SNS 168 – your best DIYs of 2012

Your best DIYs in 2012 - a themed link party via Funky Junk Interiors

Saturday Nite Special, a link party via Funky Junk Interiors

Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party! 

* Home Decor / Gardening

 * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips

* Theme of the week

Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.

I have to laugh. Some of the most unlikely posts can turn into something so much more.

Crate storage via Funky Junk Interiors


toilet paper storage crate


On a complete whim, I had a brainstorm to screw a crate and license plate to the wall behind my toilet, then loaded it up in toilet paper. I snickered as I edited the photos, thinking, toilet paper. Who’s going to want to see this?!

Well, it got liked and pinned like mad even though the views don’t show the highest of the bunch.

Pallet wood walkway in the garden via Funky Junk Interiors


pallet walkway


This project was actually created in 2011, but when I cleaned it up and reposted it, it went a little crazy. It’s one of my favourites because it’s not only solved a problem, it couldn’t have been easier to pull off.

Pallet wood wardrobe wall via Funky Junk Interiors

pallet wood wardrobe wall


At the risk of having rusty nails thrown at me from those tired of the pallet trend, I took a chance and built a feature wall in my bedroom to help out with the bad habit of not wanting to hang up my clothes. It was a hit and still a hit for my much cleaner bedroom floor too!

How to cut flowerbed edges like a pro, via Funky Junk Interiors

edge flowerbeds like a pro


One hot sunny day, I was disgusted with my yard. Feeling kinda bad I didn’t have a new post to go up but I really needed to spend time in the yard instead, I took out my camera and snapped while I worked.  The photos turned out too bright in that sunlight, but I guess that didn’t matter after all.

So never under estimate the power of what you think may be a flop!

And now I can’t wait to see yours.
Link up (1-3, or a roundup) your best 2012 DIYs in this weekend’s 3rd themed linkup!

Upcoming themes

Jan 4 – winter wonderland decorating (non Christmas)

Jan 11 – creative old crate uses

Jan 18 – chalkboard crazy

Jan 25 – hang it up

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How to link up to a link party


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1. DIY home projects only pretty please. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your blog.

2. Please link back to the party (text or button) within your post. See BUTTONS under main blog header. Those that link back will have a chance to be featured.

3. Only projects new to SNS please. The themed linkup is an exception.

4. By linking up here, you’re cool with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter, FJI Facebook and I Love That Junk with no additional permission required.

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42 thoughts on “SNS 168 – your best DIYs of 2012

  1. Donna, you have been a great inspiration all year. Today is no exception. My flower beds have become a disaster in places and the edging around them has come up and flopped over here and there. I look forward to reading your ‘how to’ because when I created the edging in the first place it was a bear to do. I’d love an easier way. Thanks for offering us a great place to share and find great ideas!

  2. Happy New Year! I have to add the toilet paper holder is one of my all time Funky Junk favorites. I also have to add the how to edge the flower bed post and your garden posts are up there with my favorites too. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. Thanks for sharing all your completely out of the box projects! -K

  3. This was my first link party, so I hope I followed the etiquette and rules correctly! I’m new to the blogging world, so I apologize if not! Thanks for hosting the party! I love your blog!

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