The Fun In Functional! {Link Party #20}

Welcome to The Fun In Functional, the weekly link party hosted on Practically Functional!

If you’re new here, I throw this party once a week on Wednesdays. It’s a place for you to see some awesome projects and find some inspiration. And if you’re a blogger, you can link up any projects you’ve been working on for the past week and show off your creativity!

Two important notes before we get started today!

First, I updated the Featured button to make it a little less link party specific. Cuz what if I want to feature one of you awesome bloggers in a completely non-link-party-related way?! Anywho, here’s the new button, so grab it if you were featured today. And if you were featured previously, feel free to swap out the old button and replace it with this newer, prettier one! :-)

I Was Featured On Practically Functional!

(In the future you can find this button and any other you may want in the “Grab A Button” tab at the top of the sidebar, or on the Buttons page.)

Second, remember that this party is all about your ideas, tips and tricks, and projects. I want to see things you’ve been working on! So as much as I love giveaways, Etsy shops, other link parties, etc., this is not the place to link those up and show them off. Also, please don’t link up the same post to more than one week’s party; I want to see your newest ideas! Thanks!

Please support the blogging community by clicking through to these projects if you find something that interests you. Your visits are important to the bloggers who share their work here! If you link up to the party this week, comment on a few other blogs as well. There’s no downside to networking with other bloggers and finding new ideas!

Last week’s most popular project was an IKEA desk makeover shared on A Night Owl:

IKEA Desk MakeoverA Night Owl


And here are a few of my favorite projects from last week. Check them out!

Please click over to the original blog before pinning; these images are “un-pinnable”! If you want to learn to make your own images un-pinnable, check out this simple tutorial.

Bowl PincushionsPlanned In Pencil



 Look how cute these are! And totally useful too.







DIY Car Seat CoverSewing Our Life Together



I love the soft flannel she made this out of, perfect for keeping the baby warm now that it’s getting cold outside!








DIY Bunk Bed BookshelvesOne Creative Mommy



What a great idea for bunk beds! Or anywhere really. :-)







Yum, I love Alfredo anything!








United Scraps Of AmericaWhile Wearing Heels



Look at this AMAZING quilt! She made a map of the U.S. with scraps of fabric!






Fabric Covered Picture MatsHome Made Modern



How cool is this?! I love the idea of using fabric to decorate a picture mat!











Final Nursery RevealThe Consigner Designer



Jen has been sharing bits and pieces of this gorgeous nursery for months now, and I’m so impressed with how it all came together!











Congrats everyone! If you were featured, feel free to grab a Featured button from the “Grab A Button” tab at the top of the sidebar!


On to this week’s party!

Just a few guidelines to keep it fun, friendly, and fair:

  • Please, no etsy shops, giveaways, link parties, etc. And no posts you have linked up before, we want to see your new stuff!
  • Follow Practically Functional so you never miss a party!
  • Help spread the news by grabbing a link party button from the “Grab A Button” tab at the top of the sidebar!
  • Comment on at least 2 other posts. We all love new visitors, comments, and link party love!

I will be featuring a few of my favorite projects each week, so by linking up you are giving me permission to do so. Only projects with a link back to this party can be featured. (So grab a button!)

I will also be pinning my favorite projects and features to my Pinterest boards, so be sure to follow along there to see all the crafty goodness. :-)

Link up any crafts, tutorials, tips and tricks, ideas, recipes, DIY projects (any project really!) that you have been working on recently that you want to share!


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Hi, I'm Jessi! Welcome to Practically Functional, a blog about simple, practical projects and ideas to help you love your home, no matter where you live! We just bought our first house, and I'm busy turning it into a home. I want to make sure we love every single square foot of our new home, so I decorate, I craft, I DIY, I build, I organize, I cook… I even garden! Practically Functional is about loving your home and turning it into the perfect place for you, your family, your pets, your hobbies, your work, and everything else you love! Make sure you follow along by RSS or subscribe by email so you don't miss anything!


  1. Thanks for hosting! Have a great week :)

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my pincushion bowls! In todays WNWNW post I share that I finally found my pins! Lol!

  3. You’re the sweetest, Jessi! Thank you so much for the feature! Have an excellent rest of the week.
    Jessica recently posted..Hats enough to share!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting and featuring my bunk bed bookshelves! I’m so excited. I liked this post on facebook.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party! I am off to visit others.

  6. Thanks for hosting!! Have a wonderful day :)
    Jessie recently posted..Guest Post: Priscilla with Faux Candles

  7. Thanks for the great party, happy Wednesday!
    Sarah @ Alderberry Hill recently posted..Giveaway: Downtown Tape {love}!

  8. Thanks for the feature, Jessie! And thank you for hosting! xo, Kimberly
    Kimberly @ A Night Owl recently posted..Child to Cherish :: Big Ear Piggy Bank

  9. Thanks so much for featuring my picture mats! I really enjoy this link party every week…thanks for hosting! I’m sure it takes a lot of work, but we all appreciate it!
    Val @ Home Made Modern recently posted..Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Drops

    • Aww thanks Val, and you’re very welcome for the feature. I love the look of that fabric! It does take some work to host this party every week, but it’s TOTALLY worth it to see the awesome projects everyone links up each week!

  10. Thank you SO much for sharing my USA quilt!!!

  11. Thank you so much for hosting another great party! Hope you are having an awesome week. :)
    Kathy Moody recently posted..A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party #5 & Best in Show Features

  12. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Your Creative Timeout Linky Party {No.51}

  13. Thank you so much for hosting Jessi! Have a fabulous week, hugs

    Tanya :)
    Tanya recently posted..DIY Sunburst Mirrors, Lego’s & Art

  14. Thank you for hosting!
    Linda@With A Blast recently posted..Feta & Spinach Pizza

  15. This is my first time linking up at your party!! Thanks for hosting!

  16. Thanks SO MUCH for hosting Jessi! Enjoy the rest of your weekend LOTS! XO, Aimee
    Aimee – It’s Overflowing recently posted..Cream of the Crop Recipes #6

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