Chalkboard Labels, Book Pages, And A Glitter Filled 2012

Can you believe it is almost 2013?? It has been an amazing year, I have loved getting to know you and making stuff together.  My little ones are getting so big, and my eldest turned 21 this year.  Time is so precious, I am so thankful for the time I am able to spend with those I love.  I am not sure I really have a New Year’s Resolution, but if I did it would be to cherish the time I have with family, friends, and to create.  And create we have in 2012, here is a roundup of some of your favorite things we made this year here at twelveOeight, I am looking forward to an amazing 2013. 
Don’t forget to kick off the New Year with me at our first pretty things Link Party on January 1st.  Not only will we party like it’s 2013, but I have a fabulous Ramsign giveaway!!!
One of my favorite posts (and yours) was a quick and easy tutorial on how I make chalkboard labels. 
How To Make Chalkboard Labels

Another favorite was shared in December, My Favorite Eggnog Bread.  Even those who don’t usually like eggnog seem to love this moist, rich cake-like bread.  I am making another batch for the New Year…

My Favorite Eggnog Bread

Homemade Body Scrubs make an economical and lovely gift, I think I will be making more for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day this year…

I was able to finally give my old paint-laden card table a proper makeover this year.  For the first time I am excited to use it for extra seating and not embarrassed to bring it out, and you loved it too!

Card Table Makeover

We used a lot of Dollar Store treasures for crafts this year, one of my favorite’s was the wreath I made out of a pool-noodle.  We made a few of these this year, but the Christmas Wreath was a reader favorite.  Don’t you love saving money and making something fun?!

In September I shared my Dollar Store DIY Chevron Doormat, gotta love a super easy project and a little chevron for the front doorstep never hurt anyone…
 Most of us love sparkle and glitter year round, and in December I shared how I turned a simple recycled pickle jar into a holiday luminary with two simple ingredients…
A few book page leaves and a grapevine wreath came together to make a winter wreath that I can use all thru the holidays into later winter.  I have so enjoyed this sparkly, shabby wreath…

 Book Page Wreath

It has been almost a year since I made this sunburst mirror for my living room, she will be moving upstairs to the master bedroom soon as I am making over my mantel in January. 

DIY Modern Mirror

One of my other favorite projects were some simple and thrifty ideas on gift wrapping.  Bags, boxes and bows can add quite a bit to the cost of a gift, sometimes a lovely and creative wrap makes the gift even more special…

Pretty Gift Wrap

Thank you again for your ideas, kind words, encouragement and faithful reading of this little blog of mine.  Not only is it a wonderful creative outlet, but I have so enjoyed getting to know so many of you this year.  I am really excited about 2013!

Make sure you mark your calendar to come by and see what everyone has been up to, and link up your amazing  projects! I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store, blessing and hugs to you friend

xoxo, Tanya

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  1. what a wonderful,creative year for you. Happy New Year!

  2. keep on creating! more to come in 2013! cheers 🙂

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  4. Tanya,

    Thank you so much for a wonderful 2012! Here's to a great 2013!

    Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

  5. A year full of beautiful projects, Tanya! Can't wait to see what's in store for 2013. Happy New Year!

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  8. Love the chevron doormat….doormats are so expensive to buy pre-decorated; I'll have to try this!

  9. So many amazing projects you've shared this year! I've enjoyed reading your posts. Happy New Year!

  10. Wow, there is no way I could pick a favorite out of your awesome projects! I love your card table makeover and the book page wreath is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to see what you create this year. I have to get myself busy!! LOL

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent each week! Happy New Year, sweet friend!!

  11. I tried eggnogg cake and it was so good!

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