are made from disposable aluminum cookie sheets!  The tutorial includes 12 free patterns for you to download too!

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camper pot holders free pattern

12. Happy Camper Pot Holder Pattern

I just love the look of vintage RV’s!  Fun, quirky fabrics work well with this project.  I picked a few fabrics that were brightly colored and worked well together.  This project doesn’t take a ton of fabric.  A fat quarter of each color should work well to create both pot holders.  You can find the free pattern here!

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See something you want to try?  The Sitcom is just full of fun ideas.  In fact, I have over 200 more craft tutorials if you are in the crafty mood!  Oh, and free patterns, and even quilt patterns!

The year 2017 will be bringing even more changes in our family, but rest assured, the Sitcom will still be filling with more crafting ideas.  So stay tuned for much more!

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  • Amanda @ The Kolb Corner January 23, 2017, 8:26 pm

    It looks like you had a fun year! Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  • Barbara Nunez January 21, 2017, 5:24 pm

    Keep the good ideas coming. I have several to try from last year.
    Thanks for all of them.

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