Hello Creative Family- Best Of 2017

We’re counting down the top 12 Hello Creative posts from 2017! These crafts and recipes are guaranteed to spark creativity for your creative family! 

Counting down the top 12 Hello Creative posts from 2017! These crafts and recipes are guaranteed to spark creativity for your creative family!

I remember the feeling I had when I wrote my very first blog post. I felt like the first one had to be monumental in some way, an introduction to the site and to me… It had to be special! I’m feeling a bit of those same nerves right now because it’s been 3 weeks since I posted last!

I took 3 blissful weeks off for winter holidays to prep for Christmas, enjoy time with family, visit friends who moved out of town and to just “be” with my kids. Because of that, it has been 3 weeks since I have posted anything on Hello Creative Family. I don’t think I’ve ever taken that much time off before, but I needed it. I needed some downtime and my kids needed some mom time. I feel like we all got what we needed out of my little break. 

My kids went back to school yesterday. After I dropped them off at school, came home, made myself a cup of tea and sat down at my computer I felt a sense of panic! I felt for some reason like my first post back needed to be significant… and to be honest I didn’t know what that should be. It made me feel stuck and I didn’t like that feeling. My good friend Raj from Pink Chai Living phoned me unexpectedly this morning for a check and suddenly all of these thoughts about feeling lost came tumbling out of my mouth. I don’t think I’d even consciously realized I was feeling that way!  

Raj was an amazing listener and was so insightful with her advice for how I was feeling. She had some great suggestions and I left the call feeling re-energized and ready to take on 2018. 

My next few days of work are going to include some big planning for Hello Creative Family for 2018 and as part of this planning it seemed like a good time to look back at 2017 and what posts people seemed to connect with. I usually do a “Most Popular Posts Of The Year” post and the majority of the posts that make that list are usually posts that are a year or more older that have had a chance to get popular on Pinterest and gain some “google juice”. 

I was really pleasantly surprised to see how many Hello Creative Family posts from 2017 were on that list, so this year I decided to shake things up a bit and bring you a list of our top 12 posts from 2017. 

Before I get to that list I want to give all of you a virtual hug and a big thank you. I’m so grateful that I get to put writer/blogger as my occupation when I’m filling in forms and that is thanks to all of you. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed what you read on Hello Creative Family in 2017 and that maybe we sparked a bit of creativity for your family. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2018!

Hello Creative Family- Best Of 2017 Top 12 Countdown!

Pull out those fabric scraps! This fun project takes 2 minutes to make and is a fun, easy and inexpensive handmade gift idea! Learn how to make DIY Fabric Scrap Ponytail Holders with this tutorial that has step by step photos! Perfect for stocking stuffers or a $5.00 or less gift!

#12- 2 Minute Fabric Scrap Ponytail Holders

Summer just got a whole lot more fun with this fabulous weekend family project! Create your own set of brightly colored, DIY Tenzi Outdoor Yard Dice Game with the fun #sponsored tutorial using Rustoleum spraypaint!

11- DIY Tenzi Outdoor Game

This healthy 2 ingredient no churn frozen yogurt recipe is seriously THE BEST! It takes less than 5 minutes to make and kids love it! Pair it with delicious toppings for a frozen yogurt breakfast parfait smoothie bowl! Quick, easy. healthy and perfect for busy school mornings!

10- Healthy 2 Ingredient No Churn Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Do you sew? If so you need the Cricut Maker! Cricut's new machine is the best thing that has happened in the sewing world in a long time. This article breaks down the many features, shares some awesome Cricut Maker made sewing projects and counts down the many reasons why you need a Cricut Maker in your craft room! The Cricut Maker lets you spend less time doing what you don't like (cutting) and doing more of what you love-- Sewing and making easy, gorgeous projects and handmade gifts!

#9- If You Sew You Need The Cricut Maker- Here’s Why! 

Making a gorgeous DIY Etched Glass Casserole Dish is so easy and makes a wonderful personalized handmade gift! Step by step photos are in this fun tutorial. A fun Cricut project that is perfect for wedding gifts, housewarming parties and entertaining guests! Includes a free cut file for the quote Eat, Drink, Be Merry!

#8- DIY Etched Glass Casserole Dish

You'll want to hang onto old Christmas and Birthday card envelopes after reading this post! Upcycle old envelopes into envelope templates! Learn How To Make DIY Envelopes using scrapbooking paper and cardstock with this easy tutorial!

#7- How To Make Your Own DIY Envelopes

This 10 minute sewing project is perfect for beginner sewers. This free tutorial has step by step photos that make it easy to make customized placemats that kids and adults will love. A great handmade gift idea, this project is easy enough for kids new to sewing!

#6- How to Sew Easy 10 Minute Reversible Placemats

How sweet our these little DIY Sock Sloths? This would be the cutest handmade gift idea for a child or baby. Their hands have snaps so they can hang! DIY Sock Sloth Sewing Project on Hello Creative Family.

#5- DIY Sock Sloths 

This 20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial is the perfect sewing project for teens, tweens, beginners or anyone learning to sew. Quick and easy, it makes an ideal handmade gift idea perfect for Mother's Day, Christmas, Teacher Appreciation or bridal party gifts!

#4- 20 Minute Makeup Bag Sewing Tutorial

Want to punch holes in something to put into your Happy Planner but don't have a Happy Planner Arc Hole Punch. It's easy to DIY it! This tutorial shows you how to make holes in paper for your Happy Planner without the Arc Punch.

#3- How To Punch Holes In Happy Planner Pages When You Don’t Have An Arc Punch

There are lots of photo to wood transfer projects out there, but a lot of them are challenging to do and take a long time. We've found the secret! Here is the Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood In Minutes! It will give you perfect results every time! An easy handmade gift that is gorgeous, takes 15 minutes to make and is easy? Winning! The perfect gift idea for moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, other family members and anyone who loves photography! #sponsored

#2- The Easiest Way To Transfer Photos To Wood For Perfect Results Every Time

Sooth a sore throat and eliminate cold and flu symptoms with this easy, DIY cold remedy! This sore throat soothing gummies recipe has only four ingredients- lemon, honey, ginger and gelatin! Perfect for kids and adults!

#1- Easy Homemade Sore Throat Soothing Gummies Recipe

There you have it! Hello Creative Family’s Top 12 New Posts From 2017! Tell me… What would you like to see from us in 2018?

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Counting down the top 12 Hello Creative posts from 2017! These crafts and recipes are guaranteed to spark creativity for your creative family!


Publisher & Creative Director of Hello Creative Family. Crafty girl who loves to write about homemade, handmade, heart made projects. Mom, bookworm & professional tea drinker. Hoarder of colored sharpies, fabric and mason jars. Motto: Live life creatively!

'Hello Creative Family- Best Of 2017' have 2 comments

  1. January 31, 2018 @ 10:09 am Erika Parker

    For so little cost, such beautiful and useful things. Keep up the good work!


  2. February 27, 2018 @ 3:51 pm Sharon

    Oh Crystal, such beautiful things for so little cost. Keep up the posts and the excellent work.

    Cheers Sharon…
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