DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

Our Most Popular Posts from 2015

DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

I may be a week or so late to this New Year nostalgia train, but I couldn’t let 2016 get into full swing without sharing our most popular posts from 2015, and let’s just say it’s… an interesting mix, ha! I honestly don’t think ANYONE would have guessed that the number one post would have done so well, and it still cracks me up that that was the most popular one!

We’ve also got quite the theme going, which is awesome because it means we can pretty much tell right where to gear our future blog posts too, but we’d love, love to know what some of your favorites were that didn’t make the statistical list!

For now, here were the top 15 post of the year…

15. DIY Painted Patterned Chair

DIY patterned painted char - sugar and cloth

There was plenty of color to be had this year, but pattern came into play too! You all loved this painted patterned chair DIY, and we did too! I may be bias, but I’m always down for some gold legs, too.

14. DIY Conversation Heart Macarons

DIY conversation heart macarons - sugar and cloth

Macarons definitely made an appearance on the top 15 list, and conversation macaron hearts proved to me drool worthy. We have lots of macaron projects up our sleeves this year, too, so I hope you’re not tired of them yet!

13. DIY Retro Sideboard

DIY retro sideboard - sugar and cloth

As it turns out, you all just can get enough retro home decor inspiration, and neither can I! We had a whole slew of retro inspired projects this year, and they almost all made the top posts list. Craziness! These projects are definitely time consuming to come up with and execute, but according to you, they’re worth it!

12. DIY Faux Brass Drawer Fronts

DIY metallic gold drawer fronts - sugar and cloth

Ah, yes, the perfect touch of gold. You can really never go wrong with that, am I right?! We still have these DIY metallic gold drawers fronts on our desks at the studio, and I’m glad you loved them as much as we do! It’s the perfect touch of interest for breaking up the all white space.

11. DIY Floral Macarons

DIY floral macarons - sugar and cloth

Apparently when you combine florals AND macarons, the internet will explode a little bit. Who knew?! These DIY floral macarons were a huge hit, and they’re definitely my top 5 personal favorites from last year.

10. DIY Mini Mountain Photo Holders

DIY mini mountain photo holders - sugar and cloth

We were lucky to have some really awesome contributors this past year, and Teri just so happened to be one of the DIY rockstars for S&C! She made these cute little mountain photo holders, and even just since this past holiday season, they’ve already reason to be a huge hit for the blog.

9. DIY Leather Hexagon Vanity Tray

DIY Leather Hexagon Vanity Tray | sugar & cloth

Teri also supplied us with the DIY leather hexagon tray, and you guys definitely put it on your to do list’s!

8. DIY Marble Dipped Vessels

DIY marbled vases - sugar and cloth

Though it was far less colorful than most of the posts we had this past year, these DIY marble dipped vases were juuuuuust the right amount of fun according to the numbers. Plus I’m a firm believer that marble looks good on everything ;)

7. DIY Hanging Flower Installation

DIY hanging flower installation - sugar and cloth

Though Jared and I almost killed each other in the making of this DIY floral installation, it was at least well worth it. The second this post went live we started getting a huge response from you all, and I’m so glad you loved it!… and that Jared and I still love each other afterwards, haha.

6. DIY Retro Gingerbread Camper

DIY gingerbread camper - sugar and cloth

Even though this post only went live less than a month ago, it BLEW UP. As it turns out, there was clearly a missing niche for DIY gingerbread campers, and I’m so, so thrilled to see that it went viral and that I’m not just a crazy person sitting over here by myself and with my ideas.

5.DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand

DIY acacia wood plant stand - sugar and cloth

Wood was also reining theme this year, and these DIY Ikea wooden plant stand was a winner too! We still have this holding my semi-dead plants, but the stand itself is  going strong at least!

4. DIY Pom Pom Wall Hang

DIY pom pom wall hang - sugar and cloth

This was one of my personal favorites as well, the DIY pom pom wall hang. It looks crazy, colorful, fun, and is definitely a conversation starter. Good thing Jared loves to make pom poms, cause this pretty little thing takes some time to make, but it packs a big punch.

3. DIY Mid Century Planters

DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

These DIY mid century planters were actually the first project of my retro craze, and I sailed that ship HARD. In fact, we still have one more left…

2. DIY Mid Century Side Table

DIY mid century side table - sugar and cloth

Rounding out the last of the home decor projects, and our #2 most popular post of the year, was this DIY mid century side table. I have to say, using a cake pan as part of your supply list for a side table is definitely not the norm, but I’m glad you all didn’t judge me for it!

1. The Best Pool Floats for Summer

 

Best Pool Floats for Summer! | sugar & cloth

And last, but clearly not least, our MOST POPULAR post of the ENTIRE year was…a pool float roundup?!!??! What in the world?! When I randomly decided to put this product roundup together, I had NO idea it would go viral. Alas, it did! It’s now been pinned over 55,000 times since the Summer!! Holy smokes. It just goes to show that you never quite know what will strike a cord in advance, you just have to go with your gut and let it surprise you sometimes.

SO, now that we’ve determined what the most popular posts were based on the numbers, what were some of your favorites that maybe didn’t make the list?! I really loved this post and this post, and though they didn’t make it to the top, I’d still do them all over again.

 

DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

Our Most Popular Posts from 2015

DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

I may be a week or so late to this New Year nostalgia train, but I couldn’t let 2016 get into full swing without sharing our most popular posts from 2015, and let’s just say it’s… an interesting mix, ha! I honestly don’t think ANYONE would have guessed that the number one post would have done so well, and it still cracks me up that that was the most popular one!

We’ve also got quite the theme going, which is awesome because it means we can pretty much tell right where to gear our future blog posts too, but we’d love, love to know what some of your favorites were that didn’t make the statistical list!

For now, here were the top 15 post of the year…

15. DIY Painted Patterned Chair

DIY patterned painted char - sugar and cloth

There was plenty of color to be had this year, but pattern came into play too! You all loved this painted patterned chair DIY, and we did too! I may be bias, but I’m always down for some gold legs, too.

14. DIY Conversation Heart Macarons

DIY conversation heart macarons - sugar and cloth

Macarons definitely made an appearance on the top 15 list, and conversation macaron hearts proved to me drool worthy. We have lots of macaron projects up our sleeves this year, too, so I hope you’re not tired of them yet!

13. DIY Retro Sideboard

DIY retro sideboard - sugar and cloth

As it turns out, you all just can get enough retro home decor inspiration, and neither can I! We had a whole slew of retro inspired projects this year, and they almost all made the top posts list. Craziness! These projects are definitely time consuming to come up with and execute, but according to you, they’re worth it!

12. DIY Faux Brass Drawer Fronts

DIY metallic gold drawer fronts - sugar and cloth

Ah, yes, the perfect touch of gold. You can really never go wrong with that, am I right?! We still have these DIY metallic gold drawers fronts on our desks at the studio, and I’m glad you loved them as much as we do! It’s the perfect touch of interest for breaking up the all white space.

11. DIY Floral Macarons

DIY floral macarons - sugar and cloth

Apparently when you combine florals AND macarons, the internet will explode a little bit. Who knew?! These DIY floral macarons were a huge hit, and they’re definitely my top 5 personal favorites from last year.

10. DIY Mini Mountain Photo Holders

DIY mini mountain photo holders - sugar and cloth

We were lucky to have some really awesome contributors this past year, and Teri just so happened to be one of the DIY rockstars for S&C! She made these cute little mountain photo holders, and even just since this past holiday season, they’ve already reason to be a huge hit for the blog.

9. DIY Leather Hexagon Vanity Tray

DIY Leather Hexagon Vanity Tray | sugar & cloth

Teri also supplied us with the DIY leather hexagon tray, and you guys definitely put it on your to do list’s!

8. DIY Marble Dipped Vessels

DIY marbled vases - sugar and cloth

Though it was far less colorful than most of the posts we had this past year, these DIY marble dipped vases were juuuuuust the right amount of fun according to the numbers. Plus I’m a firm believer that marble looks good on everything ;)

7. DIY Hanging Flower Installation

DIY hanging flower installation - sugar and cloth

Though Jared and I almost killed each other in the making of this DIY floral installation, it was at least well worth it. The second this post went live we started getting a huge response from you all, and I’m so glad you loved it!… and that Jared and I still love each other afterwards, haha.

6. DIY Retro Gingerbread Camper

DIY gingerbread camper - sugar and cloth

Even though this post only went live less than a month ago, it BLEW UP. As it turns out, there was clearly a missing niche for DIY gingerbread campers, and I’m so, so thrilled to see that it went viral and that I’m not just a crazy person sitting over here by myself and with my ideas.

5.DIY Acacia Wood Plant Stand

DIY acacia wood plant stand - sugar and cloth

Wood was also reining theme this year, and these DIY Ikea wooden plant stand was a winner too! We still have this holding my semi-dead plants, but the stand itself is  going strong at least!

4. DIY Pom Pom Wall Hang

DIY pom pom wall hang - sugar and cloth

This was one of my personal favorites as well, the DIY pom pom wall hang. It looks crazy, colorful, fun, and is definitely a conversation starter. Good thing Jared loves to make pom poms, cause this pretty little thing takes some time to make, but it packs a big punch.

3. DIY Mid Century Planters

DIY mid century planters - sugar and cloth

These DIY mid century planters were actually the first project of my retro craze, and I sailed that ship HARD. In fact, we still have one more left…

2. DIY Mid Century Side Table

DIY mid century side table - sugar and cloth

Rounding out the last of the home decor projects, and our #2 most popular post of the year, was this DIY mid century side table. I have to say, using a cake pan as part of your supply list for a side table is definitely not the norm, but I’m glad you all didn’t judge me for it!

1. The Best Pool Floats for Summer

 

Best Pool Floats for Summer! | sugar & cloth

And last, but clearly not least, our MOST POPULAR post of the ENTIRE year was…a pool float roundup?!!??! What in the world?! When I randomly decided to put this product roundup together, I had NO idea it would go viral. Alas, it did! It’s now been pinned over 55,000 times since the Summer!! Holy smokes. It just goes to show that you never quite know what will strike a cord in advance, you just have to go with your gut and let it surprise you sometimes.

SO, now that we’ve determined what the most popular posts were based on the numbers, what were some of your favorites that maybe didn’t make the list?! I really loved this post and this post, and though they didn’t make it to the top, I’d still do them all over again.

 

Comments

  • Lydia

    01.11.16

    All of these were my favorites! (especially the side table and the chair) :)

  • Anna

    01.11.16

    I think the one thing I loved the very most were the mountain photo holders. But it’s been an exciting year of 2015. Hope 2016 is going to be similar!

  • allison

    01.11.16

    I made the mountain photo holders for my sister who lives….in the mountains in Alberta. She loved them.

    • Yay! So glad she loved them, Allison! I bet they turned out beautifully :)

  • Sara

    01.11.16

    I love how unified your aesthetic is. So many great ideas!

    Sara
    http://www.saradujour.me
    A blog about beauty, fashion, DIY, food & drink, home decor, and more.

    • Thanks so much, Sara! Hope you’re having a great 2016 so far :)

  • Alexandra Adams

    01.11.16

    I loved so many of these! But your drink recipes are always in my top favorites; I’m surprised none of them made the list!

    Alexandra Adams | X Height Ment

  • Oh my, pool floats! Haha, love how random the interest is at times! I am thrilled that your hanging flower chandelier post made it in there and couldn’t agree more about the flamingo macs being added. Can’t wait to see where 2016 takes you all!

    • Haha, I know! So unpredictable at times! Hope you’re having a great January so far :)

  • HI, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! MAY I KNOW WHAT IS THAT WHITE STUFF IN DIY ‘MID CENTURY PLANTERS’, THANK YOU
    CIAO SABRINA

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