5 most popular IKEA hacks of 2018 and Merry Christmas

Hey there!

I’m taking a short hiatus from posting this holiday season to be with family and friends. It’ll do my soul good to hit pause on the daily schedule of posts, social media and all the “connectedness” required to keep IKEAhackers going.

So I’ll be absent for a few days. But before I take off, let me thank you for continuing to visit IKEAhackers, though I know there are so many new channels for IKEA hacks.

Your every visit, submission and comment, counts.

I appreciate all of it.

During this intermission, let’s revisit some of the most popular IKEA hacks of 2018. These are the most social-ed posts — most pins, most comments, most shared. Hope you like these fan favorites.

5 most popular IKEA hacks of 2018

#1 Kid’s art display box

kids art display box

This kids art display box allows Merav to save her kids’ paintings, show them, easily change the piece on display and, in general, give them the right attention. See the kids’ art display box.

#2 Bridal bathroom helper in an IKEA blue bagikea blue bag bathroom helper

Tina was getting married and was really worried about going to the bathroom and not being able to handle herself. Someone helping or watching her using the bathroom on her wedding day? Not being able to have free hands to use the toilet paper? Or even worse if her period decides to show? NO WAY! Some stuff like a bridal bathroom helper exists but are expensive just because it is wedding related. So she decides to hack a bridal bathroom helper. It costs about 0.80 euro and she did it the day before the wedding. What she likes best is it’s almost free and make her life easier on her wedding day. So here’s the bridal bathroom helper hack.

#3 The FADO Moon lamp

moon lamp

This was really an unexpected one. I didn’t realize so many people loved having a moon lamp. When it was posted, it quickly rose to become one of the most pinned images on our IKEA hacks board. This one is made out of the IKEA FADO lamp, which sells for $24.99. After a lot of delicate painting, voilà, I give you the moon. See the moon lamp hack.

#4 TROFAST children’s storage and seat

Jennifer needed storage for their new family room which serves as both playroom and home office. But she didn’t want to go down the bright IKEA colors route which really wouldn’t go with her current color scheme! So she made the TROFAST storage units and seat to match her color scheme. See the tutorial.

#5 Smart sewing table with sliding tray for sewing machine

sewing table with sliding tray

This is Cristina’s sewing table project. It’s smart because it has a sliding tray that makes it easy to store the sewing machine when she doesn’t need it. Makes it super easy to store and access the sewing machine. See the hack.

These are the 5 most popular IKEA hacks of 2018. Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

And before I sign off, here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I’ll be back in no time.


Jules Yap