Top 10 Projects and Tutorials of 2012

Wow… it is incredible to think that this weekend will be the last one of 2012.  It has been an incredible year, filled with many blessings (meeting my amazing group of friends, landing a teaching job, growing this amazing blog) and also struggles (my good friends battle with brain cancer being the biggest one).  However, I wouldn’t trade anything that happened this year, because with every struggle and challenge, you find yourself growing, and you find the challenge turning itself into a positive as a overcome it.
With regards to blogging, Becoming Martha has grown soooo much this year.  At the beginning of 2012, I had under 200 followers on GFC and didn’t even have a facebook page.  Now I have a wonderful following and the best readers who leave the most encouraging comments.  I have a little tribe of fellow bloggers who I am now lucky enough to call my friends as well.  Life is definitely good – both personal life and blog life.
I thought since the year was over, and since I have grown so much, I would do a recap of my top 10 projects from the year – five are the readers top posts based on pageviews and comments, and five are my personal faves that perhaps you haven’t seen because most readers weren’t around the blog in the first half of the year.  So, let’s start the countdown, shall we?

Top 10 Projects and Tutorials of 2012 from Becoming Martha

10. Christmas Planner Printable

9. DIY Word Art for Any Season

8. Wonton Taco Cups

7. Felt Leaf and Pom Pom Garland

6. Tutorial series – How to Use GIMP (a free photo editing software similar to Photoshop)

5. Lattice Design Plates

And the number one post of the year… the most viewed and commented on by you, the readers, not only for 2012, but the most popular post of all time on Becoming Martha is…

1. Fall Bubble Burlap Wreath

And there you have it – The top 10 of 2012 on Becoming Martha!  A big thank you to my readers and fans who have inspired me to grow creatively, and to my three best blogging buddies… Jill (Create.Craft.Love), Barbara (Chase the Star), and Meredith (Wait Til Your Father Gets Home).  I could never have reached this point without you girls – xxoo!

About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.


  1. What a fantastic year you had!! All those projects were absolutely amazing…and I know you have a bunch more just as great! Congrats on the success of your blog…I can’t wait to see what you do in 2013!! That leaf and pom pom garland is still one of my all time faves 😉


  2. Awwwww! I love you! I couldn’t be where I am without you guys either! Big hugs, my friend!

  3. Amazing projects. Love the Valentines and burlap wreath and the glitter candles.

  4. That is a great round up! You have wonderful crafts! I would love to have you come link up each week at my linky party Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  5. Happy New Year to you and Happy Blogging too!! :)

  6. love the wreaths and the candle holders, very cute. cheers to 2013!!

    Visiting from SNAP! Top 2012 Posts
    xo, Kristina
    Hope you’ll visit my Top 10 too <3

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