Happy birthday to Hodge Podge Craft!
Hodge Podge Craft is a whole year old and I’m having a round up of my most popular posts!
I can’t quite believe it’s Hodge Podge Craft’s 1st blogiversary already. I’ve actually been blogging for just over a year now and it’s been great! I love trying new craft ideas and sharing them with you. I’ve also started to follow some awesome craft blogs and have become completely addicted to Pinterest!
If you’re a regular reader, you will have seen these before, but I thought it would be fun to look at Hodge Podge Craft’s top 5 most popular posts this year. Here they are in reverse order:
5. 20 reasons to paint rocks
Who knew rock painting would be so much fun? We enjoyed it so much that I found ANOTHER 20 reasons to paint rocks!
4. How to make scented candles in a tea cup
I’m especially proud of this scented teacup candle tutorial, as it was one of my first ever posts and they made awesome Christmas gifts for my friends and family last year.
3. 10 amazing hand-print craft ideas for kids
I’m not surprised this post is so popular – it’s a round up of the best hand print crafts, all of which are totally adorable and EASY to do at any age!
2. 10 simple DIY wedding craft ideas
This is a round up of the most gorgeous DIY wedding crafts that are so simple, kids could help make them. I love weddings, so I did another round up with 10 MORE beautiful DIY wedding crafts.
1. How to make a fantastic, easy-peasy chocolate pirate ship cake in one morning!
This was Pickle’s 3rd birthday cake and I promise it really is an EASY tutorial. I made this pirate ship cake as part of his DIY pirate party and it looked great (it tasted pretty good too)!
If you liked these craft ideas and would like to see even more (plus loads of great ideas from other fantastic bloggers), why not follow me on Pinterest?
Thank you for your support in growing Hodge Podge Craft this year. I hope to carry on learning and improving the blog to bring you many more fun, easy craft tutorials this year!
164 thoughts on “Happy birthday to Hodge Podge Craft!”
i love the How to recycle old Christmas cards into mini candy boxes for stocking fillers x
Thanks Hayley – you never need to buy a mini gift box again! 😉
I loved the how to make a chocolate hedgehog cake
The fairytail lights are my fav. I can do these for my daughters 14th birthday party and come out as SUPER MOM!
Great idea Natasha!
I Like the Boat
how to make the minion costume
I love your How to cross-stitch your family as it helped me personalise my hand made cross stitched cards!
Wow – I would love to see those Tracy (post a pic on my Facebook wall?)…
I like the fairy lights post
I found How to make scented candles in a teacup very useful. My friend collects the teacups for me at boot sales and then I make the candles and we give them out as presents.
That’s great Sandra – teamwork! 🙂
The minion costume one is my fave x
The boat is fab
The Fairy Lights
My favourite is the minion costumes! and the pirate cake, but there are so many I love! happy birthday!
Thanks Anna! 😀
Spring activities for kids
Really like the boat!
kids would love!
Thanks Nasheem – they were totally blown-away by the firework cannons!
LOVE THE BOAT XX
Thank you Jenny 🙂
I love the chocolate hedgehog cake
We made the best chocolate hedgehog cake, I think he should of had a few more choccy spines, but with a 2 and 3 yer old helping he was a bit on the bald side heehee
Awww, that’s part of the chef’s perks, isn’t it Hannah? 😉
The minion costume
My kids, grand kids love love love craft, but I’m always left picking up glue,felt ,wool, pipe cleaners ,paper etc etc etc
Haha – oh yes, I know that feeling Tom… When it’s fine, we always try to craft outside & minimise clean-up! 😉
The Fairy Lights
My Favourite Project has to have been the lovely candles in lovely old Teacups!They just looked Divine.Had lots of great comments!I made loads for family and friends!!
Thanks Carroll – I am so pleased to hear that! 😀
I loved the Origami Elephant. Origami fascinates me!
Thanks Jane – have you had a go at making it yet?
The toddler section of the 10 easy crafts for kids 🙂
the cardboard castle!
We had so much fun with that Ashleigh!
I loved your post about making scented candles in teacups, I’ve had my eyes peeled for nice teacups in charity shops ever since 😀
Oooh, I hope you find some pretty ones Dianne!
Making the candles in tea cups is something i have wanted to do for a while and now i might try to attempt this,
Honestly, it is so much easier than it looks Justine and everyone loves them!
rock painting is brilliant, great idea for summer hols x
Thanks Claire – it’s great, as it costs nothing and you can do something totally different every time 🙂
Love the boat
Wow I have just found your blog and it is fantastic and perfect timing just before the 6 weeks summer holiday. We can’t wait to make the minion hats – so simple yet so effective 🙂
Yay, I am so pleased Elizabeth! 😀
Duck Tape Brazilian Samba Dancer Craft – loved these!
The Cardboard Castle is FAB!!
Thanks Lisa – all my parents’ work!
My grandson says the boat.
I love the rock painting project. I have done this with children of all ages, Great fun.
Absolutely – from babies through to adults – who doesn’t enjoy painting rocks, right? 😉
The candles in the teacups are the cutest!
Thanks Natasha – I was so pleased with the way they turned out 🙂
The fairy lights
I love the candles in the tea cups
Thanks Kat – they make great gifts 🙂
I love the rock painting. Simple and cheap x
I agree Amanda!
Your minion costumes were ace 🙂
Thanks Kate – we had so much fun making those! 🙂
I like the rock painting
I liked your hedgehog birthday cake
Thank you Jenny!
the easy origami elephant tutorial
The hedgehog cake, it reminds me of a birthday cake I had when I was littlw
Retro cake eh, Lyn? 😉
I love the ship cake. Our wedding cake had a ship that we made out of polymer clay – I wish this tutorial had been around back then though. We would have made it. 🙂
Oh wow – I bet that was fab Liska! Why a ship – do you both sail?
The pirate cake is brilliant I love your site so inspiring even for people like me who arn’t born artistic Happy Birthday and many more x
Thank you Teresa! I do like to post crafts that we can ALL have a go at 😀
I love the hedgehog cake so cute 🙂
Thank you Cherie!
I love the boat.
Teacup Candles Ive wanted to know how to do them for ages x
And they are dead easy Kat! 🙂
i love the boat yes please
love the boat
The hedgehog cake, so cute xx
The boat 🙂
i love the scented candle in a teacup post 🙂
How to make a baby keepsake shadowbox was my favourite
Thanks Mandy – it is great to have all those tiny things together on view and not hiding in the loft!
I love the candles in the tea cups
The cardboard castle is my favourite.
Thanks Janet – that’s one of Grandad’s! 😉
rock painting is my favourite xx
Me too Caroline – no prep! 😉
painting rocks! Given me some inspiration on what to do with my son over the summer holidays
Great Ann! 🙂
I love the Bookpage jars!
Candles in a teacup are fab. x
The origami elephant, so simple when you know how but looks great.
I know, right Karen? 🙂
Love the handprint crafts 🙂
The boat is brilliant.
Loved the posts on facebook about the very hungry caterpillar stones, used to paint stones and little rocks when I was younger.
It’s really calming isn’t it Julie?
Love the scented candle in a tea cup
Love the crochet owl cushion. So cute and amazing colours x
I love the boat.
Teacup scented candles.
I love the sewing projects, because I can’t thread a needle and I have to teach basic sewing to a class of kids……. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP
Ha – ANYONE can cross-stitch Elaine (that’s why I love it)… 😉
The wooden boat is the favourite
The boat is brillaint
Thank you Sheri!
Love the boat 🙂
Thanks Lorna 🙂
love the painting stones, ours aren’t quite so good!
It’s all about the process Sian!
The boat is our family favourite 🙂
The fairy Lights!
the boat xx
I liked the origami as the children love to make things
And all you need is a bit of paper, right Lydia? 🙂
i really like the boat
The minion costume
I love the Easy Origami Elephant Tutorial! My little girl absolutely loves her elephant!
Oh that is lovely to hear, thanks Hayley! 😀
I love your pebble and rock painting ideas the best!
The Cardboard Castle looks great 🙂
Thanks Claire – Grandad is the king of cardboard!
I’m new to your blog but loved the hedgehog cake
Thanks Jacqueline – it’s super simple, which is why I love it! 😉
The hedgehog cake 🙂
The minion costume – brilliant!!
we love paining stones and putting magic words on them 😀
Yay – perfect Zoe! 🙂
i think it`s all great, im just doing my planning for rainbows and brownies autumn term and i`ve got some great ideas now, Thank you!
That is so fantastic to hear Zoe! 🙂
I love the idea of recycling my old cards
Save money and trees – what could be better (or easier) Pam? 😉
I like the fairy lights
The fairytail lights
The minion costume!
I love the Chocolate Pirate Ship and so would my boys
It is yum Vicky!