Each year, I love to look back and put together a list of my favorite creative trends. Click HERE to see last year’s wrap up!
At Ucreate, we receive thousands of emails from readers sharing their favorite projects each year and we’re overwhelmed with the creativity and new trends that pop up around the world.
I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 favorites for 2011, but I’m sure I left many out! Please feel free to share your favorite trends in the comments below. I love to hear from you!
Also, click on each photo below to see the tutorial for each project. All projects were created in 2011.
Here we go (in no particular order)…
Holy chevron! It was everywhere this year from our fabrics, to our walls, home décor, party décor, clothing, accessories, etc., etc.!
To be honest, I see it so much that I think I’ll get tired of it and move onto something else. Funny thing? I really don’t get sick of it. I love the chevron pattern and it immediately catches my eye when I’m searching on Pinterest or other creative sites!
I have to quickly mention that when I think chevron, I think Jen Hadfield. She’s shared so many amazing chevron ideas on her blog including this fabulous painted chevron rug.
One thing I’ve learned this year? Never throw away an old pallet!
Who knew one could create these gorgeous masterpieces out of an everyday shipping item?! I’m loving the painted pallets, the pallets turned into headboards, and the full pallet walls!
Stencils have been around since I can remember. I remember helping my neighbor paint a grapevine border in her kitchen using some plastic stencils many years ago. Well…
Digital cutting machines are making their way into many crafter’s homes and offer the ability to customize their own stencil designs! Crafters are loving it and the creativity is endless.
Popular versions may include the trendy quatrefoil, fleur de lis, and damask designs…but it doesn’t stop there…
Ruffles / Pre-Ruffled Fabric
Remember how we were wondering if the ruffle trend would make it to 2011 in this post? Did it ever!
Crafters are still ruffling pretty much anything they can get their hands on. I’m actually working on a white ruffled curtain right now and I can’t wait to show you how it adds to my daughter’s bedroom.
With the release of pre-ruffled fabric, crafters were going nuts with it and creating jaw-dropping projects like these…
…and I must include…
Many tutorials came out this year from creative bloggers teaching us how to make our own free printables like this one.
Sure, people have been printing out invitations and cute things from their homes for awhile, but now crafters are learning to design and create them on their own!
Printables are HUGE in the party world including full party themes, cake toppers, banners, place cards, water bottle wraps, and so much more!
Crafters are sharing fun printables to motivate the kids…
…and to beautify their homes with a personal message!
What an amazing year full of creativity and inspiration. I’m sure 2012 will be just as fabulous!
Were any of these your favorite trends (I’m sure I left many out!)? What was your favorite thing to create in 2011?