Reader Favorite Projects from 2020

Favorite Projects from 2020 – Top 10

One thing I love about the end of each year is looking back at the Top 10 posts and projects according to you, the Color Me Thrifty readers.

And even though I’ve never been so happy to see a year done, I still wanted to look back and see what it was that readers enjoyed most.

So, I went into my google analytics to check which projects received the most visit love in 2020, and this year your favorite projects were a mix of indoor and outdoor projects.

But many of them had something in common.

Flowers!! Yay!

Yes, it’s pretty clear from the top 10 projects that you love flowers as much as I do.

And because of that I see many more flower projects, created using repurposed items, coming next year.

That makes me so happy!

I hope you enjoy these projects, and if you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see in 2021 please let me know.

I’m always up for trying something new.

Quick and easy flower wreath made of fabric yoyos

10. Repurposed YoYo Wreath

This fun and colorful yoyo flower wreath was a lot of fun to make, and was super easy to put together.

And I got to use a lot of yoyos that I had in my stash.

Spray painted and repurposed laundry hamper planter

9. Repurposed Laundry Hamper into Planter

It’s so easy to take a beat up wicker laundry hamper and turn it into something cool, like a repurposed planter

This hamper got an aqua makeover before it became the home for some lovely red petunias.

Garden art flower wind chime from repurposed steamer wind chime

8. Repurposed Metal Folding Steamer Flower Wind Chime

There are so many things that can be made into wind chimes, and a folding metal steamer is perfect because it already has holes for hanging. No drill required.

top view of metal canister makeover with colorful rope flowers

7. Canister Makeover with Colorful Ropes

I don’t know about you but I can always use more storage, and this canister makeover is an easy way to give something old and a little beaten up a whole new life.

Storage doesn’t have to be just practical, it can be fun and colorful too. The easy floral embellishments added to this makeover are the perfect finishing touch.

Repurposed chafing dish lid into diy wind chimes

6. Chafing Dish Lid Wind Chime

Making diy wind chimes has always been one of my favorite things to do, and they can be made out of so many repurposed things.

I’ve seen so many pretty chafing dish lids that are almost like pieces of art. Like the floral-themed lid that I used for this project.

Repurposed vintage metal sifter diy pencil holder

5. Decoupaged Vintage Sifter Pencil Holder

This diy pencil holder is a fun storage solution and it’s a pretty easy project.

Storage doesn’t have to be boring, and using vintage kitchen things for projects like this is something I love to do.

Quick and easy DIY tree ornaments from repurposed straws

4. Repurposed Drinking Straw Christmas Ornaments

I’m always looking for fun ways to create quick and easy tree ornaments, and when I saw some very festive straws at the dollar store an idea immediately came to mind.

These are also very inexpensive, which is always a good thing

DIY Repurposed plastic balls into fun and colorful flowers wall art

3. Repurposed Plastic Balls made into Flowers

I found a couple of bags of plastic balls used to create these flowers at a thrift store for a dollar a bag. Colorful things like that always catch my eye.

And it was a lot of fun repurposing them into these flowers.

Repurposed jello molds made into fun and colorful flowers

2. Repurposed Jello Mold Flowers

Two or my favorite things are creating flowers and repurposing bakeware, and this project combined those two things perfectly to create these funky flowers.

And this is the number one project for 2020!

It’s not flower-related, but it’s fun and colorful just like a field of mixed wildflowers.

Vintage wooden table makeover with decoupaged postage stamps

1. Vintage Wooden Magazine Table Makeover

I found an old beat up magazine table at the ReStore a few years ago, and it really needed some serious makeover love.

Decoupage to the rescue!

It is really such an easy way to give many, many things totally new looks.

And that’s it! The Top 10 Posts from 2020 according to Color Me Thrifty readers!

Did you see some of your favorites?

Seven of the ten projects had something to do with flowers, and I love that, but are there other kinds of projects you’d like me to try in 2021?

Let me know, and I just might give it a go.

Don’t forget to pin!

TOP 10 DIY Projects 2020

Thanks so much for reading and until next time,

keep on keepin’ on!


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  1. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love the wind chimes. Happy New Year!

  2. Mother Deer says:

    Take the count from 7 to 8 out of ten if you consider the flower sifter 🙂 My favorite project was the drinking straw Christmas trees…love the colors and the patterns.

  3. Anything you do is fine with me!!! But I guess if I had to pick, I go for the outdoor stuff…, planters, wind chimes. Oh, but the stamp covered table has to be my all time fave……but then there was…………etc, etc, etc………Hope this new year is a good one for all of us!

  4. All such great projects Tuula, you always amaze me with what you do with ordinary objects! Here’s to a crafty 2021, Happy New Year!!


  5. I always enjoy your clever and creative repurposed flower art, Tuula, and look forward to seeing more in 2021. Happy New Year!