10 Projects You Pinned in 2015 But Will Actually Make in 2016


We all have Pinterest boards full of ideas we haven't looked at since we pinned them. But really. We don't have to let our boards be the place ideas go to die. Let's make 2016 the year we turn great pins into great projects. You probably have some of eHow's most-pinned projects of 2015 on your boards already. If not, here's a peek at some of the things our readers loved most this year.

1. Easy Women's Boxer Shorts

Even beginners can make these boxer shorts in about an hour, with a yard of fabric and a yard of elastic. You don't even need to hunt down a pattern -- the instructions include a free printable pattern in multiple sizes.

Jessica Abbott

2. Drawstring Laundry Bag

Tired of dropping a trail on your way to the laundry room? Sew up a cute laundry bag to shove your new boxers into on laundry day. Problem solved.

Tim and Mary Vidra

3. Cozy Cardigan Cowl & Boot Socks

While winter storms blow, take the opportunity to upcycle an old sweater into stylish boot socks and a cowl. You can make both projects from one old sweater. Win, win.

Beth Huntington

4. Sweater Slippers

Your tootsies will thank you for these slippers all winter long. Another upcycling project from the talented Beth Huntington of The Renegade Seamstress, these slippers are surprisingly easy to make and oh-so-comfy.

Beth Huntington

5. Sparkling Druzy Earrings

Make 2016 your year to sparkle with these druzy earrings made with decoupage medium and glitter. Easy peasy, and uber cute.

Kirsten Nunez

6. Coffee Bar

Warm up at your own coffee bar. Hanging mugs and a coffee-pod-sized shelf put everything you need, front and center.

Carrie Waller

7. Teepee Playhouse

Winter won't last forever -- get your teepee ready for spring. You can make this beauty from fabric scraps, old sheets, or even a painter's drop cloth.

Angie Diersman

8. Industrial Pipe Bookcase

You can build your own bookcase, even if you're not skilled with power tools. These instructions are based on precut lumber and plumbing pipe fittings, all of which can be found at your hardware store.

Tim and Mary Vidra

9. Transfer Photos to Wood

Is 2016 the year you're going to organize your photos? How about transferring some of your most special images to wood?

Cameron Oden

10. Macrame Hammock

This hammock project requires a little more time than some others on our list, but it's more than worth the effort. Once you get the hang of making macrame knots, the work goes quickly. Indoors or out, this hammock is sure to be a favorite.

Angie Diersman