Wendolonia 2012 Greatest Hits

by Wendy Copley on January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

After a long winter vacation and a horrible cold that knocked me flat, I am back and ready to kick off a fresh new year. But before we head into 2013, I wanted to take some time today to look back at some of the most popular posts on Wendolonia from 2012! This has become a yearly tradition I look forward to now (check out the most popular posts of 2010 and 2011) because I love seeing what my readers have liked best on the blog.

Here’s what was most popular last year:

10. How to Make a Hand Carved Name Stamp

Hand Carved Name Stamp

This tutorial showed how I used a few basic art supplies to make personalized name stamps for my poor, weirdly-named children.

9. Summer Fun List 2012

Summer Fun List 2012

This one showcased the list of fun activities we planned for the summer. We didn’t get to all of them, but we had a great time trying!

8. How to Make a Collaged Monogram Canvas

How to Make a Collaged Monogram Canvas

I had a great time playing around with the techniques Eric Carle uses to make the collages in his book when I made these monogram canvases for the boys to hang over their beds. This is probably my favorite craft project of this year!

7. Wreck This Journal: a Mother/Son Project

Wreck This Journal Pages

Wyatt and I have been systematically destroying my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I brilliantly nearly caught our coffee table on fire in the process.

6. Review: Kiwi Crate — Monthly Craft Projects for Kids

Kiwi Crate - Ocean

One of our new discoveries last year was the Kiwi Crate monthly craft kit. The kids and I all loved it and apparently so did Wendolonia’s readers!

5. How to Make Kick-Butt Stamped Sandwiches

How to make kick-butt stamped sandwiches

I provided tips and step by step instructions showing how to rock one of my favorite bento box techniques.

4. How to Make a Painted Lace Glass

How to Make a Painted Lace Glass

This pretty glass was easy to make with the proper templates and paints.

3. Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

This was one of my favorite posts of the year! Wendolonia readers helped me brainstorm a list of vegetarian lunch box ideas in a long thread on the Facebook page; I compiled them into this useful list for everyone to take advantage of.

2. How to Cut Paper Snowflakes

Snowflake Title

Step by step instructions for making intricate paper snow flakes — an excellent project for those cold winter days when you’re stuck inside!

1. Homemade Blog Planner

Homemade Blog Planner

My take on the brilliant blog planner instructions from Beckie at Infarrantly Creative. I reworked her free templates to suit my style and I’ve been enjoying my planner all year!

Thanks so much for joining in the Wendolonia community this year, here on the blog, on the Facebook page, and on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest! My favorite part of blogging is getting to know my readers and hearing what you think!

Have an awesome 2013!

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