Most Popular Crafts

I want to thank all of you for being so awesome this year.  It has been a year of change for me and my husband.  In April of 2015, we sold most everything we owned and hit the road in our RV as full time travelers.  This meant that we were very dependent on the success of the Sitcom, Daily Holiday Blog and The Traveling Sitcom.

Without you, Suzy’s Sitcom would just be another place on the web.  You are what makes it so special!  We both want to thank you for hanging in there with us!

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Lots of fun ideas, lots of crafting, lots of great recipes and so much more happened here this year!  Many new things are in progress.  Living on the road has certainly not stopped any of that.  The year 2017 looks to be just as exciting as the last.

But first let’s take a look back at 2016 and check out the most popular tutorials for the year.

Top 12 Craft Tutorials in 2016

faux stained glass peacock

1. Faux Stained Glass

I love to peruse my vintage craft books and bring back ideas that seem new to some.  And I stumbled upon an idea to create faux stained glass using only acrylic paint and glue.  What is great about this project is that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like.

This project has been in my top ten ever since it was published in 2011.  Due to it’s popularity, I have created full size pattern and instructions available in my Etsy shop!

Are you a subscriber of Suzy’s Sitcom?  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY page for a free 8″ x 11″ pattern for this project!

sun catchers kids craft

2. Easy to make Glass Suncatchers

You will be surprised at how simple this sun catcher project is!  In fact, it is a great project for the kids on a warm sunny day.  The items to make them can be found at any dollar store or your local Walmart and both you and your kids will have a blast with this one!

how to create mosaics the easy way

3. Creating Mosaics the Easy Way

Creating Mosaics using glass pieces can be difficult.  But I found a great stick on adhesive, and using broken dollar store plates, I was able to revive a boring lazy susan! This is a surprisingly simple project!

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popsicle stick bracelets

4. Popsicle Stick Bracelets

I was looking through my vintage craft book collection and ran across a 1970 Pack O’ Fun magazine. They had instructions on how to take a simple popsicle stick and turn it into a bracelet.  I’m always happy to try and take a good idea and run with it.  This is a great project for the kids and for adults too!

iris folded book cover

5.  Iris Folded Book Covers 

Remember the book covers that you used to make from a grocery bag? I decided to use a technique called Iris Folding with bright colored papers to make those boring bookcovers exciting.  This tutorial includes several free downloadable Iris Folding patterns!

Are you a subscriber of Suzy’s Sitcom?  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY page for the free patterns for this project!

envelope diy dog bed

6. Easy Envelope Dog Bed

My dogs love to cuddle under the blankets.  This inspired my daughter to create a dog bed in the form of an “envelope” to keep the doggies warm and cozy on a cold winter day.  And the best part is that it only takes 3 yards of fleece to make a nice sized bed!

making batik fabric with crayons

7. Making Batik Fabric with Crayons

As a quilter, I’ve always had a preference for batik fabrics. I love the vibrant colors! Well, if you have been following my blog for any time, you probably already know that I love me some color. And the idea of using a resist to block color in areas is something that I love doing with my Ukrainian eggs. So, a mix of color and resist dyeing with crayons just seemed right up my alley.

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DIY purse organizer

8. DIY Purse Organizer

I asked my hubby to hold my purse and you would have thought that I asked him to hold a rabid ferret.  Truth be known, he rather walk across a snake ridden desert in his bare feet than touch the contents of my purse.  It’s the fear of accidentally touching a feminine product (if you know what I mean).  That and the fact that my purse weighed about half a ton.  (All the better to smack a mugger with, I always say).

So… I figure it might be time to do a bit of organizing.  I grabbed some fabric and a cardboard box and created my own DIY Purse Organizer.  This is an easy DIY with great results!

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!

Are you a subscriber of Suzy’s Sitcom?  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY page for the free patterns for this project!

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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!

Are you a subscriber of Suzy’s Sitcom?  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY page for the free patterns for this project!

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!

Are you a subscriber of Suzy’s Sitcom?  Go to the MEMBERS ONLY page for the free patterns for this project!

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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